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New ideas and new ways of looking at the world's problems are at the heart of the Rotman School of Management. Take a look at new books and new research from Rotman faculty or watch a video of one of our experts on their work.

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What is Management Research?

Rotman researchers study a broad range of management issues using a variety of methodologies and underlying disciplines.

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Two essential traits of high-performing teams: they test solutions quickly and stay focused

Recent research by Rotman Professor Marlys Christianson sheds light on what effective teams do right.


Guanghua-Rotman Centre brings much-needed clarity to Chinese markets

A new research centre at Rotman takes a closer look at how Chinese companies operate and report financial information.


For finance professionals, knowing the nuts of bolts of machine learning is a must

A Rotman professor explains how machine learning fits into the future of business.


In the age of apps, how do we design smarter systems that produce less waste?

Professor Ming Hu searches for ways to match supply and demand efficiently in the context of the sharing economy, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.


Why organizations can’t ignore online reviews

Online reviews have become substitutes for traditional advertising in the hotel industry, a new study finds.

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‘Innovation + Equality’ pushes readers to strive for a Star Trek future

In their new book, a Rotman professor and his co-author propose policies that will promote innovation and equality.

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‘Living with China’ discusses why Canada needs a forward-looking China strategy

A Rotman professor puts China’s steady economic growth and policies into context for the business generalist.

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'The 360° Corporation' will give leaders the confidence to start and follow through with a transformative change

In her new book, Professor Sarah Kaplan urges business professionals to examine their organizations from the perspectives of all stakeholders — all 360 degrees around them.

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Investors: acknowledge that you’re human, keep calm when financial planning

A Rotman researcher looks at the human factors that shape financial decision making.

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Key things to keep in mind when building great teams

A Rotman researcher wants to know what unites and divides people.

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When it comes to our perceptions and expectations, company size matters

A recent Rotman study shows that consumers pay attention to the size and type of companies they deal with, and they make certain judgement calls about customer service and competence.

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The Rotman School’s quantum expert: we’re in the right place, at the right time

A Rotman researcher discusses why we need to start thinking about quantum computing.

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'From Wall Street to Bay Street' explains why it’s worth looking back at our financial roots

A new comparative history text, written by Rotman professors, is an essential read for finance professionals everywhere.

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To keep the creative juices flowing, employees should be receptive to criticism from supervisors, peers and followers

New research shows that negative feedback can help or hinder creativity. It depends on where the criticism comes from.

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When it comes to driving environmental and social change, local policies can have global effects

A Rotman PhD student looks at the roles of relationships between firms in driving responsible business practices globally

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The role of institutional investors in driving environmental and social change

Organizations are stepping up because their investors are demanding it.

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Seeking investment advice? Check Twitter

Research shows investors can benefit from paying attention to social media.

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Getting at the root causes and effects of the gender gap — by scouring public records

A Rotman researcher digs through public records and financial reports to get at the origins and real effects of the gender gap.

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Tired of waiting? Rotman profs look at how to reduce hospital wait times

Using in-depth data analysis, Rotman researchers analyze the inner workings of one hospital’s recently redesigned emergency department.

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What our spending says about us

A Rotman professor shares some key insights on our purchasing decisions.

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Finding the right ecosystem, planning and taking risks for successful innovation

A Rotman professor on creating or finding spaces that inspire creativity and imagination to feed innovation.

Prediction Machines

‘Prediction Machines’: what AI could mean for your job, your business

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), most of us feel a mix of excitement and dread. On the one hand, AI could make our lives significantly easier by automating everyday tasks. At the same time, we can’t help but wonder how this technology might make our jobs — and us — redundant.


‘Meltdown’ explores why crises happen, why transparency is key

A Rotman professor has developed an essential handbook on preventing and managing disasters.

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How small details can made a big difference in economic development

Rotman professor looks at how micro-level factors might influence economic development in emerging economies — in ways we might not expect.

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A closer look into the mind of the consumer

A Rotman researcher examines technologies that could be used for measuring consumer tastes and choices

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Exploring new approaches in finance

Professor Claire Célérier
Rotman professor examines household welfare and makes sense of trends in financial services, products and innovation

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How cities form and why they change

Professor Nathanial Baum-Snow
A Rotman researcher looks at why neighbourhoods change, how they form and how their development relates to infrastructure projects

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How to love networking, deal with competent jerks and inspire change

Professor Tiziana Casciaro
A Rotman researcher explores the significance of organizational networks

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Where you sit at work matters

Professor Christopher Liu’s research provides some important considerations on how organizations can go about creating functional spaces that benefit individuals and the broader business.

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Working out the supply and demand — and ethical considerations — for blood, organs and body parts

Professor Nicola Lacetera
A Rotman researcher examines people’s motivations and ethics when it comes to money, time and their bodies.

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Taking a management approach to solving healthcare problems

Professor Anita McGahan
A Rotman researcher examines and tackles the major challenges in healthcare with a business mindset.

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Building better corporate boards

Professor Aida Wahid
How do we assemble a board of directors that can monitor activities effectively and guide management in making the right moves?

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Taking a closer look at how to hire the right people for the job

Professor Mitch Hoffman
A professor of Strategic Management looks at how employees and employers behave and make decisions

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When it comes to financial markets, how much is too much information?

Professor Liyan Yang
Finance researcher is interested in whether the regulations surrounding financial information and disclosures make sense

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Making sense of an unpredictable real estate market

Professor Lu Han
Business Economics researchers strive to predict future trends and purchasing behaviours in real estate

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Getting disease-fighting drugs to those who need them

Professor Gonzalo Romero
Rotman researcher studies how foundations can make the most out of fundraised money

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Taking the risky business out of crowdfunding

Professor Avi Goldfarb
Rotman researcher explores the costs and benefits of raising capital online.

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How to Keep Your Cool in High-Stakes Negotiations

Professor Sonia Kang
Study examines how students and employees can reclaim their power during challenging situations.

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Best-sellers, classics and works offering new insights, these books are authored, co-authored or edited or co-edited by current Rotman faculty, and are currently in print and offered for sale.

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Rotman Faculty in the top 20 in the world by the Financial Times for research. Explore some of their latest ideas.

The Latest News

The Latest News

Each week, our faculty share their groundbreaking research, published work and their authoritative insight into an exceptionally wide range of management issues. Take a moment to find out what's happening this week at Rotman.

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Rotman Management Magazine

Rotman Management magazine, published tri-annually by the Rotman School of Management, features the latest in global business thinking.

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Videos featuring sample lectures and presentations by some of the esteemed professors who teach at the Rotman School.

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Speaker Series

Throughout the year, some of the greatest minds in business visit the Rotman School to share their insights in our ongoing suite of Speakers Series.

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