Anita McGahan is a professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society. Previously she served as the director of the Rotman PhD Program and as the Associate Dean of Research. She is cross-appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Physiology Department of the Medical School; is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University; and is Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights. In 2013, she was elected by the Academy of Management's membership to the Board of Governors and into the Presidency rotation. In 2014, she joined the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance. Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance. Her current research emphasizes entrepreneurship in the public interest and innovative collaboration between public and private organizations. She is also pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries, particularly in global health.