Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association, 1914-15 (Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN no. 3679994)
At Western University I first became interested in North American business history at and completed a master's thesis on Canadian piano manufacturing. My subsequent PhD research turned to the quintessential Canadian sport and its primary business exponent, the National Hockey League. The work was supported by SSHRC, OGS, and Fulbright grants, and resulted in a 2008 dissertation, 'Hockey Capital: Commerce, Culture and the National Hockey League, 1917-1967,' which examined the business and labour history of the elite commercial hockey industry in its formative years.
So far, I have presented the results of my research at over a dozen conferences and published them in several chapters and articles). My first monograph:
is available from Syracuse University Press in April 2015.
In 2011 I co-edited a collection of Dictionary of Canadian Biography entries on Canadian entrepreneurs, which appeared in both English and French.