Dr. Mark Freel is a full professor at the Telfer School of Management in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a recognized researcher and has undertaken different projects on behalf of European regional, national and supra-national government bodies. Additionally, he has been awarded several grants from charities and research councils to study different aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation policy and strategy in the context of specific communities in Britain. He brings to the University of Ottawa 10 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience garnered at the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Warwick and Paisley (all in the UK).
His current research is concerned with innovation policy and practice in relation to small and medium sized firms, and with the role of universities in innovation systems. Dr. Freel has co-authored one textbook on entrepreneurship and small firms (McGraw-Hill, now in its 4th edition), and has published several book chapters and more than 20 articles in leading academic journals such as Small Business Economics, the International Journal of Innovation Management, the International Small Business Journal and Research Policy.
|2017-2020||SSHRC||The Fate of High Growth Firms||R||C||PI||$ 95,000|
|2015-2016||Fund for the Development of Academic Initiatives - Destination 2020 proposal||The Entrepreneurship Foundry||R||I||PI||$ 40,000|
|2014-2016||Telfer School of Management||Open Innovation and Firm Performance||R||I||Co-I||$ 4,000|
|2011-2012||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Understanding the Origins of Canadian Photonics Firms||R||I||Co-I||$ 4,000|
|2011||Industry Canada||Strategic behaviour relating to patenting and the effects on Canadian Business||R||G||PI||$ 24,900|
|2008-2012||SSHRC||Complexity, Novelty and Innovation Networking in Small Firms||R||C||PI||$ 88,919|
|2008-2011||SSHRC - Research in Management, Business and Finance||Commercial Lending and R&D-Intensive SMEs||R||C||Co-I||$ 65,000|
*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