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Mihkel M. Tombak

Mihkel M. Tombak

Mihkel M. Tombak

Hatch Professor of Technology Management and Strategy
Chair, Department of Management, University of Toronto-Mississauga
Professor of Strategic Management,
cross appointed to the Faculty of Medicine


PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
AM, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
MBA, York University
B.A.Sc, University of Toronto




Mihkel Tombak is the Hatch Professor in Technology Management and Strategy and Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He holds a cross-appointment with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is Associate Fellow, CIRANO. He has served on the faculties of European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), University of British Columbia, Helsinki School of Economics and Queen’s University. His research interests include industrial organization, economics of technological innovation, and competition policy.  He has published articles in journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Management Science and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Academic Positions

  • 1988-1991

    Assistant Prof., INSEAD

  • 1991-1994

    Assistant Prof., UBC

  • 1994-2000

    Professor, Helsinki School of Economics

  • 2000-2003

    Professor, Queens University

  • 2005-2006

    Director of the Master of Biotechnology Programme, Univ. of Toronto

  • 2007 - 2012

    Director of the Master of Management of Innovation Programme, Univ. of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Optimal Reimbursement Policy in Health Care: Competition, Ownership Structure and Quality Provision

    Mihkel M. Tombak (with R. Stenbacka)

    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy

    Issue:Vol. 18, No. 1


    Pages: 1-19

  • Switching to Green: the Timing of socially responsible innovation

    Mihkel M. Tombak (with A. Galasso)

    Journal of Economics and Management

    Issue:23, No.3 Fall


    Pages: 669-691

  • Make and buy: Balancing bargaining power

    Mihkel M. Tombak (with R. Stenbacka)

    Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization



    Pages: 391-402

  • Endogenous Location Leadership

    Meza, S., M. Tombak

    International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming


  • Why firms form (or dont form) RJVs

    L.H. Roller, R. Siebert, M. Tombak

    Economic Journal



  • Strategic Asymmetry

    Mihkel Tombak

    Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization

    Issue:61, 3, Nov.


    Pages: 339-350

  • Investment, Capital Structure and Complementarities between Debt and New Equity

    Rune Stenbacka, and Mihkel Tombak

    Management Science

    Issue:Vol. 42, No. 2


    Pages: 257-272

  • Mergers to Monopoly

    Mihkel Tombak

    Journal of Economics and Management Strategy

    Issue:Vol. 11, No. 3


    Pages: 513-546

Research and Teaching Interests

competition policy, antitrust, economics of innovation, industrial organization

Honors and Awards

  • 2002

    Research Excellence Award, Queens School of Business

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • ESMT, Berlin

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