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Thesis Defence of Maria El Chababi, M.Sc. in Management

You are invited to Maria El Chababi’s thesis defence entitled Are They Really Different: The Entrepreneurial Process from the Perspective of Different Generations of Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Candidate in the Master of Science in Management, Maria is studying under the supervision of Samia Chreim, Associate Professor, and Mark Freel, Full Professor at the Telfer School of Management. The presentation will be held on: Read more ›

Published: August 19, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


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Thesis Defence of Mingli Liu, M.Sc. in Management

You are invited to Mingli Liu’s thesis defence entitled Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief. M.Sc. candidate in the Master of Science in Management, Mingli is studying under the supervision of Daniel E. Lane, Full Professor at the Telfer School of Management. The presentation will be held on: Read more ›

Published: August 18, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Samir Saadi

New Study Focuses on Social Media Data and Investor Sentiment

Finance researchers are watching with interest as postings on social media are increasingly mined for business insights. Assistant Finance Professor Samir Saadi thinks they just might be the new tea leaves of market sentiment, enabling investors to pick IPO stocks with more confidence and avoid investing in over-priced IPOs. Managers could benefit too. “Each year, IPO firms leave billions of dollars ‘on the table’ by underpricing, and pay millions in underwriting fees as a result of uncertainty around their valuations,” says Saadi, who was recently awarded a $74,718-grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his study, “Social media, investor sentiment, and initial public offerings.” He anticipates that as the means to exploit social media for its predictive power become more efficient and reliable, “managers will potentially save millions of dollars by reducing the risk of capital underpricing and also boosting their negotiation power vis-à-vis underwriters.” Read more ›

Published: August 11, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


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Firms with Effective Boards More Likely to Disclose Climate Change Risks, Study Finds

A new study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC)  at the Telfer School of Management found a positive relationship between effective corporate governance and the likelihood of voluntary climate change disclosures. It suggests that board attributes can influence a firm’s decision to reveal climate change risks and take action to mitigate those risks. Read more ›

Published: July 29, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Lamia Chourou

Professor Lamia Chourou Recognized for Her Outstanding Doctoral Thesis

Professor Lamia Chourou received the award for Best Doctoral Thesis in business at her convocation ceremony at Queen’s University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Accounting. A Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario Fellow, she also holds a Ph.D. in finance (University of Tunis). Her research focuses on capital markets, and in particular, fair value accounting, corporate governance and executive compensation. Read more ›

Published: July 17, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Ajax Persaud

The Relationship Between Consumer Innovativeness and Purchase Behaviour for Organic Products

New research by professors Ajax Persaud and Sandra Schillo has been published in the best paper proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, August 1-5, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Read more ›

Published: July 15, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Daniel Zéghal

Professor Daniel Zéghal Wins the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award

Professor Daniel Zéghal, FCGA has won the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award from the Certified General Accountants of Ontario. Dr. Zéghal is a very active member of the academic community and the accounting profession. He is member of the editorial board of number of academic journals. In recognition for his work and his leadership in both accounting research and accounting education and for his contribution to the profession, Professor Zéghal has won many other prizes including the following: Fellow of the Certified General Accountants of Canada, Life membership of CGA-Ontario, member of the International Who's Who of Professionals and Who's Who in Canadian Business. In 2008, Professor Zéghal was named in an international search to "100 CGA's who have made a difference" for having contributed to the excellent reputation of the profession. Read more ›

Published: July 8, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Morad Benyoucef

Mitacs Accelerate Research Internship Grants Awarded

Professor Morad Benyoucef and two graduate students under his supervision each received grants of $30,000 from the Mitacs Accelerate research internship program and industry partners for projects that examine web page classification and lead-based management systems for optimising sales performance.  Read more ›

Published: July 7, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Allan Riding

New Research Program Focuses on Financing and Growth of SMEs

Professors Allan Riding, Miwako Nitani, Barbara Orser and Martine Spence will examine the financing and growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with an $82,070-grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This research program seeks to understand better the role of bank financing on growth of young firms. The team will investigate linkages among financing constraints, remediation, growth, innovation, and exporting.  Read more ›

Published: July 7, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact


Dan Lane

Professor Lane Brought Climate Adaptation Focus to Science Conference in Ottawa

Professor Dan Lane brought a focus on climate adaptation to this week’s Canadian Operational Research Society Conference in Ottawa. He and his colleagues presented outcomes from “C-Change,” a joint SSHRC/IDRC initiative focusing on Canada and the Caribbean and headquartered out of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Their talks, at the largest Canadian gathering of scientists in operations research, addressed themes such as vulnerability and resilience in seaside communities, risk analysis in decision making, system dynamics and statistical modelling of severe storms, and community response to the effects of sea level rise. Read more ›

Published: May 28, 2014 | Category: Outcomes and impact