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Martin, Roger L.

Works: 78 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 8,820 library holdings
Genres: Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Roger L Martin
Playing to win : how strategy really works by A. G Lafley( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It's hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future -- something that doesn't happen in most companies. Now two of today's best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy--explaining what it's for, how to think about it, why you need it, and how to get it done. And they use one of the most successful corporate turnarounds of the past century, which they achieved together, to prove their point. A.G. Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, in close partnership with strategic adviser Roger Martin, doubled P & G's sales, quadrupled its profits, and increased its market value by more than $100 billion in just ten years. Now, drawn from their years of experience at P & G and the Rotman School of Management, where Martin is dean, this book shows how leaders in organizations of all sizes can guide everyday actions with larger strategic goals built around the clear, essential elements that determine business success--where to play and how to win
The design of business : why design thinking is the next competitive advantage by Roger L Martin( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most companies today have innovation envy. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative: they spend on R & D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants; but they still get disappointing results. Roger Martin argues that to innovate and win, companies need 'design thinking'
The opposable mind : how successful leaders win through integrative thinking by Roger L Martin( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Opposable Mind' promotes the idea that everyone can benefit from integrative thinking, which can be taught. The book reflects many actionable ideas, written in a tone that makes change seem easy
The future of the MBA : designing the thinker of the future by Mihnea C Moldoveanu( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Future of the MBA provides a sorely needed detailed and systematic review of the major contemporary debates on management education. At the same time, it makes a striking new proposal that will certainly have an impact in business schools: that managers need to develop a series of qualitative tacit skills which could be appropriately developed by integrative curricula brought from different disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, and other social sciences. Moldoveanu and Martin, both involved in the greatly respected integrative business education program at the Rotheman School of Management, provide a guide on how to design a reliable integrated program for management students. One of the main assets of the book is that it relies not just on speculative thinking, but on real life experience, and that it also includes case studies that will appeal to practicing managers. As an authoritative reference on MBA education, it will appeal to faculty and staff of business schools, as well as students in related fields like education and public policy."--Jacket
Diaminds : decoding the mental habits of successful thinkers by Mihnea C Moldoveanu( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What constitutes successful thinking in business? What are the techniques used by some of the top minds in the business world to solve problems and create value? In Diaminds, Mihnea Moldoveanu and Roger Martin, creators of the Integrative Thinking curriculum at the Rotman School of Management, draw upon numerous case studies and interviews - as well as theories and models from cognitive psychology, epistemology, analytic philosophy, and semiotics - to present a new conception of successful intelligence that is immediately applicable to business situations." "The 'diamind' (or dialogical mind) is characterized by a number of qualities: the ability to simultaneously hold opposing plans, models, and courses of action in mind while retaining the ability to act (bi-stability), logical depth and informational breadth in one's thinking processes (meliorism), the ability to choose among various representations of the world, the self, and others (choicefulness), and the capacity to think about how to analyse and solve a problem while at the same time thinking about the problem itself (polyphony). The authors discuss these concepts in detail, and provide examples and exercises throughout to encourage readers to examine and re-engineer their own thought patterns to develop these qualities and cultivate their own 'diaminds'."--Jacket
Rotman on design : the best on design thinking from Rotman magazine by Roger L Martin( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade, the Rotman School of Management and its award-winning publication, Rotman magazine, have proved to be leaders in the emerging field of design thinking. Employing methods and strategies from the design world to approach business challenges, design thinking can be embraced at every level of an organization to help build innovative products and systems, and to enhance customer experiences. This collection features Rotman magazine?s best articles on design thinking and business design. Insights are drawn from the people on the frontlines of bringing design into modern organizations, as well as from the leading academics who are teaching design thinking to a new generation of global leaders." --Publisher's description
The responsibility virus : how control freaks, shrinking violets-and the rest of us-can harness the power of true partnership by Roger L Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Triumph. Few management books have ever brought such psychological insight to the question of why good people often struggle in positions of leadership."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point
Creating great choices : a leader's guide to integrative thinking by Jennifer Riel( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conventional wisdom--and business school curricula--teaches us that making trade-offs is inevitable when it comes to hard choices. But sometimes, accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough: the choices in front of us don't get us what we need. In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and better answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and fellow Rotman expert Jennifer Riel vividly show how they have refined and enhanced the understanding and practice of integrative thinking through their work teaching the concept and its principles to business and nonprofit executives, MBA students, even kids. Integrative thinking has been embraced by organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, Verizon, and the Toronto District School Board--all seeking a replicable, thoughtful approach to creating a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade-offs. The book includes new stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving. It lays out the authors' practical four-step methodology, which can be applied in virtually any context: Articulating opposing models Examining the models Generating possibilities Assessing prototypes Stimulating and practical, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice"--
