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Roger L. Martin
Roger Martin is the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. He served as dean of the Rotman School from1998 until 2013. 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 and is a regular contributor to: Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column, and Washington Post’s On Leadership blog. He has written fourteen Harvard Business Review articles and published eight books: Fixing the Game (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011): The Design of Business (Harvard Business School Press, 2009); The Opposable Mind (Harvard Business School Press, 2007); The Responsibility Virus (Basic Books, 2002); Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be (with Jim Milway, Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2012); and Diaminds (with Mihnea Moldoveanu, University of Toronto Press, 2009), The Future of the MBA (with Mihnea Moldoveanu, Oxford University Press, 2008) and Playing to Win, (co-authored with former P&G Chairman and CEO AG Lafley, Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). He co-edited Rotman on Design (with Karen Christensen, Rotman/UTP 2013).
In 2011, Roger placed 6th on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers, sharing the top ten with Clay Christensen, Michael Porter and Malcolm Gladwell, among others. In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. 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.
He serves on the Boards of BlackBerry, The Skoll Foundation, Tennis Canada, and the Canadian Credit Management Foundation. He is 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.
Recent Blog Entries
- Ontario’s PISA results reveal a decline in education rating
December 06, 2013
- For Ontario’s economy, good is not good enough
November 28, 2013
- Federal budget surplus should be used towards the national prosperity agenda
November 22, 2013