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Roger Martin

Institute Director, Martin Prosperity Institute

Biography

Roger Martin is the Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management and the Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness. From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants.

He has published ​10 books the most recent of which ​are Getting Beyond Better written with Sally Osberg (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) and Playing to Win written with A.G. Lafley (Harvard Business Review Press (HBRP), 2013), which won the award for Best Book of 2012-13 by the Thinkers50. He has written 21 Harvard Business Review articles.

In 2013, Roger placed 3rd on the Thinkers50 list, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world by Business Week. In 2005, Business Week also named him one of seven global 'Innovation Gurus.'

Roger is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego, IDEO and Verizon.

A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.

Recent Articles

Since the 1990s, demand from students for social entrepreneurship courses has mushroomed. Why? Because as the world started to realize that social progress is essential to the wellbeing of individuals,…
Who drives transformation in society? How do they do it? In this compelling book, Roger Martin and Sally Osberg describe how social entrepreneurs target systems 
that exist in a stable…