Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Wang, L., Tan, J. and Li, W. (2018). "The Impacts of Spatial Positioning on Regional New Venture Creation and Firm Mortality over the Industry Life Cycle", Journal of Business Research, 86, 41-52.

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Abstract The conventional explanation of the geographic concentration of economic activities attributes the persistence of industry clusters to the local agglomeration externalities within each cluster. By overemphasizing local agglomeration externalities, the existing literature essentially treats clusters as separate and isolated entities and thus risks overlooking competitive and collaborative dynamics across clusters. We argue that the spatial distribution of an industry matters as well because regional competitiveness is affected not only by its local agglomeration externalities but also by the agglomeration externalities in nearby clusters. Furthermore, to complement previous agglomeration research, which tends to take a static view, the impact of spatial distribution on regional competitiveness is examined across two stages of the industry life cycle. The findings from a longitudinal study of Canada's telecommunication equipment manufacturing industry reveal that being close to strong agglomeration externalities in other places increases a place's ability to create more new ventures when an industry grows but decreases a place's ability to sustain existing firms and its ability to create more new ventures when an industry shakes out.

Tan, D. and Tan, J. (2017). "Far from the Tree? Do Private Entrepreneurs Agglomerate Around Public Sector Incumbents During Economic Transition?", Organization Science, 28(1), 113-132.

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Li, S., Madhok, A. and Wang, U. (2014). "Agglomeration and Clustering Over the Industry Life Cycle: Toward a Dynamic Model of Geographic Concentration", Strategic Management Journal, 35(7), 995-1012.

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Abstract Research on agglomeration finds that either a higher survival rate of incumbent firms or a higher founding rate of new entrants, or both, can sustain an industry cluster. The conditioning effects of time on the two distinct mechanisms of survival and founding are, however, rarely examined. We argue that the forces driving geographic concentration vary across the industry life cycle. Data from Ontario's winery industry from 1865 to 1974 demonstrates a dynamic model of geographic concentration: agglomeration attracts more new entry in the growth stage only, whereas it contributes to firm survival in the mature stage only. The results not only establish the importance of understanding the temporal dynamics underlying agglomeration externalities, but also provide a possible explanation for the mixed empirical results found in previous studies.