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Dr. Louis-Etienne Dubois

Dr. Louis-Etienne Dubois

Associate Professor
DepartmentCreative Industries
EducationPh.D, M.Sc, BBA
Phone416-979-5000 ex. 553778

Biographical Statement

Dr. Louis-Etienne Dubois is Associate Professor of creative industries management at Toronto Metropolitan University's School of Creative Industries, as well as associate researcher at MINES ParisTech's Centre de Gestion Scientifique. He is the director of the Future of Live Entertainment lab, a research partnership between TMU's The Creative School and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

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Education Degree
HEC Montreal, Management, Montreal Ph.D
MINES ParisTech, Sciences de la Gestion, Paris Doctorate
HEC Montreal, Organizational Development, Montreal  M.Sc
Concordia University John Molson School of Business, Administration, Montreal  BBA
Courses Taught
CRI 700 Human Resources in the Creative Industries
CRI 840 Experience Innovation
CRI 800 Managing in the Creative Industries

Louis-Etienne holds a Ph.D. from HEC Montréal and from MINES ParisTech. His research activities aim at developing a better understanding of production and innovation processes in both traditional and creative organizations. Some of his recent work has been published in the European Management Journal, Tourism Review and in the Revue internationale de Gestion.


Live Entertainment

Video Games



Human Capital

Dubois, L. E., & Gibbs, C. (2018). Video game–induced tourism: a new frontier for destination marketers. Tourism Review, 73(2), 186-198.

Dubois, L.-E. (2018). Killing 'em softly: Terminating projects in the video game industry. The CASE Journal, 14(4), 496-512.

Dubois, L.-E. & Walzak, L. (2018, June 5). Video gamers may soon be paid more than top pro athletes. The Conversation.

Dubois, L. É., Le Masson, P., Cohendet, P., & Simon, L. (2016). Le co-design au service des communautés créatives. Gestion, 41(2), 70-72.

Johannsson, M., Wen, Dubois, L-E et al. (2015). Space and Open Innovation: Potential, limitations and conditions of success. Acta Astronautica, 115, 173-184.

Harvey, J. F., Cohendet, P., Simon, L., & Dubois, L. E. (2013). Another cog in the machine: Designing communities of practice in professional bureaucracies. European Management Journal, 31(1), 27-40.

Dubois, L. É. (2013). La gestion de la performance du personnel de création: mieux comprendre les défis pour mieux les relever. Gestion, 38(3), 16-2