Canadian Bar Association honours U of T's Mihkel Tombak with best paper award

Mihkel Tombak
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:40pm
Sarah Jane Silva

Mihkel Tombak, HATCH Professor of Technology Management and Strategy at the University of Toronto, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Bill Miller Memorial Award by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Competition Law Section for his paper entitled, The Innovation Defence.

Each year, the award is granted for up to two of the best articles published in the Canadian Competition Law Review during the prior calendar year, and consists of a monetary prize.

Currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Tombak was presented the award at the CBA Spring Competition Law Conference at the Toronto Board of Trade on May 25.

“In writing the article, I was hoping to generate interest in, and a greater understanding of, the important effects of competition policy and competition law enforcement on the innovation ecosystem and on the innovation agendas of the various levels of government,” said Tombak.

“It is very gratifying to see interest in this topic grow and to receive this award from the Canadian Bar Association.”

Tombak holds cross-appointments at the Institute for Management & Innovation, the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He has served on the faculties of European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), University of British Columbia, Helsinki School of Economics and Queen’s University.

His research interests include industrial organization, economics of technological innovation, and competition policy. He has published articles in journals such as Economic JournalJournal of Industrial EconomicsInternational Journal of Industrial OrganizationManagement Science and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

The Bill Miller Memorial Award was established by the CBA Competition Law Section in memory of the late William (Bill) Miller, former General Counsel of the Competition Bureau Legal Services division of the Department of Justice. This award honours Miller’s outstanding contribution and more than 25 years of leadership in the area of Canadian competition law enforcement.