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Research Impact


In this section of the Impact Report, we delve into the ground-breaking discoveries, innovative ideas and practical solutions that have emerged from the relentless pursuit of knowledge and the unwavering dedication of our esteemed faculty and researchers.

Through rigorous inquiry and interdisciplinary collaborations, our faculty and researchers strive to generate knowledge that enlightens and empowers. Their work can shape and transform organizations, industries and economies. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, our research initiatives create a tangible, real-world impact that extends far beyond the walls of academia.

Their work serves as a testament to our dedication to take insight to impact and translate research findings into practical, meaningful solutions that address the complex needs of our society. These discoveries and contributions propel us forward as a leading business school, reinforcing our commitment to advancing knowledge and making a difference in the world. We also appreciate the funding agencies, industry partners and supporters who enable our research endeavours and help us bring about positive change.

We hope this glimpse into our research stories inspires, sparks new ideas and encourages further exploration of the transformative power of research. Together, let us continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, address complex challenges and create a better future through the impact of our research.

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Prof. Ajay Agrawal was named to the Order of Canada for his contributions as a scholar, mentor and entrepreneur.

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The Institute for Gender and the Economy published a report on remote work and the pursuit of equality.

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Future finance professionals should know machine learning tools, and Rotman’s FinHub gets them there.

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The world is changing quickly, and so too are the skills needed to thrive.

John Hull

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Rotman Ph.D. students in Strategic Management and Marketing honoured by research organizations.

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Prof. Dilip Soman’s new book provides a nuanced framework for how managers can translate behavioural research into customized, actionable and successful steps for their organization.

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A data-driven study by Prof. Sheng Liu examines the impact of bike lane expansion on system-wide congestion in North American cities.

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Anyone can use science to become a better person, but in many policy and business settings, the practitioner then needs to make sense of that science and do something about it. There’s an extra link in the chain.

— Dilip Soman

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op-eds by Rotman faculty*

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senior and associate editor appointments held by Rotman faculty**

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success rate of Rotman research in the two main Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council federal funding programs for the past two years*

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people participated in TD Management Data and Analytics Lab activities*

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number of Rotman mentions in Canadian media, 323 in the United States and 215 in international media**

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is the total external research dollars received by Rotman faculty members**

*Figures reflect academic year 2022-2023
**Figures reflect fiscal year May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

Faculty Awards and Honours:

Ajay Agrawal: President’s Impact Award from the University of Toronto | Opher Baron and Brian Silverman: Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award | Nathaniel Baum-Snow: Premier's Research Chair | Angèle Beausoleil: Top Professor by Marketing News Canada | Bernardo Blum and Walid Hejazi: Roger Martin Excellence in Teaching Award | Claire Célérier: Governor's Award from the Bank of Canada | Kristin Duke: Petro Canada Young Innovators Award Program | Alexander Dyck: Outstanding Research Impact Award | Alexander Dyck, Andrey Golubov and Pat Akey: Finance Professors Named as Research Members with the European Corporate Governance Institute | Ole-Kristian Hope and Anita McGahan: Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentorship Award | Sarah Kaplan: Named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for 2022 by Women’s Executive Network | Gary Latham: Dave Ulrich Impact Award | Ryann Manning: Louis Pondy Award | Sheng Liu and Kate Odziemkowska: Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award | Nitin Mehta: Ellison Professorship in Marketing and Service Award from Marketing Science | Partha Mohanram: Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award | Gordon Richardson: Named to the Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame | Liyan Yang: Bank of Canada Fellow and Management Science Distinguished Service Award