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PhD in Management, Marketing

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Master of Business Administration, Western University

Reasons for Being at Laurier?

The program fit well with the other commitments I have (re: family, work, community involvement) and because of its geographic proximity to Toronto and the program structure. In many ways though, my involvement was serendipitous in that I was not aware of the program until my son enrolled in the dual degree program at Laurier and I went on line to see what that program was about. 

Then I discovered there is a PhD opportunity at Laurier. My final decision was driven largely by the interactions I had with Nicole Coviello and the positive impression she had on me. Incredible faculty, collegiality, and lively discourse. The new building adds a touch of class as well.

Research Interests

How do differences in decision logics influence the entrepreneurial process and the networking that underpins entrepreneurial endeavours? The question is of interest because:

  1. The literature is dominated by assumptions that rely on only a single decision logic and it is increasingly acknowledged that this does not mirror reality.
  2. I can see immense practical and pedagogical value in the research I am involved with.

Career Goal

I envision a career in academics with a good balance between research and teaching. I am drawn to such a career by my interest in continuing to learn and love for teaching.

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