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John M. Oesch

John M. Oesch

John M. Oesch

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


PhD, Northwestern University
MSc, University of British Columbia
MBA, University of Western Ontario
MEd, University of Western Ontario
BEd, University of Western Ontario
BSc, University of Western Ontario


(416) 978-1913


John Oesch is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream.  He is currently teaching in MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as several Rotman Executive Programs.  His teaching interests are in the areas of decision making, negotiation, and change leadership. He has research interests in the areas of decision making, managerial negotiations and organizational justice. His publication record includes the Journal of Business Venturing, Social Justice Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Organization Science.

Academic Positions

  • 2009-present

    Associate Profressor -- Teaching Stream, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2003, 2008

    Visiting Professor, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne

  • 2000-2009

    Assistant Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Five Unusual Ideas About Change" In Five Good Ideas: Practical Suggestions for Non-Profit Success. Edited by Alan Broadbent and Ratna Omidvar.

    Oesch, John

    Coach House Books


    Pages: 23-24

  • Decision-making Errors in Medicine

    Penello, D. and Oesch, J.M.

    University of Toronto Medical Journal



    Pages: 12-15

  • What competition? Myopic self-focus in market entry decisions

    Moore, D.M., Oesch, J.M. & Zietsma, C

    Organization Science



    Pages: 440-454

  • Egocentric perceptions of relationships, competence, and trustworthiness in salary allocation choices

    Oesch, J.M & Murnighan, J.K.

    Social Justice Research



    Pages: 53-78

  • First offers in negotiations: Determinants and effects

    Oesch, J.M. & Galinsky, A..D.

    Social Science Research Network


  • Best foot forward or waiting game: First mover effects in a distributive negotiation

    Oesch, J.M & Whyte, G.

    Social Science Research Network


  • Does money matter? Wealth attainment as the motive for initiating growth-oriented technology ventures

    Amit, R.H., MacCrimmon, K.R., Oesch, J.M. & Zietsma, C.

    Journal of Business Venturing



    Pages: 119-143

  • Player types and self impression management in dictator games: Two experiments

    Murnighan, J.K., Oesch, J.M. & Pillutla, M.

    Games and Economic Behavior



    Pages: 388-414

Research and Teaching Interests

Decision Making, Negotiation, Leadership, Organizational Justice, Leading Strategic Change

Honors and Awards

  • 2009

    Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2004-2021

    MBA Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2005-2021

    EMBA Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2018-2021

    Academic Director, Morning/Evening MBA Program, Executive MBA Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto