de Wilde is a venture capitalist and management educator
who divides his time between Montreal
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular updates are found at CURRENT MEMOS:
The web-site contains seven sections:
which provides an opportunity for occasional comment on
emerging sources of value-creation in the global economy.
which includes previous MBA course material and an opportunity
for a regular update on venture capital trends and opportunities,
particularly in new "spaces", areas of scientific research
which have not been the focus of commercialization activities.
which will focus on specific democratic initiatives and
recognition of activities which further a tendency toward
democratization. There will be specific emphasis on
a project on Somalia,
the Somali Economic Prosperity Initiative.
which will focus on issue-driven approaches to the
renewal of national politics and contains some recent articles
and speeches and a Canadian politics memo.
(v) China 2015,
which will look at the development of entreprenurially-led
growth in China, questions of management education
of specific relevence to Chinese MBAs and trends
in the venture capital market in China as a new generation
of Chinese entrepreneurs invent the future of their country.
a personal passion and an attempt to organize articles and
reviews of emerging film-makers with a distinctive voice
in the global community.
(vii) The Future of B-Schools,
which will focus on trends in management education and the
role of B-Schools in global learning.
note: Throughout his career as an educator
and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde has focused on
the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization
of knowledge through activities in both the private sector
and the public sector.
Since the early 1990's, Dr. de Wilde has also been involved
in venture capital activities as President of JdW Strategic
his venture capital activities, Dr. de Wilde was a
member of RBC Capital Markets Technology Fund Advisory Board
and currently serves on the Investment Committee of iNovia Capital
and the Advisory Boards of Enertech Capital and the Walsingham
Fund in Toronto.
his teaching activities, he has been on the faculty of the
Ontario School Of Business
(now Ivey) and the Faculty of Management at McGill
He has also taught venture capital strategies at the Rotman
School of Business at the University
His B-School activities have also included applying the
Rotman venture capital strategies course to the Finnish
context at the Helsinki School of Economics, and lecturing
at the London
He has a PhD in political science from McGill with a dissertation
focusing on the Canadian public policy process and competitiveness
in technology sectors.