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Dominic Lim

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship

Dominic Lim

Contact Information


  • Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation and Growth
  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • International entrepreneurship

Research Publications

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Dominic Lim holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Ivey. He received his MBA from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom where he was a British Chevening Scholar, and BS (Computer Engineering) from Seoul National University, Korea.

Dr. Lim's research focuses on entrepreneurial firm growth, entrepreneurial cognition, and comparative international entrepreneurship, and has been published in top management journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, International Small Business Journal, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. His research programs have been continuously funded by multiple grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) since 2008.

Before returning to Ivey, Dr. Lim was an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Goodman School of Business, Brock University, and a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at USC Marshall School of Business. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a management consultant in Cambridge, UK, one of the most active entrepreneurial clusters in Europe, and counselled many university-based entrepreneurial ventures as well as several multinational companies including Vodafone and Samsung. He also co-founded NeoGenius. a B2B e-business venture in Seoul, Korea, and worked in the IT consulting industry in various capacities.


  • Managing High Growth Companies (MBA/HBA 2)

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Lim, D. S. K.; Morse, E. A.; Yu, N., 2020, "The Impact of the Global Crisis on the Growth of SMEs: A Resource System Perspective", International Small Business Journal, September 38(6): 492 - 503.
  • Lim, D. S. K.; Oh, C. H.; De Clercq, D., 2016, "Engagement in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Interactive Effects of Individual-level Factors and Institutional Conditions", International Business Review, August 25(4): 933 - 945.
  • Wang, Y.; Chung, C. C.; Lim, D. S. K., 2015, "The Drivers of International Corporate Entrepreneurship: CEO Incentive and CEO Monitoring Mechanisms", Journal of World Business, October 50(4): 742 - 753.
  • De Clercq, D.; Lim, D. S. K.; Oh, C. H., 2014, "Hierarchy and conservatism in the contributions of resources to entrepreneurial activity", Small Business Economics, March 42(3): 507 - 522.
  • De Clercq, D.; Lim, D. S. K.; Oh, C. H., 2013, "Individual-Level Resources and New Business Activity: Contingency Role of Institutional Context.", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, March 37(2): 303 - 330.
  • Lim, D. S. K.; Celly, N.; Morse, E. A.; Rowe, W. G., 2013, "Rethinking the Effectiveness of Asset and Cost Retrenchment: The Contingency Effects of a Firm’s Rent Creation Mechanism", Strategic Management Journal, January 34(1): 42 - 61.
  • Rugman, A. M.; Oh, C. H.; Lim, D. S. K., 2012, "The Regional and Global Competitiveness of Multinational Firms", Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, March 40(2): 218 - 235.
  • Lim, D. S. K.; Morse, E. A.; Mitchell, R. K.; Seawright, K.; Kristie, K., 2010, "Institutional Environment and Entrepreneurial Cognitions: A Comparative Business Systems Perspective", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, May 34(3): 491 - 516.

For more publications please see our Research Database