Will Mitchell


Will MitchellI serve as a Professor of Strategic Management in the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, where I hold the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization. Before joining Rotman, I was Professor of Strategy at Duke University and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I earned a Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and a BBA at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I am co-editor of the Strategic Management Journal and am on the editorial boards of several other academic journals. I am active in the Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management, and sit on the corporate board of Neuland Laboratories, Inc. (Hyderabad).
Research: I study business dynamics in developed and emerging markets, investigating how businesses change — or do not change — as their competitive environments change and, in turn, how business changes contribute to ongoing corporate and social performance. My current research projects investigate business changes in multiple industries in developed and emerging markets, with a substantial portion of my work focusing on the life sciences sector.


I teach MBA and Executive Education courses in corporate strategy, business dynamics, entrepreneurial strategy, and pharmaceutical and other life sciences strategy, as well as Ph.D. courses in strategy & research methods.


I am active in helping to develop health management and entrepreneurship education programs in both developed and emerging markets.