Bryan Gallagher

Adjunct Professor



Bryan is an Adjunct Professor and teaches courses including entrepreneurship and sustainable operations in the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership, Part-Time MBA and Undergraduate programs. 

Bryan earned a Doctor of Philosophy of Management Degree from the Beedie School of Business. His research explored the connections between Indigenous identity and urban entrepreneurship in Canada and Australia.

Outside of SFU, Bryan is the Business Development Manager for Inlailawatash Limited Partnership—a natural resources company based in North Vancouver owned by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship; Aboriginal entrepreneurship; Aboriginal economic development; identity; and sustainable operations.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Gallagher, B. M., & Selman, M. (2015). Warrior entrepreneur. American Indian Quarterly, 39(1), 73-94.

Gallagher, B., & Lawrence, T. B. (2012). Entrepreneurship and indigenous identity: A study of identity work by indigenous entrepreneurs in British Columbia. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 17(4), 395-414.

books chapters and monographs

Lawrence, T. B., Dover, G. J., & Gallagher, B. M. (2014). Managing social innovation. In Dodgson, M., Gann, D. M., & Phillips, N. (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of innovation management (pp. 316-334). Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.