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Simon C. Parker

Professor, Entrepreneurship

Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Enterprise Centre
Faculty Scholar, Western University
J. Allyn Taylor/Arthur H. Mingay Chair in Entrepreneurship

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Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship As An Occupational Choice
  • Nascent Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
  • Female Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Parker is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School. He joined Ivey in 2008 after a sabbatical at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Dr Parker is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing and a Co-Editor at the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals, and is the author of The Economics of Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition 2018). He was as advisor to the OECD on entrepreneurship and SME public policy in Italy in 2013 and Canada in 2015, and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and workshops. He also regularly leads doctoral training seminars at universities in the US, UK and Europe.

Dr. Parker published about two case cases on entrepreneurship every year, with a particular interest in the challenges and strategies associated with Internet-based start-ups, including their use of social media. His recent cases illustrate bootstrapping in an Ottawa-based venture, Lightenco; entrepreneurial leadership in a management buyout from DuPont, DSS; and social influencer marketing in Toronto-based Viral Nation, which is North America’s leading influencer marketing agency.

Teaching

  • EMBA New Venture Creation

Education

  • BSc, Economics - Wales
  • PhD, Economics - Durham

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Gamble, E.; Parker, S. C.; Moroz, P., (Forthcoming), "Measuring the Integration of Social and Environmental Missions in Hybrid Organizations", Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Masucci, M.; Parker, S. C.; Brusoni, S.; Camerani, R., (Forthcoming), "How are corporate ventures evaluated and selected?", Technovation.
  • SuĂ rez, J-L.; White, R.; Parker, S. C.; Jimenez-Mavillard, A., (Forthcoming), "Entrepreneurship and the mass media: Evidence from big data", Academy of Management Discoveries.
  • Kim, N.; Parker, S. C., (Forthcoming), "Entrepreneurial homeworkers", Small Business Economics.
  • Parker, S. C.; Gamble, E.; Moroz, P. W.; Branzei, O., 2019, "The Impact of B Lab Certification on Firm Growth", Academy of Management Discoveries, March 5(1): 55 - 77.
  • Branzei, O.; Parker, S. C.; Moroz, P. W.; Gamble, E., 2018, "Going pro-social: Extending the individual-venture nexus to the collective level", Journal of Business Venturing, September 33(5): 551 - 565.
  • Parker, S. C., 2018, "Entrepreneurship and economic theory", Oxford Review of Economic Policy, September 34(4): 540 - 564.
  • Moroz, P. W.; Branzei, O.; Parker, S. C.; Gamble, E., 2018, "Imprinting with purpose: new pro-social opportunities and B Corp certification", Journal of Business Venturing, March 33(2): 117 - 129.
  • Hoogendoorn, S.; Parker, S. C.; van Praag, M., 2017, "Smart or diverse start-up teams? Evidence from a field experiment", Organization Science, November 28(6): 1010 - 1028.
  • van Witteloostuijn, A.; Dikova, D.; Parker, S. C., 2017, "Capability, environment and internationalization fit, and financial and marketing performance of MNEs’ foreign subsidiaries: An abductive contingency approach", Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, September 24(3): 405 - 435.
  • Hsiao, C.; Parker, S. C.; van Praag, M., 2017, "Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship", Small Business Economics, February 48(2): 287 - 302.
  • Parker, S. C., 2016, "Family firms and the willing successor’ problem", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, November 40(6): 1241 - 1259.
  • Sanchis Llopis, J. A.; MillĂĄn, J. M.; Baptista, R.; Burke, A.; Parker, S. C.; Thurik, R., 2015, "Good times, bad times: entrepreneurship and the business cycle", International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, June 11(2): 243 - 251.
  • Parker, S. C., 2014, "Crowdfunding, Cascades and Informed Investors", Economics Letters, December 125(3): 432 - 435.
  • Parker, S. C., 2014, "Who become serial and portfolio entrepreneurs?", Small Business Economics, December 43(4): 887 - 898.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Experience

  • Judge of the Entrepreneurship Division NFIB Dissertation Award, Academy of Management
  • Member of DRUID's International Scientific Advisory Committee
  • External contributor to University of Louisville, KY, PhD in Entrepreneurship program
  • Co-Director of the 2014 Babson conference held at London, ON