Canadian innovation and educational leader, Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by CATAAlliance
January 22, 2013

Canadian innovation and educational leader, Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, was honoured in a special ceremony last week as he was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by CATAAlliance, CEO, John Reid on behalf of the CATA National Leadership Advisory Council.

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Dr. Kelly was interviewed on some of his key areas of research interest on CATANet TV. He also spoke about innovation and talent at a recent Chamber of Commence event in Kitchener-Waterloo.

"We are pleased to present the Diamond Jubilee Medal to Dean Kelly in recognition of his commitment to innovation and educational excellence in our communities", said Reid. We are very proud to be continuing more than twenty years of collaborative work with Dr. Kelly in helping make Canada a number on Innovation Nation."

About Dr. Micheál J. Kelly

Dr. Kelly was Dean of the Telfer School of Management from 2000-2010. During this time, the School achieved the “triple crown” of international accreditations, received the largest naming endowment ever for a Canadian business school, built a new building, established a vibrant career centre and saw a dramatic increase in research productivity and funding and heightened alumni and community engagement. In addition to its Ottawa Advisory Board, the School also established boards in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris and Silicon Valley California.

Dr. Kelly’s research has focused on the management of global innovation systems, R&D alliances and the competitive strategies of technology-based firms. He has authored several dozen monographs, articles and studies and produced the video Building Successful Strategic Alliances. His research on alliances, in cooperation with Ivey Professor Jean-Louis Schaan, has been published by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), the Journal of Small Business Strategy and the Journal of R&D Management. He and Professor Schaan also co-authored the 4-part case series Strategic Alliances that Work produced by Ivey Publishing and Cases in Alliance Management published by Sage Publishing.

Dr. Kelly has advised technology companies around the world on foreign investment strategies, alliance management and financing international expansions. Dr. Kelly was previously Chairman of the Six Countries Program, a European research network on innovation and technology policy. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Silicon Valley Roundtable in California and was a member of its annual “Valley Business and Economic Forecast” panel. He is past President and Executive Board Member of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans and also served on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honour society for business schools. He has also served on the boards of several public and private sector organizations. He was a member of the Advisory Board on Commercialization of the Canadian Institute for Health Research and a former Co-chair of I-Canada Alliance promoting Iglobal leadership through ultrafast communications. He is currently a member of le Conseil d'Administration of the Reims Management School (RMS) in Reims, France. During his 2010-2012 sabbatical he was an Executive in Residence with the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).

The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne as Queen of Canada. In celebration of her service to the country, the medals have been bestowed on individuals who have made their own contributions to the community and to Canada.

Other medal recipients were honoured at a Special Award Ceremony Dinner at the i-CANADA SUMMIT Conference in Montreal on October 21st, 2012. "These Canadian leaders were selected because of the impact they made on society and business from the application of technology," stated Reid. "Many have been technology innovators as well as catalysts for national transformation."