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Dominic Lim

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

Ron and Nancy Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship

Dominic Lim

Contact Information


  • New venture creation
  • Scaling up and managing growth
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Corporate venturing and innovation
  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • Entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Stakeholder enrollment

Research Publications

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Dominic Lim is a member of the Entrepreneurship group at Ivey, and teaches various entrepreneurship-related topics such as new venture creation, managing high growth, corporate entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is one of the designers and core faculty of the Leadership Retreat for the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Growth Driver Program for high-impact firms, and have worked with over 100 high growth entrepreneurs across Canada. He also works with a diverse range of private and public sector clients in North America, Asia, Europe and Middle East at the executive level. He previously taught at Brock University's Goodman School of Business in Niagara and USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.

Dominic's research focuses on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial firms, and the context of entrepreneurship—especially the intersections and interactions among them, and his work has been published or forthcoming in top academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Journal of Business Venturing, and is currently serving as a Consulting Editor for International Small Business Journal.

Prior to his academic career, Dominic was an entrepreneur, having co-founded a B2B e-business startup, and an intrapreneur, having launched a new information security business unit for one of the leading IT consulting and system integration companies in Seoul, Korea. He also worked with many university-based startups as a consultant in Cambridge, UK. He currently serves on the advisory board of several startups.

A Canadian national born in South Korea, Dominic received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Ivey, MBA from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom where he was a British Chevening Scholar, and BS (Computer Engineering) from Seoul National University, Korea.

Specialties: New venture creation; Scaling up and managing growth, International entrepreneurship; Corporate venturing and innovation; Entrepreneurial cognition, Entrepreneurship ecosystem; Stakeholder enrollment


  • Managing High Growth Companies (MBA/HBA 2)
  • Entrepreneurship & Growth (MSc)

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Suddaby, R.; Israelsen, T.; Mitchell, J. R.; Lim, D. S. K., 2023, "Entrepreneurial Visions as Rhetorical History: A Diegetic Narrative Model of Stakeholder Enrollment", Academy Of Management Review, April 48(2): 220 - 243.
  • Mitchell, J. R.; Israelsen, T. L.; Mitchell, R. K.; Lim, D. S. K., 2021, "Stakeholder Identification as Entrepreneurial Action: The Social Process of Stakeholder Enrollment in New Venture Emergence", Journal Of Business Venturing, November 36(6): 106146 - 106146.
  • 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.

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