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Phil Walsh

Dr. Philip Walsh

DepartmentEntrepreneurship & Strategy
EducationBSc, MBA, PhD
OfficeTRS 1-066
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 552553


With over 40 years of experience in the North American and European mining and energy industry, Dr. Walsh is currently a Professor, of Entrepreneurship & Strategy. His early career included working as a petroleum geologist/geophysicist and managing the geological operations of a major natural gas utility. Subsequently he founded a consultancy to provide economic, technical and strategic management services for large energy companies, energy start-ups, governmental agencies, municipalities and energy consumer organizations. He is a registered professional geoscientist in Ontario.

Dr. Walsh holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Queen’s University at Kingston, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, Western University and a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. He was formerly a Lecturer in Corporate Strategy and the MBA Programme Director at the University of Surrey prior to arriving at Ryerson(TMU) in 2007. Dr. Walsh has served as the Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department and as an interim Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic at TRSM. His teaching and research areas are on strategy, sustainability and innovation and he is a frequent contributor to TRSM's Executive Education program. In addition, he supervises research and teaches on TMU’s Environmental Applied Science and Management graduate program and co-ordinates the Entrepreneurship and Small Business certificate program at the Chang School of Continuing Education. Dr. Walsh is the co-author of the books Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, and the Canadian Edition of Foundations of Strategy with Robert M. Grant. He is an Enactus Canada Dobson Fellow and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Responsible Management at the University of Winchester Business School.

Strategic change management, innovation, sustainability, and energy economics.

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development
  • Innovation Management
Professional Affiliations
Association of Geoscientists of Ontario
Society of Petroleum Engineers
International Association for Energy Economics
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain