2022 Scholar's Quest Lecture
In Honor of James G. March
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management
Sarah Kaplan is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and, more recently, The 360º Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation, both of which address the challenges of innovation and organizational change in our society. She frequently speaks and appears in the media on topics related to achieving a more inclusive economy.
Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, and a consultant for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she earned her PhD at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality and other social goods.
Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the 2021 keynote speaker and recipient of the Scholar's Quest Lecture In Honor Of James G. March. Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the University of Illinois and then taught for six years at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Pfeffer not only has published extensively, but serves on many advisory boards. He is known for many ideas, but every graduate student recognizes his work about resource dependence with GR Salancik.