Our performance in increasing our research intensity, carrying out high-quality research programs that focus on strategic areas of business, entrepreneurship and innovation, and making our research findings readily accessible to policymakers, business leaders and other influential men and women outside our school.
Valuable new articles, case studies and publications
- Telfer researchers’ articles were published in 20 ‘A’ and ten ‘B’ academic journals.
- Dr. Martine Spence’s book on sustainable development in SMEs was published, as was Dr. David Doloreux’s (with Dr. Mark Freel) book on knowledge-intensive-business services.
- Dr. Ajax Persaud, Rhonda Pyper and Dr. David Wright had their textbooks published—in marketing, managerial accounting and business statistics, respectively. The last two are first Canadian editions.
- Dr. Scott Ensign produced several cases studies to help business, political and Aboriginal leaders release entrepreneurial spirit in Canada’s North.
- Dr. Barbara Orser and Dr. Joanne Leck’s article in HR Professionals uses research findings to help HR practitioners achieve greater gender balance in Canadian workplaces.
Productive networks and partnerships
- Dr. Joanne Leck and Telfer School students Lacey de Sousa, Brittany Rockwell and Sasha Saunders are uncovering the best ways to match mentors with protégés. This research is a critical element of a $285,000 national campaign organized by Canadian Women in Technology and sponsored by Status of Women Canada to kick-start the careers of young women in the high-technology industry.
- Dr. Dan Lane was named a member of the Canadian Capture Fisheries Research Network [PDF]. The network, which is funded by a five-year $5 million grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is made up of a number of researchers and government managers. Research carried out by network members is designed to gain new knowledge that will enhance the ecological sustainability and improve the management of Canadian fisheries.
- Dr. Barbara Orser, in her role as chair of the Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, led a series of roundtables in key Canadian business centres to promote A Blueprint for Economic Growth [PDF]. The taskforce’s plan is designed to facilitate the growth and maximize the impact of female-owned businesses in Canada.
- Dr. Allan Riding, Dr. Barbara Orser and Dr. Martine Spence were granted $46,000 from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to determine whether or not small and medium-sized enterprises owned by recent immigrants grow faster than other new firms.
- Dr. Kevin Brand received $25,000 from Health Canada to review literature on air pollution and life expectancy, review the methodologies and results of two approaches used to calculate and estimate the number of air pollution attributable deaths, and make recommendations on the application and interpretation of these methods.
- Dr. Leila Hamzaoui-Essoussi and Dr. Mehdi Zahaf received funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to examine the market structure of organic food and assess how this structure influences local production, retail sales and consumer behaviour.
- Dr. David Doloreux received a grant from Industry Canada to examine the use of knowledge-intensive services (KIS) in research and development activities within manufacturing firms. KIS play a major part in innovation activities and processes. The results of Dr. Doloreux’s work will help government decision-makers create smarter policies to spur innovation and economic growth.