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Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell

Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization
Professor of Strategic Management
Co-academic Director of the Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences


PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BBA (Hons,), Simon Fraser University


Professor Will Mitchell died unexpectedly on December 6, 2021. Please see the announcement here.

Will Mitchell served as a Professor of Strategic Management where he held the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization and Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Will studied business dynamics in developed and emerging markets, investigating how businesses change as their competitive environments change and, in turn, how business changes contribute to ongoing corporate and social performance. Will taught courses in corporate strategy, emerging market strategy, entrepreneurial strategy, and pharmaceutical and other health sector strategy. He served as a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Ltd. (Hyderabad).

Academic Positions

  • 2011-2021

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2001-2014

    Professor, Duke University

  • 2015-present

    Visiting Professor, Duke University

  • 1988-2001

    Professor, University of Michigan

Research and Teaching Interests

Research: Business entry, growth, and survival in developed and emerging markets; life sciences commercialisation; global health delivery and commercialization.

Teaching: Strategic management, health and life sciences sector strategy, emerging markets strategy