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Anita McGahan

Anita McGahan honoured with Career Achievement Award from Academy of Management  

August 30, 2021

University Professor Anita McGahan of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has received the Academy of Management’s Career Achievement Award in 2021 for Distinguished Service.

McGahan is a past president of the academy – the largest and most prominent professional association of management and organization professors and PhD students – and was honoured for her far-reaching service contributions. As president, she had advocated for business education to address such public problems as climate change and international humanitarian crises.

A professor of strategic management and the George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society at the Rotman School and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, McGahan is cross-appointed to the physiology department of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a global authority on public entrepreneurship, industry evolution, and the evolution of competitive advantage, internationally renowned for addressing some of the world’s most difficult and important problems, notably around global health. Her recent work emphasizes innovation in the governance of technology to address global challenges.

McGahan was elected a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society in 2012 and of the Academy of Management in 2015.  She has served on the faculty of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Opening Governance based at New York University and serves as vice-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada. She is also a Senior Fellow of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector.  

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