Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Exploring the heart of innovation

David Doloreux is broadening our understanding of the multiple dimensions of innovation and creativity within companies and their respective regions. His work examines the theoretical and practical relationship between entrepreneurship and the processes of innovation and creativity in manufacturing companies and trade services. In 2014, he began examining the diffusion of digital technology across the economy as part of a multi-institutional research partnership, “Creating Digital Opportunity: Canada’s ICT Industry in Global Perspective.”

Doloreux’s findings on development and innovation attract attention among policy-makers in Canada, Europe and Asia. Read more in the University of Ottawa’s Research Perspectives  magazine.

Unlocking the power of women entrepreneurs

Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott teamed up to write a book about the power of women’s enterprise. Stanford University Press published Feminine Capital: Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs this past spring. The book offers new insights into the ways that gender can influence entrepreneurial decision-making.

Professor Elliott noted that leveraging feminine capital is enabling women to create distinctive brands, build new markets, and drive profits—all while leveling the playing field in business. In doing so, women are changing the social and economic landscape, one venture at a time. “We’ve written this book for every woman who is sitting on the fence about enterprise creation, thinking that she does not fit the profile of a successful entrepreneur.” (More).

Management Research Seminar Series 

The Management Research Seminar Series was created to bring together distinguished academics, business leaders and policymakers for discussions on key management issues. Faculty and students hear leading scholars explore research developments in management, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Telfer Innovation Policy Seminar Series

The Telfer Innovation Policy Seminar Series examines the development, execution and evaluation of innovation policies primarily in Canada but also in international comparative settings on innovation policy. Researchers, students and policy makers are welcome to attend.  

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The Joint Telfer School — Fraunhofer Symposium

A workshop hosted by the Telfer School in September 2014 brought together experts from Canadian research institutions and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Participants delved into questions related to R&D efficiency, measurement of public research, scientific impact, and innovation policy, building on an earlier Telfer-Fraunhofer workshop that was hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Berlin in November 2013.