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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.   …Continue Reading


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   …Continue Reading


A First-Ever “Business History Day” at Telfer

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. “History offers abundant lessons for future business leaders,” noted Professor Cheryl S. McWatters, the organizer of ‘Business History Day’ at Telfer. “Clear parallels can be found between   …Continue Reading


Daina Mazutis explores the relationship between strategic leadership and sustainability

Daina Mazutis is the new Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) at Telfer, focusing her research on the path to more socially and environmentally conscious organizations. With studies that lie at the intersection of strategy, leadership and corporate responsibility, Mazutis is interested in understanding better the barriers and enablers to successful adoption of   …Continue Reading


Getting to the bottom of financial disclosure issues in the not-for-profit sector

Professor Qiu Chen has just published research examining a key transparency issue in the nonprofit sector: to increase opportunities for donations, some managers misreport fundraising and/or administrative expenses as program expenses. Chen set out to determine what happens to director monitoring in such scenarios. She found that when nonprofits underperform financially, directors “understand that their   …Continue Reading


David Crick joins Telfer as the Paul Desmarais Professor of International Entrepreneurship

The Telfer School welcomes David Crick as a full professor in entrepreneurship. Professor Crick has more than twenty years’ experience in research, consultancy and teaching in the U.K. and New Zealand where he also held full professorial roles. His current research focuses on start-up firms with limited resources and an evolving lean business model, of   …Continue Reading


Samir Saadi awarded the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award

Each year the Telfer School of Management has the pleasure to nominate one of its professors for the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award.  This award is given to a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions to research. In 2015, the members of the Faculty Teaching Personnel Committee chose Professor Samir Saadi as   …Continue Reading


Downturn puts study on loan guarantee schemes in the spotlight

Market uncertainty has given added urgency to professor Miwako Nitani’s research on the efficacy of credit guarantee schemes in Canada. Also known as loan guarantee programs, these programs grew in popularity to support business creation and growth in challenging economic times. But their actual effect on mitigating the effects of financial crises on small and   …Continue Reading


Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Furthers Sustainability Initiatives

A study by the CPA Canada-Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CPA-AGRC) concludes that female representation in the boardroom makes it more likely for a firm to disclose climate-change related risks. Walid Ben Amar, a professor of accounting and the Executive Director of the CPA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management, Millicent Chang of the University   …Continue Reading


A new publication on immigrants and older health care workers in Canada

Professor Ivy Bourgeault, Telfer School of Management, has written “Double Isolation: Immigrants and Older Adult Care Work in Canada” in a just-released text Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work (Rutgers University Press, 2015).  This chapter highlights how immigrants who care for older adults in home and long term care   …Continue Reading