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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Alumni in the Lead: Mark Farrell, BAdm 1990

Mark is co-owner and President of Inspire Developments – a private corporation that owns and manages 94 rental units in the Ottawa area as well as develops unique infill real estate projects.  Currently the company is developing a 31 unit condominium project near the Ottawa Train Yards as well as a 3 unit townhouse project   …Continue Reading

Professor Walid Ben-Amar Provides a Closer Look at Board Diversity and Firm Performance

How is firm performance affected by board composition? For family firms, board diversity tends to improve the quality of board strategic decisions, but only at low levels, says a new study based on 289 M & A decisions by Canadian firms from 2000-2007.  “Strategic decision-making may be adversely affected when board diversity is too high   …Continue Reading

Rising Stars: Alexei Porturas

Originally from New Jersey, Alexei fell in love with Canada's capital city. He chose to pursue his post-secondary education at the Telfer School of Management because it is one of only two North American business schools to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the three most prestigious accreditations in the world. He was also drawn to   …Continue Reading

Professor Shujun Ding studies decision making and judgment in accounting and finance

Behavioural studies were at one time thought to be peripheral to the fields of accounting and finance. But that notion has been put to rest with scholars demonstrating that to more fully understand these disciplines in practice, one has to understand how people actually make decisions. Charting the way forward are scholars like Professor Shujun   …Continue Reading

Telfer Students Promote the Fair Trade of Cocoa in Haiti

Three teams of students in Professor Garrick Apollon's ADM 3718 – Commerce international course worked on a term project aiming to convince Canadian companies to invest and to buy Haiti's fair-trade cocoa products to make chocolate and chocolate products. The students' challenge was organized according to the format of the television show, "The Apprentice." The   …Continue Reading