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J.E. (Jim) Hatch

Professor Emeritus, Finance

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital
  • Banking
  • Small Business Finance
  • Financing Growth
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Sector

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.


  • Corporate Finance
  • 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.
  • Hatch, J. E.; White, R. W., 1986, "A Canadian Perspective on Canadian and United States Capital Market Returns: 1950-1983", Financial Analysts Journal, December 42(3): 60 - 69.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Research/Course Development

  • Entrepreneurial Finance Course
  • Health Sector MBA Stream