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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.

Employees at work

In a new study, Associate Professor Magda Donia and collaborators suggest that increasing employee’s responsibilities and autonomy in culturally diverse workplaces does not always lead to higher employee satisfaction, performance, and creativity. Read more ›

University and Industry Collaborate to Improve Sales Development Performance

Alhassan Ohiomah is a doctoral candidate in Electronic Business. We interviewed him to find out more about a research project that aims at advancing our knowledge about sales development. Read more ›

executives in a meeting

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 ›

Destigmatizing Employee Mental Illness: The Value of Training Organizational Leaders

Jennifer Dimoff is a new Assistant Professor at the Telfer School of Management. Her research reflects her firm endorsement of the scientist-practitioner model. We interviewed her to learn more about her research interests in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Read more ›

A New Computer-Based Tool to Help Manage The Ottawa Hospital Home Dialysis Program

Antoine Sauré and Ahmet Kandakoglu teamed up with The Nephrology Division of The Ottawa Hospital to develop a computer-based tool that will help nursing staff to streamline the development of nurses’ schedules and their daily itineraries. Read more ›

Students from the three universities

Twenty management graduate students from Université du Québec en Outaouais, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa were challenged to explain as creatively as possible the impact and significance of their research. Over 80 students and faculty members from the three universities attended the event. Read more ›

International Corporations, Human Rights, and a New Workforce

Professor Magda Donia will address fundamental questions regarding consistency of organizational actions with international human rights norms as outlined by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Read more ›

A New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to Support Research Teams and Encourage Research Excellence

Danial Khorasanian is the first postdoctoral fellow to receive a SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant. He will leverage his expertise in industrial engineering to develop mathematical and optimization methods that could support home care organizations in their efforts to deliver timely services in cost-effective ways. Read more ›

Two new projects will explore the challenges of workplace relationships and digital technologies

Professors Corner and Lamine have been each awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG) for projects that will address important topics around workplace relationships and digital technologies. Read more ›

Meet Darlene Himick, Telfer Researcher of the Year

For her commitment to developing high-impact research on practically relevant topics, Professor Himick is the recipient of the Telfer School of Management’s Research Excellence award in 2019. Read more ›

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