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Mihkel M. Tombak

Mihkel Tombak

    Mihkel M. Tombak

    Hatch Professor of Technology, Management and Strategy
    Chair, Department of Management, University of Toronto-Mississauga
    Professor of Business Economics, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Degrees: PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    AM, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    MBA, York University
    BSc, University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to Mihkel M. Tombak
    Phone: 416-946-0287


    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 in the Business Economics area at Rotman, 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 -  Director of the Master of Management of Innovation Programme; Univ. of Toronto

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Why firms form (or dont form) RJVs; L.H. Roller, R. Siebert, M. Tombak; Economic Journal; Issue: July; 2007
    • Strategic Asymmetry; Mihkel Tombak; Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization; Issue: 61, 3, Nov.; 2006; 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; 2002; Pages: 257-272
    • Mergers to Monopoly; Mihkel Tombak; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Issue: Vol. 11, No. 3; 2002; Pages: 513-546

    Honors and Awards

    2002  Research Excellence Award; Queens School of Business

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    ESMT, Berlin

    Research and Teaching Interests

    competition policy, antitrust, economics of innovation, industrial organization  

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