Our Research

The world is changing and so are the the jobs and skills required to succeed. Our researchers study issues that focus on employability and skill development, and the implications for society, employers and educators. Below is a sample of some of studies completed by Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholars. 

Finch, D. & McIntyre, S. (2018. "Evaluating the Gaps and Intersections Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession - Bridging the Gap Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession". In Evaluating the Gaps and Intersections Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession. IGI Global: New York

Finch, D., Falkenberg, L., McLaren, P. G., Rondeau, K., & O’Reilly, N. (2018). The rigour–relevance gap in professional programmes: Bridging the ‘unbridgeable’between higher education and practice. Industry and Higher Education, 0950422218768205.

Finch, D., Nadeau, J., & O'Reilly, N. (2018). A survey of undergraduate marketing programs: An empirical analysis of knowledge areas and metaskills. Journal of Education for Business93(2), 23-32.

Rubin, H., Hamilton, L, Finch, D. (2017) Undergraduate Employability: Investigating the Influence of Social Comparison Processes on Judgements for Students and Employers. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Proceedings

Finch, D., Deephouse, D. L., O'Reilly, N., Foster, W. M., Falkenberg, L., & Strong, M. (2017). Institutional biography and knowledge dissemination: an analysis of Canadian business school faculty. Academy of Management Learning & Education16(2), 237-256.

Finch, D. J., Varella, P., Foster, W., Sundararajan, B., Bates, K., Nadeau, J., ... & Deephouse, D. L. (2016). The business school scorecard: Examining the systematic sources of business school value. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration33(4), 277-289.

Finch, D., Deephouse, D. L., O’Reilly, N., Massie, T., & Hillenbrand, C. (2016). Follow the leaders? An analysis of convergence and innovation of faculty recruiting practices in US business schools. Higher Education71(5), 699-717.

Finch, D. J., O’Reilly, N., Deephouse, D. L., Foster, W. M., Dubak, A., & Shaw, J. (2016). Academic and practitioner antecedents of scholarly outcomes: Examining the role of industry engagement of business school faculty. Industry and Higher Education30(6), 369-381.

Finch, D. J., Peacock, M., Levallet, N., & Foster, W. (2016). A dynamic capabilities view of employability: Exploring the drivers of competitive advantage for university graduates. Education+ Training58(1), 61-81.

Gilman, M., Raby, S., & Pyman, A. (2015). The contours of employee voice in SMEs: the importance of context. Human Resource Management Journal25(4), 563-579.

Finch, D., Peacock, M., Lazdowski, D., & Hwang, M. (2015). Managing emotions: A case study exploring the relationship between experiential learning, emotions, and student performance. The International Journal of Management Education13(1), 23-36.

Finch, D. J., Hamilton, L. K., Baldwin, R., & Zehner, M. (2013). An exploratory study of factors affecting undergraduate employability. Education+ Training55(7), 681-704.

Finch, D., Nadeau, J., & O’Reilly, N. (2013). The future of marketing education: A practitioner’s perspective. Journal of Marketing Education35(1), 54-67.