IEDC Faculty


Stewart Thornhill

Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada

Stewart Thornhill is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business and Executive Director of the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Ivey, he belonged to the faculty in Entrepreneurial Studies at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and also holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Finance. Before beginning his graduate studies in business, he worked as a production engineer in the manufacturing sector and as a radio journalist. Dr. Thornhill's research interests include competitive strategy, strategic leadership, innovation, and corporate entrepreneurship. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Venturing and the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal and serves as a director of the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Professor Thornhill has taught in Europe, Asia and South America. Recent corporate training engagements include the Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group, Hutchinson Port Holdings, the Globe and Mail, and JD Irving, as well as ongoing development with Canada’s fastest growing companies through the Quantum Shift Executive Development Program.

Dr. Thornhill is the author and co-author of several articles, including Evolution and change in entrepreneurial growth intentions: Developing a cognition-based model, Strategic Purity: A Multi-industry Evaluation of Pure versus Hybrid Business Strategies, A biosocial model of entrepreneurship: The effect of testosterone and family business background and others.