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Robert Mittelman


Associate Professor


Business, Tourism and Hospitality Management


Dr. Robert Mittelman is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship. His research interests relate to social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a tool for poverty alleviation, green entrepreneurship and non-profit marketing. His recent work explores new theories of social entrepreneurship, examines the imagery and narratives used in the marketing of child sponsorship programs, as well as studies consumer motivations in online microlending. Mittelman’s work has been published in the Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing and the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, as well as in Research in Consumer Behavior.


Prior to Royal Roads, Mittelman worked as an entrepreneur, starting and running a number of small businesses and social enterprises in Canada as well as abroad. He has also worked with micro-entrepreneurs in Peru with, served as a consultant with MBAs Without Borders in Guatemala, and started his own business in Nicaragua. He has also taught a variety of entrepreneurship, international business, and marketing courses at the undergraduate, Masters, and Executive Education levels with students from Canada, Colombia and Iran.


Mittelman received his PhD in Management from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University (2015) where he investigated charitable giving to distant strangers. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (2006) as well as a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University (2000) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University (1997).