Message from the Vice-Dean Research
As Vice-Dean, Research at the Telfer School of Management, it is my honour to look back on the past year to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of our research community.
In 2021–2022, Telfer researchers received 12 new prestigious government funding grants awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Congratulations to all of the recipients, and congratulations also to Professor Ana María Peredo, who was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship.
One of our priorities over the past year has been to emphasize community partnerships and knowledge mobilization, and our faculty’s hard work is paying off. Telfer professor Charlotte Karam was awarded the 2021–2022 Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization Award from the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) for her work mobilizing to implement laws, regulations and special measures to protect against sexual exploitation and abuse in the workplace. Additionally, we’ve hosted 15 Telfer Research Seminars and four CPA-AGRC Seminars, bringing together leading academic scholars, business leaders, and policymakers from around the world to engage our students and professors in discussions on key issues.
Building on our previous success in developing the academic leaders of tomorrow, we are pleased to have over 40 PhD students enrolled in the Telfer PhD in Management. Their innovative and impactful research contributes to a greener, healthier, happier, and wealthier and more prosperous Canada.
As part of our commitment to a greener Canada, Telfer is proud to be a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. Our researchers continue to build a more sustainable approach to management research and education, providing new scholars with the tools required to effect the change needed for the success and well-being of the next generations.
This last year, we also launched two new laboratories, both aligned with Telfer pillars. In advancing our vision for a happier Canada, Telfer professors Jennifer Dimoff, Jane O'Reilly, and Silvia Bonaccio created the Triple-I Lab. Founded in collaboration with Faculty of Arts professor Meredith Rocchi and funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the lab examines the nature, antecedents and consequences of socially inclusive interactions.
Under our healthier pillar, we welcomed the Learning Health Systems Modeling Laboratory, led by Telfer professors Lysanne Lessard and Antoine Sauré. The lab will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research focused on creating novel models, methods, and prototypes that facilitate real-life implementations of Learning Health Systems in Canada.
Along with our interdisciplinary institutes and centres, these new facilities will allow researchers to create and enhance partnerships, continuing our path to strengthen our research culture in alignment with our vision for a Better Canada.
MOVES US FORWARD,
Telfer’s research community is dedicated in its efforts and drive to contribute to a greener, healthier, happier, and wealthier Canada. Over the past year we have hired several new researchers, all of whom bring valuable expertise and diverse research interests. Their innovative work goes beyond traditional approaches to business management in order to adapt to new challenges and a shifting definition of success.
Together with our graduate students, research fellows and chairholders, we are working to build more and stronger community partnerships, establish our interdisciplinary institutes, and advance our vision for a Better Canada.
Success in Numbers
Award Winning Research
Telfer researchers are attracting research funding to redefine our management practices, transforming leadership, reshaping our workplace into a more inclusive environment and creating more resilient health-care systems. In 2021–2022, the Telfer research community had a success rate of 50% in all Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding opportunities for which they applied.
Read more about the new, award-winning research projects that will contribute to a better Canada for all.
A Win-Win Situation: Getting Retailers to Donate Excess Inventory
Integrating New Members From Underrepresented Groups in Your Team: The Key to Success
The Unique Experience of Immigrant Family Business Owners
Climate risk disclosures: Their value for firms and analysts
Wishcycling: A cycle of guilty conscience
The Sustainability Impact of Transparency Policies in Supply Chains
IT, ADHD and Inclusion: Towards Better Practices for Staff and Managers
“Crowding”: A Risk Beyond Inflation and Interest Rates
Improving Society’s Trust in Science
Entrepreneurship as a Way to Address Social Exclusion and Promote Social Change
Digitization: How does it affect connections between employees?
Internal Funding & Awards
Withdrawal of Earnings Guidance: The Influence of Connected Firms and Directors
Psychological Contracts: How Do Employees Understand Their Relationship With an Organization?
Examining Anti-racism Content in Indigenous Health Education
Telfer Established Researcher Award 2022
Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization Award
How voice assistants influence your purchasing choices
Global Environmental Policies: Why Differences Between Countries Matter
Telfer Emerging Researcher Award 2022
How Could a Situated Learning Program for Environmental Sustainability Accelerate Social Innovation for Indigenous Reconciliation?
When Major Projects Fail, What Role Does Governance Play?
Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI)
Telfer was awarded 5 grants, with a success rate of 100%
Seed Funding Opportunity (SFO)
Through strategic hiring, we have been attracting a new generation of academic leaders. Our new professors are committed to building the foundation for a Better Canada through research, teaching and practice. In 2021–2022, we welcomed eight professors to our vibrant research community.
