Media Releases

Rotman Professor Named as Management Thinker to Watch by Thinkers50

January 31, 2017

Toronto, ON – A professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management who has become known for his research and teaching on catastrophes and risk management has been named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers in the world most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

András Tilcsik is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and a Fellow at the School’s Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship.

Last year he was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 business school professors in the world by the business school news site Poets&Quants and was also named a Change Agent by Canadian Business magazine.  He was the winner of the Bracken Bower Prize in 2015 presented annually by the Financial Times and McKinsey for the best business book proposal by an author under the age of 35, along with his co-author Christopher Clearfield, The resulting book, Meltdown, an examination of the common factors that contribute to catastrophes across industries from finance to aviation to medicine, which offers solutions for businesses and individuals, will be published by Penguin Press in 2018.

Prof. Tilcsik’s research also includes the organizational aspects of work, employment, and occupations and has been published in leading scholarly journals, cited in testimonies to committees of the U.S. Congress, and recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association. At the Rotman School, he has developed “Catastrophic Failure in Organizations,” an award-winning elective course, which he teaches to MBA and Rotman Commerce students. A native of Hungary, he completed his Ph.D., A.M., and A.B. at Harvard University.

Thinkers50 scans, ranks and shares the very best in management ideas. Its definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years.

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


For more information:

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-946-3818