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Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Director of Canadian Business History
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management
Executive in Residence

Degrees:

AMP, Harvard University
BA (Hons.), University of Manitoba

Bio

Joe Martin, formerly the National Partner in Charge of a large Management Consulting firm, is the Director of the Canadian Business & Financial History Initiative at Rotman and President Emeritus of Canada’s History Society. His research is focused on the development of case studies about Canadian business in a global context but has recently been completing research for a book comparing the Canadian and American financial systems from the late 18th century to 2008. He currently serves as interim President of the Canadian Business History Association.
 

Academic Positions

  • 2004 ff

    Director of Canadian Business History,

  • 1995-present

    Adjunct Professor,

  • 1995 - 2014

    Board Member, Impact Consulting

  • 2015-present

    Founding President, Canadian Business History Association

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2003-Present

    President Emeritus, Canada's National History Society

  • 2003-2014

    Board Member, U of Winnipeg Foundation

  • 1985-1995

    Chairman of Management Consulting Committee, Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu International

  • 1978-1990

    Partner in charge, Canadian Practice

  • 1972-1995

    Partner, Deloitte Consulting

  • 1966-1995

    Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

  • 1967-68

    President, Manitoba Historical Society

  • 1961-1966

    Executive Assistant, Premier of Manitoba

  • 1959-1961

    Investment Analyst, Monarch Life Insurance

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Top Ten Businessmen in Canadian History

    Joe Martin

    Canada's History Magazine

    Issue:September

    2017

  • Creative destruction, eh! Why there's no reason to fear the demise of Canadian companies

    Financial Post

    2015

  • Book Review of Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry 3rd edition

    Ed Safarian

    Labour/Le Travail

    Issue:Spring

    2014

    Pages: 369-371

  • Book Review of Reimagining Business History

    Philip Scranton & Patrick Fridenson

    American History Review

    Issue:December

    2014

    Pages: 1486

  • Who's the Father of Canada's Banks?

    Toronto Star

    2014

  • Canada, the United States and the European Union: Neglected Lessons in Building a Currency Zone Out of Separate States

    with Christopher Kobrak and Don Brean

    Banking and Finance in Historical Perspective

    2013

  • Great Depression Hit One Country Hardest of All

    Bloomberg Blog

    2013

  • Lessons From Canadian Business History

    Rotman Management

    Issue:Fall

    2013

  • Opporunties in the Asia Pacific Region for Canadian Life Insurers in the early 1990s

    Joseph E. Martin

    EABH

    2013

    Pages: 517-550

  • 10 Big Deals

    Canada's History

    Issue:April.May

    2012

  • A Concise History of Capitalism

    Rotman Management

    Issue:Winter

    2003

  • The Lindbergh's Arctic Flight

    Dieter K. Buse and Marthe Brown

    The Beaver

    Issue:April/May

    2002

  • The Bottom Line at Century's End

    The Beaver

    Issue:December 1999/January

    2000

  • The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Business

    The Alumni Journal, University of Winnipeg

    1998

  • Management Requirements for the Late 90s

    Business Quarterly

    Issue:Summer

    1994

  • Going International

    Business Quarterly

    Issue:Summer

    1993

    Pages: 72-77

  • An Historical Perspective: Developments in the Canadian Management Consulting Profession

    CMC Journal

    Issue:Summer

    1991

    Pages: 7- 9

  • William Lyon Mackenzie King: Canada's First Management Consultant?

    Business Quarterly, University of Western Ontario, republished in Journal of Management Consulting

    1991

  • Doing Business in Japan: A Personal View

    Business Quarterly

    Issue:Winter

    1987

    Pages: 58-62

  • Biography of Elton Mayo Highlights His Contributions to Managment Theory

    Business Quarterly

    Issue:Fall

    1985

  • A New Phenomenom: anti Canadian sentiment in U.S. business community

    with Mark Palmer

    Business Quarterly

    Issue:Winter

    1981

    Pages: 56-60

  • The Government Squeeze

    Journal of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto

    Issue:February

    1975

    Pages: 2-7

  • Real Property Taxation: Stirrings of Reform

    Canadian Tax Journal

    Issue:September-October

    1972

    Pages: 437-452

  • Management Consultants in the Public Sector

    with Harry Meredith

    Canadian Public Administration

    Issue:Winter

    1970

    Pages: 383-95

  • Bloodshed at Seven Oaks

    The Beaver

    Issue:Summer

    1966

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • From Wall Street to Bay Street: A Comparative History of the Financial Systems of the US and Canada

