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Laura Doering


    Laura Doering

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: PhD in Sociology and Business Administration, University of Chicago
    MA in Sociology, University of Chicago
    MA in International Social Development, University of New South Wales
    BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College
    Email: Send an email to Laura Doering
    Phone: 416-978-8627


    Laura Doering is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management. As an economic sociologist, her research examines how micro-level decisions, relationships, and circumstances affect economic outcomes in developing countries.  Substantively, she focuses on entrepreneurship and financial access in low-income areas. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Sociology of Development. A former Fulbright Scholar, Professor Doering’s research has been profiled in The New York Times and The Globe and Mail, and her writing has appeared in BBC News, CBS News, Salon, and other outlets. She teaches Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Sociology at Rotman.


    Academic Positions

    2014-2016; 2017-present  Assistant Professor of Strategic Management; University of Toronto
    2016-2017  Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organization; McGill University

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Freedom from Work (Book Review); Doering, Laura; American Journal of Sociology; Issue: 123(4); 2018; Pages: 1230-31
    • Sustainable Enterprise in Panama (Chapter); Doering, Laura; Small, Mauro; The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise; 2016; Pages: 122-28
    • The Outsider Entrepreneurs (Book Review); Doering, Laura; American Journal of Sociology; Issue: 120(4); 2014; Pages: 1245-47

    Honors and Awards

    2017-2020  Insight Development Grant; SSHRC
    2015-2016  Faculty Grant; Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship
    2014  Burt Outstanding Paper Award-Economic Sociology; American Sociological Association
    2013-2014  Dissertation-Year Grant; Mellon Foundation
    2012  Dissertation Grant; Kauffman Foundation
    2011  Fulbright IIE Scholar; Fulbright Foundation

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