Montpellier Business School

Dr. Dana Léo-Paul

Dana Léo-Paul
Fonction Full Professor
Research themes Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Research Methodology
Teaching department Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management

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Short Bio

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

Angulo-Ruiz F., Albena Pergelova & Dana L.P. Forthcoming. The entrepreneurial quest for emancipation: Trade-offs, practices, and outcomes in an indigenous context. Journal of Business Ethics.

Ogundana O.M., Simba A., Dana L.P. & Liguori E. 2021. Women entrepreneurship in developing economies: A gender-based growth model. Journal of Small Business Management, 59(sup): 42-72.

Ojong N., Simba A. & Dana L.P. Forthcoming. Female entrepreneurship in Africa: A review, trends, and future research directions. Journal of Business Research.

Etemad H., Gurau C. & Dana L.P. Forthcoming. International entrepreneurship research agendas evolving: A longitudinal study using the Delphi method. Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

Kumar S., Vanevenhoven J., Liguori E., Dana L.P. & Pandey N. 2021. Twenty-five years of the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: A bibliometric review. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 28(3): 429-455.

Haq M., Johanson M., Davies J., Dana L.P. & Budhathoki T. 2021. Compassionate customer service in ethnic minority microbusiness. Journal of Business Research, 126: 279-290.

Gurau C & Dana L-P.2020. Associational strategies for European SMEs’ internationalization: Introducing the Meta-Organization as a Multi-Level Unit of Analysis. International Conference on Advanced Research in Business, Management and Economics, October 9-11, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dabić M., Vlačić B., Paul J., Dana LP., Sahasranamam S. & Glinka B. 2020. Immigrant entrepreneurship: A review and research agenda. Journal of Business Research, 113: 25-38.

Fatma EB., Mohamed EB., Dana LP. & Boudabbous S. 2021. Does entrepreneurs’ psychology affect their business venture success? Empirical findings from North Africa. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 17: 921-962.

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