Innovation Nation Gets Boost: New Executive in Residence to Help Advance Agenda: Micheál J. Kelly
January 18, 2011

Please review the resume of Micheál J. Kelly who is joining the CATA Team as an Executive in Residence and National spokesperson. Dr. Kelly’s immediate focus will be on Innovation Nation issues in the area of new distributed R&D business structures and how they affect the success of Canadian high tech enterprises.

  View Video
Dr. Kelly provides additional insights into this key area of research in a recent CATANet TV interview.

About Dr. Micheál J. Kelly
Dr. Kelly was Dean of the Telfer School of Management from 2000-2010. As Dean, he helped to transform the School into a leading centre for management education and research, and a unique and stimulating learning environment for students. 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 current research focuses 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 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 Chairman 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 severed on the boards of several public and private sector organizations. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board on Commercialization of the Canadian Institute for Health Research and is a Co-chair of I-Canada Alliance promoting Iglobal leadership through ultrafast communications.

Dr. Kelly is a featured speaker at international conferences and executive seminars on innovation, strategic alliances, strategic leadership and a regular contributor to various business publications and television programs on management issues. He currently writes a monthly business book review column for the Ottawa Business Journal.

He is a graduate of Assumption College (AB), the University of Ottawa (MA) and Carleton University (PhD).

CATA National Spokesperson, Sir Terence Mathews, also CEO of Wesley Clover, said, "We are delighted to have an executives of the stature of Dr. Kelly on the Innovation Nation team and look forward to his leadership in helping advance the mission."

++ Call to Action:
If you have an interest in Dr. Kelly’s areas of research please contact CATA CEO John Reid at