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Spence, Martine

Spence, Martine

Full Professor
D.E.S.C.A.F. (SKEMA (anciennement CERAM)), B.Ed. (U of Calgary), M.B.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Middlesex University)
Location
DMS 6118
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 4954
Email
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Research Areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Firms
  • International/Small High Growth and Traditional Firms
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Teaching Areas
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • Marketing

Biography

Martine Spence is a full professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Her teaching areas are entrepreneurship, strategic marketing, international marketing and marketing research. She has also taught in Montreal, the United Kingdom and France. Dr. Spence has held a number of research fellowships from Canadian, British and supranational organizations for her research on international entrepreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship in the context of Canada and of emerging and developing nations.

Research Areas

Professor Spence’s research has led to the publication in English and in French of two co-authored books, approximately seventy book chapters, papers of international conference proceedings and in articles in scientific journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Management International Review, International Business Review, European Marketing Journal, Revue internationale PME and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Publications during the last 7 years

Books

Bacali, L., Spence, M., Dzaka-Kikouta, T. and Cordos, R. Les défis des PME du sud et du nord: une étude comparative pour leur développement durable. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2011.

Chapters in Books

Courrent, J.M. and Spence, M. Orientation entrepreneuriale et engagement des PME dans des logiques de développement durable . In Guillouzo, R.. Entrepreneuriat, territoires et développement durable. Paris, France: Hachette, 2014.

Spence, M. Distribution internationale. Le cas Misslyn. In Marchesnay, M. and Messeghem, K.. Cas de stratégie de PME et d'entrepreneuriat. Paris, France: Éditions EMS, 2011.

Fooladi, B. and Spence, M. Iran. In Dana, L.P.. Small Business & International Entrepreneurs in Asia. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2010.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Labelle, F., Courrent, J.M. and Spence, M. 2017. Préférences des PME en matière de politiques publiques de responsabilité sociale des entreprises : une comparaison France-Québec. Management International, 21(3): 129-143.

Courrent, J.M., Spence, M. and Gherib, J. 2016. Profil du dirigeant et adhésion à l'argument économique de la responsabilité sociale en petite entreprise. Revue internationale PME, 29(2): 31-64.

Labelle, F., Spence, M. and Courrent, J.M. 2016. A Practice-Based Typology of Sustainable SMEs: Development of a Sustainability Compass . Revue de l'Organisation Responsable, 11(2): 5-23.

Laperrière, A. and Spence, M. 2015. Enacting international opportunities: The role of organizational learning in knowledge-intensive business services. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 13(3): 212-241.

Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J., Spence, M. and Belanger, B. 2012. Financing New Venture Exporters. Small Business Economics, 38(2): 147-163.

Persaud, A., Spence, M. and Rahman, M. 2012. Social Media Implementation in Small Service Firms. International Journal of E-Business Development, 2(2): 62-65.

Spence, M., Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2011. A Comparative Study of International and Domestic New Ventures. Management International Review, 51(1): 3-21.

Spence, M., Ben Boubaker Gherib, J. and Ondoua Biwolé, V. 2011. Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Is Entrepreneurial will Enough? A North-South Comparison . Journal of Business Ethics, 99(3): 335-367.

Spence, M. 2011. Ferronnerie d'art. Revue internationale de cas en gestion, 9(3): 1-9.

Spence, M. and Hamzaoui-Essoussi, L. 2010. SME Brand Building and Management: An Exploratory Study. European Journal of Marketing, 44(7-8): 1037-1054.

Orser, B.J., Spence, M., Riding, A.L. and Carrington, C. 2010. Gender and Export Propensity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(5): 933-957.

Other Scholarly Contributions

(Case) Spence, M. 2010. "ControlSys à la croisée des chemins", Cas déposé au Centre de cas de HEC.

(Case) Spence, M. 2010. "ControlSys à la croisée des chemins Teaching Notes". Notes pédagogiques déposées au Centre de cas de HEC (Montréal, QC, Canada)

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2016-2017 Telfer School of Management (Endowed) Observatoire de recherche en entrepreneuriat international-Research Observatory in International Entrepreneurship R I PI $ 30,000
2014-2017 SSHRC Financing and the Growth of SMEs R C Co-I $ 82,070
2014-2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Sustainable development at work: A comparative assessment of the determinants of SMEs' engagement between emerging and developed Countries R I PI $ 6,000
2013-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Alternative growth of small firms: An alternative lens through the theory of effectuation R I PI $ 11,498
2012-2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) PME et développement durable: Déterminants et mesures d'engagement R I PI $ 6,000
2011-2014 SSHRC The Performance of Immigrant-Owned SMEs (PI: Allan Riding, uOttawa) R G Co-I $ 46,975
2011-2012 University of Ottawa Marketing cases writing P I Co-PI $ 12,000
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Internationalization of Professional Services SMEs: Growth vs Development R I PI $ 2,000
2011-2012 Centre for University Teaching, U of Ottawa Écriture de cas en français pour publication en ligne P I Co-PI $ 19,870
2011 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Dynamic Capabilities and the Internationalization of Services SMEs R I PI $ 3,989
2010-2013 Agence Nationale pour la recherche (ANR), France Capacité entrepreneuriale en développement durable : Une approche comparative (PI: J.-M. Courrent, Université de Perpignan) R C Co-PI $ 100,000
2008-2015 SSHRC The Internationalization of SMEs - Entrepreneurship Strategic Knowledge Cluster (PI: Rob McNaughton, University of Waterloo) R C Co-I $ 1,950,000
2008-2010 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Développement durable et performance des PME : Une étude comparative R I PI $ 4,000
2008-2010 SSHRC Développement durable et performance des PME : Des modèles pour le Canada R C PI $ 60,000

*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

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