Angelo Dossou-Yovo

Associate Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of International Studies
York University, Glendon Campus

ILST/Business Administration

Angelo Dossou-Yovo is Associate Professor in the department of International studies at York University, Glendon Campus. He currently teaches management and entrepreneurship courses in the new Glendon/emLyon dual degree undergraduate program in International studies and Business administration. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Université du Quebec A Montreal (UQAM, Quebec) in 2011. His research interests include the growth process of small businesses, the innovation process of small businesses in the high technology industry, innovation systems and entrepreneurial ecosystem, International entrepreneurship. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as International Journal of Technology ManagementRevue d’économie régionale & urbaineJournal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, The Innovation Journal. 

Management, Project Management, International entrepreneurship, Innovation systems, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, Project management, , Small business.


Ph.D., Business AdministrationUniversité du Québec A Montréal (Canada), 2011.

MBA, Project Management, University Senghor (Egypt), 2003.

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering - 2iE, (Burkina Faso), 1998.

Professional Development

Certified Project Manager (PMP), Project Management Institute (USA), 2014.

Design thinking for innovative problem solving: A step by step project course

Darden School Foundation, University of Virginia, USA, 2014.

SAP – Developing Software using Design Thinking course

German Hasso Plattner Institute, Postdam, 2014.

Enterprise Resource Planning Simulation (ERPsim), Level 1 Training for educators

SAP University Alliances Academic Workshop, Atlanta, GA, 2014.

Student Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Training for educators

SAP University Alliances Summer Workshop, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, July 7- 10, 2014.

Investment Funds in Canada course

Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2006.

Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)

Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2006.

Training in Entrepreneurship, Summer School for International Young Entrepreneurs, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbooke, Quebec, Canada. (I won the award for the best business plan). 2002.

Summary of Research Interests: I am interested in the dynamics throughout the innovation process and the growth process in small businesses, as well as the influence of the actors and the factors related to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the innovation system. I use a longitudinal approach to investigate these processes that are treated as black boxes in past studies. The outcomes of my research provide new tools to growth-oriented entrepreneurs, small business innovation managers and public policy makers.

Research Methodologies: Mix methods, Econometric models, Data analysis, Network analysis, System analysis
Journal Articles

1.     Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle and Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. 2015. Territory, Innovation Processes in SMEs, and Intermediary Actors : The Case of the ICT Sector in the Greater Montreal Area International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 69 (1), pp. 1-19.

2.     Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. 2015. Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations and Familiarity with Key Economic Development Organizations: Evidence from Canadian Firms. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, Vol. 11 (4), pp. 161-184.

3.     Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle, Klein, Juan-Luis, Dossou-Yovo, Angelo, Ben Hassen, Tarek. 2012. Les acteurs intermédiaires dans le développement de l’innovation : une comparaison intersectorielle dans la région de Montréal. Revue d’économie régionale & urbaine, Volume 3, pp. 431-434.

4.     Dossou-Yovo, Angelo and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle. 2012. Public Policy, Intermediaries and Innovation System Performance : A comparative Analysis of Quebec and Ontario. The Innovation Journal, Vol. 17 (1), pp. 2-20.

