Faculty and Talent Research Profiles

Dr. Hao (Leo) Lu

Dr. Lu
was named one of the Sobey Postdoctoral Scholars in March 2021 and was soon after hired as an Assistant Professor  with the Sobey School of Business. The opportunity to join the  Sobey School came at a great time for Dr. Lu, as he was in the  process of changing his research focus from Corporate Social  Responsibility (CSR) to social entrepreneurship and social  innovation. 

Dr. Lu is now working closely with Sobey faculty members  Dr. Claudia De Fuentes and Dr. Joniada Milla to examine impact assessment of innovation  policy. He is excited to have the opportunity to jump into the dataset as a member of the first  research team that has access to Statistics Canada’s comprehensive data. 

Dr. Lu says he feels there is a strong fit between his research agenda and the mission of the Sobey School of Business, which “prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable,  entrepreneurial businesses and communities.” 

What else attracted Hao to the Sobey School of Business? “The collegial working  environment and the cooperative culture, the level of research support provided to faculty members, and the level of freedom I have in conducting research that I am interested in.” 

In addition to his research project with Dr. De Fuentes and Dr. Milla, Dr. Lu is interested in “understanding the performance and sustainable development of social enterprises,  and the social initiatives of small and medium enterprises.” He would like this research to “provide guidance to entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia and Canada, especially those who intend to contribute to the financial and social prosperity of local communities.” He also hopes his  experience and research agenda in business ethics, CSR and social entrepreneurship can contribute to the future success of the Sobey School of Business.

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