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Michael D. Ryall


    Michael D. Ryall

    Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: PhD, UCLA
    MBA, University of Chicago
    BS, North Carolina State University
    Email: Send an email to Michael D. Ryall
    Phone: 416-978-7445


    Michael Ryall is a Professor of Strategy Magagement at Rotman. His primary research interest is the formal theoretical foundations of business strategy. This is a small but rapidly growing research area that uses mathematical models to analyze issues relating to value appropriation under competition. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Management Science and The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, among others.


    Academic Positions

    2009-2016  Associate Professor; University of Toronto
    2004-2009  Associate Professor; University of Melbourne
    1997-2004  Assistant Professor; University of Rochester
    2015  Guest Scientist; Max Planck Inst. for Mathematics in the Siences, Leipzig
    2015-2016  Visiting Scholar; Lonergan Research Inst.
    2014-15  Associate Scholar; Lonergan Research Inst., University of Toronto
    2008  Visiting Scholar; London Business School
    2007  Visiting Scholar; University of Toronto
    2002-2003  Visiting Scholar; UCLA
    2001  Visitin Scholar; Northwestern University

    Non-Academic Positions

    1989-1992  Managing Director;Decision Strategies, Intl.
    1988-1989  General Manager;Fresh Effects Division, Dalgety, Intl.
    1986-1988  VP Finance;EKSF, Inc.
    1984-1986  Controller;Lytel, Inc.
    1983-1984  Sr. Financial Analyst;General Instrument Coroporation
    1981-1983  Financial Analyst;Air Products and Chemicals

    Academic / Professional Service

    2015-  Associate Editor; Management Science
    2012-2014  President; Strategy Research Initiative
    2008-2010  BPS Executive Committee; Academy of Management
    2008-2009  Chair, Dissertation Consortium; Academy of Management
    2009  Editor, special issue; Academy of Management
    2007-2009  Area Editor, Strategy; Australian Journal of Management
    2006-2015  Editorial Board; Strategic Organization!
    2007  Co-Founder; Strategy Research Initiative
    1997  Co-Founder; Strategy Research Forum
    2000-2004  Area Editor, Formal Logic and Mathematical Models

    Honors and Awards

    2015  Insight Grant; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    2015  Best Essay; Strategic Organization!
    2007  Distinguished Alumni; Intellectual Property Research Inst. of Australia
    2007  Discovery Grant; Australian Research Council
    2006  Best Paper Proceedings; Academy of Management
    1996  Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award; UCLA

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Game theory, corporate strategy, competition, causal inference, corporate culture, social ontology.  

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