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Diane A. Isabelle

Associate Professor of International Business, Carleton University

I hold a PhD in Management with a focus on technology and innovation management, and my background is engineering. I am an Associate Professor of International Business at Carleton University. My research focuses broadly on the areas of science, innovation and techno-entrepreneurship within a global context. Specifically, my research, supported by grants, is organized around the following three inter-related themes: 1) Impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, 2) International digital and tech-based firms, and entrepreneurship ecosystems, 3) Research projects in Sub-Saharan African countries related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. I am also investigating international interdisciplinary experiential learning in higher education. Prior to joining academia in 2011, I worked in several senior executive roles related to science, technology, innovation and industrial research at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization. My prior life was as a project engineer for several multinational firms, including General Electric, Esso and Boeing Aerospace.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of International Business, Carleton University


  • 2008 
    Carleton University, PhD/Management

Professional Memberships

  • Order of Engineers of Quebec
  • Academy of International Business