Adjunct Associate Professor

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Email: lwsmith@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32647

Location: SCH 240

Larry Smith, BA, MA, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. In his previous roles, Larry worked with the Canadian Construction Association and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Larry holds his BA and MA from the University of Waterloo. 

Expertise:

  • Economic development
  • Innovation
  • Determinants of entrepreneurship

Education

Larry holds his BA and MA from the University of Waterloo. Specializing in forecasting and the economics of innovation, he has worked with governments, financial institutions, professional associations, and companies developing new markets or new products. 

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo
  • Associate Professor, Economics, University of Waterloo 

Industry Experience

Forecasting and analysis provided to:

  • Ontario Sewer and Water Main Construction Association [2010]
  • Canadian Construction Association [2010]
  • Association of Managers of College and University Student Centres [2010]
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities [2009,2010]
  • Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers [2009]
  • Conestoga Heavy Construction Association [2009]
  • Grand Erie Training and Adjustment Board [2009]
  • Project Management Institute [2009]
  • Young Presidents Organization [2009]
  • Town of Caledon [2009]
  • Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning [2009, 2010]

Research Interests

Forecasting

  • Market analysis for information technology
  • Macro forecasts - Canada and the global economy
  • Industry forecasts re: new products and technologies
  • Role of psychological factors, such as confidence

Entrepreneurship

  • With respect to economic development
  • With respect to innovation
  • Determinants of entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

  • Building Canada’s Competitive Advantage (Polytechnics Canada), 2007
  • A Labour Market Analysis of Rising Skill Requirements (Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board), 2007
  • A Labour Market Analysis of the Demand for Healthcare Workers (Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board), 2007
  • A Labour Market Analysis of the Retirement of Skilled Trades in Urban Southern Ontario (Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board), 2006
  • A Labour Market Analysis of the Supply of Skilled Trades in Grand Erie (Grand Erie Training and Adjustment Board), 2006
  • A Labour Market Analysis Identifying the Demand and Supply Conditions for the Skilled Trades in Waterloo Wellington for 2010 and 2015 (Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board), 2005
  • An Economic Analysis of Apprenticeship Programs for Waterloo Region and Wellington County (Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board), 2004

Selected Awards and Honours

  • University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo
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