Sunday, November 09, 2008

Rotman/UTP Publishing Launches New Imprint and Inaugural Titles

The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has partnered with the University of Toronto Press to create Rotman/UTP Publishing, a new imprint devoted to publishing actionable business information of exceptional quality.

"In recent years the Rotman School has earned a global reputation for thought leadership," says Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School. "Our faculty's research ranks in the top 20 worldwide, and individual areas and professors rank even higher. This new partnership with UTP will allow us to further our reputation for offering the very latest in business thinking."

On October 30, Rotman/UTP Publishing will launch its inaugural title, Bruce Little's "Fixing the Future: How Canada's Usually Fractious Governments Worked Together to Rescue the Canada Pension Plan." The book explains how the CPP was overhauled from 1993 to 1998 and shows why it stands as one of Canada's most significant public policy success stories. The launch event will take place at 5:00 pm at the Rotman School, 105 St. George Street in downtown Toronto. Little has worked as a journalist and policy analyst, primarily at The Globe and Mail as an economics writer and columnist, and recently as Special Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

"We are excited by this tremendous opportunity to publish leading business authors for our customers: businesspeople, scholars, and students across North America and internationally," says John Yates, President, Publisher and CEO of University of Toronto Press.

Next on board for Rotman/UTP Publishing is a compilation of expert views from ten Rotman faculty titled "The Finance Crisis and Rescue: What Went Wrong? Why? What Lessons Can be Learned?", which is set for release in late November, just in time for holiday gifts. A launch event for this book will take place on December 3 at 5:00 pm at the Rotman School.

The imprint's Advisory Board will oversee the publication of works that bridge research and practice.

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