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Kenneth Grant

Grant, Kenneth


Associate Professor




TRS 3-087


416-979-5000 X 4157

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Kenneth A. Grant

Dr. Kenneth A. Grant, BA, MBA, GDipMC, DBA, CMC, is the 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 Ryerson, 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.


Entrepreneurship & Strategy

Research Interests

Dr Grant’s research interests include strategy, entrepreneurship, Canada/China investment and trade, knowledge management and innovation, management consulting and learning and teaching.

Dr. Grant has hired over 20 undergraduate and graduate research assistants and work-study students between 2000 and 2013.  He has supervised some 40 masters students in major research projects and theses.  He is a member of the Yates School of Graduate Studies and of TRSM’s Canada-China Institute for Business and Development.

Select Research and Professional Contributions


Editor, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management


Conference Chair, 4th International Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Toronto, Canada


Conference Chair, 2015 First International Conference on Cultivating Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Management Engineering, Chongqing, China


Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chongqing Technology & Business University, Chongqing, PR China (Sponsored by the government’s Visiting Expert program)


Appointed Distinguished Fellow, Association of Information Technology Professionals


Ted Rogers School of Management Faculty Teaching Chair


Conference Chair, 2nd International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, Toronto


Dean’s Teaching Award, Ryerson University


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 


Conference Chair, 6th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, Reading, UK


Conference Chair of the International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, Toronto


Gold Medal for Entrepreneurship, MBA program, York University


Graduate Courses

MT8213, Technology and Organizational Strategy
MT8313, Data & Knowledge Management
MT8601 Research Methods for Startups
MT8902 Supervising Business Plans for Startups
MT8808, Consulting Skills for MBAs

Undergraduate Courses

BUS800, Strategic Management
ENT100 Applied Entrepreneurship
ENT726, Creating a Business Plan

Other Faculty Members