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Janice Byrne

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship

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Janice Byrne is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School. Her research addresses gender in the context of entrepreneurship and family business, as well as entrepreneurship education, and social entrepreneurship. She specializes in qualitative methodologies, privileging case studies and narrative approaches.

She has a passion for teaching and learning, and likes to feel that she can make a difference in this world. In her previous institution, she was director of an empowering entrepreneurship program for women who had experienced violence or extreme personal hardship.  

While she has lived for the last 13 years in France with her husband - an entrepreneur - and their two young boys, she is Irish to the core. She frequently returns to visit family in Dublin. 



  • New Venture Creation
  • New Venture Project
  • Ivey Design Project

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • MBA


  • PhD in Management from EMLYON Business School, France

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Byrne, J.; Radu-Lefebvre, M.; Fattoum, S.; Balachandra, L., (Forthcoming), "Gender Gymnastics in CEO succession: Masculinities, Femininities and Legitimacy", Organization Studies.
  • Byrne, J.; Fattoum, S.; Thebaud, S., 2019, "A Suitable Boy? Gendered Roles and Hierarchies in Family Business Succession", European Management Review, November 16(3): 579 - 596.
  • Jarrodi, H.; Byrne, J.; Bureau, S., 2019, "A political ideology lens on social entrepreneurship motivations", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, August 31(7-8): 583 - 604.
  • Lamine, W.; Fayolle, A.; Jack, S.; Byrne, J., 2019, "The role of materially heterogeneous entities in the entrepreneurial network", Industrial Marketing Management, July 80: 99 - 114.
  • Byrne, J.; Fattoum, S.; Diaz Garcia, M. C., 2019, "Role Models and Women Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial Superwoman Has Her Say", Journal of Small Business Management, January 57(1): 154 - 184.
  • Byrne, J.; Fattoum, S.; Giacomin, O.; TounĂ©s, A., 2018, "L'intention de croissance et le genre Ă  l'Ă©preuve de la parentalitĂ©", Management International, June 22(4): 12 - 26.
  • Byrne, J.; Fattoum, S., 2017, "L'influence du genre dans le choix de successeur en enterprise familiale", Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat, July 16(3): 229 - 254.
  • Byrne, J.; Canato, A., 2017, "It's been a hard day's night: Work family interface and employee engagement", Organizational Dynamics, April 46(2): 104 - 112.
  • Byrne, J.; Delmar, F.; Fayolle, A.; Lamine, W., 2016, "Training corporate entrepreneurs: an action learning approach", Small Business Economics, August 47(2): 479 - 506.
  • Byrne, J.; Fayolle, A., 2009, "Corporate Entrepreneurship Training Evaluation: A Model and a New Research Perspective", Industry and Higher Education, June 23(3): 163 - 174.
  • Verzat, C.; Byrne, J.; Fayolle, A., 2009, "Tangling with spaghetti: Pedagogical lessons from games", Academy of Management Learning and Education, January 8(3): 356 - 369.

For more publications please see our Research Database