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Research Centres

Addressing the world's challenges with transformative research

Expanding the conversation on today's toughest management issues, the research centres at Rotman drive innovation. We are grateful for the leadership and partnership of our corporate and institutional sponsors.

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Capital Markets Institute

The Capital Markets Institute at the Rotman School fosters a clear understanding of the challenges facing the Canadian capital markets, and the institutional tools that Canada must develop in order to convert those challenges into opportunities to be a leader among the world’s small, open capital markets.

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Institute for Gender + the Economy

The Institute for Gender + the Economy at the Rotman School seeks to uncover business, career and investment opportunities in finance, business, management, entrepreneurship and the economy by promoting gender analysis in research and education. For Rotman's non-degree programs for women, explore the Initiative for Women in Business- offering professional development programs tailored for each stage of a woman's career.

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The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy


The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy is a research, education and policy centre aimed at generating insights for governments, organizations and other key stakeholders facing complex healthcare challenges.

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David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

The David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman’s home for research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance. The Johnston Centre’s purpose is to support academic research and teaching, generate practical tools & insights and host events that improve the effectiveness of boards of directors.

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India Innovation Institute

The India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto is a hub for researchers across the university and around the world that aims to bring together faculty and students who are interested in how India is using innovation to transform itself across a variety of spheres - innovation in technology, manufacturing, services, processes and government.

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Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics

The Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics will advance academic research on issues pertaining to ethics in business, including topics such as ethical decision-making, ethical leadership, and ethical cultures in organizations. Led by the holder of the Conway Chair in Business Ethics, the Clarkson Centre will sponsor activities that strengthen research on business ethics at Rotman, induce collaboration among business ethics researchers, and create opportunities for collaboration across other academic units at the University of Toronto and beyond. In addition, the Centre will contribute to improving the pedagogy of ethics courses at Rotman and also bring thought leadership on business ethics to the business community.

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Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking

In 2002 the Rotman school made a bold move to change the face of MBA education, making Rotman a focal point for thought leadership and dialogue in business problem solving. Find out how Rotman is changing MBA education through its internal pedagogy, internationally renowned research, and ground-breaking projects.

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Rotman Institute for International Business

The Institute for International Business examines the competitiveness of the Canadian economy in a changing global environment. The Institute gathers the research and teaching expertise of Rotman School faculty, and disseminates their findings to Canadians and abroad. By establishing close relationships with policy advisers in government and business, the Institute ensures a two-way flow of ideas and research.

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Martin Prosperity Institute

The Lloyd and Delphine Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) is the world’s leading think-tank on the role of sub-national factors – location, place and city-regions – in global economic prosperity. The MPI takes an integrated view of prosperity, looking beyond economic measures to include the importance of quality of place and the development of people’s creative potential.

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BEAR

BEAR conducts leading edge academic research in the field of behavioural economics to help organizations better understand how real people act and in turn, design better products, services, and programs for them.

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Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

The Lee-Chin Institute helps current and future business leaders integrate sustainability into business strategy and practices by developing and disseminating research, tools and study materials.

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Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics


The Centre supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge in real estate and urban economics. A range of issues are considered in ongoing research, including housing markets, real estate agency, commercial real estate, agglomeration economies, industry clusters, and gentrification.

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CPA Centre for Accounting Innovation Research

The CPA Centre for Accounting Innovation Research draws on the strengths of three powerhouse accounting departments to tackle the most important issues in accounting and produce relevant research that shapes policy and practice in the accounting profession.

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FinHub: The Financial Innovation Lab

Rotman's FinHub provides a common forum for students, faculty, startup entrepreneurs and industry to develop expertise to drive ongoing innovation in the financial sector. Our mission: to expose and instruct students in cutting edge technological and finance innovations, to develop new research insights, and to develop and exchange ideas in financial innovation.


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