Before joining Université de Sherbrooke in 2003 as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Jacques Baronet was assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA. Before his academic career, he held management positions in the field of communications for 15 years. He holds a Ph.D. in management from HEC-Montreal, an MBA from McGill University, an MSc from Boston University and a BA from Université Laval. His research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship, start-ups, creativity, innovation management, and corporate entrepreneurship. He was director of the Institut d’entrepreneuriat at Université de Sherbrooke from 2003 to 2005. He is a founding member of the Innovation Management Research Team at his home university. He also cofounded a regional action research group on entrepreneurial culture and serves on the Scientific committee of École des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’Entreprises in Paris, France (EDC-Paris).
Jacques was a key member of the Canadian team that examined the innovation management practices of small firms and that led to the publishing of the book, Strategic Innovation in Small Firms: An international analysis of innovation and strategic decision making in small to medium enterprises, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, Northampton, MA, USA. Mazzarol, T.W., and Reboud, S. (Eds) (2011).