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Former Rotman Associate Dean Named President of the Academy of Management

August 12, 2016

Toron­to, ON – A senior pro­fes­sor and for­mer asso­ciate dean with expe­ri­ence as an edu­ca­tor and researcher in strat­e­gy, orga­ni­za­tions and glob­al health has been elect­ed and installed as pres­i­dent of the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment (AOM), the pre­em­i­nent pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tion of more than 20,000 man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tion schol­ars from 125 coun­tries. Prof. Ani­ta McGa­han, who holds the Rot­man Chair in Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment, will be the AOM’s pres­i­dent for 2016/17. She assumed the role dur­ing the AOM’s annu­al meet­ing, which was recent­ly held in Ana­heim, and which attract­ed over 11,000 schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers for ses­sions on a host of sub­jects relat­ing to busi­ness strat­e­gy, orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­ior, cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, entre­pre­neur­ship, orga­ni­za­tion­al inno­va­tion, tech­nol­o­gy man­age­ment, lead­er­ship, careers, human resources, orga­ni­za­tion the­o­ry, and oth­er man­age­ment-relat­ed top­ics.

McGa­han was asso­ciate dean of research and direc­tor of the PhD pro­gram at the Rot­man School from 2010 to 2015, a peri­od in which the School’s rank­ing in the Finan­cial Times for research rose from 17th to 4th and for the PhD Pro­gram rose from 11th to 4th. McGa­han is cur­rent­ly a pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment at the Rot­man School who is cross appoint­ed to the Uni­ver­si­ty’s Munk School of Glob­al Affairs and Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine; is a fac­ul­ty mem­ber in the MacArthur Research Net­work on Open­ing Gov­er­nance; and is Chief Econ­o­mist at the Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal Divi­sion for Glob­al Health and Human Rights. Her cred­its include three books and over 100 arti­cles, case stud­ies, notes and oth­er pub­lished mate­r­i­al on com­pet­i­tive advan­tage, indus­try evo­lu­tion, and finan­cial per­for­mance. Her cur­rent research empha­sizes entre­pre­neur­ship in the pub­lic inter­est and inno­v­a­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion between pub­lic and pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions. She is also pur­su­ing a long-stand­ing inter­est in the incep­tion of new indus­tries, par­tic­u­lar­ly in glob­al health. Pre­vi­ous­ly, in 2010, she was award­ed at the AOM’s Busi­ness Strat­e­gy and Pol­i­cy divi­sion’s “Irwin Dis­tin­guished Edu­ca­tor Award” and, in 2012, she received from the Acad­e­my its Career Dis­tin­guished Edu­ca­tor Award for her cham­pi­onship of reform in the core cur­ricu­lum of busi­ness schools. In 2015 she was named an Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment Fel­low, which rec­og­nizes and hon­ours mem­bers of the AOM who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the sci­ence and prac­tice of man­age­ment.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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