Dr. Blunden recently retired as Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Family Enterprise at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and Principal Consultant, Blunden and Associates (www.blundenandassociates.com). For over thirty years he has taught family business and consulted to family businesses. His teaching and research interests are in Strategic Management and Family Business; especially in developing the common ground between the areas and in the application of strategic management to entrepreneurial and family business contexts. Bob holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University, a Master of Management from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario.
His international teaching, consulting and research activities have taken him to China, Latvia, Russia, Hungary, Jamaica and the Bahamas. His consulting activities focus on strategic planning, governance, professionalization and conflict resolution for families and family businesses. He has served on the board of directors of several small and medium-sized businesses and organizations. He is an accomplished case writer and researcher. His current family business research interests include: family business succession, the extent and nature of family business, and definition issues for family business.