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Anita M. McGahan

Anita M. McGahan

Professor of Strategic Management
George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society

Degrees:

PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
MBA, Harvard University
BA, Northwestern University

Phone:

416-978-6188

Bio

Anita McGahan is a Professor of Strategic Management and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society at Rotman (with a cross-appointment to the Munk School of Global Affairs). Her research is focused on industry change, sustainable competitive advantage and the establishment of new fields. An area of particular interest to her is in global health and the diffusion of knowledge across international boundaries.

Academic Positions

  • 2016-2017

    President, Academy of Management

  • 2014-present

    MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance,

  • 2015-present

    Cross appointed to the Physiology Department of the Medical School, University of Toronto

  • 2010-2015

    Associate Dean, Research, Rotman School of Management

  • 2010-current

    Cross Appointment to the faculty of the Munk School of Global Affairs,

  • 2008-current

    Rotman Chair in Management, Rotman School of Management

  • 2009-2010

    Chair of the Centres & Research Committee, Rotman School of Management

  • 2008-2010

    Fellow, AIC Centre for Corporate Citizenship,

  • 2007-current

    Professor. Service on several School committees. Affiliated with the Centre for Health Sector Strategy., Rotman School of Management

  • 2008-2009

    Non-Resident Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • 2007

    Visiting Professor, London Business School

  • 2005

    Visiting Professor, Strategy, Australian Graduate School

  • 2000-current

    Senior Institute Associate, Harvard Business School

  • 2000-2007

    Professor & Everett Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Boston University

  • 1996-2001

    Associate Professor, Competition & Strategy, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

  • 1996-1997

    Visiting Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • 1991-2000

    Assistant, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

  • 1991-1996

    Assistant Professor, Competition & Strategy, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

  • 1990-1991

    Dean's Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2000, 2001-2002

    Advisor to senior leadership team, Digitas Corporation

  • 1991-2000

    Independent Consulting,

  • 1986-1990

    Consultant, McKinsey & Company

  • 1982-1984

    Analyst, Morgan Stanley & Co

Honors and Awards

  • 2015

    Fellow, Academy of Management

  • 2014

    Fellow, Strategic Management Society

  • 2010

    Irwin Distinguished Educator Award, Academy of Management, BPS Division

  • 2010

    Chair, Terry Award Committee, Academy of Management

  • 2009

    AIM Fellow, Imperial College

  • 2009

    University Hooder, Convocation, Honorary Degree to Michael E Porter, and Conference presentations,

  • 2009

    Member, Terry Award Committee, Academy of Management

  • 2008

    Excellence in Teaching Award, MBA Program, Rotman School of Management

  • 2008

    Distinguished Service, Academy of Management, BPS Division

  • 2007

    Excellence in Teaching, Rotman School of Management

  • 2006

    Graduation Speaker (elected by executive MBA students), Boston University

  • 2006

    Professor of the Year, presented by MBA students, Boston University

  • 2004

    Elliott W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Inaugral Award,

  • 2004

    Professor of the Year, Inaugral Award, presented by students in the part-time MBA program (elected by students),

  • 2003

    Graduation Speaker (elected by students), Boston University

  • 2002

    Hightower Distinguished Lecturer, Emory University

  • 2002

    Inducted by nomination into the national honorary society in business management, Beta Gamma Sigma

  • 2002

    Nominating committee for Darwin's Fittest 50 Awards on innovation in managing risk, Darwin Magazine

  • 2001

    one of 5 international experts on innovation, CIO Magazine

Academic / Professional Service

  •       

    Please see Curriculum Vitae,

  • 2015

    Program Chair, Academy of Management

  • 2007

    Division Chair, Academy of Management, BPS Division

  • 2005

    Program Chair, Academy of Management, BPS Division

  • 2010-current

    Member of expert panel convened to assess Canada's Strategic Role in Global Health, Canadian Counsel of Academies

  • 2010-current

    Chief Economist, Division for Global Health and Human Rights; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • 2007-2010

    Senior Economist, Division for Global Health and Human Rights; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • 2008-2014

    Chairman of the Scientific Board, Danish Research Institute on Industrial Dynamics (DRUID)

  • 2007-2010

    Member of Scientific Board for consortium promoting reasearch on industrial dynamics, Danish Research Institute on Industrial Dynamics (DRUID)

  • 2008-2012

    Member of the Advisory Board, University of Toronto Press

  • 2006-2008

    Steering Committee member, Global Health Initiative, Boston University

  • 2005-2006

    Member of a 14-member Faculty Council selected by the President of the University to consider various issues related to University strategy, President's Council, Boston Univresity

  • 1994-2001

    Director and Board member of four neighbourhood and community associations,

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