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Riding, Allan

Riding, Allan

Full Professor
Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises
B.Eng. (McGill), M.Eng. (McGill), M.B.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (McGill)
Location
DMS 7122
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 4700
Email
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Biography

Allan Riding is Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises (with Professor B. Orser). This professorship was established to develop a better understanding of the business characteristics, strategies and environments that drive enterprise growth. In this context, Dr. Riding’s primary research is the financing of small and medium-sized firms. His work spans bank financing, loan-guarantee programs, angel and venture capital, and initial public offerings. Current research focuses on the structure of the Canadian venture capital sector, preferences for, and access to, financing sources for knowledge-intensive small firms, and financing impediments to international trade.

Publication Record

Among more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Riding has published in, among others, Small Business Economics, Management International Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Venture Capital, and International Small Business Journal. He also has chapters in refereed books, and more than 60 papers to refereed conference proceedings (of which 10 received awards as Best Papers) He has acted as a consultant to, among others, Industry Canada, the Alberta Ministry of Economic Development, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, the Canadian Bankers Association.

Teaching Areas

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Riding has taught courses in Equity Valuation, Fixed Income Securities, Finance Theory, Investments Analysis, Corporate Finance and Introductory Finance. At the graduate level, recent courses he has taught include Management of Growth Enterprises, Private Equity and Venture Capital and Enterprise Development. He is proud to have received the Carleton University Students’ Association award for excellence in teaching.

Research Areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

  • Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. Intervention, Venture Capital and Internationalization: A Case to Consider. In Scott, J. and Hussain, J.. International Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Finance. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2015.
  • Riding, A.L. Improving access to Finance for SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Russia. In Potter, J.. Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Issues and Policies in Russia. Paris, France: OECD, 2013.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Rostamkalaei, A. **, Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2019. Borrower discouragement: the role of informal turndowns. Small Business Economics, 1-16.
  • Nitani, M., Riding, A.L. and He, B. 2019. On Equity Crowdfunding: Investor Rationality and Success Factors. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 21(2-3): 243-272.
  • Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Weeks, J. 2019. The Efficacy of Gender-Based Federal Procurement Policies in the United States. Small Business Economics, 11(1): 6-37.
  • Orser, B., Li, Y. and Riding, A.L. 2019. Technology adoption and gender-inclusive entrepreneurship education and training. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
  • Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Li, Y. 2019. Technology adoption and gender-inclusive entrepreneurship education and training. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
  • Nitani, M., Riding, A.L. and Orser, B. 2019. Self-employment, gender, financial knowledge and high-cost borrowing. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2018. The Influence of Gender on the Adoption of Technology among SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 33(4): 514-531.
  • Neville, F., Forrester, J. and Riding, A.L. 2018. Why even bother trying? Examining discouragement among racial-minorities. Journal of Management Studies.
  • Rostamkalaei, A. **, Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2018. Discouraged Borrowers: the Case of Informal Turndowns. Small Business Economics.
  • Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2016. Women entrepreneurs in Northern Canada: Contexts and challenges. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 27(2/3): 366-383.
  • Kong, S. **, Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2016. On Cross-Border VC Investment in Canadian Firms. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 18(1): 63-93.
  • Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2015. Risk Factors and the Canada Small Business Financing program. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 27(3): 251-274.
  • Neville, F., Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Jung, O. 2014. Do Young Firms Owned by Recent Immigrants Outperform Other Young Firms? Journal of Business Venturing, 29(1): 55-71.
  • Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2013. Growth R&D Intensity and Commercial Lender Relationships. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(2): 109-124.
  • Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2013. Fund Size and the Syndication of Venture Capital Investments. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 15(1): 53-75.
  • Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Stanley, J. 2012. Perceived Career Challenges and Response Strategies of Women in the Advanced Technology Sector. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 24(1/2): 73-93.
  • Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J. and Chamberlin, T. 2012. Investing in R&D: SME Financing Preferences. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 14(2-3): 199-214.
  • Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J., Spence, M. and Belanger, B. 2012. Financing New Venture Exporters. Small Business Economics, 38(2): 147-163.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Liao, D. 2018. "Action strategy to increase diversity of SME suppliers, Ottawa: Telfer School of Management", Access at telfer.uOttawa.ca/SMEprocurement2018-1.
  • Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J. and Liao, D. 2018. "Benchmarking Small and Medium Enterprises as Suppliers to the Government of Canada, Inclusion, Innovation and International Trade", Access at telfer.uOttawa.ca/SMEprocurement2018-1.
  • Riding, A.L. and Orser, B.J. 2018. "Strengthening Financial Knowledge Among Canadian Entrepreneurs", March, Abandoned.
  • Liao, D., Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2017. "Canadian Federal Procurement As A Policy Lever to Support Innovation and SME Growth", May, 49 pages, In collaboration with Q. Duong and J. Catimel (Public Services Procurement Canada). English ISBN 978-0-88927-495-2, 49 pages. Access at telfer.uOttawa.ca/SMEprocurement French ISBN 978-0-88927-496-9, 55 pages. Access telfer.uOttawa.ca/approvisionnementPME.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2020 SSHRC Partnership Grant Financial literacy and Canadian business owners R C PI $ 24,900
2018-2020 SSHRC Insight Grant Over-confidence and financial decisions among self-employed Canadians R C PI $ 34,000
2014-2018 SSHRC Insight Grant Financing and the Growth of SMEs R C PI $ 82,070
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) The Impacts of Cross-Border Acquisition on Acquired Canadian Venture Capital Backed SMEs R I PI $ 10,000
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Gender and Financing Preferences of Young SME Owners in Canada: Do Women Tend to Be Discouraged Borrowers? R I PI $ 8,600
2013 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) The Incidence of Islamic Banking and Finance in Canada R I PI $ 1,875
2011-2014 SSHRC The Performance of Immigrant-Owned SMEs (PI: Allan Riding, uOttawa) R G PI $ 46,975
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Start-Up and Growth of Women-Owned SMEs in Canada: New Realities R I PI $ 6,000

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

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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