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Business schools’ research impact in the National Capital Region

On May 3, 2016, the Telfer School of Management hosted the “Research in Management Forum: National Capital Region”, a joint event of the Telfer School of Management, the Sprott School of Business and the Université du Québec en Outaouais.  Read more ›

What counts as relevant evidence? Physicians disagree

Providing physicians with evidence from scientific publications when they need it may be the gold standard in evidence-based medicine, but there is a problem. Clinicians do not necessarily agree on what evidence is most useful to them at the point of care to manage a patient.  Read more ›

Dan Lane discusses ocean law and governance in China

Professor Daniel Lane, a Full Professor at the Telfer School of Management, joined a delegation of the Canadian branch of the International Ocean Institute, IOI-Canada, which was invited to assist the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) with its first China-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Academy on Ocean Law and Governance. The Academy, designed to foster a community of ocean governance in the region, was held on January 25–31, 2016.  Read more ›

New international appointments for Jonathan Calof

Jonathan Calof, professor of International Business and Strategy at the Telfer School of Management, has been appointed as Leading Research Fellow of the Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics and Knowledge (ISSEK) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. This is a continuation of his involvement with HSE which started with his appointment on their International Advisory Board.  Read more ›

Professor Magda Donia Awarded Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Professor Magda Donia has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her research project entitled Leading multicultural global virtual teams. This project will contribute sound measurement tools of virtual multicultural global leadership competencies and capabilities and test the use of an intervention with the aim of improving leader performance in this complex context.     Read more ›

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 ›

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