Margaret Dalziel

Margaret Dalziel

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x43588
Location: E7 2446


Margaret Dalziel

Biography summary

Margaret Dalziel, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business and VP Research, The Evidence Network. Previous experience includes a 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. She has also served on the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. At the Conrad School, she teaches BET 608 - Business Model Validation and BE 606 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Research interests

  • 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.


  • 2002, Doctorate, Administration (Technology Management), Universit du Qubec Montral
  • 1994, ARCT, Piano Performance, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
  • 1994, Master's, Master of Business Administration, McGill University
  • 1983, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Mathematics Major, Computer Science Minor, McGill University


  • BE 606 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • BET 608 - Business Model Validation
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Alam, Md Razib and Dalziel, Margaret and Cozzarin, Brian P, Invented here but owned elsewhere: The widening gap between domestic and foreign patent ownership in Canada, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 175, 2022
  • Dalziel, Margaret and Yang, Xiangyang and Breslav, Simon and Khan, Azam and Luo, Jianxi, Can we design an industry classification system that reflects industry architecture?, Journal of Enterprise Transformation, 8(1-2), 2018, 22 - 46
  • Dalziel, Margaret, Why are there (almost) no randomised controlled trial-based evaluations of business support programmes?, Palgrave Communications, 4(1), 2018, 1 - 9
  • Salminen, Vesa and Halme, Kimmo and Lähde, Krisiina and Härmälä, Valtteri and Wiikeri, Julia and Lamminkoski, Helka and Barge, Brian and Dalziel, Margaret and Walker, Ashley and Zhao, Mimosa and others, Team Finland-kasvuohjelmien arviointi, , 2016
  • Lahtinen, Henri and Pekkala, Henrik and Halme, Kimmo and Salminen, Vesa and Härmälä, Valtteri and Wiikeri, Julia and Lamminkoski, Helka and Lähde, Kristiina and Mikkelä, Kari and Rouvinen, Petri and others, Startup-yritysten kasvun ajurit ja pullonkaulat, , 2016
  • Halme, Kimmo and Haila, Katri and Barge, Brian and Dalziel, Margaret and Lemola, T and Hautamäki, A, Impact of Tekes on Capabilities, Tekes publications, 318, 2015
  • Dalziel, Margaret, Public support of innovation, Changing Bureaucracies: Adapting to Uncertainty, and How Evaluation Can Help, Burt Perrin and Tony Tyrrell,