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Rotman faculty shortlisted for Thinkers 50 awards

September 6, 2013

TORONTO, ON —Two fac­ul­ty mem­bers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been short­list­ed for awards from Thinkers 50, the bi-annu­al glob­al rank­ing of man­age­ment thinkers while a third has been named among the top 50 named to the first edi­tion of the Thinkers 50 India rank­ing.

Pro­fes­sor and for­mer Dean, Roger Mar­tin, has been short­list­ed for the Strat­e­gy Award and also for the Best Book Award for Play­ing to Win: How Strat­e­gy Real­ly Works, co-authored with Proc­tor & Gam­ble CEO A.G. Lafley which was pub­lished by Har­vard Busi­ness Review Press ear­li­er this year. In the most recent Thinkers 50 rank­ing in 2011, he placed sixth over­all. Mar­tin cur­rent­ly holds the Premier’s Research Chair in Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and Com­pet­i­tive­ness and is the aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor of the Mar­tin Pros­per­i­ty Insti­tute at the Rot­man School.

Adjunct Pro­fes­sor Don Tap­scott has been short­list­ed for the Glob­al Solu­tions Award for his new ini­tia­tive, the Glob­al Solu­tions Net­works, non-state net­works achiev­ing new forms of coop­er­a­tion, social change and even the pro­duc­tion of glob­al pub­lic val­ue. In 2011 he placed ninth in the Thinkers 50 rank­ing.  Tap­scott is also a fel­low at the Mar­tin Pros­per­i­ty Insti­tute.

The awards and a new over­all rank­ing of the world’s lead­ing man­age­ment thinkers will be announced in Lon­don on Novem­ber 11. Fur­ther details are avail­able at

The inau­gur­al list of Thinkers 50 India for the world’s lead­ing Indi­an man­age­ment thinkers was announced dur­ing a con­fer­ence held last week in Gur­gaon, India. Prof. Dilip Soman placed 45th and is the only Cana­di­an-based thinker on the list. Prof. Soman holds the Corus Chair in Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Strat­e­gy at the Rot­man School. His research is in the area of behav­iour­al eco­nom­ics and its appli­ca­tions to con­sumer well­be­ing, mar­ket­ing and pol­i­cy. He is also the direc­tor of the India Inno­va­tion Insti­tute at Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Fur­ther details are online at

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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