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Fred Pries - Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Guelph, ON, CA

Fred Pries

Associate Professor | Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship

Guelph, ON, CANADA

Assoc. Professor with expertise in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management





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Fred teaches primarily in the areas of accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation management. Fred won The Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association in 2009.

Fred’s research deals with how new technologies arising from university research are put into commercial use. He is a member of BioFuelNet Canada, a Network of Centre of Excellence, working to identify and address the challenges to growth of the advanced biofuels industry.

Fred is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets generally accepted auditing standards for financial statement audits and standards for other assurance services in Canada.

Prior to joining the academic community, Fred was a partner in KPMG, one of Canada’s largest professional services firms. At KPMG, he spent almost ten years in the national office for the Canadian practice where he dealt with complex accounting, auditing and professional ethics issues.

Industry Expertise (4)


Training and Development

Management Consulting


Areas of Expertise (4)

Strategic Management

Innovation Gap

Products/Services That Drive Economic Growth

Products/Services That Provide Solutions to Health

Accomplishments (1)

The Howard Teall Award (professional)


For Innovation in Accounting Education from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Education (4)

University of Waterloo: BMath, Mathematics 1982

Institute of Chartered Accountants: CPA, CA 1983

University of Waterloo: MASc, Management Sciences 2001

University of Waterloo: PhD, Management Sciences 2006