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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Mihnea  Moldoveanu

Mihnea Moldoveanu

Marcel Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking
Director, Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking
Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, Director of Rotman Digital


DBA, Business Administration, Harvard University
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


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Mihnea Moldoveanu is the Director of Desaultels Centre for Integrative Thinking and the Marcel Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking. He also is the Director of Rotman Digital. He has enjoyed parallel careers as an entrepreneur and academic. He joined Rotman in 1999 and jointly developed the concept of Integrative Thinking with Dean Roger Martin. His books include The Future of the MBA, co-authored with Roger Martin. Mihnea is the founder of Redline Communications, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wireless broadband telecommunications equipment. In 2008, he received Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” award.

Academic Positions

  • April 2002 - Present

    Director, Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking

  • July 1999 - June 2009

    Associate Professor, Strategic Management Area, Rotman School of Management

  • July 1997 - July 2000

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

  • November 1997 - July 1999

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Managerial Decisions and Negotiations and Entrepreneurship interest groups

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Designing the Thinker of the Future: An Educational Opportunity in Post-Modern High Capitalism

    Moldoveanu, M.C. , Martin, R.L.

    under review, Academy of Management Perspectives


  • On the Structure, Dynamics and management of Organizational Complexity

    Moldoveanu, M.C., R. Bauer

    under review, Research Policy


  • The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

    Moldoveanu, M.C., Baum, J.A.C.

    Working paper, Rotman School of Management, under review, Management Science


  • Thinking Strategically about Thinking Strategically: The Computational Structure and Dynamics of Managerial Reasoning

    Moldoveanu, M.C.

    Strategic Management Journal


  • Why and How do Theory Groups Get Ahead in Organization Science?

    Moldoveanu, M.C.

    Strategic Organization

    Issue:Vol. 7 (3)


  • Einige Bemerkungen zur Frage: Was ist organisationale Komplexitat?

    Bauer, R., Moldoveanu, M.

    Zeitschrift fur Betribswissenschaft



  • An Inter-Subjective Measure of Complexity Grounds: A New Approach to the Study of Organizational Complexity

    Moldoveanu, M.C

    Emergent Publications, ISCE Book Series - Managing the Complex

    Issue:Vol. 5


    Pages: 255-286

  • Capital Versus Talent: The Battle That’s Reshaping Business

    Martin, R.L. and Moldoveanu, M.C.

    Harvard Business Review



  • On the Relationship Between Organizational Complexity and Organizational Dynamics

    Moldoveanu, M.C. and Bauer, R.

    Organization Science



    Pages: 98-118

  • Information Regimes, Information Strategies and The Evolution of Interfirm Network Topologies

    Moldoveanu, M.C., J.A.C. Baum and T. Rowley

    in Research in Multi-Level Issues, Yammarino, F.J. and F. Dansereau, eds.



    Pages: 221-264

  • Models as an Explanatory Strategy and the Ubiquity of Information as an Explanation

    Moldoveanu, M.C., J.A.C. Baum and T. Rowley

    in Yammarino, F.J. and F. Dansereau, eds., Research in Multi-Level Issues



    Pages: 264-271

  • The Evolutionary Metaphor: A Synthetic Framework for the Study of Organizational Phenomena

    Moldoveanu, M.C. and J. Singh

    Strategic Organization

    Issue:Vol. 1


    Pages: 439-449

  • When Will Stakeholders Act? An Interest and Identity-Based Model of Stakeholder Mobilization

    Rowley, T. and M.C. Moldoveanu

    Academy of Management Review

    Issue:Vol. 28


    Pages: 204-219

  • Contemporary Debates in Organizational Epistemology

    Moldoveanu, M.C. and J.A.C. Baum

    in Companion to Organizations, J.A.C. Baum, ed., New York: Blackwell


    Pages: 733-751

  • Epistemology in Action: A Framework for Understanding Organizational Due Diligence Processes

    Moldoveanu, M.C.,

    in The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge: A Collection of Readings, New York: Oxford University Press, Choo, C.W. and N. Bontis, eds.


    Pages: 403-420

  • False Memories of the Future: A Critique of the Applications of Probabilistic Reasoning to the Study of Cognitive Processes

    Moldoveanu, M.C. and E.J. Langer

    Psychological Review

    Issue:Vol. 109


    Pages: 358-375

  • Language, Games and Language Games

    Moldoveanu, M.C.

    Journal of Socio-Economics

    Issue:Vol. 31, 2,


  • The Self as a Problem

    Moldoveanu, M.C. and H. Stevenson

    Journal of Socio-Economics



    Pages: 295-330

  • When 'Stupid' is Smarter Than We Are

    Moldoveanu, M.C.

    in Why Smart People Can be So Stupid, R. Sternberg, Ed.


    Pages: 212-231

  • Foundations of the Open Society: Discourse Ethics and the Logic of Inquiry

    Moldoveanu, M.C.

    Journal of Socio-Economics



    Pages: 403-442

  • Mindfulness Research and the Future

    Langer, E.J and M.C. Moldoveanu

    Journal of Social Issues



    Pages: 129-139

  • The Construct of Mindfulness

    Langer, E.J. and M.C. Moldoveanu

    Journal of Social Issues



    Pages: 1-9

  • Mindfulness

    Moldoveanu, M.C and E.J. Langer

    in S. Pritzker and M. Runco, eds., Encyclopedia of Creativity, Academic Press


    Pages: 221-234

  • The Power of Predictability

    Stevenson, H. and M.C. Moldoveanu

    Harvard Business Review



Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

Honors and Awards

  • 2002-2011

    Excellence in Teaching, Rotman School of Management

  • 2007

    Canada's Top 40 under 40,

  • 2003

    Best Paper Award, International Association for Business and Society

  • May-01

    Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

  • 1992

    Associate Member, Sigma Xi