    C.P. Kobrak & Joe Martin

    Rotman/UTP

    2017

  • Foreword to Fire in the Belly, How Purdy Crawford Rescued Canada

    Gotdon Pitts

    Nimnus Publications

    2014

    Pages: v-vii

  • Foreword to Smart Globalization

    ed Andrew Smith & Dimitry Anastaskis

    UTP

    2013

  • Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region for Canadian Life Insurers in the Early 1990s

    Joseph E. Martin

    EABH

    Issue:Studies in Banking and Financial History

    2013

    Pages: 517-551

  • 4 Days in 100 Days That Changed Canada

    Harper Collins

    2011

  • Relentless Change, A Case Book for the Study of Business History

    UTP/Rotman School of Management

    2009

  • Case 2 AGF Management Limited

    Hitti, Ireland, Hoskisson, Sheppard, Rowe

    Thomson. Nelson

    Issue:in Strategic Management, Competitiveness and Globalization Cases

    2007

    Pages: 30-35

  • The Role and Place of Ontario in the Canadian Confederation

    Ontario Economic Council

    Issue: The Evolution Policy in Contemporary Ontario

    1974

  • Real Property Tax; Stirrings of Reform

    Lloyd Axworthy, James M. Gillies

    Butterworth

    Issue:in The City: Canada’s Prospects, Canada’s Problems

    1973

    Pages: 289-300

Recent Presentations

  • Sir John A Macdonald, Son of Glasgow, Father of Canada

    Association of Business Historians

    Issue:July 1

    2017

    Pages: Glasgow

  • Social Responsibility, Bloodshed at Seven Oaks and the 1821 Merger of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies

    From Public Interest to Private Property, Rotman School of Management

    Issue:May

    2016

  • The Entry Strategy of an American Non Life Insurer to the Japanese Market in the Early 1990s

    World Congress on Business History, Bergen, Norway

    Issue:August

    2016

  • Public Policy Decisions that Shaped Canada's Financial System

    Ottawa U of T and Rotman Alumni

    2015

  • From the Dot.Com Boom Bust to the Credit and Soverign Debt Crises & Beyond

    Osgoode Hall

    2014

  • The Case Method of Teaching Business History

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    2014

  • Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region for Canadian Life Insurance Companies in the Early 1990s

    European Association for Banking and Financial History, Warsaw

    2013

  • Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal

    Glendon Campus, York University

    2011

  • Four Centuries of Relentless Change in Huronia

    Huronia Museum

    2011

  • Ontario's Business History and the Important Influence it has on Ontario's Business Culture and Productivity Performance

    2011

  • Establishing a Business History Program in a Graduate School of Business

    Annual Economic & Business History Conference in Braga, Portual

    Issue:May 29

    2010

Selected Publications - Case

  • The Advent of Nickel:From Discovery to Mid-20th Century

    Rotman Web Site

    2005

  • The Impact of Railways on the World

    Rotman Web Site

    2005

  • ASIWW [A]

    2004

  • Canada's National History Society [A]

    2002

Research and Teaching Interests

Canadian Business History,
Political History of Conservative Party,
Management Theory

Honors and Awards

  • 2015

    H. Sanford Rilwey Fellow in Canadian History, University of Winnipeg

  • 2013

    Golden Jubilee Award, Canadian Association of Management Consultants

  • 2013

    Heritage Champion Award, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation

  • 2012

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal,

  • 2008

    Philip B. Lind Award, WNED/PBS

  • 2008

    Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney, Australia

  • 2004

    Arbor Award, University of Toronto

  • 1995

    LLD, Honoris Causa, University of Winnipeg

  • 1983

    Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario (FCMC),

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Canadian Business History Association

  • Business History Conference

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