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Sarah Kaplan

Sarah Kaplan

    Sarah Kaplan

    Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy
    Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy
    Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: PhD in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management
    MA in International Relations and International Economics, Johns Hopkins SAIS
    BA in Political Science, UCLA
    Email: Send an email to Sarah Kaplan
    Phone: 416-978-7403


    Sarah Kaplan Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and more recently Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business both of which address the challenges of organizational change. Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. She recently authored “Gender Equality as an Innovation Challenge” (2017) in the Rotman Management Magazine, “The Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Management Magazine (2015), “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014). She is Senior Editor at Organization Science, Guest Editor of a special issue on new research methods at Strategic Management Journal, and formerly Associate Editor for The Academy of Management Annals. Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 


    Academic Positions

    2016-present  Director, Institute for Gender + the Economy; University of Toronto, Rotman School
    2016-present  University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy; University of Toronto, Rotman School
    2015-present  Professor of Strategic Management; University of Toronto, Rotman School
    2009-2015  Associate Professor of Strategic Management; University of Toronto, Rotman School
    2013-2014  Visiting Scholar; MIT Sloan School
    2009-present  Senior Fellow; Wharton School, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
    2004-2009  Assistant Professor of Management; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

    Non-Academic Positions

    1990-1999  Management Consultant;McKinsey & Company
    1986-1988  Management Consultant;Theodore Barry & Associates

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Academic / Professional Service

    2017-present  Advisory Committee, Person-Centred Care Initiative; University of Toronto School of Medicine
    2017-2018  Equity and Diversity in Research and Innovation (EDRI) Working Group; University of Toronto

    Research and Teaching Interests

    The corporation in society, strategy formulation, cognitive framing, organizational architecture (relationship between cognition, incentives and capabilities), innovation, technical change  

    Other Info

    Personal Web Site
    Institute for Gender + the Economy Web Site
    Senior Editor at Organization Science, Previously Associate Editor at the Annals of the Academy of Management and Co-Editor of Special Issue on New Research Methods for the Strategic Management Journal   

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