The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. The University of Toronto Press's Rotman-UTP Publishing imprint, run by the press in partnership with the school, shares those aims, according to editor Jennifer DiDomenico.
"Rotman-UTP Publishing titles address the concerns and challenges facing leaders in companies and organizations, as well as general readers with an interest in business and economics," DiDomenico continues. "From global issues such as the Asian economy to methods like design thinking, these books address a wide range of topics. They have one, vital thing in common: a focus on actionable insights. Leading business thinkers present their research with an eye to the proven frameworks that readers can use in practice."
Since its founding, Rotman-UTP Publishing's focus has grown to cover such timely subjects as diversity in the workplace and harnessing the potential of cutting-edge technology.
These titles published by the Rotman-UTP imprint in the past decade show its depth and range:
The Bartering Mindset: A Mostly Forgotten Framework for Mastering Your Next Negotiation by Brian Gunia. Bartering was more common in the days of non-cash exchanges. Gunia shows how the central elements of this largely lost skill can help people negotiate better today, in both their personal and professional lives.
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance by Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin. Why did the 2008 financial crisis largely upend U.S. banks but bypass their Canadian counterparts? The divergence between the two banking systems can be traced to their distinct histories.
Design Thinking at Work: How Innovative Organizations Are Embracing Design by David Dunne. Based on extensive international research with multinationals, governments, and non-profits, this book challenges many of the wild claims that have been made for design thinking as an institutional practice, while offering a way forward.
Upcoming important titles include:
The Carrot and the Stick: Leveraging Strategic Control for Growth by William Putsis. Drawing on diverse examples, Putsis shows that leading companies don't just control a corner of their market. In fact, they leverage that foothold to gain control of other, related aspects of their industry. (February 2020, $32.95 hardcover, 9781487501655.)
Creating Healthy Organizations: Taking Action to Improve Employee Well-Being by Graham Lowe. In this revised and expanded edition of his bestselling 2012 book of the same name, Lowe shows readers how to forge stronger links between employee well-being and the future success of any organization. (July 2020, $34.95 hardcover, 9781487505158.)
Creating Gender-Inclusive Organizations: Lessons from Research and Practice edited by Ellen Ernst Kossek and Kyung-Hee Lee. Providing insights on gender inclusion, mentoring, and female leadership, this anthology features hands-on advice from experts on how to advance women and close the gender gap. (June 2020, $32.95 hardcover, 9781487503734.)