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A. Rebecca Reuber

A. Rebecca  Reuber

A. Rebecca (Becky) Reuber

Professor of Strategic Management
Area Coordinator, Strategic Management Area


PhD, Queen's University
MSc, Queen's University
BA, Queen's University


Becky Reuber is Professor of Strategic Management and the area coordinator for the Strategy area at Rotman. Her research focuses on the growth strategies of entrepreneurial organizations, including internationalization, opportunity creation and the use of social media.  She is Area Editor for International Entrepreneurship at the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and sits on the editorial boards of several other journals.  She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and as a VP (Administration) on the AIB Executive Board (2019-2022).  In 2022 she received an Honorary Doctor of Economics and Business Administration from LUT University (Finland) for her research on international entrepreneurship,


Academic Positions

  • 2008-

    Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

  • 1992-2008

    Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management

  • 1987-1992

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2012

    Adam Smith Visiting Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2011-2014

    Visiting Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia

  • 1998

    Visiting Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

  • 1994

    Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Australia

  • 1987

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

Selected Publications - Papers

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

Research and Teaching Interests

International entrepreneurship; high-growth entrepreneurship; digital technologies and entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

  • 2022

    Honorary Doctor in Economics and Business Administration, LUT University, Finland

  • 2019

    Elected Fellow, Academy of International Business

  • 2016-2018

    Insight Development Grant, Multilingualism and the Internationalization of New Firms in Digital Markets, SSHRC

  • 2016-2022

    Insight Grant, Understanding the Dynamics of Opportunity Creation, SSHRC

  • 2013-2015

    Insight Development Grant, Building Brand and Organizational Legitimacy in Digital Markets, SSHRC

  • 2011-2013

    Insight Development Grant, An Investigation of Social Venture Funds and Hybrid Social Ventures, SSHRC

  • 2009-2012

    Research Grant, Benefits of Internationalization for Young Firms, SSHRC

  • 2009-2012

    Research Grant, The dynamics of reputation in young firms, SSHRC

  • 2008-2015

    Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant, International Entrepreneurship, SSHRC

  • 2008-2009

    Public Outreach Grant, Measuring the Impact of Doing Good, SSHRC

  • 2006-2009

    Research Grant, The Development of Reputation in Young Firms, SSHRC

  • 2003

    Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Assocation of Canada

  • 2000

    Best Paper Award, Canadian Bankers' Association

  • 1999-2006

    Multi-Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) Grant, Entrepreneurship Research Alliance II: A Collaborative Effort to Create and Disseminate Knowledge about Firm Growth in North America, SSHRC

  • 1997

    Best Paper Award, Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • 1996-1999

    Strategic Grant, Effective Internationalization by Canadian SMEs, SSHRC

  • 1995

    Best Paper Award, Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • 1992

    Best Paper Award, International Council for Small Business

  • 1991-1996

    Research Grant, Experientially-Based Reasoning in Management, SSHRC

  • 1990

    Best Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2015 -2021

    Member, Editorial Review Board, Academy of Management Perspectives

  • 2014 -

    Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies

  • 2014

    Member, Insight Grants Adjudication Committee, SSHRC

  • 2013 -14

    Member, CGA-Canada's SME Trade Advisory Panel

  • 2013 -18

    Member, Advisory Board, Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman School of Management

  • 2017-

    Member, Scientific Committee, Chartered Association of Business Schools, UK

  • 2019-22

    Vice-President (Administration), Academy of International Business

  • 2012 -

    Member, Access Review Committee, Business Micro-Data, Statistics Canada

  • 2012

    Chair, Awards Task Force, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management

  • 2011 -

    Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Venturing

  • 2011

    Chair, Adjudication Committee, Aid to Scholarly Journals Program, Journal of Business Venturing

  • 2008-2014

    Associate Editor, Family Business Review

  • 2009-2011

    Member, Access to Capital Task Force, Toronto Board of Trade

  • 2002 -

    Member of the Editorial Review Board, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • 2000-2004

    Member of the Selection Committee, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • 1997-2000

    Chair, International Committee, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management

  • 1997-1998

    Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

  • 1997-1999

    Vice-President (Programs), Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship