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András Tilcsik

Andras Tilcsik

    András Tilcsik

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

    Degrees: Ph.D., Harvard University
    A.M., Harvard University
    A.B., Harvard College


    András Tilcsik is an assistant professor of strategic management at the Rotman School of Management and a faculty fellow at the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship. He studies the organizational aspects of work, employment, and occupations. His research has been recognized with several awards from the American Sociological Association, including the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2015), the Mark Granovetter Prize for Best Article in Economic Sociology (2015), and the James D. Thompson Award (2011). His work has been cited in testimonies to the U.S. Congress and featured in media outlets like The New York TimesThe EconomistThe New YorkerThe Washington Post, and Forbes

    At Rotman, András teaches Catastrophic Failure in Organizations, a popular elective course that helps future managers reduce the vulnerability of their organizations to major failures. This course has been recognized with teaching awards from the Rotman School and its governing MBA student body, the Graduate Business Council. András has written about the topics covered in this course for executive and policy audiences in The Guardian, the Harvard Kennedy School Review, Project Syndicate, and in a memo to the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, a book proposal focusing on core themes of the course was awarded the Bracken Bower Prize for best book proposal by a young business writer from the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company.   

    Academic Positions

    2012-  Assistant Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management
    2015-2016  Fellow; Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Academic / Professional Service

    2015-  Editorial Board member; Administrative Science Quarterly
    2014-  Editorial Board member; Academy of Management Journal

    Honors and Awards

    2015  Bracken Bower Prize; Financial Times / McKinsey and Company
    2015  Granovetter Prize for Best Article; American Sociological Association (Economic Sociology Section)
    2015  W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship; American Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations & Work Section)
    2015  Rotman School of Management Teaching Award
    2015  Rotman Graduate Business Council Faculty Teaching Award
    2014  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management
    2011  James D. Thompson Award; American Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations & Work Section)
    2009  Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching; Harvard University
    2008  Aage B. Sorensen Memorial Award; Harvard University

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Research interests: organizations, occupations, and work. Teaching interests: organization theory, economic sociology, catastrophic failure in organizations.  

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