Entrepreneurship reflects the burgeoning of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which account for a disproportionately large share of net job creation and Canada’s economic development, and contribute to the national trade balance when firms expand overseas. Outcomes that are not just related to the creation of new firms – an entrepreneurial orientation can be equally applied to large corporations and public and non-profit sectors where new ideas trigger programs and processes that benefit society as a whole. Entrepreneurship is therefore central to developing effective public policy and educating those engaged in commercialization of technology. All topics are inter-disciplinary in nature, including: the entrepreneurial process and cognition, opportunity recognition, emergence of new firms, intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship, SME policy and new venture financing.
Our Faculty Members
Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential applicants to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (e.g., ABI/INFORM) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by e-mail at
- David Crick, PhD
- Mark Freel, PhD
- Peter Jaskiewicz, PhD (Available for co-supervision only)
- Wadid Lamine, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2022-2023)
- Daina Mazutis, PhD
- Miwako Nitani, PhD
- Evelyn Micelotta, PhD
- Barbara Orser, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2022-2023)
- Ana Maria Peredo, PhD
- Ajax Persaud, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2022-2023)
- Allan Riding, PhD
- Sandra Schillo, PhD
- Martine Spence, PhD (Available for co-supervision only)
- Madeline Toubiana, PhD
- Hien Tran, PhD
MGT8104 THEORETICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH (3 units)
Foundation theories of entrepreneurship are examined, including risk and uncertainty, rationales for enterprise growth, innovation process, opportunity recognition, market behaviour, financing new and growing ventures, and entrepreneurship as a social construction.
MGT8105 ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH (3 units)
This course focuses on selected topics associated with entrepreneurship research, including internationalization processes, entrepreneurial cognition, feminist entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial marketing, financing enterprise growth, public policy issues and entrepreneurship support, science-based, social and environmental entrepreneurship.
MGT8106 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH (3 units)
Critical evaluation of studies in targeted domains of entrepreneurship. Identification and evaluation of new orientations with an in-depth analysis of historical developments of the domain. Specific domains explored depend on the professor leading the seminar. Topics are offered on a rotating basis. Presentation and discussion of thesis project and other personal research projects.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the Entrepreneurship field, please contact Dr. David Crick.
Dr. David Crick
613-562-5800 x 4916