Dr. Kenneth A. Grant
Dr. Kenneth A. Grant, BA, MBA, GDipMC, DBA, CMC, is the prior Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy within the Ted Rogers School of Business Management. Prior to joining the Department, he was the founding Director of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management.
Ken is a passionate teacher committed to improve the education experience of his students. A teaching award winner, he was the Ted Roger Faculty Teaching Chair from 2010 to 2013 and is al leader in case-based learning. His international teaching experience includes work in the US, the UK, Europe and Asia. His research interests include strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and innovation, and pedagogy. He also provides entrepreneurship seminars and coaching across the University to support student incubators and startups. He is the co-author of Innovation Nation – Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).
Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr. Grant had an extensive career as a management consultant and industry executive in Canada and the UK, leading consulting practices in several major firms, and delivering projects across the world. His consulting work has included business strategy, Internet and e-business strategy, executive leadership and development and operations improvement. Industries he has served include high-tech, IT and telecommunications, retail, automotive, manufacturing and government.ring and government.
Dr. Grant’s research interests include entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management and learning and teaching.
Dr. Grant has developed more than 30 undergraduate and graduate research assistants and work-study students. He has supervised over 60 Masters and PhD students in major research projects and theses, as well as at least 30 Masters students planning startups. He is a member of the Yates School of Graduate Studies and of the Ted Rogers School of Management's (TRSM) Canada-China Institute for Business and Development.
|Year||Research / Professional contributions|
|2021||TRSM Innovative Teaching Award|
|2019-Present||Member, Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division, Practitioner-Scholar Committee (appointed Committee Chair in Fall, 2021)|
|2016-Present||Judge, annual Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards and Innovative Youth Incubator Awards|
|2012-2018||Editor, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management|
|2016||Conference Chair, 4th International Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Toronto, Canada|
|2015||Conference Chair, 2015 First International Conference on Cultivating Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Management Engineering, Chongqing, China|
|2014-15||Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chongqing Technology & Business University, Chongqing, PR China (Sponsored by the government’s Visiting Expert program)|
|2013||Appointed Distinguished Fellow, Association of Information Technology Professionals|
|2010-2013||Ted Rogers School of Management Faculty Teaching Chair|
|2011||Conference Chair, 2nd International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, Toronto|
|2010||Dean’s Teaching Award, Ryerson University|
|2001-2009||Variously Director, Treasurer and Vice President of the Board of EDSIG (Educational Special Interest Group), Association of Information Technology Professionals, USA. Also co-founder of CONISAR Conference Series|
|2008||Conference Chair, 6th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, Reading, UK|
|2004||Conference Chair of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, Toronto|
|1981||Gold Medal for Entrepreneurship, MBA program, York University|
|MT8213, Technology and Organizational Strategy|
|MT8313, Data & Knowledge Management|
|MT8808, Consulting Skills for MBAs|
|BUS800, Strategic Management|
|ENT726, Creating a Business Plan|