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Martine Spence

Spence, Martine
Full Professor
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

Chapters in Books

  • Courrent, J.M. and Spence, M. Orientation entrepreneuriale et engagement des PME dans des logiques de développement durable . In Guillouzo, R.. Entrepreneuriat, territoires et développement durable. Paris, France: Hachette, 2014.

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.
  • Laperrière, A. and Spence, M. 2015. Enacting international opportunities: The role of organizational learning in knowledge-intensive business services. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 13(3): 212-241.

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
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Alternative growth of small firms: An alternative lens through the theory of effectuation R I PI $ 11,498
2012-2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) PME et développement durable: Déterminants et mesures d'engagement R I PI $ 6,000
2011-2014 SSHRC The Performance of Immigrant-Owned SMEs (PI: A. Riding, uOttawa) R G Co-I $ 46,975
2008-2015 SSHRC The Internationalization of SMEs - Entrepreneurship Strategic Knowledge Cluster (PI: Rob McNaughton, University of Waterloo) R C Co-I $ 1,950,000


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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