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September 23, 2014
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Previous Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar, July - August, 2005, 2006, 2007

Professor Drori is the Chair of the MBA program for Human Resources and Organizational Consulting at the
College of Management, Israel, and also teaches at the Department of Public Policy, Tel-Aviv University.  His research interests focus on three topics: Organizational ethnography, mainly social construction of organizational change and issues such as: legitimacy, trust, boundaries, identity and sensemaking; Genealogy and evolution of the Israeli Hi-Tec industry; Transnational and ethnic entrepreneurship.

Visiting Scholar, July - August, 2005, 2006, 2007

Dr. Manos teaches finance at the College of Management, Israel. Educated at the University of Birmingham, her previous university appointments were at the Department of Economics, Loughborough University, as a research associate, and at the Birmingham Business School as a lecturer. Her main areas of interest are financial markets, company finance in developing countries, international finance, and corporate governance. 

Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2005 to July, 2006
Visiting Scholar,  August to December, 2006

Dr. Karlsson received his PhD in 2005 from Jönköping International Business School. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, SCANCOR at Stanford University, and Wilfrid Laurier University. He has research interests in qualitative research methodology, institutional theory, and development processes of young organizations. He has presented at several occasions at Academy of Management Conferences, Babson research conferences and the Nordic Academy of Management. His dissertation project was awarded best PhD project at Nordic Academy of Management in 2001. His work has been published in the Journal of Management, and he has published two monographs, and two book chapters. His current work involves surveying and interviewing incubator managers, managers of firms in incubators and new firms outside incubators.

Visiting Scholar, November 19-23, 2007

Professor Alison Morrison, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotand, will be a visiting scholar at the NeXt centre during the week of Nov 19th.

November 20, 2007
"Small Tourism Firm Research: Past, Present and Future" is the title of Professor Morrison's seminar for Tuesday the 20th of November.  Abstract
Time: 11:00 am

November 22, 2007
Professor Morrison will give her keynote address titled "Lifestyle Small Tourism Firms" at a Laurier-wide student session on Thursday.  Abstract
Time: 11:30 am
Location: 1E1

Alison Morrison (PhD) has been publishing extensively and teaching since 1984, primarily in her specialist areas which are organisational learning in small businesses, cultural impacts on entrepreneurial behaviour, marketing of hospitality enterprises, and the interaction between entrepreneurs and government support agencies. Publications reflect an effective knowledge transfer strategy using the multiple mediums of academic texts, refereed journals, conference papers, as well as non-refereed documents targeting reflective practitioners and policy-makers. Evidence of the esteem in which Alison is held is provided in the wide range of visiting and external appointments that demonstrate her academic standing at both national and international level. She has taught entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism extensively overseas at universities in Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, Lapland, Iran and Mauritius. Professional memberships include the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Higher Education Academy, and she has been appointed as a Fellow of the Hospitality International Management Association. In addition to University based research and teaching, she regularly undertakes educational, professional development, and consultancy projects internationally.

Visiting Scholar, March 7th, 2008

As part of the NeXt Speaker Series, Mikael Samuelsson, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics will speak.

Friday, March 7th
"The Domain of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge"
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: P2115J (NeXt Centre Meeting Room)

Given the importance of knowledge and experience as a relevant resource input for entrepreneurial activities, we seek to better understand the dimensions underlying knowledge, both for purposes of measurement, as well as education.  In this study, we examined 407 nascent entrepreneurs, controlling for conventional human capital variables and self-assessed knowledge at the start, and measuring them again, observing gestation activity, 12 months later.  In reviewing this research project, I will discuss various dimensions of entrepreneurial learning based on our empirical findings. (Mikael Samuelsson)