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Rotman professor elected to leadership of Academy of Management

April 9, 2013

TORONTO, ON – A senior pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been elect­ed to the gov­er­nance rota­tion of the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment, which with more than 18,000 mem­bers in 110 coun­tries, is the largest orga­ni­za­tion in the world devot­ed to man­age­ment research and teach­ing.

Ani­ta McGa­han, who is Asso­ciate Dean of Research, PhD Direc­tor, Pro­fes­sor and Rot­man Chair in Man­age­ment at the Rot­man School, will serve as the Academy’s pres­i­dent in 2016 and will also join the organization’s Board of Gov­er­nors for a five-year term begin­ning in August. Her vision for the Acad­e­my empha­sizes break­through the­o­ret­i­cal and empir­i­cal research on the most impor­tant man­age­ment issues of our time, such as cli­mate change, cor­re­lat­ed finan­cial risk, and wide­spread pover­ty; inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion; and inno­v­a­tive plat­forms for inte­grat­ing online and offline edu­ca­tion.

Prof. McGa­han is cross appoint­ed to the University’s Munk School of Glob­al Affairs; is a Senior Asso­ciate at the Insti­tute for Strat­e­gy and Com­pet­i­tive­ness at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty; and is Chief Econ­o­mist at the Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal Divi­sion for Glob­al Health and Human Rights. Her cred­its include two 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. She has been rec­og­nized as a mas­ter teacher for her ded­i­ca­tion to the suc­cess of junior fac­ul­ty and for her lead­er­ship in course devel­op­ment. In 2010, she was award­ed the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment BPS 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.

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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