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In 2019–2020, the Telfer School of Management research community expanded the frontiers of research to help foster a happier, healthier, wealthier and more sustainable Canada.

In 2019, Telfer researchers moved to implement the four Areas of Strategic Impact and advance their work. Their collaborations led to the development of brown bag research talks, research projects of varying scope, graduate student training, outreach plans and other exciting initiatives.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shuttering businesses, challenging leaders, transforming our concept of the workplace, disrupting interactions and upending our work-life balance. Organizational leaders, government officials, professionals in various sectors and the community needed bold ideas to address the questions it brought to the fore. Telfer researchers stepped up to make a difference and face the unprecedented challenges faced by our society. 

As the Canadian economy begins to reopen, many questions and challenges will emerge. Our research community will continue seeking answers and sharing bold ideas to support our leaders in fostering a better future for all Canadians. 

Wojtek

Wojtek Michalowski
Interim Dean
 
 
 
Bold Ideas for a
Better Canada
 
 

The Telfer School of Management is mapping its future as a top research-intensive business school. Faculty members are undertaking research to create knowledge with community impact and to enrich the student learning experience.

Through novel, bold research ideas, we are also committed to shaping a better Canada, as a better Canada means a better world. 

Read more about research for a greener Canada

Research for a
Greener Canada

Our global economic system is built on connections. Therefore, corporate governance and actions must reflect a long-term commitment to our planet. Telfer researchers are creating knowledge to support organizations in building sustainable social, environmental and economic value. Read More

Read more about research for a healthier Canada

Research for a
Healthier Canada

Telfer researchers have been developing advanced analytics and machine learning models that can support health leaders and public policy officials in tackling challenges old and new and providing quality care to all Canadians. Read More

Read more about research for a happier Canada

Research for a
Happier Canada

Many employees and managers are asking how work and the workplace will look in the future. Telfer research on wellbeing, mental health, teamwork, diversity, equity and leadership will provide necessary insights to prepare all of us for the challenges ahead. Read More

Read more about research for a wealthier Canada

Research for a
Wealthier Canada

To be able to transform and continue growing in the coming months, businesses will need the right strategies. Our researchers are sharing insights to help Canada’s corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and family business owners successfully lead, innovate and sustain growth once the economic storm subsides. Read More

Read more about strengthening research

Strengthening Research

The Fake News of Science: Dangers of Predatory Publishing for the Scientific Community and Students, Our Future Leaders Read More

Covid-19

Covid-19 Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed both public and private organizations to step up and respond to problems and underlying societal challenges that will persist beyond it. To address these challenges, Telfer researchers have looked for ways to weather the storm and answered questions about the future of work, businesses, governance, leadership and the health care system.


Addressing the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Our Healthcare System

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Connection, Support, and Information: How Employers Can Promote Employee Mental Health during the COVID-19 Crisis

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How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Financial Markets and the Economy

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Technologies and Seniors in the COVID-19 Era

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Understanding Corporate Engagement during COVID-19

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How to Rebuild after the Pandemic: Thought-Provoking and Ethical Reflections

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When Businesses Compete and Cooperate: Coopetition during the Pandemic

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Award Winning Research

Through cutting-edge research and bold ideas, our researchers  continue to address challenges faced by organizational leaders, government officials, professionals in various sectors and the community. For several years, the quality and impact of this research have been recognized by the federal funding agencies. The Telfer School of Management has one of the leading success rates in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council competitions.

Read more about the new, award-winning research projects that will contribute to building knowledge for a better Canada. 

External Funding

Pavel Andreev

Pavel Andreev:

How Can Digital Technologies Promote Behavioural Change?

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Silvia Bonaccio

Silvia Bonaccio:

Informal Accommodations as Social Exchange: Canadian Managers' Reactions to Employees with and without Disabilities

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Pavel Andreev

Imed Chkir (PI), Walid Ben Amar, and Samir Saadi:

Understanding How Gender Diversity and Government Involvement Can Influence Innovation and Firm Survival

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Silvia Bonaccio

Jennifer Dimoff and Laurent Lapierre:

Do Employees with Mental Illness Benefit from a Supportive Workplace Environment?

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Pavel Andreev

Agnes Grudniewicz:

Do “Shared Mental Models” Improve Decision-Making and Planning for Health Care Teams?

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Silvia Bonaccio

Mariam Humayun:

Understanding the Emergence and Evolution of Cryptocurrencies

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Silvia Bonaccio

Mariam Humayun:

Do Consumers Have to Go Offline to Ensure Their Privacy?

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Silvia Bonaccio

Saouré Kouamé

In Search of Greater Social Impact: The Challenge of Innovation in UN Agencies

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Pavel Andreev

Daina Mazutis:

The Business of Accelerating Sustainable Urban Transformations in Canada

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Silvia Bonaccio

Fabio Moneta:

The Impact of Financialization on Commodity Markets

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Silvia Bonaccio

Jonathan Patrick:

Solving Patient Scheduling Problems through Analytics

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Silvia Bonaccio

Suhaib Riaz:

Organizing for Social Impact: Social Interventions to Address Education Inequalities across the Globe

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Silvia Bonaccio

Anoosheh Rostamkalaei and Mark Freel:

What Role Does Financing Play in the Success of Immigrant-Owned Businesses?

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Internal Funding and Awards

Ali Akyol

Ali Akyol:

High-Frequency Trading: An Efficient Trading Platform or a High-Speed Threat?

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Muriel Mignerat

Muriel Mignerat:

Accessibility: How Will It Impact the Development Process of Information Technology?

