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Kenneth Grant

Dr. Kenneth A. Grant

DepartmentEntrepreneurship & Strategy
EducationBA, MBA, DBA, GDipMC, CMC
OfficeTRS 3-087
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 554157


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 Toronto Metropolitan University, 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 (now Toronto Metropolitan 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
Graduate courses:
MT8213, Technology and Organizational Strategy
MT8313, Data & Knowledge Management
MT8808, Consulting Skills for MBAs
Undergraduate courses:
BUS800, Strategic Management
ENT726, Creating a Business Plan