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The University of Toronto has appointed Roger Martin to his third term as dean of its business school. Prof Martin joined the school in 1998 and will now hold the position until June 2014.

Prof Martin, a former management consultant and a Harvard MBA, has made a name for himself, and the business school, through his work on integrative thinking and business design.

Under his stewardship the Rotman school has increased the size of both its full-time MBA and PhD programmes and has launched a Masters in Finance, EMBA and Morning MBA. To house them all, the school is now doubling its physical size through the construction of a new building next to its current home. The building should be finished by 2012.

This week has seen a flurry of announcements of new deans. On Monday, the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, confirmed that Insead’s Christoph Loch would be the next dean there. On Tuesday it was the turn of the Ross school at the University of Michigan to announce that it had found a new dean to replace Bob Dolan: Alison Davis-Blake, currently dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.


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