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.


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Kistruck, G., Shantz, A.S. and Zietsma, C. (2018). "The Opportunity not Taken: Entrepreneurship as an Occupational Identity in Contexts of Poverty", Journal of Business Venturing, 33(4), 416-437.

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Abstract Innovative entrepreneurship is an essential but often missing component to poverty alleviation efforts. This qualitative study set in rural Ghana explores entrepreneurship as an occupational identity, the institutions that shape it, and how the roles and characteristics of this identity may be at odds with innovation. We find that community, religious, and family institutions play a prominent role in shaping the entrepreneurial identity. As a result, being an ‘entrepreneur’ within such settings is often infused with the roles of being a mentor, intermediary, and safety net provider within the community – roles that significantly limit both the ability and ambition to pursue innovative opportunities.