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About Charles J. McMillan
Charles J. McMillan, Professor of Strategic Management & International Business, is the author of nine books and monographs related to international business & strategic management, including the Japanese Industrial System, published in English, Japanese, Malaysian and Russian editions, and The Strategic Challenge: From Surfdom to Surfing in the Global Village. He has written and lectured extensively on globalization, Japanese science and technology policy, and Canadian innovation, and authored more than 90 technical articles and papers in such prestigious academic journals as McGill Law Review, Academy of Management Journal, Canadian Public Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Management History, and Journal of Knowledge Management, as well as in publications such as The New York Times, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the Central Asia Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and The Toronto Star.
Active in Public Affairs, he has served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, working on trade agreements, regional development, Pacific Rim strategies, energy policy, science and technology, and foreign investment legislation. He now consults widely to governments, multinationals, and international organizations around the world. From 1990-1995, Dr. McMillan served as a Board Member of Yamaichi (International) Canada Ltd, and advisor to Yamaichi International America in New York, and Yamaichi Securities Tokyo, and a Board Member of Boeing Canada, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Chairman of Canada World Youth. He is the joint author (with George Stalk of Boston Consulting Group), Seizing the Continent: Opportunities for a North American Gateway, available from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2013.
Charles McMillan, "From Simple to Complex to Catastrophic Failure: Towards a Theory of Organizational Failure," Academy of management Review, 2015
Charles McMillan, (with Jeff Overall), "Wicked Problems and the Misalignment of Strategic Management Design," Journal of Business Strategy, 2015
Charles McMillan (with George Stalk, “It’s time to privatize Canada’s leading ports and airports,” The Globe and Mail (February 17, 2014), reprinted in Ottawa Hill-Times (February 26, 2014).
Charles McMillan (with Jeff Gantz), “Activist Shareholders at Canadian Pacific Railroad Proxy Battle” Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation, University of Western Ontario. 2014
Charles McMillan (with Xiang Li), “Against The Tides: Corporate Strategy, The Sustainable Enterprise and the Weather” (Journal of Management Perspectives June 2014).
Charles McMillan (with George Stalk Jr.), Seizing the Continent: Opportunities for a North American Gateway, Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2013).
Charles McMillan (with Eric Baxter), “Aggressive Predator or Passive Investor: Multinationals in the Mining Industry - A Case Study in an Emerging Country” Transnational Corporations Review, Page 50-75, Volume 5, Number 1, March 2013.
Charles McMillan and George Stalk, Jr., “Seize the Continent” Financial Post (March 5, 2013).
Charles McMillan, with Jeff Overall, “Extreme Ambiguity and Wicked Problems in Business Decision-Making,” 2nd Annual EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, Published in Conference Proceedings, Dauphine Université, Paris, France (23-24 May 2013).
Charles McMillan, “The right time to do a deal with Japan” Financial Post – Tuesday (April 23, 2013).
Charles McMillan (with Jim Tiessen, Ken Kato, and Hirofumi Kambara), “What Causes International Variations in Hospital Length of Stay: a Comparative Analysis for Two Conditions of inpatients in Japanese and Canadian Hospitals,” Health Services Management Research, Vol. 60 (2013). Pp.1-9.
Charles McMillan (with Sadaki Numata), “Trade Bridges Across the Pacific: Towards a Canada Japan EPA,” CCCJ The Canadian, Vol. 13 (September 2013), pp. 1-6.
Charles McMillan (with Ethel Cote, Chair, Engineers without Boarders), “Leveraging Canadian Overseas Volunteers – A Smart Aid Strategy that Works” Ottawa Hill-Times (December 5, 2013).
Charles McMillan (with George S. Stalk, Jr.), “Canada’s Pacific Century: Work In Progress for a New Era, Policy Options (Vol. 33), September 2012.
Charles McMillan, “From ‘Outside Looking In’ to being a Player: Canada’s Forward Looking Trade Agenda,” Ivey Business Journal (September-October 2012), reprinted in Embassy Magazine (October 17, 2012)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleComparative Healthcare Research RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$12,500.00 Year Awarded2006 Granting AgencyAsia Pacific Foundation