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Welcome to Innovative Thinking, a new platform created to share the latest in knowledge development at Telfer School with the community, academics, and potential research collaborators.

Be inspired by a selection of innovative research ideas, from articles published by our faculty in top-management journals to award-winning research projects. Telfer School’s Innovative Thinking shows our commitment towards research excellence without losing sight of our impactful role in the community.

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Ali Akyol was hired as an Associate Professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. In this interview, he talks about his research on the effects of the board of directors and financial misconduct on shareholder value. Read more ›

The Impact of Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement on the Global Financial Industry

Professor Darlene Himick has launched a research program to examine how investors respond to the fossil fuel divestment movement. Her project has just received a new Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

2019 Telfer Conference on Accounting and Finance: Once again a Great Success

On May 9th and 10th, the Telfer School of Management hosted the prestigious Conference on Accounting and Finance in partnership with the Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series and CPA Ontario. Here are the conference highlights. Read more ›

Impact Investing: A New Form of Investment in the Finance Industry

A research team from the Telfer School of Management will explore how private foundations make investments and why they choose impact investing. For their new project entitled “Impact Investing by Private Foundations,” the team has received an Insight Development grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

Financial literacy: An essential tool for Canadians

Financial literacy has a positive impact on the welfare of business owners, of their employees, and on the positive and negative economic prosperity effects of firm growth and failure; however, research has not considered the state of financial knowledge among business owners or what forms of remediation might be needed if Canadians are to thrive. Professors Allan Riding, Barbara Orser, and Miwako Nitani from the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa) have received an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to address this knowledge gap. Read more ›

Can An Independent Board Discourage Insider Trading?

Professor Shantanu Dutta and research collaborators have been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to examine how private organizations can promote the positive outcomes of private in-house meetings and discourage opportunist insider trading. Read more ›

When professionals don’t agree: Accountants, actuaries and economists’ views on public pension liabilities

In an article recently published in the prestigious journal Accounting, Organization, and Society, Professor Darlene Himick at Telfer School of Management and Marion Bivot (Université Laval) studied the shift from traditional accounting practices to the market-based approach to measure the value of pension plan liabilities in the United States. Himick and Bivot suggest that in the debate over judgment versus objectivity, it is not about who is getting the accounting right, but rather about who is telling policymakers the most compelling story. Read more ›

Coin with blockchain system on background

While Bitcoin has been in the headlines for many years, little was known about blockchain, the underlying technology that powers these digital currencies.. Blockchain is believed to improve the security of funds and data exchanged between users, major companies are adopting the technology for various reasons. This Telfer Forum will bring together industry and academic experts to discuss how blockchain technologies will continue impacting businesses. Read more ›

Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance: Once Again a Major Success

For a fourth consecutive year, The Telfer School of Management hosted the prestigious Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance. Held on May 11, the 2018 Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance brought together more than 180 academics and professionals from around the globe.  Read more ›

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