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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Telfer School of Management
- Multiple dimensions of innovation and creativity within businesses and regions.
- Entrepreneurship and the process of innovation and creativity within manufacturing companies and trade services.
The goal of the research chair is to broaden our understanding of the multiple dimensions of innovation and creativity within companies and their respective regions. In particular, the research will examine the theoretical and practical relationship between entrepreneurship and the processes of innovation and creativity in manufacturing companies and trade services. In addition, regional roles will be examined within this context.
Innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development
David Doloreux is interested in the assumption linking entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation with the idea of territory and population cluster. Despite his youth as a researcher, Doloreux has published more than 25 articles and is very active among Canadian and European research networks.
Innovation and creativity are considered important factors for the development of economic growth. Globalization and the emergence of the knowledge-based economy have forced business and regions to put into place innovative retraining programs to remain competitive.
David Doloreux's research revolves around four main issues: the habits and practices of entrepreneurs vis-à-vis the process of innovation and creativity; the impact of localization and the nature of business activities surrounding innovation and the comparison between business performance and the regions (and innovation systems) in diversified contexts; the role of institutions and support organizations in the development of new businesses; as well as the knowledge needed to clarify the link between entrepreneurship, the process of innovation and creativity and the economic development of the regions.
The research program will also integrate questions concerning the dynamic of innovation in the context of francophone entrepreneurship and innovation within cities and rural regions.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Recipient of the Prix de la Francophonie pour jeunes chercheurs 2010 in the field of Humanities and Social sciences. Awarded by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.
- Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Regional Development, Université de Québec à Rimouski (2004-2006)
- College of Reviewers, Canada Research Chairs
- Member of the evaluation committee of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
- Visiting professor, Department of Geography, University of Kiel, Germany
Featured Awards and Recognition
- Young Researcher of the Year Award (2008)
- Early Researcher Award (2007)