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Margaret Dalziel, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business and VP Research, The Evidence Network. Previous experience include faculty position at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, and managerial roles at the Canadian Space Agency and the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University. Margaret regularly advises governments on innovation policy and has served on expert panels related to the evaluation of business support for Canada's Treasury Board Secretariat, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, the Council of Canadian Academies, and the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology. At the Conrad School, she teaches BET 608 - Entrepreneurial Applications of Technology and BE 606 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
- Understanding the structure of the economy, the roles of organizations within it, and the impact of government interventions designed to promote sustainable economic growth
- Measuring the impact of organizations that support business, research, and entrepreneurship
- PhD Administration (Technology Management), Université du Québec à Montréal, 2002
- MBA, McGill University, 1994
- ARCT, Piano Performance, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, 1994
- BSc, Mathematics Major, Computer Science Minor, McGill University, 1983
Associate Professor, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo. 2013 - present
Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. 2008 - 2012
Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 2008 - 2009
Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. 2001 - 2007
Co-founder and VP Research, The Evidence Network. 2009 - present
Director, Strategy and Marketing, PRECARN Inc. 1996 - 1999
Technology Development Officer, Canadian Space Agency. 1994-1996
Manager, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University. 1989 - 1993
Computer Graphics Programmer, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University. 1987 - 1989
Computer Aided Design Instructor, Compuserve Ltd. 1986 - 1987
Computer Aided Design Programmer, Accugraph Corp. 1985 - 1986
Margaret's research focuses on understanding the structure of the economy, the roles of organizations within it, and the impact of government interventions designed to promote sustainable economic growth.
In 2013 Margaret was awarded SSHRC funding for an international project that is using data on major transactions in the US economy to describe the structure and evolution of sectors and global value chains. The objective is industry classification systems with greater fidelity and utility.
She also conducts research on measuring the impact of organizations that support business, research, and entrepreneurship and, through The Evidence Network, is commercializing an impact assessment methodology that is helping many such organizations improve their effectiveness.
- Dalziel, M. 2018. Why are there (almost) no randomised control trial-based evaluations of business support programmes? Palgrave Communications 4(1): 12. Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0069-9
- Dalziel, M., Yang, X., Breslav, S., Khan, A., Luo, J. 2018. Can we design an industry classification system that reflects industry architecture? Journal of Enterprise Transformation, (2018): 1-25.
- Dalziel, M. 2017. Evaluating Business Support Programs: A Guide for Government. Review commissioned by Treasury Board Secretariat for the Horizontal Innovation and Clean Technology Review.
- Dalziel, M. 2012. Strategies for challenger firms from emerging economies in the era of open innovation. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 5(4): 331-345.
- Dalziel, M., Rowsell, J., Tahmina, T.N., & Zhao, X. 2012. A review of academic investigations of the impact of government investments in research and innovation. Optimum Online: The Journal of Public Sector Management, 42(2): 19-31.
Dalziel, M. & Parjanen, S. 2011. Measuring the impact of innovation intermediaries: A case study of Tekes. In V. Harmaakorpi & H. Melkas (Eds.) Practice-Based Innovation: Insights, Applications, and Policy Implications. Finland, Springer.
- Dalziel, M. 2009. Foregoing the flexibility of real options: When and why firms commit to investment decisions. British Journal of Management, 20(3): 401-412.
- Dalziel, M. 2008. The seller’s perspective on acquisition success: Empirical evidence from the communications equipment industry. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 25(3): 168-183.
- Dalziel, M. 2008. Immigrants as extraordinarily successful entrepreneurs: A pilot study of the Canadian experience. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 21(10): 23-36.
Dalziel, M. 2007. The importance of target firm customers in acquisitions of technology-based firms. In C.L. Cooper & S. Finkelstein (Eds.) Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, 6: 157-170. The Netherlands, Elsevier
- Dalziel, M. 2007. A systems-based approach to industry classification. Research Policy, 36(10): 1559-1574.
- Dalziel, M. 2007. Games of innovation: The roles of nonprofit organizations. International Journal of Innovation Management, 11(1): 191-214.
- Dalziel, M. 2006. The impact of industry associations. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 8(3): 296-306.
- Dalziel, M. 2004. Creating user networks for technology-market linking: An action research report. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations, 2(4): 353-366.
Selected awards and honours
|2017||Member, Horizontal Innovation and Clean Technology Review Expert Panel, Treasury Broad Secretariat, Canada|
Co-applicant, Greening Growth Partnership SSHRC Partnership Grant, $2.5 million over six years, co-applicant
|2017||Co-Principal Investigator, Region of Waterloo Affordable Transit Pilot Project, Ontario Trillium Foundation, $125,000|
Chair, Expert Panel Examining Business Support Programs, Government of Ontario
Using Interfirm Transaction Networks to Characterize Sector and Value Chain Architecture
SSHRC Insight Grant, $155,000 over 3 years, lead applicant
Proposal rank: 6/74 applications
Member, Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Innovation Investments
Measuring the Impact of Investments in Higher Education R&D SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, $17,500, lead applicant
Paper entitled ‘A comparison of acquirer and target perspectives on acquisition success’ Best Paper Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of Management Meeting
Member, Prime Minister’s Advistory Council on Science and Technology roundtable on the diffusion and adoption of advanced technologies and business practices
The Nature and Evolution of Large-Small Firm Partnerships
SSHRC Research Grant, New Economy Initiative $104,388 over three years, lead applicant
Proposal rank: 4/44 applications; 2/7 new scholar applications
Managing Innovation in the New Economy.
SSHRC Collaborative Research Initiative Grant, New Economy Initiative
$3 million over five years, Project Leader: Prof. Roger Miller, one of 16 coapplicants
Proposal rank: 1/65 applications