The TRSM research vision is to address societal need in Canada and globally in areas that range across digital transformation, social innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social responsibility, internationalization success of SMEs and diversity in organizations and on boards. It also includes research on long-term care, inclusive design, moral motivation, law and privacy, social media network analysis and information technology influences on retail, hospitality and tourism sectors – to name but a few.
This array of research, combined with our solid ties to industry and community partners, fosters exciting opportunities for involvement in diverse areas of scholarship and practice, and advance management knowledge to make a difference at home and abroad. The research problems we tackle are inherently complex, and require broad research perspectives. To that end, TRSM researchers are thought leaders in management as well as areas not traditionally associated with business research, leading us to succeed in securing funding from all three Tri-Council agencies: SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR.
Ryerson’s Academic Plan challenges us to become one of Canada’s top 10 non-medical research universities by increasing our SRC intensity and impact. Its priority areas, as well as its eight strategic research themes (Digital Media & Technology; Energy & Sustainability; Health & Well Being; Technological & Industrial Innovation; City Building & Social Justice; Design, Culture & Creative Industries; Management, Entrepreneurship & Competitiveness; and Teaching & Learning for the New Economy) are highly suited to our areas of strength, and position us to be a key contributor to Toronto Metropolitan University’s overall goals.
Ryerson’s research impact has been on a steady growth trajectory as evidenced by the volume of publications and citations to Ryerson researchers’ work. TRSM aims to not only parallel, but surpass, the research performance of our university as a whole through our ever growing body of research faculty, research centres and their partnerships.
Dr. Ozgur Turetken
Associate Dean - Research