October 28, 2008 – For Immediate Release

We are pleased to announce that the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has launched a partnership with the University of Toronto Press to create UTP/Rotman Publishing, a new imprint devoted to publishing actionable business information of exceptional quality.

"In recent years the Rotman School has earned a global reputation for thought leadership in business," says Dean Roger Martin. "Overall, our faculty's research ranks in the top 20 worldwide and individual areas and professors rank even higher. This new partnership will allow us to further our reputation for offering the very latest in business thinking."

"We are excited by this tremendous opportunity to publish leading business authors for our customers: businesspeople, scholars, and students across North America and internationally," says John Yates, President, Publisher, and CEO of University of Toronto Press.

The imprint's Advisory Board will oversee the publication of works that bridge research and practice for professional, academic, and student audiences. The Advisory Board includes:

Prof. Joel A. C. Baum
Canadian National Chair in Strategic Management and Professor of Strategic Management and Sociology
Rotman School of Management

Prof. Paul J. Halpern
Toronto Stock Exchange Chair in Capital Markets and Professor of Finance
Rotman School of Management

Prof. Gary P. Latham
Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness and Professor of Organizational Behaviour
Rotman School of Management

Prof. Roger L. Martin
Dean and Premier's Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity
Professor of Strategic Management and Director, AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship
Rotman School of Management

Prof. Anita M. McGahan
Professor of Strategic Management
Rotman School of Management
and Senior Institute Associate
Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness
Harvard Business School

Prof. Dilip Soman
Corus Chair in Communication Strategy and Professor of Marketing
Senior Fellow, Desautels Center for Integrative Thinking
Rotman School of Management

Prof. David Wheeler
Dean and Professor
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University
Visiting Professor of Stakeholding and Sustainable Enterprise
Kingston University (UK)

John Yates
President, Publisher, and CEO
University of Toronto Press

Karen Christensen
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Rotman Magazine
Rotman School of Management

Steve Arenburg
Executive Director of Advancement and Strategy
Rotman School of Management

Jennifer DiDomenico, Acquisitions Editor for Business and Economics at University of Toronto Press, is available to discuss this new venture and potential projects. Please contact her by email or telephone at 416-978-2239 ex. 2259.

About University of Toronto Press

Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press is Canada's oldest scholarly press and is one of the largest university presses in North America, releasing over 150 new scholarly, reference, and general-interest books each year, as well as maintaining a backlist of over 1,500 titles in print. For more information, visit

About the Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world's most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit

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