Diane A. Isabelle

Diane A. Isabelle
Carleton University · Sprott School of Business

PhD
International business innovation; entrepreneurship ecosystem; STI policy; intl interdisciplinary experiential learning

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Introduction
I am an Associate Professor of International Business. I hold a PhD in management, an MBA and an Engineering degree. I have extensive professional experience in the private, government and academic sectors. My research focuses broadly on the areas of science, innovation and techno-entrepreneurship within a global context: - International entrepreneurship - Internationalization (International New Ventures and SMEs) - Global collaborative research, and Science, Technology and Innovation policy - Technology-integrated higher education pedagogy I am a mixed-method researcher.
Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
Carleton University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2014 - June 2019
Carleton University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2011 - June 2014
Carleton University
Position
  • Instructor
Education
September 2000 - April 2008
Carleton University
Field of study
  • Management
September 1981 - April 1985
University of Manitoba
Field of study
  • Business

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Publications (61)
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Gamification—the use of gameplay mechanics for nongame applications—enables learning by doing, yet questions abound about its effectiveness for education. This teaching brief reports on the gamification of an entrepreneurship course using a stand‐alone gamification platform integrated with Shopify, a global e‐commerce platform for online stores. St...
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Porter's Five Forces (P5F) framework, published in 1979, helps us to understand the attractiveness of an industry. The five competitive forces are: the threat of new entrants, the bargaining power of buyers, the bargaining power of suppliers, the threat of substitute products of services, and the rivalry among existing competitors. This framework h...
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The scholarly literature on the links between Artificial Intelligence and the United Na-tions' Sustainable Development Goals is burgeoning as climate change and the biotic crisis leading to mass extinction of species are raising concerns across the globe. With a focus on Sustainable Development Goals 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Life on Land), thi...
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This study applies a machine-learning technique to a dataset of 38,000 textual comments from Canadian small business owners on the impacts of COVID-19. Topic modelling revealed seven topics covering the short-and longer-term impacts of the pandemic, government relief programs and loan eligibility issues, mental health, and other impacts on business...
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The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) brings with it a myriad of technologies with the ability to enhance business innovation, competitiveness, and sustainability. However, the prevailing narrative is that the 4IR is incompatible with small businesses due to their underdeveloped capabilities, and limited resources. Therefore, there exists a possibili...
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Achieving legitimacy in several markets is crucial for transnational ventures. Moreover, the literature on competitive strategy suggests that distinctiveness from competitors is a major source of competitive advantage for ventures. Nevertheless, our knowledge is sparse on how transnational ventures use claims to build legitimacy and distinctiveness...
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In The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/how-business-accelerators-can-help-new-startups-succeed-after-covid-19-157025 Innovation and entrepreneurs will be essential for economies to recover and build resiliency following the pandemic. Business accelerators, a mechanism to support and grow new ventures, will need to evolve to help them sur...
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News media companies and human rights organizations have been increasingly warning about the rise of the surveillance state that builds on distrust and mass surveillance of its citizens. The COVID-19 pandemic is fostering digitalization and state-corporate collaboration, leading to the introduction of contact tracing apps and other digital surveill...
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The development of entrepreneurship education (EE) has become atop priority for many universities aroundthe world. Accordingly, the objectivesof this paper are to identify motivation profiles of university business students,to determine how profile membership predicts students’entrepreneurialintention and interest to study entrepreneurship, and to...
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News media and human rights organizations are warning about the rise of the surveillance state that builds on distrust and mass surveillance of its citizens. Further, the global pandemic has fostered public-private collaboration such as the launch of contact tracing apps to tackle COVID-19. Thus, such apps also contribute to the diffusion of techno...
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The role of cognitive and emotional processes in entrepreneurial decision-making remains an under-researched area despite their evident effects on business and innovation performance of companies. This study focuses on negative emotions that stem from several fears and cause entrepreneurial “fear of failure” that may discourage or prevent an entrep...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in drastic ways, disrupting the normal operation of the world's economic activity. Every aspect of life as we know it has changed. The business and entrepreneurship landscapes have been deeply altered. As innovation intermediaries support entrepreneurship, accelerators have become progressively prominent...
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The collection and use of data play an increasingly important role in the growth and success of today’s digital multi-sided platforms (MSPs). However, many aspiring MSPs lack effective strategies for using data to establish a profitable data-driven business model (DDBM). This study explores how MSPs in the food industry can utilize data to develop...
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Our knowledge is sparse on how transnational entrepreneurs use claims to build legitimate distinctiveness. Therefore, we analyzed 1) claims collected from 20 Nigerian-Canadian transnationals’ websites, classified by argument types, and 2) survey data from a 20-member review panel that assessed legitimate distinctiveness based on those websites. We...
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Topic modelling, a machine-learning algorithm driven text-mining technique for discovering latent themes in a large corpus of documents, is applied to 934 conference proceeding abstracts from the Annual Meetings of the Academy of International Business (AIB) over the past five years (2013 to 2017 inclusive). The analysis examines research topics of...
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Engaging users in public service innovation has become increasingly popular. However, officials lack systematic methods to harvest and prioritize users’ ideas besides public hearings. This paper performs exploratory and confirmatory analyses of survey data collected from paratransit users in Canada. Priority factors for a digital ride booking syste...
