F.C. Manning Faculty
and Staff

Michael Sheppard
Associate Professor
Area: Management
  (902) 585-1938
  • BScS (Acadia)
  • MASc (Waterloo)
  • PhD (Waterloo)
Research Interests
Entrepreneurial strategy and performance; new venture growth; corporate social and environmental sustainability; management of technology and innovation; information systems and knowledge management.

Dr. Michael Sheppard joined Acadia’s Manning School of Business in July 2010 after receiving both his Masters of Applied Science and PhD in Management Sciences (specializing in Management of Technology) from the Faculty of Engineering at Waterloo. This supplements twenty-plus years of experience in consulting and management of information technology, as well as considerable entrepreneurial experience in the software industry.

His research into high-growth firms, building on the entrepreneurship and strategy literature, took him to Europe to collaborate on projects resulting in the development of a large internationally comparable research dataset. In subsequent studies Michael examined the pathways whereby firms internationalize, with a focus on international new ventures and born global firms. In a complementary research stream, he has examined the relationship between corporate environmental and social responsibility and performance and market value.