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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Taking a Wider View of Project Management

Why do so many projects fail, despite the availability of project management (PM) tools and methods? Professor Lavagnon Ika of the Telfer School says the working assumption that all projects are similar makes it possible to impose standard PM controls and processes. But this misconception may be doing real harm when we have to deal   …Continue Reading


Samia Chreim Recipient of Award from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for her Study on Acquisition Integration

A paper by Professor Samia Chreim and Marzieh Tafaghod published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in 2012 received a Best Paper Honorable Mention. The award was announced at the Academy of Management annual conference in Florida. The researchers, Professor Chreim of the Telfer School and Professor Tafaghod of the Faculty of Education, examined   …Continue Reading


Three Telfer Students and One Alumnus Win “Launch Some Good” Competition

In the news cbc.ca Telfer Students Ajmal Sataar and Kathleen Kemp interviewed to discuss CigBins, a new social enterprise Ajmal Sataar, Kathleen Kemp, Neil Gangal and alumnus Adam Tomaszewski are hoping to clean up, in more ways than one, as they take unwanted cigarette butts and turn them into profits. The venture is still at   …Continue Reading


New Research Cluster to Focus on Firms’ Risk Disclosure in a Global Context

Professor Kaouthar Lajili leads a new research cluster focusing on how corporate operational and business risk management disclosures were impacted by the 2007-2008 global financial crisis. Managers are increasingly called upon to manage risks within and outside their control; they are also expected to monitor their risk exposures in more systematic and rigourous ways. This   …Continue Reading


Joseph Doucet (B.Mgt.Sc. 1982) Appointed Dean of the Alberta Business School

Dr. Joseph Doucet (B.Mgt.Sc.) was recently appointed as Dean, Faculty of Business (also known as the Alberta School of Business), for a five-year term.   He joined the University of Alberta in 2000 as Associate Professor and H&R Drilling Professor of Regulatory Economics, was quickly promoted to Professor and became the Enbridge Professor of Energy   …Continue Reading