Rosabeth Moss Kanter is an internationally known business leader, educator and award-winning author. She holds a chaired professorship at the Harvard Business School, advises major corporations and government entities worldwide and is the author or co-author of over 300 articles and 13 books, mainly on business management. Her latest books are Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the Frontiers of Management and the co-edited collection Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking at 3M, Dupont, GE, Pfizer and Rubbermaid. She also has a regular column in the Miami Herald.
Rosabeth is probably best known for her classic 1977 study of tokenism - how being a minority in a group can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure. Her study of Men and Women of the Corporation is a classic in critical management studies, bureaucracy analysis and gender studies.
Kanter co-founded the consulting firm Goodmeasure Inc and has served as its chair since 1980. Her consulting clients have included large companies such as IBM, Gap Inc, Monsanto, British Airways and Volvo. She was an economic adviser to Michael Dukakis in his 1988 bid for presidency. Together they wrote a book entitled Creating the Future: the Massachusetts Comeback and Its Promise for America, an Examination of the Massachusetts Miracle.
The Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award is given in recognition of the best piece of work-family research. The award was created by the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Center for Work and Family at Boston College in honour of Kanter.
Rosabeth was the top-ranking woman - number 11 overall - in a 2002 study of Top Business Intellectuals by citation in several sources. She was named one of the "50 most powerful women in Boston" by Boston Magazine and one of the "125 women who changed our world" over the past 125 years by Good Housekeeping magazine in May 2010.
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