Other Publications

  1. Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘Business Environment and Small Business Growth: Does Confidence in the Business Environment Influence small business owner's Intention to Grow and Growth Decisions?’. Conference Proceedings. 2016 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, San Diego, California, January 10-12, 2016.
  2. Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘Boosting SME Innovation Performance through Collaborations with Universities: An exploratory study of the channels of collaborations and key factors of success’. Conference Proceedings. 2015 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 22-25, 2015.
  3. Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘Managing The Innovation Process in Small Businesses: A Conceptual Framework’. Conference Proceedings. International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 11-14 June 2014.
  4. Dossou-Yovo, Angelo and Tremblay, D-G.. ‘Building SME Innovation Network Through Bridge Organizations’. Conference Proceedings: Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE), Victoria, BC, 2013.
  5. Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle, Klein, Juan-Luis, Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘The Role and The Social Construction of the Intermediate Organization’. Conference Proceedings: Annual Conference of the Laboratory of Economy and Sociology of Work. Aix en Provence, France, 2011.
  6. Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle Klein, Juan-Luis, Dossou-Yovo Angelo, Ben Hassen, Tarek. ‘Intermediaries in the Development of Innovation: A comparison across sectors in metropolitan Montreal’. Conference proceedings: Associazione Italiana di Scienze Regionali (AISR) and the Regional Science Association (ASRDLF), University of Valle d'Aosta, Italy, 2010.
  7. Klein, J.L., Tremblay, D.G., Bussieres, D. Ben Hassen, T. and Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘The Actors of Civil Society and Their Role In The Metropolitan Governance: Towards more inclusive governance?’ Conference proceedings: Innovations Systems Research Network (ISRN) annual conference, Montreal, Quebec. 2008
  8. Dossou-Yovo, Angelo. ‘Role of Intermediaries and Innovation Systems Performance’. Conference proceedings: Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN), Ninth Annual meeting British Columbia, Vancouver, 2007.
  9. Dossou-Yovo A., Diallo, A. Entreprise and dévelopment durable: Le rôle des parties prenantes dans le changement des pratiques des entreprises’. Conference proceedings: Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), UQAM, 2005.
  10. Dossou-Yovo A., De Serres, A. ‘Economie Sociale et Lutte contre l’Exclusion Sociale en Afrique de l’Ouest’. Conference proceedings: Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), UQAM, 2004.
  1. Dossou-Yovo, A. ‘Small and medium sized business innovation capacity and the contribution of intermediary organizations in the digital media industry in Montreal’. PhD dissertation, UQAM, 2011, 230p.
  2. Leclerc, D.; Morissete, P.; Sirois, D.; Bordeleau, M.; Brien, N.; Chevalier, H.; Dossou-Yovo, A.; Dufour, L.; Sorin, V.; Vanbeseleare, K. ‘Develop Montreal District by Disctrict: Realizations 2007- 2012 and Perspectives 2012-2017’. Library and Archives Canada, 2012, 72p.
  3. De Serres, A.; Dung Tran, S.; Dossou-Yovo, A. ‘Repository of the Public-Private Partnership Projects in Canada’, Research report, UQAM, 2007.
  4. Dossou-Yovo, A. ‘A critical analysis of the rate of return as key performance indicator of education projects in Africa’, Research report, UQAM, 2005, 18p.
  5. Dossou-Yovo, A. ‘Exploring Potential Partnerships between Microfinance institutions and Commercial Banks in Senegal’, Research report, University Senghor, 2003.

  • Judge for Canada's Business Model Competition, Halifax, 2015
  • Judge for Canada's Business Model Competition, Halifax, 2016
  • Volunteer for Startups Weekend, 2014.
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for the Academy of Management annual conference,
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management,
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation Management.
  • Member of the board of Directors, Business is Jammin – Youth Entrepreneurship, Black Business Initiative, Non-profit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014-2016.
  • Member of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Member of the International Council for Small Business
  • Member of the Academy of Management
  • Member of the Project Management Institute

2015. "Business Environment and Small Business Growth", Dalhousie DFA fund, $2,300.

2014. "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and SME Growth", Dalhousie Rowe fund, $5,000.

2014. "Innovation process and Small Businesses", SSHRC RDF fund, $1,000.

2014. "SME Innovation Performance and Collaborations with Universities", Dalhousie DFA fund, $2,200.

2007-2010. "Small Business Innovation Process and Role of Intermediaries", Graduate Scholarship, $15,000.

2003-2005. "Small Business Innovation Process and Role of Intermediaries", UQAM Graduate Scholarship, $10,000.


Wolof (Senegal)