About Ivey Business Journal

Founded in 1922, the Ivey Business School is an international leader in case teaching and cross-enterprise leadership that offers degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels as well as open enrolment and customized executive development programs. Based in a state-of-the-art building on the campus of Western University in London, Ontario, with learning centres in Toronto, Hong Kong and Mumbai, Ivey’s mission is “to develop business leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the societies in which they operate.” For more information about the school, please visit www.ivey.uwo.ca.

Ivey Business Journal is a resource for business professionals and students read in more than 150 countries by an audience primarily comprised of C-suite executives, corporate directors, managers and academics. Launched as The Quarterly Review of Commerce in 1933, IBJ was created to “serve as a source of excellent reading material for the alert business executive.” Our mandate today remains the same. With a focus on improving the practice of management, IBJ contributes to Ivey’s mission by publishing exclusive executive interviews along with a mix of feature articles and IBJ Insights written by a global cadre of business professionals and thought leaders.

IBJ Insights are concise commentaries (800–1,500 words) that offer unique observations or analysis of current events and market trends. IBJ feature articles are longer (2,000–5,000 words), delivering practitioner versions of academic articles, productivity-enhancing management advice or transformative ideas with practical applications based on significant C-suite experience or original research. To pitch content ideas, please send a proposal letter that follows our submission guidelines to IBJsubmissions@ivey.ca.

IBJ Editor Thomas Watson is an award-winning business journalist with experience in the corporate world, where he has managed accounts and practice groups at international marketing firms and headed investor relations for a global venture capital outfit. As a senior writer and columnist with Canadian Business magazine from 2001 to 2011, Watson served on the editorial board credited with garnering the publication’s Magazine of the Year nomination in 2009. His investigative work at Canadian Business was also recognized for excellence repeatedly by the National Magazine Awards Foundation. In addition to his duties at IBJ, Watson edits Ivey’s Huffington Post blog, works with faculty on case studies and assists the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership in raising awareness of best practices in management. He is also a columnist with Financial Post Magazine and contributor to Report on Business Magazine and other leading business publications. Watson holds undergraduate degrees in history and political philosophy. As a graduate student, he studied journalism, political theory, international politics, public finance and macroeconomics. Post-graduate studies included securities and market regulation. Watson can be reached at watson@ivey.ca.

Ivey Business Journal is a publication of the Ivey Business School, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation. Previously publishing as The Quarterly Review of Commerce, Business Quarterly, and Ivey Business Quarterly.
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