Canada Research Chair in Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Ana María Peredo holds a tier 1 Canada Research Chair and is Full Professor of Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management. Professor Peredo’s work has contributed to understanding the ways communities can address poverty by constructing rewarding and sustainable livelihoods out of resources in their distinctive cultures and environments. She draws on her academic training in Anthropology and Management and extensive experience in the Andes of her native Peru to explore alternative economies and their impact on the social and environmental aspects of community. Professor Peredo has published several seminal pieces on community-based enterprises, Indigenous entrepreneurship, social enterprises, and solidarity economy.

Desmarais Chair in Entrepreneurship

Madeline Toubiana is Associate Professor and holds the Desmarais Chair in Entrepreneurship. Her research program has been focused broadly on what stalls and supports social change and innovation. More specifically, she examines the role of emotions, entrepreneurship, institutional processes, and stigmatization in influencing the dynamics of social change. Her most recent work has begun to explore the role of entrepreneurship in supporting destigmatization and social change for individuals facing extreme stigma and discrimination.

University Research Chair in Enduring Entrepreneurship

Peter Jaskiewicz, Full Professor, is the holder of this Chair. He will use the chair to develop empirical models on how family businesses thrive (or decline) over a generation. He will also develop policy recommendations that will help family firms with their entrepreneurial spirit and thereby revitalise their products and services, improving their chances to survive and thrive in a competitive marketplace over time.

Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Daina Mazutis: Her studies recognize environmental and social issues as critical strategic issues that require a broader understanding of business’s role in society. Her current research focuses on CEO characteristics, the adoption of CSR initiatives and the development of leadership traits in business programs. 

Endowed Professorship in Gender and Inclusive Systems

Charlotte Karam's work as a scholar-activist contributes to overlapping conversations in inclusive HR systems, business ethics, public policy, and feminist praxis. Through a MEPI grant, she led the development of The KIP Index, the first MENA sector-based measure of women’s recruitment, retention, and promotion. In 2021, she launched The SAWI Project, focused on mobilizing employers to engage in localized strategies for women-inclusive HR systems.

Ian Telfer Professorship of Organization Studies

Samia Chreim's research focuses on the multi-level dynamics of change, co-leadership and identity. She has a special interest in role identities and practices and how these evolve over time through collaboration or due to organizational and institutional changes. She has researched these topics in a variety of for-profit contexts (including entrepreneurial firms) and not-for-profit contexts (including the health care field).

Ian Telfer Professorship of Workplace Behaviour and Health

Laurent Lapierre: Using the theories and tools developed in the fields of organizational behavior and human resources management, Professor Lapierre’s research focuses on work-family balance and on leadership where he studies the influence that followers can have on leaders.

Ian Telfer Professorship of Workplace Psychology

Silvia Bonaccio's research agenda is focused on advancing research, education programs and outreach with the community in the area of psychology applied to workplace dynamics. Professor Bonaccio has a longstanding research interest in employee selection, and judgment and decision-making at work. She also conducts research on the participation and the experience of people with disabilities in the workplace.

Paul Desmarais Professorship in Family Business

The Professorship, held by Professor Evelyn Micelotta, will be used to advance knowledge about family business firms. Research projects will be conducted that explore the role that organizational and family values play in the internationalization strategies of family firms and how family CEO perceive and respond to stakeholders claims.

RBC Financial Group Professorship in Finance

Professor Fabio Moneta’s research focuses on two main areas. The first concentrates on institutional investors, especially mutual funds, and studies their performance and trading behavior. The second research area is related to the study of the risk premium in different financial markets such as fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodity markets.

RBC Financial Group Professorship in the Commercialization of Innovation

Mark Freel is an accomplished researcher who has undertaken different research projects on behalf of European regional, national and supra-national government bodies. His current research is concerned with innovation policy and practice in relation to small and medium sized firms, and with the role of universities in innovation ecosystems.

Ian Telfer Fellow in Global Finance

This research fellowship will help Dr. Shantanu Dutta (an Associate Professor at the Telfer School) to pursue research studies in the context of global financial markets and practices. In particular, his research will focus in the areas of global corporate governance practices, insider trading and private meeting between investors and management. His research outcome is likely to benefit the investors, managers and policy-makers alike – through a better understanding of global financial practices.

Ian Telfer Fellowship of Workplace Wellbeing

Jane O’Reilly is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and was awarded the Ian Telfer Fellowship of Workplace Wellbeing. The research activities under this fellowship all seek to better understand the facilitators and barriers to promoting employee psychological, physical, and emotional well-being. Professor O’Reilly is particularly interested in how workplace relationships and social interactions influence well-being. Her most current research investigates social mistreatment as an impediment to workplace well-being, and the experiences of employees living with mental illness.

Logan Katz Fellow

Professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has been appointed as the Logan Katz Fellow for his longstanding service to the accounting program and excellence in research and teaching. He has worked as an auditor in an accounting firm before he started his academic career. 

Telfer Research Fellowship

Walid Ben-Amar's research interests include corporate governance, ownership structures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate disclosure strategies. He has also presented his research findings at numerous conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Agnes Grudniewicz's research is focused on primary and community care and aims to improve health care systems and services for patients with complex health and social needs. She also studies health system improvement for older adults, individuals living with mental illness, and people with multiple chronic conditions (fellowship extended to August 31st, 2024).

Mirou Jaana's research streams, which evolved at the intersection of Health Informatics and Health Care Management, include: Evaluation of telehealth applications adoption and impacts; IT innovation and assessment in health care organizations; Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) implementation; and Digital health and seniors.

Telfer Teaching Fellowship

Miwako Nitani has taught courses in statistics, equity valuation, and international financial management. She has contributed to policy-related research projects for Industry Canada and Export Development Canada, including: work related to the parliamentary review of the Business Development Bank of Canada and research that examines risk of loans in the Canada Small Business Financing Program.

Umar Ruhi teaches various undergraduate (B.Com) and graduate (MBA) courses in Information Systems and Digital Enterprise Strategy. Additionally, he teaches in the University’s interdisciplinary M.Sc. and PhD programs in E-Business Technologies. Most of his courses consist of an integration of themes and topics related to business strategy and technology applications.