Dr. Léo-Paul Dana
Research themes :
Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Research Methodology
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship & Strategy Management
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Dr. Léo-Paul Dana is a graduate of McGill University and HEC-Montreal. He began lecturing at Concordia University in 1984, taught at McGill from 1992 to 1997 and subsequently at INSEAD. He served as Expert Witness for the Government of Canada House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport and later as Senior Advisor to the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises with United Nations advisory status. Formerly tenured at the University of Canterbury, he is full professor of entrepreneurship at Montpellier Business School. He has an extensive research background studying entrepreneurship in different cultures and has produced 45 books and 295 hundred articles appearing in a variety of journals including: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of World Business, Small Business Economics, and Technological Forecasting & Social Change. His biography appears annually in the Canadian Who’s Who (published by the University of Toronto Press). Current research interests: cultural capital; methodology, wine.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Canziani B.F., Welsh D.H.B., Dana L.P. & Ramadani V. Forthcoming. Claiming a family brand identity: The role of website storytelling. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.
Zelekha I. & Dana L.P. Forthcoming. Social capital versus cultural capital determinants of entrepreneurship: An empirical study of the African continent. The Journal of Entrepreneurship.
Dana L.P., Gurau C., Hoy F., Ramadani V. & Alexander T. Forthcoming. Success factors and challenges of grassroots innovations: Learning from failure. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
Gurau C. & Dana L.P. 2019. Limits of entrepreneurship? Conference on Business and Entrepreneurial Economics, May 15-18, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
George Saridakis, Bochra Idris, Jared M. Hansen , Leo Paul Dana SMEs' internationalisation: When does innovation matter? Journal of Business Research 96 (2019) 250–263
Dana L.-P., Gurău C, Light I. & Muhammad N. Forthcoming. Family, community and ethnic capital as entrepreneurial resources: Toward an integrated model. Journal of Small Business Management.
Dana L.P., Ratten V. & Honyenuga B.Q. (Eds.) Forthcoming. African Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities for Doing Business. Palgrave Macmillan.
Palalic R., Dana L.P. & Ramadani V. Forthcoming. Entrepreneurship in Former Yugoslavia: Diversity, Institutional Constraints and Prospects. Springer, Cham.
Gurău C. & Dana L.-P. 2018. Don’t act; think, differently - for a moment. Les Rencontres de St. Gall, September 2-5, St. Gall, Switzerland.
Gurău C., Katz Volovelsky E. & Dana, L.-P. 2018. The path of a successful entrepreneurial sojourner: A case study about Ilan Maimon. In M. Elo & I. Minto-Coy (Eds.), Diaspora Networks in International Business. Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources: 373-390. Springer: Cham, Switzerland.