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

Dr. Louis-Etienne Dubois is an Associate Professor of creative industries management at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Creative Industries, as well as Associate researcher at MINES ParisTech’s CGS and the National Circus School’s CRITAC. He holds a Ph.D. (Management) and M.Sc. (Organizational Development) from HEC Montréal, as well as a Doctorate (Gestion) from MINES ParisTech. Working closely with both for- and non-profit organizations, his research activities focus on emergent business opportunities and challenges, as well as on innovative management practices in the cultural and creative sector. Some of his recent work has been published in City, Culture and Society (external link, opens in new window) Work Employment and Society (external link, opens in new window) New Media and Society (external link, opens in new window) Current Issues in Tourism (external link, opens in new window)  (PDF file) European Management Journal (external link, opens in new window)  and Tourism Review (external link, opens in new window) . Over the years, Dr. Dubois has also consulted with a range of private and public organizations, including in advertising, arts and culture, entertainment, and aerospace, presented at many academic and industry conferences, as well as delivered executive education training. 


Live Entertainment

Video Games



Human Capital

Dubois, L. E., Newman, S., & Dimanche, F. (2023). Challenges and opportunities in cultural tourism: Insights from Canada. Routledge Handbook of Trends and Issues in Global Tourism Supply and Demand, 127-137.

Dubois, L. E., Bodur, H. O., Anderson, J., Tirtiroglu, D., & Dimanche, F. (2023). Augmenting places: The impact of placemaking on behavioral intentions. City, Culture and Society, 32, 

Weststar, J., & Dubois, L. E. (2022). From Crunch to Grind: Adopting Servitization in Project-Based Creative Work. Work, Employment and Society, 

Dubois, L. E., & Dimanche, F. (2022). Brighter but not clearer: Entertainment-dependent destinations dealing with long COVID. Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies, 2(1), 26-29.

Dong, J., Dubois, L-E and Joppe, M. (2022). How do video games induce us to travel? - Examining the influence of presence and nostalgia on visit intention. Dr Alfio Leotta, Audiovisual Tourism Promotion: A Critical Overview, Palgrave

Dubois, L. E., & Dimanche, F. (2021). The futures of entertainment dependent cities in a post-COVID world. Journal of Tourism Futures, 7(3), 364-376.

Dubois, L-E & Weststar, J. (2021). Games-as-a-Service: Conflicted identities on the new front line of video game development. New Media and Society.

Dubois, L-E, Griffin, T. Gibbs, C., Guttentag, D. (2020). The impact of video games on destination image. Current Issues in Tourism.