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Pavel Andreev

Kaouthar Lajili:

Bank Credit Risk Disclosure in Complex Regulatory Environments

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Silvia Bonaccio

Anoosheh Rostamkalaei:

SMRG Funded Postdoctoral Fellow

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Pavel Andreev

Silvia Bonaccio:

Established Researcher of the Year - 2020

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Silvia Bonaccio

Agnes Grudniewicz:

Emerging Researcher of the Year in 2020

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Other government funding

MITACS Globalink
Jonathan Patrick - Robust Resource-Service-to-Patient Allocation Planning in Mass Casualty Incidents.

MITACS Accelerate
Morad Benyoucef - A Dynamic Predictive Lead Scoring System for Inside Sales.

National Research Council of Canada
Artificial Intelligence for Design Challenge Program
Michalowski, Wojtek - Artificial intelligence protein design for drugs and gene therapies.

New
Thought
Leaders

A strong research culture is cultivated by attracting researchers committed to making a difference through teaching, research and public engagement.

Through strategic hiring, we have been investing in a new generation of thought leaders. In 2019–2020, seven new professors joined our vibrant research community.

These new additions will support our mission to develop bold ideas for a better Canada.

Meet our new professors.

Ali Akyol

Ali Akyol

Improving Regulation Design to Help Shareholders and Investors

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AHMED KHALIL BEN AYED

Ahmed Khalil Ben Ayed

Psychological and Social processes can Influence Consumer-Service Provider Interactions and Prevent Service Failure

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Jennifer Dimoff

Jennifer Dimoff

Destigmatizing Employee Mental Illness: The Value of Training Organizational Leaders

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Sara Hajmohammad

Sara Hajmohammad

How Can Businesses Be More Sustainable by Improving Their Supplier Relationships?

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Mariam Humayun

Mariam Humayun

Emergence and Resilience of Decentralized Brands: Cryptocurrencies

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Evelyn Micelotta

Evelyn Micelotta

Understanding How Institutions Shape Corporate Philanthropy

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Fabio Moneta

Fabio Moneta

Improving Investment Returns by Following Academic Research

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Success in Numbers

$1,5 M
in research funding
4,248
citations of publications
3,389
international publications citing Telfer research
641
international co-authors
155
media references of Telfer research
One of the Highest Success Rates in Tri-Agency Competition
356
people attended the Telfer Forums
572,000
impressions @TelferResearch
96,807
impressions on Telfer LinkedIn

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Graduate Student
Accomplishments

Telfer graduate students are a vital part of our research success story. Since the creation of research-based master’s programs in 2006–2007 and the doctoral program in 2016–2017, our graduate students have had remarkable success in securing research scholarships and awards.

We prepare graduate students to become the next generation of thought leaders. They will build the knowledge-based society that a better Canada needs to thrive.

Telfer in the community

In 2019–2020, our research community stepped up to make a difference by sharing bold ideas about entrepreneurship, management, governance, health care transformation and the workplace environment. But more than just sharing their expertise through newspaper articles, op-eds or radio shows, Telfer professors engaged business leaders, government and the community in exciting discussions at our Telfer Forum and Telfer Health Transformation Exchange events. They also welcomed top-notch research partners at various events to advance student understanding and training, and strengthen our collaborations in the academic community.

Public Events

Telfer Forums
Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-Being Learn More
Telfer Forums
Weathering the Storm: Challenges for Established Businesses and New Ventures? Learn More
Telfer Forums
Workplace Mental Health: When your Workplace Becomes your Home Learn More
Telfer Forums
From Recovery to Resilience: Digital Transformation during COVID-19 and for the Future Learn More
Telfer Health Transformation Exchange Events
What’s THTex?
In this video, Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung and Vice-Dean Research Wojtek Michalowski talk about the Telfer Health Transformation Exchange. Learn More
Telfer Health Transformation Exchange Events
Liberating health care capacity in a publicly funded system through entrepreneurship – challenges and opportunities Learn More

Academic Events

CPA-Accounting and Governance Research Centre Seminars 

Omrane Guedhami, professor of international finance at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, discussed his research about creditor rights and the costs of high leverage. 

Health Systems and Management Research Seminars 

The Telfer School of Management welcomed 10 established scholars based at prominent universities and research centres around the globe, including the University of Auckland (New Zealand), the Holon Institute of Technology (Israel), IBM Research (U.S.), the University of Illinois at Chicago (U.S.) and Michigan State University (U.S.). 

New Faculty Seminars 
The academic community, professionals and organizational leaders heard how Telfer professors Ahmed Khalil Ben Ayed, Jennifer Dimoff, Suhaib Riaz, Sara Hajmohammed, Mariam Humayun, and Fabio Moneta are advancing research and practice in the areas of marketing, organizational behaviour/human resources, management, operations and project management, and finance.

Published on "The Conversation"

The Conversation is a daily independent online publication, delivering analysis and explanatory journalism from the academic and research community directly to the public.

A survival guide for startups during the coronavirus pandemic
by David Crick and collaborators

Do women-focused capital funds actually help women, or are they just “pinkwashing?”
by Barbara Orser

Employees want genuine corporate social responsibility, not greenwashing
by Magda Donia

In The News

In 2019-2020, professors and graduate students at the Telfer School of Management contributed to the advancement of research and the public debate on several research topics.

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Driving bold ideas for a better future

As a leading research-intensive institution, the Telfer School of Management is developing bold ideas while firmly responding to the needs of society. The Telfer community looks forward to seeing how new  knowledge in these four research pillars will be applied to further our goal of building a better Canada. Discover how Telfer’s Areas of Strategic Impact will shape the future: 

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office team
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Wojtek Michalowski

Vice-Dean, Research

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Anne-Julie Houle

Manager, Research Enterprise

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LidianeCunha

Research Knowledge Mobilization Officer

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RaniaNasrallah-Massaad

Research Advisor

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KathyCunningham

Research Coordinator and Administrator

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