David Crick is the Paul Desmarais Professor of International Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He comes to the Telfer School with 27 years of experience in research, teaching and administrative roles in business schools with a further 6 years of full time experience in industry and various consultancy roles. He was recently Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, after two similar posts at the level of full professor in the U.K., at universities in Leicester and Birmingham. He has acted in various administrative roles such as Director of Research for a previous faculty and he has also served as an accreditation reviewer for several organisations.
Dr. Crick's research lies at the intersection of international entrepreneurship and marketing. Start-up firms with limited resources and an evolving business model are a particular area of interest, of which internationalization processes and the support requirements of entrepreneurs are a core aspect. This research takes a holistic approach regarding entrepreneurial strategies in internationalizing firms, including the notion of 'serendipity' in unplanned versus planned ventures. In addition, Professor Crick's research both in the U.K. and New Zealand has focused on entrepreneurs from minority ethnic communities and the types of assistance they require. This has also been of high academic and practitioner impact, and he is regularly asked to peer review papers, examine theses and to speak on the topic. He is on the editorial boards of several journals.
His teaching approach has emphasized facilitation rather than lecture, and university/community interaction, including the opportunity for students to meet real-life entrepreneurs. Both in his recent prior roles as a visiting professor at Tromso University, Norway (2010-2012) and in his professorship at Victoria University in Wellington (2010-2015), he taught students that were in the process of starting a business in parallel with their studies.
|2015-2017||University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management||Start-up Grant||R||I||PI||$ 20,000|
|2015-2016||University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management||Library Grant||R||I||PI||$ 2,000|
|2014-2015||Victoria University of Wellington||Summer Scholarship for Research Assistance Involving Entrepreneurship in Sport||S||O||PI||$ 6,000|
|2013-2014||Victoria University of Wellington||Corporate Entrepreneurship and Business Practices in the New Zealand Healthcare Sector.||R||O||PI||$ 23,000|
|2013-2014||Victoria University of Wellington||Summer Scholarship for Research Assistance Involving Social Entrepreneurs||S||O||PI||$ 6,000|
|2013||Victoria University of Wellington||Investigation of Coopetition in the Wine Industry.||R||O||PI||$ 1,500|
|2012-2013||Victoria University of Wellington||Two Summer Scholarships in 2012 for Research Assistance Involving Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Eco Entrepreneurs||S||O||PI||$ 14,000|
|2012||Victoria University of Wellington||Study of New Zealand Ethnic Entrepreneurs||R||O||PI||$ 15,000|
|2012||Victoria University of Wellington||New Zealand Eco Entrepreneurs||R||O||PI||$ 2,000|
|2010-2012||Victoria University of Wellington||Internationalisation of New Zealand Firms||R||O||PI||$ 9,500|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator