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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.

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 ›

Connecting Technology and Entrepreneurship to Innovate and Develop our Local Economy

Wadid Lamine was hired last year as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa. Professor Lamine is primarily interested in the key role that technology entrepreneurship plays in the development of the local economy. Read his interview to learn more. Read more ›

Three New Research Projects Will Address Relevant issues in Management and Health Systems

Three faculty members have been each awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG) for projects that will address important issues in the areas of international management and health systems. Read on the learn more about the relevance, goals, and future applications of their specific research projects. Read more ›

Research Annual Report 2017-2018: Impactful and cutting-edge research

In the academic year of 2017–18, faculty members and graduate students of the Telfer School of Management demonstrated how well equipped they are to produce impactful and cutting-edge research that addresses relevant societal problems.  Read more ›

Towards A More Effective Way to Manage IT Projects

Despite decades of research dedicated to better understanding IT project management and identifying more effective ways to manage IT projects, many of these organizational systems still fail today.  Read more ›

Two Cities, Curious Minds Management Theses at 3 Universities in the National Capital Region

Are a master or doctoral student at the Telfer School of Management, the Sprott School of Business, or the Département des sciences administratives at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)? Apply today to participate in a 10-minute Thesis Competition organized by the three schools and share your research ideas! Read more ›

#MeToo, Workplace Sexual Harassment, and How Organizations Can Cope with Current Challenges

Almost every person knows of someone who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. It is not uncommon for the victims of sexual harassment to feel ashamed and afraid of social retaliation if they speak out. As a result, many people keep their experiences as a secret locked in a box.  Read more ›

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