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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, with distinction
BA in Political Science, UCLA, with departmental honors

Phone:

416-978-7403

Bio

Sarah Kaplan is Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy,  Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her next book, The 360° Corporation: Beyond the Business Case for Social Responsibility will appear in 2019. 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. 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). She has a BA with honors in Political Science from UCLA and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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), and “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014).

See the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) website here.

Academic Positions

  • 2016-present

    Director, Institute for Gender + the Economy, University of Toronto, Rotman School

  • 2016-present

    Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy, University of Toronto, Rotman School

  • 2015-present

    Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto, Rotman School

  • 2009-present

    Senior Fellow, Wharton School, Mack Institute for Innovation Management

  • 2009-2015

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto, Rotman School

  • 2013-2014

    Visiting Scholar, MIT Sloan School

  • 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

Featured Work

 

Research and Teaching Interests

The corporation in society, gender equality, organizational change, strategy formulation, cognitive framing, innovation, technical change

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

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