Claudia De Fuentes

Associate Professor
Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes (Associate Professor) began working at the Department of Management, Sobey School of Business, in 2011. Her area of expertise is in systems of innovation, university–industry collaboration, global innovation networks, social innovation, and determinants of innovation. She has presented her research at conferences around the world. Claudia has taught at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of social sciences; National Economics University (NEU), Vietnam; the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden; and Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico. She has been staff-on-loan to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France. She has been involved with thesis supervision of PhD and Master’s candidates in both Canada and Mexico. Claudia serves as a peer reviewer for numerous academic journals. She has been a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank, and has been a member of Latin American Learning, Innovation and Competence Building System (LALICS) and GLOBELICS since 2019. Claudia received both her PhD in social sciences with specialty in innovation and technology development (2007) and her MSc in economics and management of technological change (2000) from UAM Xochimilco, Mexico. She earned her BSc in chemical engineering (1997) from UAM Azcapotzalco, Mexico.

Interests

Systems of Innovation University-Industry collaboration Global innovation networks Social Innovation Determinants of innovation

Education

Ph.D., Social Sciences with speciality in Innovation and Technology Development, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, 2007
Masters, Masters in Economics and Management of Technical Change, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, 2000
Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, 1997

Non-Academic Work Experience

2007 - 2007, Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
2002 - 2003, Technical coordinator, X Latin American Seminar of Technology Management, ALTEC 2003
2000 - 2002, Junior consultant, Innestec, S.C

Membership

2019 - Present, GLOBELICS
2000 - Present, Member of LALICS: Latin American Learning, Innovation and Competence building System

Honours

Government grant to conduct Postdoctoral studies CONACYT - 2010
Government grant to conduct PhD studies CONACYT - 2006
Student Fellowship: Regional Economics and Social Development Department University of Massachusetts-Lowell - 2005
University Performance Medal Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City - 2001
Government grant to conduct Masters studies CONACYT - 2000

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2012/03 - 2012/03, Teaching (Online)
2011/03 - 2011/03, Project Developing Entrepreneurship : National Economics University Vietnam (NEU)
2010/03 - Present, Teaching at Saint Mary's University
2010/02 - 2010/02, Circle Lund University
2009/03 - 2009/03, Teaching at University of Ottawa
2002/03 - 2007/03, Teaching at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Scholarly Contributions

Book Chapters

De Fuentes Claudia, Gabriela Dutrenit, Arturo Torres. (2017). "Canales de interacción universidad-empresa y beneficios esperados: un análisis de micro datos de las empresas mexicanas ", Vinculación universidad-sector productive para fortalecer los sistemas nacionales de innovación: experiencias de Cuba, Mexico y Costa Rica
Castro M., Vilaragut M., Filgueiras M., Guerra L., De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit Gabriela, Torres Arturo. (2017). "La relación entre CIPEL y la Unión Eléctrica: un caso de vinculación universidad-empresa ", Vinculación universidad-sector productive para fortalecer los sistemas nacionales de innovación: experiencias de Cuba, Mexico y Costa Rica
Chaminade Cristina, Barnard Helena, De Fuentes Claudia, Harirchi Gouya, Plechero Monica. (2016). "The geography and structure of Global Innovation Networks: global scope and regional embeddedness", Handbook on the Geography of Innovation, 512
De Fuentes Claudia, Torres A., Casas R., Vera-Cruz A.. (2014). "Strategies and governance of the Mexican system of innovation: Challenges for an inclusive development", National Innovation Systems, Social Inclusion and Development
Dutrénit G., De Fuentes Claudia. (2009). "Theoretical approaches of absorptive capacities and knowledge spillovers", Regional innovation systems: A place for the development of SMEs
De Fuentes Claudia, Ampudia L.. (2009). "Regional innovation systems in Queretaro and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico", Regional innovation systems: A place for the development of SMEs
De Fuentes Claudia, Ampudia L.. (2009). "A study of the machining industry in Queretaro and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico", Regional innovation systems: A place for the development of SMEs