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The objectives of this study are: (a) to identify the profiles of youth’s entrepreneurial motivation (to start a business) grounded in self-determination theory (SDT) by adopting a person-centered approach, (b) to link these profiles to antecedents that promote or hinder entrepreneurial motivations and predict the profile membership, and (c) to tes...
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Small firms must increasingly seek external funding to fuel their growth ambitions domestically and internationally. However, external funding comes with conditions and ownership claims signifying changes to the entrepreneur's status quo. At the same time, the current climate for entrepreneurship and the availability of funding tend to fluctuate be...
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The innovation management issue that is focused on is the impact of specific elements of quality management practices on product innovation performance. Quality management practices include both soft quality and hard quality. The relationship between quality management practices and innovation has been studied in several investigations. Prajogo, D....
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Open source software technological collaborations (OSSTCs) are conceptualized as a phenomenon disconnected from conventional strategic-technological alliances. Past research has investigated them through the lens of open innovation - a phenomenon still in search of a theory. Following a case study research design and forty interviews with OSS exper...
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Shopping habits are changing with online stores and personalized selection gaining traction. We test a multifactor model of consumer behaviour in online retailing and allergy-free foods. Using survey data from 99 consumers in Canada, we investigate what drives consumer willingness to buy customized allergy-free cakes online. Our results show that t...
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Data play an increasingly important role in the growth and success of digital platform business models. Yet many businesses lack strategies to use big data and data analytics effectively while others fail at evolving their existing business model into a data-driven business model (DDBM). In this paper, we explore how multisided platform businesses...
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Small firms must increasingly seek external funding to fuel their growth ambitions domestically and internationally. However, external funding comes with conditions and ownership claims signifying changes to the entrepreneur’s status quo. At the same time, the current climate for entrepreneurship and the availability of funding tend to fluctuate be...
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External financing is an important strategic decision in growth-oriented small firms. Although private venture capital has been shown to contribute to investee venture performance, results of public funding’s effects are ambiguous. Using a sample of 118 small international firms from Finland, we empirically investigated the links between entreprene...
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Prior literature argues that business relationships provide firms with competitive advantage. However, there is a need for more empirical evidence on whether and how they influence the growth of small technology firms. Through a statistical analysis of 90 small technology firms in Finland, we explore whether the scope and scale of customer relation...
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Prior literature argues that business relationships provide firms with competitive advantage. However, there is a need for more empirical evidence on whether and how they influence the growth of small technology firms. Through a statistical analysis of 90 small technology firms in Finland, we explore whether the scope and scale of customer relation...
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Entrepreneurial small firms must design business models that leverage the resources of others to succeed in domestic and global markets. This study investigates the variance in business models of firms seeking to prosper through networking within an intensely competitive landscape. We use explorative quantitative methods to analyse the link between...
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Abstract: The field of renewable energy policy is inherently complex due to the long-term impacts of its policies, the broad range of potential stakeholders, the intricacy of scientific, engineering and technological developments, and the interplay of complex policy mixes that may result in unintended consequences. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)...
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Small firms must design business models that leverage the resources of others to succeed in domestic and global markets. This study investigates the variance in business models of small firms seeking to prosper through networking within an intensely competitive landscape. We use explorative quantitative methods to analyse the link between networkin...
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Abstract: Based on a sample of 3097 small firms, we investigated how Finnish entrepreneurs perceive the relationship between corporate ownership structure and growth orientation. In particular, we investigated the type of ownership that entrepreneurs would provide to different types of funders in exchange for investment. Our empirical results sugge...
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This study amplifies understanding of the occupational marginalization of skilled migrants by ela- borating the role of cognition in skilled migrants’ perception of contextual barriers and career options. Our qualitative analysis of interviews with 13 Filipino engineers who migrated to Canada revealed that migrants’ perceptions are influenced by th...
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A large body of research has explored business incubators as mechanisms to support entrepreneurship. Business incubation is considered a valuable entrepreneurship tool to support the survival and growth of new ventures, as incubators provide access to office space, business advisory support, management guidance, educational programs, mentor network...
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Abstract: Based on a sample of 3097 small firms, we investigated how Finnish entrepreneurs perceive the relationship between corporate ownership structure and growth orientation. In particular, we investigated the type of ownership that entrepreneurs would provide to different types of funders in exchange for investment. Our empirical results sugge...
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Internationalization is particularly challenging for small firms with limited resources. They need to create business models that leverage the resources of others in order to succeed in global markets. This study investigates the types of business models based on networking that small firms utilize for international expansion. We use explorative qu...
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A growing body of literature has demonstrated the importance of social capital in value creation from alliances, networks, and collaboration. This study investigates the application of a social capital perspective to large-scale international scientific collaborations (ISCs) through a survey of senior scientists from Canada, the USA, Europe, Austra...
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En todo el mundo las sociedades han estado buscando la forma de alentar y apoyar nuevos incrementos en los negocios con el fin de potenciar el desarrollo económico y crear puestos de trabajo. Uno de esos mecanismos del ecosistema empresarial es la incubación y aceleración de empresas. Construido a partir de recientes investigaciones académicas,...
