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W. Glenn Rowe Western University, Canada

W. Glenn Rowe served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years. While still in the navy, he completed his MBA degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland part-time (1983-1986) and taught on a part-time basis for 2 years (1986-1988) in Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration. In 1990, he retired from the navy and became a full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial. In 1992, he began studying leadership within the context of strategic management at Texas A&M University, where he completed his PhD in 1996. He rejoined the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial in September 1995, where he taught strategic management and strategic leadership. Professor Rowe joined the Ivey Business School on July 1, 2001. He served as the faculty adviser for the PhD program in general management (including strategy) from January 2002 to July 2009. From July 2009 to June 2012, he served as the director of Ivey’s Executive MBA Program. He currently serves as the coordinator for the General Management Area Group. He has taught strategy and strategic leadership to undergraduate business students, MBAs and EMBAs. He taught a strategy doctoral seminar from 2003 to 2009. In January 2016, he was appointed as the Executive Director, Ivey Publishing where he oversees Ivey’s case publishing operation and the Ivey Business Journal.


Professor Rowe serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals and is active in the community. He has facilitated strategic-thinking sessions for several organizations including a couple of banks, a fish farming company, and others such as the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (Newfoundland and Labrador), the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, Fishery Products International, Gros Morne National Park, and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. He was the coauthor of a strategic management textbook and its associated casebook, both of which went to a their third edition. He is a co-author on a second strategic management textbook having joined the author team for the 9th edition. His research is published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Management, the Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Management Inquiry.