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Allan Riding is Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises (with Professor B. Orser). This professorship was established to develop a better understanding of the business characteristics, strategies and environments that drive enterprise growth. In this context, Dr. Riding’s primary research is the financing of small and medium-sized firms. His work spans bank financing, loan-guarantee programs, angel and venture capital, and initial public offerings. Current research focuses on the structure of the Canadian venture capital sector, preferences for, and access to, financing sources for knowledge-intensive small firms, and financing impediments to international trade.
Among more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Riding has published in, among others, Small Business Economics, Management International Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Venture Capital, and International Small Business Journal. He also has chapters in refereed books, and more than 60 papers to refereed conference proceedings (of which 10 received awards as Best Papers) He has acted as a consultant to, among others, Industry Canada, the Alberta Ministry of Economic Development, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, the Canadian Bankers Association.
At the undergraduate level, Dr. Riding has taught courses in Equity Valuation, Fixed Income Securities, Finance Theory, Investments Analysis, Corporate Finance and Introductory Finance. At the graduate level, recent courses he has taught include Management of Growth Enterprises, Private Equity and Venture Capital and Enterprise Development. He is proud to have received the Carleton University Students’ Association award for excellence in teaching.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. Intervention, Venture Capital and Internationalization: A Case to Consider. In Scott, J. and Hussain, J.. International Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Finance. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2015.
Riding, A.L. Improving access to Finance for SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Russia. In Potter, J.. Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Issues and Policies in Russia. Paris, France: OECD, 2013.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Orser, B.A. and Riding, A.L. 2017. The Influence of Gender on the Adoption of Technology among SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
Kong, S. **, Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2016. On Cross-Border VC Investment in Canadian Firms. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 18(1): 63-93.
Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2016. Women entrepreneurs in Northern Canada: Contexts and challenges. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 27(2/3): 366-383.
Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2015. Risk Factors and the Canada Small Business Financing program. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 27(3): 251-274.
Neville, F., Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Jung, O. 2014. Do Young Firms Owned by Recent Immigrants Outperform Other Young Firms?. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(1): 55-71.
Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2013. Fund Size and the Syndication of Venture Capital Investments. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 15(1): 53-75.
Nitani, M. and Riding, A.L. 2013. Growth R&D Intensity and Commercial Lender Relationships. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(2): 109-124.
Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J., Spence, M. and Belanger, B. 2012. Financing New Venture Exporters. Small Business Economics, 38(2): 147-163.
Riding, A.L., Orser, B.J. and Chamberlin, T. 2012. Investing in R&D: SME Financing Preferences. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 14(2-3): 199-214.
Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L. and Stanley, J. 2012. Perceived Career Challenges and Response Strategies of Women in the Advanced Technology Sector. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 24(1/2): 73-93.
Orser, B.J., Riding, A.L., Dathan, M. and Stanley, J. 2011. Women in Advanced Technology: Examining the Influence of Role Orientation and Firm Structure on Perceived Gender Challenges. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, 24 (1): 1-22.
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.
Orser, B.J., Spence, M., Riding, A.L. and Carrington, C. 2010. Gender and Export Propensity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(5): 933-957.
Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports
Liao, D., Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2017. "Canadian Federal Procurement As A Policy Lever to Support Innovation and SME Growth", 49 pages.
Riding, A.L. 2011. "BDC 2010 Legislative Review: Overview of the SME Market, 2000-2010", Industry Canada, n/a, 56 pages.
Riding, A.L. 2011. "BDC 2010 Legislative Review: Benchmarking BDC Internationally", Industry Canada, n/a.
Orser, B.J. and Riding, A.L. 2011. "Women's Entrepreneurship in Northern Canada", Status of Women Canada, Canada, n/a, 42 pages.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2014-2017||SSHRC||Financing and the Growth of SMEs||R||C||PI||$ 82,070|
|2013-2015||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||The Impacts of Cross-Border Acquisition on Acquired Canadian Venture Capital Backed SMEs||R||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|2013-2015||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Gender and Financing Preferences of Young SME Owners in Canada: Do Women Tend to Be Discouraged Borrowers?||R||I||PI||$ 8,600|
|2013||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||The Incidence of Islamic Banking and Finance in Canada||R||I||PI||$ 1,875|
|2011-2014||SSHRC||The Performance of Immigrant-Owned SMEs (PI: Allan Riding, uOttawa)||R||G||PI||$ 46,975|
|2011-2012||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Start-Up and Growth of Women-Owned SMEs in Canada: New Realities||R||I||PI||$ 6,000|
|2009-2011||Telfer School of Management||Centre for Enterprise Development||R||I||PI||$ 20,000|
|2008-2011||SSHRC - Research in Management, Business and Finance||Commercial Lending and R&D-Intensive SMEs||R||C||PI||$ 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