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Roger Martin

Roger Martin

Title: Dean

Company: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Location: Toronto, Canada

Educational Background:

AB, Economics, Harvard College, 1979
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1981

Huntsman School Interactions:

Dean's Convocation Speaker - Tuesday, September 26, 2010


Roger Martin has served as dean of the Rotman School of Management since September 1, 1998. Previously, he spent 13 years as a director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts; where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.

His research work is in integrative thinking, business design, corporate social responsibility, and country competitiveness. He writes extensively on design and is a regular columnist for the Innovation and Design Channel. He is also a regular contributor to Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column and Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog. He has written nine Harvard Business Review articles and published three books: The Design of Business (Harvard Business School Press, 2009), The Opposable Mind (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) and The Responsibility Virus (Basic Books, 2002). He also co-wrote (with Mihnea Moldoveanu) The Future of the MBA (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Diaminds (University of Toronto Press, 2009).

In 2010, Mr. Martin was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2009, he was named by The Times (of London) and one of the 50 top management thinkers in the world (#32). In 2007, he was named a Business Week 'B-School All-Star' for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world. Business Week also named him one of seven 'Innovation Gurus' in 2005 and, in 2004, he won the Marshall McLuhan Visionary Leadership Award.

He serves on the boards of Thomson Reuters Corporation, Research in Motion, The Skoll Foundation, and the Canadian Credit Management Foundation. He is chair of Tennis Canada and chair of the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity, and Economic Progress.

A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics in 1979, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.


Dean's Convocation Presentation: September 27, 2010