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Passing on the torch—strategically—in family businesses

Family-owned firms play a major economic role worldwide. Only in Canada, family firms employ over 6 million people and contribute more than 60% of our GDP according to the Family Enterprise Xchange. Read more ›

Published: April 20, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Over-optimism in project management: Beyond the “management-as-planned” approach

Earlier in 2018, OC Transpo announced that the light rail Confederation line, currently the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa, won’t be completed within the initial time frame. Although not completely surprising, this new chapter of the O-Train construction made headlines and initiated vivid discussions on social media. Read more ›

Published: April 6, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Electronic Business Technology students shine in the 2018 Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition

Five graduate students in the Electronic Business Technology program (EBT) presented their research projects in the 2018 uOttawa Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition. The competition was held on March 27th at the Faculty of Engineering. Read more ›

Published: April 3, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

#MeToo, Workplace Sexual Harassment, and How Organizations Can Cope with Current Challenges

Almost every person knows of someone who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. It is not uncommon for the victims of sexual harassment to feel ashamed and afraid of social retaliation if they speak out. As a result, many people keep their experiences as a secret locked in a box. Read more ›

Published: March 16, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Empowering Women Leaders in Healthcare: From Research to Practice

Telfer School of Management Professor Ivy Bourgeault is the CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. Her research produces knowledge about gender equality in the healthcare industry, helping key policymakers develop strategies and create more opportunities to advance women in management positions in the sector. Read more ›

Published: March 9, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

The Federal Budget 2018 and Beyond: Promoting Gender Equality in Federal SME Contracting

Telfer School of Management Professors Barbara Orser and Allan Riding have just been awarded a Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant. Their research team will examine strategies to improve gender equality in how small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) obtain contracts with the federal government. Read more ›

Published: March 7, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Secrets, manipulation, and the stock market: How top-executives pocket from private meetings with investors

In a new study, Telfer School Professor Shantanu Dutta suggests that top-executives may be manipulating meeting content to pocket in the stock market. Read more ›

Published: March 1, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Telfer School’s Smart Transit Solutions on the News

Professors Onur Ozturk and Jonathan Patrick’s publication on smart transit solutions has gained a lot of media attention. Read more ›

Published: February 23, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Rethinking Freight Transportation in Cities: A Smart Solution for An Old Problem

Combining a passion for applied mathematics and a motivation to improve the public transportation sector, new Telfer School of Management faculty, Professor Onur Ozturk, has developed a model to support Freight on Transit (FOT) using urban railways. Read more ›

Published: February 14, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking

Innovation in Lebanon: The Role of Banque Du Liban

The Telfer School of Management , in collaboration with the MINDSMASTER and John Michael Farhat Foundations, is pleased to invite you to a conference given by the Vice Governor of the Bank of Lebanon, Mr. Raed Charafeddine, on Friday March 16, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (Room DMS4101, 55 Laurier Avenue East). Read more ›

Published: February 9, 2018 | Category: Innovative Thinking