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Rotman's Leading Research Centres

Addressing the world's challenges with transformative research

Tackling today's toughest management issues, the nine research centres at the Rotman School are driving innovation through daily advances in research and thought leadership. With significant corporate and institutional sponsorship, our centres make their findings available to a wide audience in both industry and academia, providing for a lively discussion that extends to the highest levels of decision making.

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Capital Markets Institute

The Capital Markets Institute at the Rotman School of Management 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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Centre for Health Sector Strategy

Healthcare represents a huge and growing sector in all industrialized economies and is representative of the service and knowledge-oriented focus of the 21st century economy. This sector, however, has major management challenges that have not been adequately addressed.

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Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics

The mission of the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics is to encourage the creation and dissemination of knowledge in these two closely related areas. Agglomeration, industry clusters, labour market pooling, and real estate development and investment are just some of the topics being considered.

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Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness

The Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness (CCBE) is the locus of corporate governance research and communications at the Rotman School of Management. Our mandate is to monitor Canadian corporate governance trends and to provide guidance to firms looking to improve their board effectiveness and disclosure.

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Institute for Competitivenes and Prosperity

The trends driving Ontario's prosperity are of concern to all those who care about our province's economic future. The Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity is an independent, not-for-profit organization at the Rotman School that aims to measure and monitor Ontario’s productivity compared to other provinces and US states, and to regularly share its findings in order to shape the public dialogue.

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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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The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Newly established in 2012, the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is dedicated to finding new ways for companies to innovate. The centre will open its doors to the Venture Lab at Rotman in September 2012.

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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.

Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

The Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

The Lee-Chin Institute's purpose is to help current and future business leaders integrate corporate citizenship into business strategy and practices. The Lee-Chin Institute is the focal point for corporate citizenship initiatives at Rotman, actively developing and disseminating useful research, tools and curricula.

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International Centre for Pension Management

The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management is an internationally-recognized catalyst for promoting effective pension design and management. The centre drives innovation in pension management by funding research, fostering debate and discussion in the industry, publishing a widely-read journal, and delivering governance education programs for members of pension and other long-horizon investment institutions.

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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.