Rotman School of Management

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The Motherhood Penalty

Women pay a price for seeking more flexible jobs after having children. Good legislation won’t solve the problem – we need to look at cultural changes, too

Priced Out of the Housing Market

Owning a home is becoming a fantasy for all but the wealthiest families. Better urban planning is part of the solution. Adjusting our expectations may be another

Michael Inzlicht, a U of T professor of social psychology, shown here at his UTSC lab

Ghost Effects

Social psychologist Michael Inzlicht launched his academic career on the study of “ego depletion.” His research suggested it was real. Then came doubts

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Why We Sometimes Make Bad Decisions

Economists have long known that consumers can make confounding choices when presented with too much selection. But they’ve never agreed on why. Enter neuroscience

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Selfie Central

U of T students greet Trudeau before his talk on trade – and Trump

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A Legacy of Mentorship

U of T creates memorial scholarship and chair in honour of alumnus Geoff Taber, who died tragically in a fire in 2016

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AI’s Quantum Leap

In combining two of computing’s hottest trends, the Creative Destruction Lab sees new opportunities for startups

Tomi Poutanen (MASc 1998, MBA 1999), is a fellow at the Rotman School's Creative Destruction Lab.

Getting to Know You

How Tomi Poutanen is using artificial intelligence to help companies learn more about their customers’ preferences

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The Rotman School Scales Up

Tiff Macklem helped steer the Bank of Canada through the financial crisis, making it the envy of its global peers. Now, he aims to place the university’s business school among the world’s best

Open for Business

U of T launches the Banting & Best Centre, one of North America’s largest entrepreneurial hubs

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Screen Test

Video applications for MBA applicants a hit at the Rotman School

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A Bright Light

Dorrian Porter builds a monument to visionary Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley

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Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

Leaning Left

Meditation might make you more liberal, according to new U of T research

Rent Anything!

Many of us have valuable stuff we rarely use. Now you can rent it out, thanks to a peer-to-peer platform from grad Martin Wong that works just like Airbnb

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The Unsure Thing

The conditions for entrepreneurs in Canada are good, says Rotman professor Will Mitchell. It’s our attitude that needs work

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The Next Internet Sensation?

Donny Ouyang, a second-year commerce student, has high hopes for his online tutoring service. The question is: Will students pay?

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Mapping the Mind

Ambitious 10-year project will create a detailed electronic atlas of the brain

Neena Kanwar

Risky Business

U of T science students are learning how to turn their high-tech ideas into products the world wants

The researchers hope to show that where you live is just as important as how you live.

Is Your City Happy?

People living on the east side of Toronto are more neurotic than those in the west, study of cities’ “personalities” finds

The Price of Happiness

Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds

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What’s a CEO Worth?

Rotman dean Roger Martin says executive pay shouldn’t be tied to a company’s stock price, after all

Undermining Staying Power

If a business wants to enjoy the benefits of long-term staying power, it must reject theories built on shareholder value theory and replace them with a theory embedded firmly in the real market