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Magda Donia

Measuring leadership in a global context

Peer feedback could hold the key to improving virtual collaborations Read more ›


2016 Robert Wood Johnson Award winners: (L to R)  Anna Brown, Chang-Hung Yuan, Nico Miraftab, Katie Hollis, Sandra Racco-Cella and  Olga Sawatzy

Katie Hollis wins the Robert Wood Johnson Award

2016 Robert Wood Johnson Award winners: (L to R)  Anna Brown, Chang-Hung Yuan, Nico Miraftab, Katie Hollis, Sandra Racco-Cella and Olga Sawatzy Read more ›


Jonathan Li

Taking the surprise out of risk measurement

Accurately quantifying financial risk calls for innovative approaches, says Professor Jonathan Li. Read more ›


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Why do good people do bad things?

Why do good people do bad things? Read more ›


Ding, Chen, Ben Amar

Study upends conventional thinking about government grants to not-for-profits

A Telfer School study has found that higher program spending ratios are not consistently helpful to Canadian not-for-profits (NFPs) seeking government grants, overturning common assumptions. Read more ›


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Renewal of the University/Hospital Affiliation Agreement signed

On June 9, 2016, an audience assembled to witness the University/Hospital Affiliation Agreement Signing Ceremony, signifying the renewal of a unique collaboration that recognizes and addresses the shared academic missions of its partners into one single agreement. Read more ›



Millennials shape what it is to be an accountant

Accounting firms adapt their workplace in response to future employees’ expectations in a “bottom-up socialization process”; they portray a work environment “largely in accordance with millennials’ values and beliefs,” write Sylvain Durocher, Merridee Bujaki and François Brouard in a newly published study (Critical Perspectives on Accounting, February 2016). In an environment of fierce competition to attract trainee accountants, it would appear that these firms can’t ignore this generation’s expectations in terms in terms of career experiences and work environments. Both as “instigators” and “targets” of socialization, the firms and the new employees jointly influence what it is to be an accountant today. Read more ›



When ‘lay experts’ contribute to policy-making

What happens when accounting “lay experts” participate in policy making processes dominated by the professionals? Darlene Himick of the Telfer School and Marion Brivot and Jean-François Henri of Laval University examine professional and lay-experts’ contributions to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB) Pension Project. Over 2009-2012, the Pension Project deliberated on a highly contested issue over the “correct” discount rates to be used in the discounting of pension liabilities on government financial statements. The analysis provides an ethical perspective with implications for the future of accounting standard setting (January 2015 in Critical Perspectives on Accounting). Read more ›


University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management Executive MBA annual class trip to the Silicon Valley

Telfer Executive MBA Class in Silicon Valley 2016: Student Blog

Teams from the Telfer Executive MBA Class of 2017 wrote about their experiences in Silicon Valley as a part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business Consulting Trip which took place from May 14 - 20, 2016. Read more ›


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Body language is a lot more than “power postures” and firm handshakes

Nonverbal communication is often a hot topic in the popular management press, but management scholars lag behind in exploring this important form of communication. A deeper understanding of non-verbal behaviour in organizations would help researchers develop evidence-based tools, which managers can use to address a host of workplace challenges, argue Silvia Bonaccio, Jane O’Reilly, Sharon O’Sullivan, and François Chiocchio of the Telfer School. An article they published in the Journal of Management, entitled "Nonverbal Behavior and Communication in the Workplace: A Review and an Agenda for Research", is intended as a guide for academic researchers, but is also potentially of interest to anyone wanting to navigate what we know about nonverbal behaviour. Read more ›