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In this knowledge-based economy, competitiveness of countries is increasingly dependent on the creation and application of science and technology (S&T) knowledge. Such knowledge feeds innovation by finding its way into new products and processes. As a result, governments worldwide are seeking ways to generate economic impact from the research and d...
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Policy design for Science, Technology and Innovation requires the consideration of complex relationships between multiple stakeholders, policy objectives and options, and technological realities. We propose an approach to analyze the relationships between stakeholder interests and policy tools and explore its application to the area of biofuel poli...
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Communities around the world have been looking for ways to encourage and support new-business development in order to enhance economic development and create jobs. One such mechanism of the entrepreneurial ecosystem is business incubation and acceleration. Building from recent academic research, publications and surveys, this chapter provides an ov...
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Technology entrepreneurship rarely succeeds in isolation; increasingly, it occurs in interconnected networks of business partners and other organizations. For entrepreneurs lacking access to an established business ecosystem, incubators and accelerators provide a possible support mechanism for access to partners and resources. Yet, these relatively...
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Technology entrepreneurship rarely succeeds in isolation; increasingly, it occurs in interconnected networks of business partners and other organizations. For entrepreneurs lacking access to an established business ecosystem, incubators and accelerators provide a possible support mechanism for access to partners and resources. Yet, these relatively...
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Science is going global. Competitiveness of countries is increasingly dependent on the creation and application of scientific knowledge, and accessing scientific knowledge from around the world is vital for national wealth and both economic and political power. Large-scaled international scientific collaborations (ISCs) are one of several mechanism...
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Large-scale international scientific collaborations (ISCs) are one of several mechanisms that allow governments and businesses to tap into the global knowledge base. Participating in ISCs to access scientific knowledge from around the world is vital for a relatively small country like Canada to ensure success in building science and science-based c...
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The article presents a technology foresight exercise carried out at the National Research Council (NRC) - the Government of Canada's premier organisation for research and development. The actions undertaken were focused on a technology foresight exercise with a time horizon of 2020 to initiate planning for its strategic and organisational renewal....
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Science is global. Accessing scientific knowledge from around the world is vital for a country like Canada. International scientific collaborations (ISCs) are one of several mechanisms to tap into this global knowledge. This paper reports on findings of potential relevance to the study of Canadian Science and Technology by the House of Commons Stan...
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Science is a global business. Accessing scientific knowledge from around the world is vital for nations to ensure the quality of science and innovation. International scientific collaborations (ISCs) are one of several mechanisms to tap into this global knowledge. This paper reports on the effects of key factors on desired attributes of internation...
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Reviewed in this chapter are various S&T commercialization strategies and supporting mechanisms, primarily within the North American context. The goal is to explore such strategies, their evolution and trends. International practices and insights are cursorily covered.
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The NRC or National Research Council of Canada undertook a foresight exercise with a time horizon of 2020 to initiate planning for its strategic and organizational renewal. The exercise provided a global perspective and critical insights on the future and impact of S+T in Canada, and on opportunities for the NRC to address national challenges as pa...
Technical Report
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The National Research Council (NRC) initiated a process to renew its vision and to develop a new enabling corporate strategy to ensure unique, sustained and significant contributions to Canada and the world in the broad areas of science and technology. This Renewal Project is intended to identify opportunities and to address a number of fundamental...
Technical Report
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This document is a consolidation of the most critical material from working papers written by the NRC Renewal Global to Local, Industry Perspective, Government Perspective and Futures Teams, and takes into account discussions resulting from the presentation of that material at the NRC Consolidation Workshop. There is a tremendous wealth of material...
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Through a broad survey of global empirical and conceptual literature related to the topic of S&T commercialization of publicly funded research, this paper explores the commercialization of public research from a systemic approach as part of overall national systems of innovation, focusing on the North-American context as well as exploring selected...

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I recently upgrade to Catalina (Mac) and upgraded from Endnote X7 to X9. I since have had issues important articles (pdfs) into Endnote X9: it does import but the metadata are missing. I searched but have not found a solution (beside manually adding the missing fields...).
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I just started my sabbatical, and have somewhat of an ambitious sabbatical plan... To keep me motivated and somewhat connected, at least digitally, I am considering blogging about my planned research, research trips, conferences etc.
Any advice?
thanks!

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This research explores global disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic on the international operations of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with an emphasis on global value chains and management post pandemic. Drawing from relevant academic literature and employing artificial intelligence-based modeling, the goal is to identify determinants of successful international activities, business model innovation and integration of technology such as digitalization for an effective recovery. The research will also address effective policy responses globally in selected strategic industrial and service sectors. This research make an extensive application of AI-based approaches to social sciences. This project is supported by a research grant from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
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Research related to applying new or emerging research methods such as big data analysis, machine learning such as topic modelling.