Robert E. Kennedy
Dean; Ivey Business School - Western University
Robert E. Kennedy joined the Ivey Business School as its ninth Dean on October 1st, 2013. Bob came to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he was Executive Director of the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies. While at Michigan, Bob served as the Director of the Ross School Global Initiative and as the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Ross, teaching corporate strategy and international business courses in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. A well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, Kennedy’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in developing countries. He has been widely published in leading economics and strategy journals. His teaching materials - including more than 120 articles, chapters and cases - are used at every one of Business Week’s top 25 U.S. business schools.