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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 17, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Kenneth Harling

Dr. Kenneth Harling

Professor (Policy)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2531
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: P3106
Office Hours: By appointment
Academic Background
BSc (University of Guelph), MSc (Purdue University), PhD (Purdue University)

Dr. Kenneth Harling is a Professor of Business at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His career has included positions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD) in Paris and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. He has also consulted with organizations including Price-Waterhouse, Varian Canada, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Hamilton and the World Bank. Dr. Harling specializes in strategic implementation. He has over 50 publications that have appeared as journal articles, chapters in books and monographs. He has been invited to speak about his research to audiences in Canada, the United States and Europe. An active case writer, Dr. Harling conceived of and runs The Maple Leaf Conference (TMLC). This is an international conference directed at encouraging the writing and teaching of case studies focused on the food and fiber system. To date this conference has been held in Toronto, Canada; Chicago, the United States; and Sydney, Australia. He has taught strategy formulation, strategy implementation and managerial control at all levels including the MBA and executive levels. In addition to teaching at Laurier, he has taught at the Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. Dr. Harling is an active member of various associations including the Strategic Management Society, the American Academy of Management, and the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. He has served on the editorial advisory board of Agribusiness: An International Journal published by John Wiley and Sons and International Food and Agribusiness Management Review published by JAI Press.


Strategy implementation, strategic planning, building strategic capabilities, and managing business as a dynamic system