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Professor Ivy Lynn Bourgeault Awarded Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Professor Ivy Lynn Bourgeault has been awarded a Partnership Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to more fully plan a research project entitled Healthy & Productive Knowledge Workers: The Impact of a Personal or Familial Mental Health Issue in Health Care, Education and Accounting/IT Professions & Accommodating Return to Work. Professor Bourgeault will work with a range of professionals in the health, education and finance sector with the objective to improve the overall experience of returning to work of “professional knowledge workers who have experienced mental health and/or cognitive impairment issues either personally or as caregivers.” She will receive $150,000 over two years.  Read more ›

Laws of attraction: We respond more favourably to altruistic leadership

Acclaim for altruistic leaders abounds. A 2015 survey of millennials by Deloitte found that 75 percent of millennials believe businesses are too fixed on their agendas and not focused enough on helping to improve society. There’s increasing attraction to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) deemed genuine, says Magda Donia, an assistant professor at the Telfer School of Management. The trend underscores, from an organizational behaviour perspective, that “motives matter” (real and attributed), professor Donia explained in an interview.  Read more ›

Building better health information systems

Increasing complexity and costs put the health system on an uncertain trajectory. In a context of workforce pressures and increased need for services, where will the next advances in care delivery come from? One answer is health information technology (HIT), long expected to be a key driver of improvements in patient care delivery and healthcare transformation. But behind this optimistic view of technology lies a troubling reality: stories of negative outcomes from HIT implementation are legion. The Telfer School’s Craig Kuziemsky says communication issues, creation of new or more work, and even adverse events such as medical errors are so habitual at the implementation stage that some are left to wonder if HIT will ever deliver on its promise.  Read more ›

A First-Ever

Scholars explored “why history matters” in the context of business studies on March 4, drawing an audience of 50 to Telfer, including professors, students, entrepreneurs, and civil servants.  Read more ›

Daina Mazutis explores the relationship between strategic leadership and sustainability

Daina Mazutis is the new Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) at Telfer, focusing her research on the path to more socially and environmentally conscious organizations. With studies that lie at the intersection of strategy, leadership and corporate responsibility, Mazutis is interested in understanding better the barriers and enablers to successful adoption of sustainable practices.  Read more ›

Working from home may not improve work-life balance for everyone, study finds

Even though working from home, known as teleworking, may improve an employee’s work-life balance, a recent study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior has found that it sometimes may have the opposite effect, especially when the employee is forced to work from home.  Read more ›

Highlights of recent research

Professors at the Telfer School recently made a number of outstanding contributions to diverse fields such as organizational behaviour, business history, health systems and quantitative finance. Here are some highlights of these scholarly contributions published over the last two months.  Read more ›

Getting to the bottom of financial disclosure issues in the not-for-profit sector

Professor Qiu Chen has just published research examining a key transparency issue in the nonprofit sector: to increase opportunities for donations, some managers misreport fundraising and/or administrative expenses as program expenses.  Read more ›

Study by Shantanu Dutta Delves into the Media’s Influence on Deal Outcomes

While the media are considered to play an influential role in business, very little research has been done on the relationship between firm-specific media coverage and corporate decision making. The Telfer School’s Shantanu Dutta is helping to change that with a new study on how business reporting shapes firms’ merger and acquisition decisions.  Read more ›

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