Joseph C. Paradi

Joseph ParadiProfessor Emeritus
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng., FCAE

Chair holder in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship
Executive DirectorCentre for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship

Room WB257 | Tel.: 416-978-6924×1/416-978-3714 | Email: paradi@mie.utoronto.ca

Honours and Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year, Information Industry Association, Financial Services Industry Division, 1988 
Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Ontario, “Supporter of Entrepreneurship” category, 1996
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineers, 1997 
Innovation Management Association of Canada (IMAC) – Distinguished Member Award, 1999 
Elected President of CERCL 2004 
Speaker of the Council of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, 2002-2006 
Synergy Award for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2005
Inducted into the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction, 2010
Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA): Engineering Medal for Entrepreneurship, 2010
Professor Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, 2010

Memberships

Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
Metropolitan Board of Trade
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
INFORMS – Management Sciences and Operational Research Soc.
TIMS College on Innovation, Management and Entrepreneurship
Productivity Analysis and Research Network (PARN)
International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)
Canadian Association for Management of Technology (CANMOT)
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (FCAE)

Research Interests

Research interests concentrate on the Financial Services Industry (FSI) and their performance evaluation needs. Productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in the services industries are the major focus of the work. This includes the examination of productivity measures for independent Decision Making Units (“DMU”). Such groups include software development teams, branch employees and management, loan portfolio lending teams, credit rating of corporate loans, international banking, client profiles, credit card fraud, etc. This area of research involves the Data Envelopment Analysis (“DEA”) approach and modelling of the DMUs in the collaborating real-world corporations. We also work in quality in software development; Technological Change as a Competitive Weapon; evaluation of the effects of risk (technological, environmental, economic, competitive etc.). We have a deep interest in the rapidly emerging e-Commerce field, specifically in the on-line banking segment and in the arbitrated commerce area. This work comprises of the development of e-Commerce strategies in an on-line environment where both buyer and seller “deal” simultaneously. Much work is oriented towards the understanding of the underlying mechanisms and inherent technological and human factors issues.  We are very interested in the mobile app world and its effects on the FSI, new technologies in the payment system, digital currencies (Bitcoin and others) and how technological change effects the internal organisations we work with.  Big Data and analytics are an emerging focus for us and see this as a rapidly growing opportunity.