Professor Jefferson Huebner

Assistant Professor of Business

Phone: (905) 648-2131   Ext:4484


Office: 208B

Programs: Accounting, Management, Marketing, Not-for-Profit Management


Ph.D. (ABD), Global Governance/International Political Economy, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.
Dissertation: “Trade Policy, Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A firm-centered examination of the policy implications of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)”

M.B.A. (2004), International Business & Strategic Management, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

B.Comm (1994), International Business, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.


  • Introduction to Business (BUS-121)
  • Operations Management (BUS-345)
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing (BUS-354)
  • International Business (BUS-363)
  • Social Enterprise (BUS-462)
  • Core Capstone Experience (CTS-410)


Professor Huebner brings a strong mix of academic and corporate experience to the business faculty at Redeemer.  Over the past 15 years, he has taught a wide variety of courses in strategic management, international business, leadership, marketing, and economic development.  He has been actively involved in developing innovative international travel study courses ranging from business and politics in Europe to economic development and microfinance in Latin America.

Prior to teaching in academics, Prof. Huebner worked for over a decade in various management and consulting positions in marketing, research, and strategic planning for corporate and non-profit clients in a range of industries.  This work experience has been invaluable in offering an enriching teaching context for students as he often draws on real-life examples and past client case studies to demonstrate how business concepts apply in the world of business and management.

Prof. Huebner is currently conducting doctoral research in the Global Governance PhD program with the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) at Wilfrid Laurier University.  The title of his dissertation is “Trade Policy, Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A firm-centered examination of the policy implications of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)”.

Originally from the Niagara region of Ontario, Prof. Huebner has studied overseas on numerous occasions and traveled extensively around the world to over 40 countries.  He is actively involved in his local community, having coached his three children in various sports including hockey, basketball, baseball and soccer.

Research Interests

  • International trade policy and regional integration
  • Canada-EU economic relations and the CETA trade agreement
  • Impact of NAFTA and international business strategies on Canadian global competitiveness
  • Evolving trends in Microfinance
  • Impact of Microfinance on economic development in Latin America

Recent Publications and Presentations

Ravenhill, J., and Huebner, J. (2019). “The Political Economy of the Anglosphere: Geography Trumps History”. In The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location, edited by Ben Wellings and Andrew Mycock. London: Proceedings of the British Academy.

Huebner, J. (2011). “‘Academic-Field’ Collaborative Partnerships in Microfinance.” Christian Business Academy Review, 6(1): 9-10.

Huebner, J. (coauthor) (2006). “The NAFTA Effect: Multinational Enterprises in Canada”. The Conference Board of Canada, The Canada Project: Trade, Investment Policy and International Cooperation. Ottawa, pp. 1-27.

Huebner, J. (1995). “Liberalisation of the E.C. Airline Industry: A Progress Investigation”; in: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting: Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Competition Cooperation, Commercialization, Aylmer, QC, pp. 773-800.

Conference Presentations

Huebner, J. (2019). MNEs and CETA: A firm-centered examination of the implications of CETA. CETA Implementation and Implications Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Huebner, J. (2018). Assessing the interests of business and industry in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. CETA Implementation Workshop: Next Steps, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Huebner, J. (2014). Human Dignity through Entrepreneurship and Microfinance. Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Annual Convention, Winnipeg, MB.

Huebner, J. (2012). Developing Effective Travel Study Courses in International Business: A Case Study of the European Union. Christian Business Faculty Association Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.

Huebner, J. (2011). Enhancing Microfinance Education through MFI Partnerships. Toronto International Microfinance Summit, Toronto, ON.

Huebner, J. (2010). Academic-Field’ Collaborative Partnerships in Microfinance. Christian Business Faculty Association Conference, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL.

Huebner, J. (2009). Microfinance Education. Pacific Northwest Microfinance Conference, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.