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.
In the News
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.Read More +
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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).
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.
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.