Journal Articles

Peerally Jahan Ara, De Fuentes Claudia, Figueiredo Paulo N.. "Inclusive innovation and the role of technological capabilitybuilding: The social business Grameen Danone Foods Limited in Bangladesh", Long Range Planning 52:6 (Winter - 2019), 101843
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrénit Gabriela, Natalia Gras, Fernando Santiago. "Determinants of innovation and productivity across manufacturing and services sectors: micro evidence from Mexico", Innovation and Development (Spring - 2019)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago Fernando, Temel Serdal. "Perception of innovation barriers by successful and unsuccessful innovators in emerging economies", Journal of Technology Transfer (Fall - 2018), 1-25
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit Gabriela. "Technological capabilities for university industry links in the Mexican manufacturing sector", Ekonomiaz 92:2 (Winter - 2017), 93-119
Santiago F., De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G., Gras N.. "What hinders innovation performance of services and manufacturing firms in Mexico?", Economics of Innovation and New Technology (Spring - 2016)
Voltan Annika, De Fuentes Claudia. "Managing multiple logics in partnerships for scaling social innovation", European Journal of Innovation Management 19:4 (Fall - 2016), 446-467
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago Fernando, Gras Natalia, Dutrenit Gabriela. "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the service sector in Mexico", Emerging Markets Finance and Trade:3 (Fall - 2015), 578-592
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "Importance of Geographic Proximity for University-Industry Interaction: The case of Mexico", Journal of Technology Transfer (Spring - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "Best channels of academia-industry interaction for long-term benefit", Research Policy 41 (Winter - 2013), 1666-1682
Casas R., Vera-Cruz A.. "Building of technology capacities, learning and cooperation in a local and global context Mexico City", UAM-X/Research Institute of Social Sciences UNAM/ALTEC (Winter - 2013), .
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "SMEs’ Absorptive Capacities and Large Firms’ Knowledge Spillovers: Micro Evidence from the Machining Industry in Mexico ", International Journal of Institutions and Economics 5:1 (Spring - 2013), 1-30
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C. "Competences as drivers and enablers of globalization of innovation: the Swedish ICT industry and emerging economies", Innovation and Development 2:2 (Spring - 2012), 209-229
Dutrenit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Torres A. "Channels of interaction between public research organisations and industry and benefits for both agents: Evidence from Mexico", Science and Public Policy 37 (Spring - 2010), 513-526

Media Relations

De Fuentes Claudia. "The Art of Innovation: How companies come to define themselves by the benefits they provide, not by what they do.", Chamber of Commerce (Fall - 2017)

Presentation

De Fuentes Claudia. "Effect of policy incentives and the geography of exports to foster innovation in Canadian firms", Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (Winter - 2018)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Halifax as a gateway city: A historic perspective on the economic impact and municipal democracy", American Sociology Association (Summer - 2017)
De Fuentes Claudia, Niosi Jorge. "Effect of policy incentives and the geography of exports to foster innovation in Canadian firms", Canadian Economic Association (Summer - 2017)
Hervieux Chantal, De Fuentes Claudia. "Communities of actors empowering social innovation: Evidence from the wine industry in rural Nova Scotia", 9th International Social Innovation Research Conference (Winter - 2017)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the services sector: manufacturing also matters", DRUID (Spring - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "Architecture of global networks. Who are the main partners for production and innovation networks? ", Association of American Geographers (Spring - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the services sector: manufacturing also matters", Colmex (Spring - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Innovation in the Services Sector Universidad Autonoma", Presentation to the Masters in Economics and Management of Technical Change (Spring - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Knowledge networks to foster innovation and global competitiveness in the wine cluster in Nova Scotia", Management Department, Research Colloquium (Spring - 2014)
Santiago F., De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G., Gras N.. "What Hinders Learning and Innovation of Services Firms in Mexico? An Exploration", Globelics 2013 (Fall - 2013)
Torres A., Casas R., De Fuentes Claudia, Vera-Cruz A.. "Strategies and Governance of the Mexican National Innovation System: challenges for an inclusive development. ", Globelics 2013 (Fall - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "The new role of developing countries in worldwide innovation: Towards a taxonomy", Globelics 2011 (Fall - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Networks in the wine Industry in Nova Scotia", Saint Mary's University: Research Expo (Spring - 2013)
Fuentes De. "Knowledge networks to foster innovation and global competitiveness in the wine cluster in Nova Scotia", Management Department, Research Colloquium (Winter - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the service sector in Mexico", MEIDE (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Innovation performance and barriers to innovation in services in Mexico", ALTEC Conference (Fall - 2013)
Dutrenit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Torres A., Gras N.. "Innovation and productivity in the service sector: The case of Mexico", Innovation week: Innovation in services (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Global Networks for Innovation ", Saint Mary's University : Research Expo (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Importance of human resources for innovation and productivity", CEO club (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Knowledge networks to foster innovation and global competitiveness in the wine cluster in Nova Scotia", Management Department, Research Colloquium (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation", Welcome to my classroom organized by CAID (Spring - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "Importance of geographic proximity for university-industry collaboration", Globelics 2012 (Spring - 2012)
Chaminade C., De Fuentes Claudia. "Competences as drivers and enablers of globalization of innovation: Globalization of innovation of Swedish ICT firms and competences in China, South Africa and India", Globelics 2012 (Fall - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Knowledge networks to foster innovation and global competition in the wine cluster in Nova Scotia", CCSBE (Spring - 2012)
Farrell E., De Fuentes Claudia. "Spatial Patterns of SME in Canada: The ole of knowledge bases", CCSBE (Spring - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "Who are the world leaders in innovation? The changing role of firms from emerging economies", DRUID (Spring - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "Who are the world leaders in innovation? The changing role of firms from emerging economies", SMU-IDS Graduate Student Conference (Spring - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "What are the main determinants behind the three dimensions of globalization of technology?", Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy (Fall - 2011)
De Fuentes Claudia. "Innovation capabilities, sector and context impacts on patterns of knowledge flows during university-industry interactions: Evidence from Mexico and Canada", CIRST, Centre Interuniversitaire de recherché sur la Science et la Technologie (Spring - 2009)

