Jeremy Hall

Professor, Strategy
D.Phil. (University of Sussex, UK), MBA (Dalhousie), B.Sc. Psychology (Dalhousie)

Burnaby Room: WMC 4329
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5891

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Dr. Jeremy Hall joined the Beedie School of Business in September 2007 as an associate professor. He is also a Fellow of The Centre of Innovation Studies (THECIS) and SFU’s Latin American Studies (LAS). He teaches Strategy, Management of Technology and Business & Society, and his research interests include sustainable development innovation, stakeholder ambiguity, radical technology development, entrepreneurial learning for social inclusion and inter-firm innovation dynamics. Jeremy has conducted international research in the aerospace, agricultural, chemicals, consultancy, energy, forestry, retailing and tourism sectors with support from Genome Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

A major stream of Jeremy’s research is focused on Brazilian policies for innovation and sustainable development, in collaboration with Drs Stelvia Matos and Bruno Silvestre. These studies have been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the most recent being a 3-year grant entitled “The Impact of Cash Transfer Policies on Entrepreneurial Activities in Impoverished Communities” awarded in 2009. Another stream of research is concerned with managing the technological, commercial, organizational and social uncertainties of innovation, with support from SSHRC and Genome Canada.

Currently Jeremy is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M), an international scholarly refereed research journal which aims to promote the theory and practice of technology, innovation, and engineering management (see He is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Business Venturing and Technovation.

Jeremy holds an MBA and B.Sc. from Dalhousie University and a D.Phil. from SPRU, Science & Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, where he was also a Research Fellow and Lecturer. Prior to joining SFU he was an associate professor with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Specialization and Research Interests

Sustainable development innovation, stakeholder ambiguity, social impacts of innovation, entrepreneurial learning for social inclusion, sustainable supply chains and Brazilian industrial policy. Dr Hall currently holds a SSHRC grant exploring the impact of Brazilian poverty reduction programs on entrepreneurial dynamics, and whether they lead to productive, unproductive or destructive outcomes, and is the lead investigator for two GE3LS (Genomics, Economy, Economics, Ethics, Law and Society) Genome Canada grants investigating the commercialization of biotechnology in the forestry sector. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management.

Selected Publications

Sample Journal Publications:

Boons, F, Baumann, H. & Hall, J. (Forthcoming).  Conceptualizing Sustainable Development and Global Supply Chains, Ecological Economics

Hall, J., Matos, S., Sheehan, L. & Silvestre, B. (2012).  Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid: A Recipe for Inclusive Growth or Social Exclusion? Journal of Management Studies, 49: 785-812. 


Hall, J., Matos, M. & Silvestre, B. (2012).  A Complexity Approach to the Triple Bottom Line in Sustainable Supply Chains, International Journal of Production Research, 50 (5): 1332-1348.


Hall, J. & Wagner, M. (2012).  Integrating Sustainability into Firms’ Processes: Performance Effects and the Moderating Role of Business Models, Business Strategy and the Environment, 21(3): 183-196  


Hall, J. Matos, S., Silvestre B. & Martin, M. (2011). Managing the Technological, Commercial, Organizational and Social Uncertainties of Industrial Evolution: The Case of Brazilian Energy and Agriculture, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 78: 1147–1157.


Hall., Daneke, G. & Lenox, M. (2010).  Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship: Past Contributions and Future Directions, Journal of Business Venturing, 25 (5): 439-448.


Silvestre, B., Hall, J. Matos, S. & Figueire, L. (2010).  The Good, the Bad or the Ugly? Privatization of the Brazilian Electricity Distribution Sector, Energy Policy, 38: 7001-7013.


Hall, J. & Matos, S. (2010).  Incorporating Impoverished Communities in Sustainable Supply Chains, Int. Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 40 (1/2): 124-147


Silvestre, B.; Hall, J., Matos, S. & Figueira, L. (2010).  Privatização: Bom ou ruim? Lições do setor de distribuição de energia elétrica do nordeste Brasileiro (Privatization: Good or bad? Lessons from the electricity distribution sector in the northeast of Brazil), RAE – Revista de Administração de Empresa, 50 (1): 094-111


Hall, J, Matos, S., Sererino, L. & Beltrao, N. (2009).  Brazilian Biofuels and Social Exclusion: Established & Concentrated Ethanol vs. Emerging and Dispersed Bio-diesel, Journal of Cleaner Production, 17 S77-S85


Hall, J., Matos, S. and Langford, C. (2008). Social Exclusion and Transgenic Technology: The Case of Brazilian Agriculture, Journal of Business Ethics, 77(1): 45-63


Dewald. J., Hall, J., Chrisman, J. & Kellermanns, F. (2007).  Governance Preferences of Small Vulnerable Firms in the Homebuilding Industry, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 31(2): 279-297


Hall, J. & Matos, S. (2007). Integrating Sustainable Development in the Extended Value Chain: The Case of Life Cycle Assessment in the Oil & Gas and Agricultural Biotechnology Industries, Journal of Operations Management, 25: 1083-1102


Langford, C, Hall, J, Josty, P., Matos, S. & Jacobson, A. (2006).  Indicators and Outcomes of Canadian University Research: Proxies becoming Goals? Research Policy, 35(10): 279-297


Hall, J. & Rosson, P. (2006).  The Impact of Technological Turbulence on Entrepreneurial Behavior, Social Norms and Ethics: Three Internet-based Cases, Journal of Business Ethics, 64(3): 231-248.


Hall, J. & Martin, M. (2005).  Disruptive Technologies, Stakeholders and the Innovation Value Chain: a Framework for Evaluating Radical Technology Development, R&D Management, 35(3): 273-284


Chrisman, J., McMullan, E. & Hall, J. (2005). The Influence of Guided Preparation on the Long-Term Performance of New Ventures, Journal of Business Venturing, 20(6): 769-791


Hall, J. & Vredenburg, H. (2005). Managing Stakeholder Ambiguity, MIT Sloan Management Review, 47(1): 11-13



Recent Book Chapters:


Hall, J. and Matos, S. (2009). Transgenic Crops in Brazil: Scientific Decision-making for Social Ambiguities? Industrial Ecology and the Social Sciences (Boons, F. and Howard-Grenville, J. eds.) Edward Elgar.


Non-refereed Contributions:

Silvestre, B., Hall, J. and Papinia, L. (2009). Vancouver as an innovation hub for Asia and Latin America & Caribbean.  Business case prepared for the BC Innovation Council Papania, L. and Hall, J. (2008). Ballard's Fuel Cell Bus Project: Next Stop - Changing the World. Business case prepared for the BC Innovation Coucil.


Hall, J. (2008). Exploring Conventional Transitions to Diversification: The Analogy of Brazilian Biofuels. Paper presented at the 2nd Banff Innovation Summit: The Resource Industries as Engines of Economic Diversification, Banff, Alberta. The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS), September 27, 2008.


Hall, J. (2007). General Report: Prospective Applications for Converging Technologies in Nano-Bio-Info Systems (PACT-NBIS) Scoping Meeting: March 19-20, 2007. Prepared for the Science & Technology Foresight Directorate, Office of the National Science Advisor, Government of Canada, The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS), March 30, 2007.


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