• Strategic Management, Innovation, Management Accounting and Control, Corporate Finance, Leadership, Case Method Teaching, Writing and Program Design

Research Interests

  • How to teach by the case method in different Asian cultures and use of the case method to strengthen engineering and science education
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Buenaventura F. Canto III

Professor Emeritus

Academic Background

  • Master in Business Management – with Honors, Ateneo De Manila Graduate School of Business (Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics, Ateneo De Manila University (Philippines)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Conducted countless management training programs for major companies, government and nonprofit organizations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Kenya, India and People's Republic of China. These organizations include: PT Astra International, Para Group, Bank Mandiri, Bank Indonesia, PT Telkom, Pertamina, Caltex Indonesia, First Philippine Holdings Company, Pfizer, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, ACER (Taiwan), Shell, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Scomi, MARA, FELDA (Malaysia), TOTAL, AB Foods, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lafarge Philippines, San Miguel Corporation, SGV Group, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Union Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs (Ambassadors and Consuls), Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asian Development Bank
  • Certified instructor for the Leadership and Teambuilding workshops of the SYMLOG Consulting Group in San Diego, California and the Exceptional Management Practices program of The Forum Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Director of the new Innovation and Business (MIB-STEAM) Program, Executive Director of the Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation, and Associate Dean of AIM’s MBA Program
  • Program Leader, AIM’s Assurance of Learning (AOL) system and guided faculty teams in implementing AOL in all degree programs
  • Director of the Master in Management Program, Executive MBA Program and Head of AIM’s Rural Development Management training and case research programs

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Awarded a certificate in the ICF-recognized Brain Based Coaching program of the NeuroLeadership Group
  • Member, American Society for Training & Development (now Association for Talent Development), North American Case Research Association, Strategic Management Society
  • Member, Harvard Business School Alumni Association


Evaluated management cases as International Reviewer in the Xavier Institute of Management Center for Case Research (XIMB-CCR India, since 2009) Supervised 20 management cases from 11 APEC economies: Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam; co-authored two Synthesis papers (with Prof. Etsu Inaba of IIST, Japan) and conducted Pilot Workshops in 2010 and 2012 for the published APEC–HR Working Group case books on:

  • Strategic Intellectual Asset Management (SIAM) for Emerging Enterprises: Capacity Building for Successful Entry to the Global Supply Chain and
  • Strengthening HRM System of SMEs for Facilitating Successful Trade and Investment in APEC
  • Supervised a case on Case Method Teaching at AIM: “Professor Lorenzo and the No Questions Class (A), (B) and (C)”, 2013
  • Developed and taught a strategic management and leadership case with Prof. Etsu Inaba of IIST Japan for AIM’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company, Ltd.
  • Strategic Leadership Program: “Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company, Ltd., Division of North Asia”, 2013

Supervised 5 of 12 cases and notes in the case collection on Transformational Strategy for Hospitals and Health Care Organizations of the Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation in 2015 – 2016. These cases will be taught in the proposed new Transformational Leadership Program for Hospital Heads (TLP) scheduled in 2017:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (with Prof. Nieves Confesor)
  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center
  • Southern Philippines Medical Center
  • Note on the Competitiveness of Philippine Hospitals (with Prof. Paolo Francisco)
  • Kalbe Farma Indonesia (with Prof. Francisco Roman)

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