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James D. Fleck

James Fleck

James D. Fleck

Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management


DBA, Harvard University
BA, University of Western


James Fleck is a Professor Emeritus at Rotman. Outside of academia, James Fleck is the President of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation and CEO of Fleck Manufacturing Inc. until its sale in 1994. He was won numerous prestigious awards, including the Officer of the Order of Canada and Ford Foundation Fellow.

Academic Positions

  • 1979-Present

    Professor, Rotman School of Management

  • 1978-1979

    Visiting Professor, JFK School of Government at Harvard

  • 1976-1978

    Deputy Minister of Industry and Tourism,

  • 1974-1975

    Secretary of the Cabinet and the two years previous, CEO, Office of the Premier

  • 1969-1971

    Executive Director of Government Productivity,

  • 1966-1970

    Associate Dean, Faculty of Administrative Studies, York UniversityPH ::Visiting Professor::Keio University, Tokyo

  • Visiting Professor, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

  • Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario, London

  • 1964-1966

    Faculty member, Harvard Business School

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Business Can Succeed, Understanding the Political Environment

    with A. Litvak

    Canada Publishing Corporation

  • Canada Can Compete Strategic Management of the Canadian Industrial Portfolio

    with J. D'Cruz

    Institute for Research on Public Policy

  • Yankee Canadians in the Global Economy: Strategic Management of U.S.A. Subsidiaries Under Free Trade

    with J. D'Cruz

    National Centre for Management Research & Development, UWO

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches a course in Business- Government Relations in both the Executive and Full-Time MBA Programs.

Honors and Awards

  • Officer of the Order of Canada,

  • Silver Medal in the Deloitte & Touche "Best of the Best" Award for 'The Globalization of Manufacturing',

  • Ford Foundation Fellow,

Academic / Professional Service

  • Present

    President, Art Gallery of Ontario

  • Until its sale in 1994

    CEO of Fleck Manufacturing Inc.,

  • Director of ATI Technologies Inc., Financial Models Company Inc., Noma Industries Limited, Promis Systems Corporation Limited, Rogers Multimedia Inc., and Zurich Life Insurance Company of Canada,

  • Past Chairman of Tennis Canada, and of the Power Plant, Contemporary Art at Harbourfront Centre,

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