Levelling the Playing Field for Marginalized Market Actors
Understanding resilience of entrepreneurs
Executive Compensation and the Need for Disclosure
Mobilizing Multiple Stakeholders for Inclusive HR Systems in the Middle East and North Africa
Improving Business by Understanding Consumer Identity
Socially responsible consumerism: how to avoid the trap
Using Social Enterprises to Address Community Hardship
Understanding What Stalls or Supports Social Change
Research chairs, professorships and fellowships are an essential support that allows professors to advance a discipline or an area of strategic impact. They are allocated on the basis of research programs and the contributions that professors make to research, teaching and practice. Over the last number of years, Telfer professors have received several research chairs, fellowships, and professorships to chart the path of excellence in their fields.
Telfer graduate students are a vital part of our research success story. They have had remarkable success in securing research scholarships and awards.
Here at Telfer, we prepare graduate students to become the next generation of thought leaders. They will build the knowledge-based society that a better Canada needs in order to thrive.
In 2021–2022, our research community continued to share insights into entrepreneurship, management, governance, health systems innovation and the workplace environment. In addition to contributing their expertise on pressing topics through newspaper articles, opinion pieces or interviews, and publishing in top-rated journals, Telfer professors engaged business leaders, policy makers and community partners in rich exchanges at many Telfer events. These opportunities for collaboration and networking allowed for valuable knowledge dissemination for our students as well as our researchers.
Telfer Health Transformation Exchange Events
September 29, 2021
Achieving Clinical Agility – New Ways of Working and the Evolving Role of Digitization in Healthcare
Speaker: Dr. Okan Ekinci, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing & Innovation at Roche Information Solutions
May 17th, 2022
Delivering Clinical Care in Complex Times: The Experience of Oxford University Hospitals
Speaker: Professor Meghana Pandit, MBBS, FRCOG, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Oxford University Hospitals
CPA-Accounting and Governance Research Centre Seminars
The CPA-Accounting and Governance Research Centre organized four seminars with prominent speakers from all over the globe, including the University of Bristol (U.K.), Columbia Business School (U.S.), Cambridge Judge Business School (U.K.) and Lancaster University (U.K.).
Telfer Research Seminar Series
The Telfer School of Management welcomed established scholars based at prominent organizations, universities, and research centres located in Canada and abroad, including the University of Minnesota (U.S), Ohio State University (U.S.), New York University (U.S.), Boston College (U.S.), University of Illinois Chicago (U.S.), Penn State University (U.S.), University of Michigan (U.S.), Tel Aviv University (Israel), York University (Canada), University of Michigan (U.S.), University of Texas at Dallas (U.S.), and University of Alberta (Canada).
New Faculty Seminars
The academic community, professionals and organizational leaders heard how eight new Telfer professors are advancing research and practice in the areas of governance, entrepreneurship, finance, and organizational behaviour and human resources (OBHR).
May 13th, 2022
Journal of Management (JOM) Paper Development Workshop
Speakers: JOM editors Brian Connelly, Mark Bolino, Kris Byron, and Jim Combs
In 2021–2022, professors and graduate students at the Telfer School of Management contributed to the advancement of research and public debate on several research topics.
A BETTER CANADA THROUGH INTERDISCPLINARY RESEARCH
We have been hard at work building interdisciplinary research, learning, and practice centres in three of our four strategic areas:
- Family Enterprise Legacy Institute (FELI)
- Centre for a Responsible Wealth Transition (CRWT)
- Thriving Organizations Research Collective (TORC)
In support of our vision for a Healthier Canada, we will soon launch the Health Systems Innovation Network (HSIN), a dynamic group of health system management researchers, trainees and collaborators at the Telfer School of Management. Their work will empower decision-makers in the healthcare system with the tools and knowledge they need so that our health system can reach its true potential.
In healthcare and elsewhere, we are realizing more and more how data affects and controls many facets of our lives. Our growing program, a Master of Digital Transformation and Innovation, is a multi-faculty collaboration between the Telfer School of Management, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Engineering to train highly qualified professionals to create, manage and research how digital technology is transforming how business and society work. This program will allow students to gain numerous skills with respect to emerging tools and technologies, as well as develop their leadership and management abilities.
To provide further opportunity for students to develop these essential skills, we have recently revamped our Master of Science in Management program with more market-driven concentrations, which is transforming the landscape of graduate research program at Telfer.
Areas of Strategic Impact (ASI) Coordinator
Research Coordinator and Administrator
Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives