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Government contracts a boon for small businesses? Not so fast, say Telfer researchers

As governments look for ways to promote growth in the business sector and create jobs, part of the solution lies with entrepreneurial businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a disproportionate share of job creation, innovation and the accompanying economic prosperity in Canada. Federal, municipal and provincial governments, which direct nearly 33% of their   …Continue Reading


Research team takes closer look at the private meetings of public firms

Professor Shantanu Dutta will be a co-investigator in a study examining the private in-house meetings of companies, funded by the National Science Foundation of China. Background – Concerns that select groups of investors benefit from access to material, non-public information in their private meetings with firms are as old as the financial markets. The content   …Continue Reading


Telfer study looks at caregiver experiences in the stroke rehabilitation system

A Telfer School–uOttawa study highlights the complexity that family caregivers experience providing care for stroke survivors. Using a complex adaptive systems perspective, the researchers contacted fourteen family caregivers who spoke of their feelings of isolation in adapting to the changing demands of their role within a complex healthcare system. Focusing on the transition from a   …Continue Reading


Daina Mazutis wins a prestigious EFMD case writing prize

Daina Mazutis has just won the prestigious international EFMD Case Writing Competition in the “Sustainable Production Systems” category. Mazutis, the Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability at the Telfer School of Management, won a 2,000€ cash award for her case “Newlight Technologies: Plastics For A Carbon Negative Future.” Her case, coauthored with Daniel Day,   …Continue Reading


New University Research Chair holder Craig Kuziemsky says: “Now is the time to seize the next big opportunity in healthcare innovation”

The University of Ottawa has awarded Professor Craig Kuziemsky a University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation. Professor Kuziemsky’s research program will centre on the creation of a data-driven framework supporting healthcare innovation driven by collaborative interprofessional teams. Professor Kuziemsky explained that the challenges associated with rising healthcare costs, an aging population and the emergence of   …Continue Reading


Professors Bourgeault, Saadi, and Dutta honoured at Dean’s Assembly

Congratulations to the winners of the Telfer School of Management Research Excellence Awards, which were announced at the Dean’s Assembly on June 7, 2016: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault – Established Researcher Award Samir Saadi – Up-and-Coming Researcher Award Shantanu Dutta – Innovative Researcher Award About the winners Ivy Lynn Bourgeault – Established Researcher Award Professor Bourgeault   …Continue Reading


Body language is a lot more than “power postures” and firm handshakes

Nonverbal communication is often a hot topic in the popular management press, but management scholars lag behind in exploring this important form of communication. A deeper understanding of non-verbal behaviour in organizations would help researchers develop evidence-based tools, which managers can use to address a host of workplace challenges, argue Silvia Bonaccio, Jane O’Reilly, Sharon   …Continue Reading


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