David H Liu Memorial Lecture in Design: Roger L. Martin

Sponsored by Design Group, Mechanical Engineering and the David H. Liu Foundation


Thursday, November 2, 2006
8:00 pm –
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Building 260, Room 113

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Roger L. Martin - Dean, Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto.

Roger L. Martin has served as dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto since Sept. 1, 1998. He was previously a director of Monitor Co., a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass. During his 13 years there, he founded and chaired the firm's educational arm, Monitor University, and served as co-head of the firm for two years and founded its Canadian practice.

His research interests lie in the areas of integrative thinking, business design, global competitiveness, and corporate citizenship. He has penned numerous articles for Harvard Business Review and also written for Barron's, Time, Fast Company, Compass, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Australian Financial Review, Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, and Healthcare Quarterly.

Martin's first book, The Responsibility Virus, was published by Basic Books (New York) in 2002. He is currently chair of the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity, and Economic Progress and director of the AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship.

He received an AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in economics, in 1979 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981. Martin also is the chair of Workbrain Inc. and serves on the boards of Thomson Corp., Tennis Canada, and the Skoll Foundation. He is a trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. He lives in Toronto with his wife Nancy and children Lloyd, Jennifer, and Daniel.

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