Getting beyond better : how social entrepreneurship works by Roger L Martin( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who really moves things forward in our society and how do they do it? How have they always done it? Strategy guru Roger Martin and Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg make a compelling argument that social entrepreneurs are agents of change who recognize, in our current reality, various kinds of "equilibria"--Systems in need of change-and then advance social progress by transforming these systems, ultimately replacing what exists with a new equilibrium. Seen in this light, social entrepreneurship is not a marginal activity, but one that unleashes new value for society by releasing untapped human ambition. The book begins with a probing and useful theory of social entrepreneurship, moving through history to illuminate what it is, how it works, and the nature of its role in modern society. The authors then set out a framework for understanding how successful social entrepreneurs actually go about producing transformative change. There are four key stages: understanding the world; envisioning a better future; building a model for change; and scaling the solution. With both depth and nuance, Martin and Osberg offer rich examples and stories, and share lessons and tools applicable to everyone who aspires to drive positive change, whatever the context. Getting Beyond Better offers a bold new framework demonstrating how and why meaningful change actually happens in the world, and offering concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, policy-makers, and civil society organizations to generate new value, again and again."--
Fixing the game : bubbles, crashes, and what capitalism can learn from the NFL by Roger L Martin( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin (management, U. of Toronto, Canada) uses the National Football League as his most prominent example to show that it is possible to end the destructive pattern of increasing volatility, dropping investor returns, and generally bad behavior among executives that is crippling American capitalism. Some of his concepts include realigning executive compensation with real-world markets and not expectations, rethinking board governance and the parts board members play, and whittling down power of hedge funds and monopoly pension funds
Special issue : design and business, artistry for the strategist, a design toolkit for strategy, possibility thinking, achieving customer-centered design, design education for business( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are passionate believers in the potential that design thinking holds for business and tired of the "iPOD as icon" phenomenon that equates design exclusively with high-end new products. Despite seemingly endless exhortations about the value of design in business, the conversations never seem to recognize that design holds out any promise greater than the creation of sleek, high-end products. But design offers business so much more. To illustrate this, we need to swim upstream from the act of designing to the thinking behind design in order to show how design thinking can help businesses deve
Flux : what marketing managers need to navigate the new environment by Dilip Soman( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The past decade has seen a number of developments that threaten the very fabric of how marketing activities have traditionally been conducted. On one hand, consumers are increasingly socially networked and value-conscious, with heightened expectations of how companies will react to their demands. Along with the challenges, however, come new opportunities: the growth of behavioural economics and the emergence of new data collection techniques, for instance, give marketers unprecedented access to previously hidden aspects of consumer behavior. Clearly, 'business as usual' is not an option for marketing managers who want their firms to stay in the game. To help managers adapt to the rapidly changing business environment, Flux offers a collection of the very best thinking on key areas of marketing activity and decision-making. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a specific 'new' marketing subject area, from managing brands to dealing with new media, and addresses substantive challenges in that area while providing steps for taking action. The book's integrated approach makes it an excellent resource not only for marketing managers but any managers dealing with customers."--Pub. desc
Fixing the game : how runaway expectations broke the economy, and how to get back to reality by Roger L Martin( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the National Football League as his primary example, Martin illustrates that it is possible to take a much more thoughtful and effective approach than we now do to the intersection of the real and the expectations markets and to governance in general in the capital markets. Martin shows how we can act to end the destructive cycle of increasing volatility, decreasing investor returns, and ongoing bad behavior by executives
Jurisdictional advantage by Maryann P Feldman( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our objective in this paper is to define jurisdictional advantage, the recognition that location is critical to firms' innovative success and that every location has unique assets that are not easily replicated. The purpose is to be normative and policy oriented. Drawing from the well-developed literature on corporate strategy, we consider analogies to cities in their search for competitive advantage. In contrast to the more passive term locational advantage, our use of the term jurisdiction denotes geographically-defined legal and political decision-making authority and coordination. Thus, jurisdictions may be constructed and managed to promote a coherent activity set. We review recent advances in our understanding of patterns of urban specialization and the composition of activities within cities, which suggest strategies that may generate economic growth as well as those strategies to avoid. This paper then considers the role of firms and their responsibility to jurisdictions in light of the net benefits received from place-specific externalities, and concludes by considering the challenges to implementing jurisdictional advantage"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
HBR's 10 Must Reads 2018 : the Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus Article Customer Loyalty Is Overrated) (HBR's 10 Must Reads) by Roger L Martin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontario in the creative age by Roger L Martin( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Ontario à l'ère de la créativité by Roger L Martin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening management for prosperity by Roger L Martin( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhancing the productivity of small and medium enterprises through greater adoption of information and communication technology by Roger L Martin( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accroître la productivité des petites et moyennes entreprises par une plus grande utilisation des technologies de l'information et des communications by Roger L Martin( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The design of business : why design thinking is the next competitive advantage
The opposable mind : how successful leaders win through integrative thinkingThe future of the MBA : designing the thinker of the futureDiaminds : decoding the mental habits of successful thinkersThe responsibility virus : how control freaks, shrinking violets-and the rest of us-can harness the power of true partnershipFixing the game : bubbles, crashes, and what capitalism can learn from the NFLFixing the game : how runaway expectations broke the economy, and how to get back to reality
Alternative Names
Martin, Roger.

Martin, Roger 1956-

Martin, Roger L.

Martin, Roger (Roger L.)

Roger Martin Canadian businessman

Роджер Мартин

마틴, 로저 1956-

마틴, 로저 L. 1956-

マ-ティン, ロジャ- 1956-

マーティン, ロジャー

マーティン, ロジャー・L.

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