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.
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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Connection, Support, and Information: How Employers Can Promote Employee Mental Health during the COVID-19 Crisis
How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Financial Markets and the Economy
Technologies and Seniors in the COVID-19 Era
Understanding Corporate Engagement during COVID-19
How to Rebuild after the Pandemic: Thought-Provoking and Ethical Reflections
When Businesses Compete and Cooperate: Coopetition during the Pandemic
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.
How Can Digital Technologies Promote Behavioural Change?
Informal Accommodations as Social Exchange: Canadian Managers' Reactions to Employees with and without Disabilities
Understanding How Gender Diversity and Government Involvement Can Influence Innovation and Firm Survival
Do Employees with Mental Illness Benefit from a Supportive Workplace Environment?
Do “Shared Mental Models” Improve Decision-Making and Planning for Health Care Teams?
Understanding the Emergence and Evolution of Cryptocurrencies
Do Consumers Have to Go Offline to Ensure Their Privacy?
In Search of Greater Social Impact: The Challenge of Innovation in UN Agencies
The Business of Accelerating Sustainable Urban Transformations in Canada
The Impact of Financialization on Commodity Markets
Solving Patient Scheduling Problems through Analytics
Organizing for Social Impact: Social Interventions to Address Education Inequalities across the Globe
What Role Does Financing Play in the Success of Immigrant-Owned Businesses?
Internal Funding and Awards
High-Frequency Trading: An Efficient Trading Platform or a High-Speed Threat?
Accessibility: How Will It Impact the Development Process of Information Technology?
Bank Credit Risk Disclosure in Complex Regulatory Environments
SMRG Funded Postdoctoral Fellow
Established Researcher of the Year - 2020
Emerging Researcher of the Year in 2020
Other government funding
Jonathan Patrick - Robust Resource-Service-to-Patient Allocation Planning in Mass Casualty Incidents.
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.
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.
Improving Regulation Design to Help Shareholders and Investors
Psychological and Social processes can Influence Consumer-Service Provider Interactions and Prevent Service Failure
Destigmatizing Employee Mental Illness: The Value of Training Organizational Leaders
How Can Businesses Be More Sustainable by Improving Their Supplier Relationships?
Emergence and Resilience of Decentralized Brands: Cryptocurrencies
Understanding How Institutions Shape Corporate Philanthropy
Improving Investment Returns by Following Academic Research
Success in Numbers
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.
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 SeminarsThe 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.
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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.
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:
- Greener - Globalization, Governance and Sustainability
- Healthier - Health System Innovation and Management
- Happier - Thriving Organizations and Societies
- Wealthier - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic Management
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