Lee Swanson

Associate Professor

Room 80
PotashCorp Centre
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5A7
Phone: 306-966-2124
Fax: 306-966-5408
Email: swanson@edwards.usask.ca

Biography

Dr. Lee Swanson is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, Aboriginal entrepreneurship, community capacity-building through entrepreneurship, and institutional-stakeholder engagement. Dr. Swanson’s current research is funded through a Social Sciences Humanities Research Council grant and focuses on social and economic capacity building in Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Scandinavia. He is also actively studying Aboriginal community partnerships with resource based companies, entrepreneurship centres at universities, community-based entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions. He teaches upper-year and MBA entrepreneurship classes and conducts seminars on business planning and business development.

Courses

Comm 349.3 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Comm 447.3 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

MBA 846.3 - Entrepreneurship

Mkt 400.6 - Honours Seminar in Marketing

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Swanson, L.A., Landrie-Parker, D., & Leader, J. (2016). Effectively engaging with Indigenous communities through multi-methods qualitative data collection and an engaged communications plan. Engaged Scholar Journal, 3(6), 1-18.
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2015). The base requirements, community, and regional levels of northern development. The Northern Review, 38(1), 213-239.
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2015). Toward sustainable development in the north: Exploring models of success in community-based entrepreneurship. The Northern Review, 38(1), 99-118.
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2014). Linking social entrepreneurship and sustainability. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship5(2), 175-191.
  • Swanson, L.A. (2013). A strategic engagement framework for nonprofits. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 23(3), 303-323.
  • Zhang, D. D., & Swanson, L. A. (2013). Social entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations: An empirical investigation of the synergy between social and business objectives. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 25(1), 105-125.
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2012). Perspectives on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 23(6), 630-639.
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2011). Complexity theory and the social entrepreneurship zone. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 13(3), 39-56.
  • Burton, J.M., & Swanson, L.A. (2011). Entrepreneurial attitudes of university students. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business16(3), 283-298.
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2010). The social entrepreneurship zone. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 22(2), 71-88.
  • Swanson, L. A. (2009). Value perceptions as influences upon engagement. Innovative Higher Education, 34(4), 269–281.

Artistic Works

  • Leader, J., & Landrie-Parker, D., Swanson, L. A., Zhang, D.D. (2016). Exhibition of Visual Research. Little Art Gallery, University of Calgary.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2012). Social entrepreneurship. In T. Burger-Helmchen (Ed.), Entrepreneurship - Gender, Geographies and Social Context. Strasbourg, France: InTech.

Academic Conferences

  • Klein, R., & Woods, J., Carrier, D., Swanson, L. A. (2016). Engaging Youth Voices in Northern Research. Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Leader, J., & Landrie-Parker, D., Swanson, L. A., Zhang, D.D. (2016). Visualizing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Northern Saskatchewan: Applying Visual Methods To Gather Community Members' Perspectives. Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Swanson, L. A., & Klein, R., Woods, J. (2016). Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Rural and Remote Regions. Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • McClelland, C., & Swanson, L. A. (2016). The Implications of Entrepreneurship Centre Managers’ Success Determinants and their Perceptions of their Universities’ Success Determinants for their Centres. Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Swanson, L. A., & Zhang, D. D., Schurr, B. (2016). Community Development Corporations in Rural and Remote Regions. Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Swanson, L. A. (2016). Perspectives on giving, sharing, and trading as elements of the undocumented economy in Northern Saskatchewan. Paper presented at Rupert’s Land 2016 Consumer Behaviour Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Swanson, L. A., & Zhang, D. D., Leader, J., Landrie-Parker, D., Bell, J. D. (2015). Northern Capacity Building through Aboriginal Entrepreneurship: A Research Project. Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Swanson*, L. A., & Bruni-Bossio, V. (2015). The emergence and devolution of sustainable organizations. Third International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, Toronto, ON.
  • Jones, N., & Swanson, L.A. (2014). Students' perceptions of sustainability. The Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustatinabilty, Spit, Croatia. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2012). Everything is social entrepreneurship now. 4th International Social Innovation Research Conference. Birmingham, UK. (Abstract)
  • Radke, M., & Swanson, L.A. (2012). Transitioning from private to community ownership: A framework for preserving valued community assets. The 28th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE/CCPME). Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Abstract)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Grambo, L. (2012). How university students change when taking entrepreneurship classes. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference. St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Proceedings)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2012). An international comparative study of capacity building in remote northern communities through Aboriginal, social, and commercial entrepreneurship. The 17th Nordic Conference on Smal Business ResearchHelsinki, Finland. (Proceedings)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Thomarat, G. (2011). Social entrepreneurship and the social measurement imperative. The 27th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE/CCPME), Windsor, Ontario. (Proceedings)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2012). In the eyes of the beholders: Perspectives on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. First International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development. London, U.K..  (Proceedings)
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2011). Social orientation: Developing competitive advantage and differentiation by doing the right thing. CR3 Conference: The Power of Responsibility. Helsinki, Finland. (Abstract) 
  • Prefontaine, S., & Swanson, L.A. (2011). An International comparison of sustainability assessment methods in higher education institutions.Seventh International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hamilton, New Zealand (Abstract)
  • Zhang*, D. D., & Swanson, L. A. (2011). Factors that affect social entrepreneurship: A conceptual framework. Sixth International Conference on Business, Management, and Economics, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2010). Social entrepreneurship: Towards sustainable development. Sixth International Conference on Business, Management and Economics (ICBME'10) Conference, Izmir, Turkey. (Proceedings)
  • Zhang, D.D., & Swanson, L.A. (2010). Social entrepreneurship: Towards sustainable development. International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) Conference, Paris, France. (Proceedings)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Zhang, D.D. (2010). The many facets of social entrepreneurship. Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, Montreal, Quebec. (Proceedings)
  • Burton, J.M., & Swanson, L.A. (2010). Entrepreneurial attitudes of university students. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan. (Proceedings)
  • Swanson, L.A., & Korchinski, A.T. (2010). Social entrepreneurship: Support through social value measurement. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan. (Abstract)
  • Swanson, L. A. (2010). Social entrepreneurship: A conceptual model and consumer implications. Paper presented at Rupert’s Land 2010 Consumer Behaviour Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Swanson, L. A., & Zhang, D. D. (2010). Complexity theory and social entrepreneurship typologies. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking & Complexity Conference, Garden City, New York.
  • Swanson*, L. A. (2009). Strategic engagement management: An approach to institutional-community collaboration. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference. Niagara Falls, Ontario.