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Anne Bowers

Anne Bowers

    Anne Bowers

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: PhD, University of Michigan
    MBA, Southern Methodist University
    BA , Trinity University
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    Anne Bowers is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. Her primary research interest include how classification shapes market outcomes, particularly the impact of rating systems, market categories and social categories on organizational performance. In a second stream of research, she studies how information flows among market intermediaries, and how their non-market strategies affect the overall level of information available to the market at large. Research settings include the financial services sector (equity research, relationship banking) as well as online marketplaces, such as eBay.

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Academic / Professional Service

    2012-  Editorial Board, Administrative Science Quarterly
    2012-  Editorial Board, Organization Science
    2016-  Editorial Board, Sociological Science
    2016-  Editorial Board, Strategic Organization

    Honors and Awards

    2009-2012  Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Management
    2011  Research Grant ($93,739; co-PI with Joel Baum); SSHRC
    2013  Insight Development Grant ($61,876); SSHRC

    Research and Teaching Interests

    My research to date focuses on how social classification and market intermediaries impact market information. Market information, such as ratings, forecasts, and rankings, assists in exchange by providing summary evaluations that potential audiences can use to assess the value of particular firms or products. My work examines how market information may be shaped by cognitive, social, and strategic processes that complicate the relationship between firms and products themselves and the information created about them. I am currently interested in the creation of rating systems and rankings and the effects that such creation has on firm performance.  

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