Conference Proceedings

De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago Fernando, Temel Serdal. "Innovation Barriers and the Role of Institutional Context in Emerging Economies", Globelics (2017 - 2017)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras G., Natalia . "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the services sector: manufacturing also matters", DRUID (2014 - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "Architecture of global networks. Who are the main partners for production and innovation networks?", Association of American Geographers (2014 - 2014)
De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Determinants of innovation and productivity in the service sector in Mexico", MEIDE (2013 - 2013)
Santiago F., De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "What Hinders Learning and Innovation of Services Firms in Mexico? An Exploration", Globelics 2013 (2013 - 2013)
Torres A., De Fuentes Claudia, Casas R., Vera-Cruz A.. "Strategies and Governance of the Mexican National Innovation System: challenges for an inclusive development", Globelics 2013 (2013 - 2013)
Santiago F., De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G., Gras Natalia. "Innovation performance and barriers to innovation in services in Mexico", ALTEC Conference (2013 - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "Importance of geographic proximity for university-industry collaboration", Globelics 2012 (2012 - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "Competences as drivers and enablers of globalization of innovation: Globalization of innovation of Swedish ICT firms and competences in China, South Africa and India", Globelics 2012 (2012 - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "The new role of developing countries in worldwide innovation: Towards a taxonomy", Globelics 2011 (2011 - 2011)
De Fuentes Claudia, Chaminade C.. "What are the main determinants behind the three dimensions of globalization of technology?", Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy (2011 - 2011)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrénit G.. "A three-stage model of the Academy-Industry linking process: the perspective of both agents", Globelics 2010 (2010 - 2010)

Editorial Work

De Fuentes Claudia, Carvalho de Mello Jose Manoel, Lacobucci Donnato. (Ed.) (2016) Universities as interactive partners. Science and Public Policy
De Fuentes Claudia, Carvalho de Mello Jose Manoel, Lacobucci Donnato. (Ed.) (2016) Universities as interactive partners. Science and Public Policy

Other Publications

Dutrenit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F.Torres, Gras N.. "Innovation and Productivity in the Service Sector The Case of Mexico. Inter-American Development Bank"
Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Institutions for Development (Spring - 2013)
Dutrenit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Santiago F., Torres A., Gras N.. "Innovation and productivity in the service sector: The case of Mexico. C.1 Quantitative Analysis Component: On the Determinants of Innovation in services and its Linkages with Productivity"
Inter American Development Bank (Spring - 2013)
Jaso M, De Fuentes Claudia, Estrada S., Jasso J., Palomino M., Sampedro M., Santiago F.. "Meta-evaluation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Program"
(PECiTI 2008-2012). CONACYT (Winter - 2013)
De Fuentes Claudia, Quilley S.. "Learning about Innovation for Inclusive Development from the Focus City Research Initiative. ID 106846"
IDRC (Spring - 2012)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "SMEs’ absorptive capacities and large firms’ knowledge spillovers: Micro evidence from Mexico"
CIRCLE (Spring - 2010)
De Fuentes Claudia, Dutrenit G.. "A three-stage model of the Academy-Industry linking process: the perspective of both agents"
CIRCLE (Spring - 2010)
Dutrenit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Torres A.. "Diferencias en la efectividad de los canales de interacción sobre los beneficios obtenidos por investigadores y empresas en México"
Facultad de Economia, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la Republica (Spring - 2010)
Dutrénit G., De Fuentes Claudia, Torres A., Vera-Cruz A.. "Role of the regional innovation system in Queretaro for the establishment of backward linkages in the machining sector"
Presented to Regional Government in Querétaro, Mexico (Spring - 2006)

