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Martine Spence

Spence, Martine
Professor Emeritus
D.E.S.C.A.F. (SKEMA (anciennement CERAM)), B.Ed. (U of Calgary), M.B.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Middlesex University)
DMS 6118
613-562-5800 x 4954
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Martine Spence is a full professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Her teaching areas are entrepreneurship, strategic marketing, international marketing and marketing research. She has also taught in Montreal, the United Kingdom and France. Dr. Spence has held a number of research fellowships from Canadian, British and supranational organizations for her research on international entrepreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship in the context of Canada and of emerging and developing nations.

Research Areas

Professor Spence’s research has led to the publication in English and in French of two co-authored books, approximately seventy book chapters, papers of international conference proceedings and in articles in scientific journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Management International Review, International Business Review, European Marketing Journal, Revue internationale PME and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Paradas, A., Revelli, C., Courrent, J.-M., Debray, C. and Spence, M. 2018. Pratiques responsables des dirigeants de PME : influence du profil du dirigeant. Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, 16(3-4): 187-218.
  • Chreim, S., Spence, M., Crick, D. and Liao, X. 2018. Review of female immigrant entrepreneurship research: Past findings, gaps and ways forward. European Management Journal, 36(2): 210-222.
  • El Chababi, M., Chreim, S. and Spence, M. 2017. Are they really different: The entrepreneurial process from the perspective of first and second generation immigrant entrepreneurs. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 25(3): 263-295.
  • Labelle, F., Courrent, J.M. and Spence, M. 2017. Préférences des PME en matière de politiques publiques de responsabilité sociale des entreprises : une comparaison France-Québec. Management International, 21(3): 129-143.
  • Labelle, F., Spence, M. and Courrent, J.M. 2016. A Practice-Based Typology of Sustainable SMEs: Development of a Sustainability Compass . Revue de l'Organisation Responsable, 11(2): 5-23.
  • Courrent, J.M., Spence, M. and Gherib, J. 2016. Profil du dirigeant et adhésion à l'argument économique de la responsabilité sociale en petite entreprise. Revue internationale PME, 29(2): 31-64.

Chapters in Books

  • Benhmade, A., Régnier, P. and Spence, M. Global cities: African cities in the era of globalization. In Cao, H., Zacharias, J. and Ngomsi, C.. City Development: Issues and Best Practices. Springer, 2022.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2016-2018 Telfer School of Management (Endowed) Observatoire de recherche en entrepreneuriat international-Research Observatory in International Entrepreneurship R I PI $ 60,000
2014-2018 SSHRC Insight Grant Financing and the Growth of SMEs R C Co-I $ 82,070
2014-2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Sustainable development at work: A comparative assessment of the determinants of SMEs' engagement between emerging and developed Countries R I PI $ 6,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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