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Jim Hatch is a Research Professor Emeritus at Ivey Business School. He received a B. Comm from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964, an MBA from McMaster University in 1965 and a PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1972. Currently he teaches a course which involves a study trip of China by MBA students.
Hatch has written over 170 cases and technical notes and is the coauthor of several case books. He has also written several books dealing with the capital markets, small business finance and commercial banking as well as a number of journal articles. He has served on the boards of a variety of academic, private sector and public service organizations.
In recent years Hatch has devoted his efforts toward understanding China and doing research in that geographic area. He is a frequent visitor to China. His research interests are focused on the theory and practice of learning as well as the utilization of the case method in teaching. He is also investigating the management talent gap in China.
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- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Biotechnology Finance
- Health Sector Finance
- BCom, Saskatchewan
- MBA, McMaster
- PhD, Michigan
Recent Refereed Articles
Mu, F., Hatch, J.E.,
2016, "Exploring the Logic of Modern Education", Zhejiang Academic Journal, November 6(221): 24 - 29.
Abstract: Modern management education and especially the case method often incorporates the Socratic Method of learning. This paper discusses three aspects of Socrates’ philosophy; you must know yourself, merit comes from knowledge and learning is facilitated by intellectual midwifery. The paper introduces the idea of a mental set possessed by all people consisting of knowledge, skills and values and shows how learning occurs when the mental set is modified.
Hatch, J.E., White, R.W.,
1986, "A Canadian Perspective on Canadian and United States Capital Market Returns: 1950-1983", Financial Analysts Journal, May/June 42(3): 60 - 69.
Abstract: A study was conducted of the monthly rates of return available in the Canadian capital market during the years 1950-1983 compared with characteristics of returns available to a Canadian investor in the US for the same period. The return series include equities, Treasury bills, federal bonds, and industrial bonds in both Canada and the US and Canadian municipal and provincial bonds. US return series were adjusted for monthly changes in the value of the Canadian dollar. The return series characteristics studied include: 1. range, 2. standard deviation, 3. correlation, and 4. serial correlation. The statistical characteristics of the Canadian and US return series are very similar. However, the variance of monthly equity returns was higher in Canada in the 1980s than previously; this was not true of the US data. US monthly returns are not a good leading indicator of Canadian returns.
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