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Jose Lam

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jose Lam, B.Sc. (UBC), M.Sc. (McGill), MBA, PhD (Concordia)


Assistant Professor – Business Administration​

Phone: (709) 639-2575
AS 2018


Teaching Interests

I believe that teaching is about maintaining an environment where both the teacher and the students learn and benefit from the shared experience. In my classes I emphasize critical and creative thinking, as well as real-world applications of the concepts and theories in modern management. I teach primarily Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development, Strategic Management, International Business Management, Family Business Management, and Small Business Consulting- an experiential course. I have also supervised both undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship and its role in economic and community development. Amongst the questions I try to answer in my research are: what are the traits and skills that lead an entrepreneur to start and grow a successful business? What is the role of creativity and innovation in influencing entrepreneurs? How does the entrepreneur grow a new business into a small- and medium-sized business, and beyond? How can social entrepreneurship assist in local economic development? How do entrepreneurs formulate and implement strategy? How do entrepreneurs plan and manage succession issues into the next generation? What are the issues confronting family businesses?

Recent Publications

Lam, J. and Walsh, J. (2015). Magine Snowboards. Case Studies in Sport Management Journal. Manuscript accepted for publication in forthcoming issue.

Ibrahim, A. B., Lam, J., and McGuire, J. (2014). The Wallenberg Family Business: A Longitudinal Case Research of Family Tradition and Longevity. Family Business Casebook Annual 2013, 1-45.

Ibrahim, A. B., Lam, J., and McGuire, J. (2014). The Molson- Coors: A Case Research of Merger between Two Family Firms. Family Business Casebook Annual 2013, 47-92.

Lam, J. (2014). The Writers at Woody Point Festival. In: H. F. MacKenzie, Contemporary Canadian Marketing Cases, 5th ed. Toronto: Pearson, 18-27.

Lam, J., Carter, K., McGillis, L, Pike, C, McCahon, M, and Vodden, K. (2013). Networks for Business Innovation in Corner Brook, NL. The Harris Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, April 2013.

Sone, H. and Lam, J. (2013). Business Systems of Long-Established Family Firm: A Study of Marinelli, Italy`s Oldest Firm. Journal of the Japan Academy of Family Business, 3, 33-45.

Ibrahim, A. B., Lam, J., Soufani, K., Poutziouris, P. (2011). A longitudinal case research of a large family firm: Saputo Inc. International Journal of Management Cases, 13(1), 67-88.

Ibrahim, A. B., Lam, J., Soufani, K. (2010). The Molson Family Business Dynasty: A case study of survival and longevity. Family Business Casebook 2008-2009, p. 101-135.

Chair, Business Administration

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4 , Canada

Phone: (709) 639-4600