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Joseph R. D'Cruz

Joseph D'Cruz

    Joseph R. D'Cruz

    Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management

    Degrees: DBA, Harvard University
    MBA, University Karachi
    BA, Punjab Univeristy
    Email: Send an email to Joseph R. D'Cruz
    Phone: 416-978-4203


    Joseph D’Cruz is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman, having served the School in various professorial and administrative functions since 1979. He is currently active in Rotman non-degree Executive Education programs where he serves as Academic Director and Professor for several leadership programs in health care, public school leadership and in the private sector. His current interests include blending classroom and on-line for executive education. His research has focused on international competitiveness and the multinational corporation.

    Academic Positions

    1996-Present  Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management
    2007-2010  Academic Co-Director; Advanced Health Leadership Program
    2001-Present  Academic Director; Health Care Executive Programs
    2003-2006  Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management; University of Toroto
    2000-2002  Director; Aerospace Executive Management Program; Director, Police Leadership Program
    1998-2001  Director, Global Executive MBA Program; Rotman School of Management
    1996-1998  Director, Executive MBA Program; Rotman School of Management
    1989-1992  Adjunct Professor; IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
    1988-1989  Visiting Professor; IMD (formerly IMEDE), Lausanne, Switzerland
    1984-1985  Director of Strategic Analysis; Special Projects Office, Department of Regional Industrial Expansion, Canada (on leave from the University of Toronto)
    1979-1984  Assistant Professor; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    1977-1979  Policy Analyst and Consultant on Special Projects; Department of Regional Economic Expansion
    1975-1976  Research Associate; Harvard Business School

    Non-Academic Positions

    1972-1974  Senior Consultant;Micas Associates, Management Consultants
    1971-1972  Export Manager;Clevedon Enterprises
    1970-1971  Marketing Manager;PIPL Ltd.
    1965-1970  Various consulting positions and Manager of Marketing Research Nasiruddeen and Associates Ltd.;Management and Marketing Consultants, 1965-70

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Partners Across Borders: The Five Partners Business Network Model; with Alan Rugman; International Management; Issue: 1:1; 1996; Pages: pp. 15-26
    • The Globalization of Manufacturing; with J. Fleck; Business Quarterly; Issue: Summer; 1994
    • The Five Partners Model: France Telecom, Alcatel and the Global Telecommunications Industry; with A. Rugman; European Management Journal; Issue: March; 1994
    • Developing International Competitiveness: the Five Partners Model; with A. Rugman; Business Quarterly (Listed in Top Management Abstracts, April 1994); Issue: Winter; 1993
    • Business Networks for Global Competitiveness; Business Quarterly; Issue: Summer; 1993
    • The Double Diamond Model: Canada's Experience; with A. Rugman; Management International Review; Issue: Vol. 33 Special Issue; 1993

    Academic / Professional Service

    Ongoing  Frequent commentator in the Canadian National Press and electronic media on issues of Canada's international competitiveness
    1995-Present  Listed in Who's Who in Canada as an educator and expert on National Competitiveness
    1989-1997  Area Coordinator for the Strategic Management Area; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    1992  Member of Steering Committee; The Prosperity Initiative -- Canadian Federal Goverment Commission on Canada's International Competitiveness
    1990-1991  Member; ITAC a Consultation Group on Canada's International Competitiveness
    1990-1991  Member of the Panel of Economic Advisors on their study of Canadian Competitiveness; Business Council on National issues
    1989  Editor; Proceedings of the 1987 Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Policy Division

    Honors and Awards

    2002  Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Teaching Award for cumulative development of Executive Education at Rotman; Rotman School of Management
    1994  Touche Ross Silver Medal Award for the Best of the Best in 30 Years of the Business Quarterly (with J. Fleck); Business Quarterly
    1993  Member of the Steering Committee; Prosperity Initiative of the Federal Government
    March 1992  Award for Teaching Excellence (first year) by the Graduate Business Council, Faculty of Management; University of Toronto
    1990  Citation for the outstanding professor in Canada in research and teaching of the impact of globalization on businesses in Canada; Canadian Business
    1987  Touche Ross Award for the Best Article in the Business Quarterly (with J. Fleck); Business Quarterly
    1974  Best Student in the Doctoral Instruction Group of the DBA program, Harvard Business School; Harvard Business School

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches courses in Strategic Management, Industry Analysis, Country Analysis, Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation, Business Policy, Marketing of Natural Resources and International Business. Performs research in international competitiveness and heathcare strategy.  

    Other Info

    Major current focus on executive education in healthcare and the publically funded school sector. Developed and delivered a number of major programs for these sectors.  

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