Service: Institutional Committees

Management Department , 2013/03 - 2013/03 (Acting Chair)
Nomination committee for the Program Coordinator – Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) 2014, 2013/03 - 2014/03 (Member)
Selection committee for the Tenure Track position on Strategic Management, 2013/03 - 2014/03 (Member)
Research Committee, 2013/01 - None (824)
MBA Consulting Master Projects Panel Committee Member, 2013/01 - None (825)
Senate Committee Teaching and Learning, 2012/03 - None (Member)
Master on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation (METI) Committee , 2012/03 - None (Member)
Selection Committee to Sponsor students to attend Annual Forum on Innovation at the World Bank, 2012/02 - 2012/02 (823)
International Development Studies Committee , 2010/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Technology Transfer 2015/02 - 2015/02
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Co-operative organization and Management 2013/03 - 2014/03
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Business Research 2012/03 - 2014/03
Peer Reviewer, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 2012/03 - 2013/03
Peer Reviewer, Educational Research and Review 2012/03 - 2013/03
Paper Editor, Sage Open 2012/03 - 2013/03
Peer Reviewer, Special Issue for Science and Public Policy on Technology Transfer 2012/03 - 2013/03
Peer Reviewer, European Planning Studies 2012/03 - 2013/03
Evaluator, Triple Helix 2012/03 - 2013/03
Chair, Track on Entrepreneurship and innovation at the Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) conference 2013 and 2014. 2012/03 - 2014/03
Peer Reviewer, INNOVAR Journal of Administrative and Social Sciences 2011/03 - 2013/03
Peer Reviewer, The International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development 2011/03 - 2012/03
Peer Reviewer for International Grants for MBA programs, 2012, CONACYT 2011/03 - 2012/03
Discussant and evaluator, DRUID Conferences 2011/03 - 2013/03
Evaluator, CINet 2011/03 - 2012/03
Evaluator, CCSBE Conference 2012 2011/03 - 2012/03
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Innovation and Development 2010/03 - 2012/03
Peer Reviewer, Organization 2010/03 - 2014/03
Evaluator, EXOCITE 2010/03 - 2011/03
Reviewer, National Science Foundation 2010/03 - 2011/03
Peer Reviewer, Research Policy 2009/03 - 2014/03
Evaluator, Atlanta Conference 2012 2009/03 - 2011/03
Discussant and evaluator, GLOBELICS Conferences 2005/03 - 2010/03

Service: Community

Member , LALICS: Latin American Learning, Innovation and Competence building System 1999/03 - Present

Biography

<p>Dr. Claudia De Fuentes&nbsp;(Associate Professor),&nbsp;started working at the&nbsp;Department of Management, Sobey School of Business, in 2011. Her area of expertise is in systems of innovation, university&ndash;industry collaboration, global innovation networks, social innovation, and determinants of innovation. She has presented her research at conferences around the world. Claudia has taught at&nbsp;the&nbsp;University of Ottawa&rsquo;s faculty of social sciences; National Economics University (NEU), Vietnam; the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden; and Universidad Aut&oacute;noma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico. She has been staff-on-loan to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France. She has been involved with thesis supervision of PhD and Master&rsquo;s candidates in both Canada and Mexico. Claudia serves as a peer reviewer for numerous academic journals. She has been a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank, and has been a member of Latin American Learning, Innovation and Competence Building System (LALICS) and GLOBELICS since 2019. Claudia received both her PhD in social sciences with specialty in innovation and technology development (2007) and her MSc in economics and management of technological change (2000) from UAM Xochimilco, Mexico. She earned her BSc in chemical engineering (1997) from UAM Azcapotzalco, Mexico.</p>