Diane A. Isabelle, Ph.D.

Professor and Consultant in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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I am an Associate Professor, International Business at Carleton University, Sprott School of Business, and Director of Sprott's International Business Study Group. In a nutshell, I am in my third career: first in in the private sector as a project engineer, then at the National Research Council of Canada in several senior roles, and finally in academia since 2011 and loving it.

My research focuses broadly on the areas of science, innovation and techno-entrepreneurship within a global context. Current research interests are organized around the following four themes:

- International entrepreneurship

- Internationalization (International New Ventures and SMEs)

- Global collaborative research, and Science, Technology and Innovation policy

-Technology-integrated higher education pedagogy I publish in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

I am also the principal of Diane Isabelle & Associates Consultants.

Recent Publications (See details by clicking on 'Read my articles', which will bring you to my ResearchGate page):

- Isabelle D.A., Westerlund M., Rajala R. and Leminen S. (2019). Understanding the aspirations of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists: their effects on international operations and growth. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 37(2), 190-213.

- Schillo R.S., Isabelle D.A. and Shakiba, A. (2017). Linking Advanced Biofuels Policies with Stakeholder Interests - A Framework and Methodology Building on Quality Function Deployment. Energy Policy, 100, 126-137.

- Westerlund M., Isabelle, D.A., Rajala, R. and Leminen, S. (2017). Networks, Business Models and Competitiveness in Small Finnish Firms. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 18(1), 9-26.

- Westerlund M., Rajala R., Leminen S. and Isabelle D.A. (2017). “Do relationships facilitate growth in small technology firms?”. International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship,3(3), 228-243.

- Westerlund M., Isabelle, D.A., Rajala, R. and Leminen, S. (2016). Funders and founders: Partners in good times and in bad? International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 8(3), 269-288.

- Aten K., Nardon L. and Isabelle D.A. (2016). Making Sense of Foreign Context: Skilled Migrant’s Perceptions of Contextual Barriers and Career Options. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 16(2,) 191-214. http://ccm.sagepub.com/content/16/2/191.abstract

  • Work
    • Carleton University
  • Education
    • PhD Management
    • MBA
    • P.Eng