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James Tiessen

Dr. James Tiessen

Director, Master of Health Administration (Community Care) | Associate Professor
DepartmentGlobal Management Studies
EducationBSc, MSc, PhD
OfficeTRS 2-040
Phone416-979-5000 Ext 2545


James (Jim) H. Tiessen is Associate Professor, Global Management Studies and Director, Master of Health Administration (Community Care). He earned degrees at the University of Alberta (B.Sc.), Guelph (M.Sc.) and York University’s Schulich School of Business (Ph.D.). Jim was a DeGroote School of Business McMaster University faculty member for 10 years before joining Ryerson in 2008. He served as MBA Director at both universities. Prior to his university career, Jim lived in Japan and later worked for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Dr. Tiessen’s research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, International Marketing Review, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies and other journals. He has served as President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada. He was a visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute, Munk Centre of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and visiting research fellow at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo Japan.

Dr. Tiessen studies Canadian and Japanese healthcare, with a focus on community care. He teaches courses on comparative healthcare policy and management and research methods.

Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) 2022 Conference  (external link, opens in new window) 

Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) 2022 Conference

The Ted Rogers School at Toronto Metropolitan University is proud to host the JSAC 2022 Conference October 21-23 at the Ted Rogers School.  The theme is "Translation". Information on the conference schedule and registration can be found on the conference website.