Director of Entrepreneurship, SFU Co-Champion, Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Lecturer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Area Coordinator, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Room: SUR 5022
CredentialsBBA (Hons) (Simon Fraser University), MPhil (University of Cambridge), PhD (University of Cambridge)
Sarah Lubik is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Beedie, Co-Champion of the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU Program and was appointed SFU's first Director of Entrepreneurship, aligning, supporting and accelerating entrepreneurship education and early stage incubation at SFU. She is also a certified expert business coach and a mentor at SFU's Venture Connection incubator.
In 2016, Dr. Lubik was named one of ten Canadian Innovation Leaders assisting with the Government of Canada's Inclusive Innovation Agenda.
Dr. Lubik has published in leading technology management journals such as R&D Management, Technovation and Long Range Planning. Her research is currently focused on stimulating and supporting university-based entrepreneurship with a focus on interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation, and commercialization. In 2013, she received the Dr. Theo Williamson Outstanding Paper Award by Emerald Publishing for “Market-pull and technology-push in manufacturing start-ups in emerging industries” published in the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.
Prior to joining the Beedie School of Business, Dr. Lubik worked in the Centre for Strategy and Performance at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. She has also worked as a business coach, specializing in market analysis, and project manager and coordinator on a number of international European projects supporting start-up firms through incubation, finance and policy.
She is also actively involved in entrepreneurship, as a co-founder and Marketing Director of Lungfish Dive Systems.Dr. Lubik holds a BBA (honours) from SFU, concentrating in International Business and Marketing, as well as a masters and PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was also NanoForum Fellow.
Research InterestsUniversity spin-outs; early-stage strategy formation; business models; commercialization of advanced technologies; partnerships; market selection; innovation ecosystems, and incubation.
articles and reports
Lubik, S. (2017, March). You get what you measure.
Lubik, S. (2017, March). Entrepreneurship will become a must-have career skill for navigating technological change and an uncertain future. Careering Magazine, 13-15.
Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2016). Early business model evolution in science-based ventures: The case of advanced materials. Long Range Planning, 49(3), 393-408. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2015.03.001
Maine, E., Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2013). Value creation strategies for science-based business: A study of advanced materials ventures. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 15(1), 35-51. http://doi.org/10.5172/impp.2013.15.1.35
Lubik, S., Garnsey, E., Minshall, T., & Platts, K. (2013). Value creation from the innovation environment: Partnership strategies from university spin-outs. R and D Management Journal, 43(2), 136-150. http://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12006
Lubik, S., Lim, S., Platts, K., & Minshall, T. (2013). Market-pull and technology-push in manufacturing start-ups in emerging industries. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 24(1), 10-27. http://doi.org/10.1108/17410381311287463
Maine, E. M., Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2012). Process-based vs. product-based innovation: Value creation by nanotech ventures. Technovation, 32(3/4), 179-192. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2011.10.003
Lubik, S., Dee, N., Platts, K., & Minshall, T. (2012). Succeeding in emerging industries: Handbook for manufacturing start-ups. N/A, Canada: Publisher Unknown.
Lubik, S. (2011). Achieve more: The results. N/A, Canada: Publisher Unknown.
Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2008). Commercializing nanotechnology innovations from university spin-out companies. Nanotechnology Perceptions, 4(1), 225-238. http://doi.org/10.4024/N23LU08A.ntp.04.03
books chapters and monographs
Garnsey, E. W., Lubik, S., & Heffernan, P. (2015). Organizational emergence and new firm formation. In Wright, J. D. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Ltd (UK).