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Robert E. Kennedy

Robert E. Kennedy

Dean; Ivey Business School - Western University

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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.

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Business Thought & Action—Module 4: International Business
This fourth module of the Business Thought & Action™ provides course an introduction to international business. As the global economy expands and more economic growth is projected to occur overseas,…
Publication Date: 08/19/2011 Product ID: 1-429-190
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Note on the Global Middle Class
Rapid economic growth in India, China, and other developing nations in the late 20th and early 21st centuries led to the emergence of a new global middle class. These billions…
Publication Date: 07/26/2011 Product ID: 1-428-941
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Note on the Global Business Environment
This note describes the historical, present day, and projected future of changes in the global business environment. It is organized into four sections. The first discusses how economic performance is…
Publication Date: 02/21/2011 Product ID: 1-428-651
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Note on Managing the Value Chain: Governance, Location, and Firm Scope Decisions
This note explains the considerations involved in determining a firm’s vertical, horizontal, and geographic scope. It is organized into five sections: An introduction that presents important questions related to strategy…
Publication Date: 12/07/2010 Product ID: 1-429-011
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Mass Production and Vertical Integration at Ford in the 1920s
This mini-case provides a concise description of Ford’s early history, highlighting milestones like the debut of the Model T, the use of labor specialization, the first moving assembly line, the…
Publication Date: 12/05/2010 Product ID: 1-429-003
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Circuit City
This case tells the story of Circuit City (formerly known as Wards). It describes the company’s rise to prominence as the leading consumer electronics retailer in the United States. It…
Publication Date: 12/04/2010 Product ID: 1-429-013
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Note on Economic Variation Across Firms
This note is intended to provide insights into variation across firms and industries. It reviews the various types of variation among firms–variations in revenues, profits, size, employment, capital intensity, output…
Publication Date: 12/01/2010 Product ID: 1-429-001
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Going Global (D): Apollo Hospitals
Driven by lower costs and shorter waiting times, medical tourism is growing as a major industry in developing countries. This mini-case focuses on Apollo Hospitals, a healthcare company in India…
Publication Date: 03/29/2010 Product ID: 1-429-063
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Going Global (E): Embraer
This mini-case describes the Brazilian company Embraer’s push into the global defense aircraft market against American Boeing and the Canadian Bombardier. While Embraer’s size-customization and innovation strategy paid off in…
Publication Date: 03/29/2010 Product ID: 1-429-064
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Going Global (F): Haier Appliances
Haier is one of China’s largest companies and a major competitor in the home appliances international market. Focused on low-priced innovative technology that is customized to local needs, Haier’s international…
Publication Date: 03/29/2010 Product ID: 1-429-065
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