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Our Dean: Bob Kennedy

Dean Robert Kennedy

On October 1, 2013, Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy began his role as the ninth dean of the Ivey Business School. Bob comes to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where for the past 10 years he has led the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies. During the same time, Bob served as the Director of the Ross School Global Initiative and as the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Ross, teaching corporate strategy and international business courses in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. 

A well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, Bob Kennedy’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in developing countries.

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Laurina Zhang | Study shows the power of entrepreneurship training programs for women, minorities

  Mar 17, 2017

New research, co-authored by Assistant Professor Laurina Zhang, shows that entrepreneurship programs have a more profound and long-term benefit for women and minorities than Caucasian men.

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We Make Things Together: Potential Impact of Changes to NAFTA on the Great Lakes Region

We Make Things Together: Potential Impact of Changes to NAFTA on the Great Lakes Region

  Feb 14, 2017

The Ivey Business School’s Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management’s latest study We Make Things Together provides a detailed picture of the trade interdependence between Ontario and each of the eight states making up the Great Lakes region (GLS8).

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Canadian startup companies should seek Asian investors

  Jan 31, 2017

Canada’s maturing startup technological landscape and venture capital markets make it well positioned to attract sophisticated, Asia-based emerging-technology investors.

QS ranks Ivey among the global elite

QS ranks Ivey among the global elite

  Jan 16, 2017

Ivey has been recognized as a globally-elite business school by QS, a well recognized higher education network, as a part of its 2017 Global 250 Business School Report.