Carolan McLarney



Phone: 902-494-2025
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2



  • PhD (York)
  • MBA, BComm (Windsor)
  • Diploma in Radiological Technology (Fanshawe College)

Current Teaching

Research Interests

The interface between small businesses and international business strategy, and the use of strategic alliances to garner success. I am also interested in board governance issues, particularly the use of outside directors.

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2015, 2014, 2008  MBA Professor of the Year
  • 2013  Rowe School of Business Researcher of the Year Award
  • 2010, 2008, 2005  Faculty of Management Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010, 2008, 2001  Commerce Professor of the Year
  • 2008  Dalhousie Student Union Teaching Excellence Award

Selected Publications

  • Progress in securing openness of cross-border trade in services. Kissoon, R. & McLarney, C. Journal of International Business Research, 17-1, 1-14  (2018)
  • How does offshore outsourcing of customer services affect customer satisfaction? The case of AOL customer services outsourced to India. Skaarup, S. & McLarney, C. International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, 9(4) 32-36  (2018)
  • Human resource strategies: Achieving the greatest results from the millennial and boomer generations within the workplace. Poitras, L. & McLarney, C. International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Science. 7(3), 68-91  (2018)
  • Regionalism and the multilateral trading system: The role of regional trade agreements. Murphy, J. & McLarney, C. A. In A. Presenza & L. Sheehan (Eds.), Geopolitics and Strategic Management in the Global Economy, pp. 1-18. Hershey, PA: IGI Global  (2018)
  • Uber's competitive advantage vis-à-vis Porter's generic strategies. Hales, G. & McLarney, C. IUP Journal of Management Research, XVI(4), 1-17  (2017)