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New Associate Dean appointed at UofT’s Rotman School of Management

October 1, 2010

TORONTO, ON – A senior pro­fes­sor at the Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to has been appoint­ed to the new­ly cre­at­ed posi­tion of Asso­ciate Dean, Research.

Ani­ta McGa­han, who holds the Rot­man Chair in Man­age­ment and is cross appoint­ed to the UofT’s Munk School of Pub­lic Affairs, took over the posi­tion on Octo­ber 1.  In her new role, she will be respon­si­ble for the Rot­man School’s PhD pro­gram and will over­see the research activ­i­ties at the school includ­ing research cen­tres as well as the school’s Busi­ness Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre. Prof. McGa­han will keep her cur­rent teach­ing and research activ­i­ties.

In recent years research by Rot­man fac­ul­ty mem­bers has gained inter­na­tion­al recog­ni­tion in both the aca­d­e­m­ic and prac­ti­tion­er com­mu­ni­ties win­ning numer­ous awards and gain­ing wide­spread cov­er­age in the glob­al media. In the most recent busi­ness school rank­ings by the Finan­cial Times, the Rot­man School was ranked 11th in the world for research out­put by its fac­ul­ty and 17th in the world for its PhD pro­gram.

Research insti­tutes at the Rot­man School include; Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Insti­tute, Cen­tre for Health Sec­tor Strat­e­gy, Clark­son Cen­tre for Busi­ness Ethics & Board Effec­tive­ness, Desau­tels Cen­tre for Inte­gra­tive Think­ing, Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness, Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre for Pen­sion Man­age­ment, Michael Lee-Chin Fam­i­ly Insti­tute for Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship, Cen­tre for Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship,and the Mar­tin Pros­per­i­ty Insti­tute.

Prof.  McGa­han earned her B.A. degree in Human­i­ties from North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty, where she was elect­ed to Phi Beta Kap­pa, as well as an M.B.A (with high dis­tinc­tion as a Bak­er Schol­ar) from Har­vard Busi­ness School and M.A. and Ph.D. in Busi­ness Eco­nom­ics from Har­vard Grad­u­ate School of Arts & Sci­ences. Pri­or to join­ing the Rot­man School in 2007, she taught at Boston Uni­ver­si­ty and Har­vard Busi­ness School. In addi­tion to her affil­i­a­tion with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, she is cur­rent­ly a Senior Asso­ciate at the Insti­tute for Strat­e­gy and Com­pet­i­tive­ness at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and Chief Econ­o­mist in the Divi­sion of Glob­al Health and Human Rights at the Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.  McGa­han pre­vi­ous­ly held vis­it­ing aca­d­e­m­ic appoint­ments at Har­vard Med­ical School, Lon­don Busi­ness School, the Aus­tralian Grad­u­ate School of Man­age­ment, and Stan­ford Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness.

Prof. McGa­han’s research inves­ti­gates the dynam­ics of com­pet­i­tive advan­tage and indus­try evo­lu­tion. In addi­tion, some of her newest work exam­ines pri­vate mil­i­tary com­pa­nies and she is also look­ing at orga­ni­za­tion­al mod­els in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, med­ical devices and health-deliv­ery sec­tors of emerg­ing economies. She is the author of How Indus­tries Evolve (HBS Press, 2004) and more than one hun­dred pub­lished mate­ri­als, includ­ing aca­d­e­m­ic arti­cles, case stud­ies, and notes. She is Asso­ciate Edi­tor of the Strate­gic Man­age­ment Jour­nal and Man­age­ment Sci­ence, and sits on the edi­to­r­i­al boards of sev­er­al oth­er jour­nals, includ­ing the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment Review and Strate­gic Orga­ni­za­tion.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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