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Selected Works

Published Papers

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. “Mergers that Stick.” Harvard Business Review 84, no. 10 (October 2009).

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “Transforming Giants.” Special Issue on HBS Centennial. Harvard Business Review 86, no. 1 (January 2008): 43-52.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. “Innovation: The Classic Traps.” Harvard Business Review 84, no. 11 (November 2006).

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “The Matter with the Mainstream.” U.S. News & World Report, October 30, 2006, pp. 93-94.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “From White Collar to White Coat.” CommonWealth 11, no. 3 (spring 2006): 52-57.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “How Leaders Gain (and Lose) Confidence: An Interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter.” Leader to Leader35 (winter 2005): 21-27.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “What Theories Do Audiences Want? Exploring the Demand Side.” Academy of Management Learning & Education 4, no. 1 (March 2005): 93-95.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. “Exploring the Innovation Pyramid.” European Business Forum 16 (winter 2003/2004).

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “Retrospective: Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s Men and Women of the Corporation and The Change Masters,”and “Changing Organizational Structures: An Interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter.” The Academy of Management Executive18 (May 2004): 92-111.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “Leadership and the Psychology of Turnarounds.” Harvard Business Review 81, no. 6 (June 2003).

Gandossy, Bob, and Rosabeth M. Kanter. “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” – Leaders Must Respond to Employee Concerns About Wrongdoing.” Business and Society Review 107, no. 4 (winter 2002): 415-422.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “Strategy As Improvisational Theater.” MIT Sloan Management Review 43, no. 2 (winter 2002).

Kanter, R. M. “From Spare Change to Real Change: The Social Sector as Beta Site for Business Innovation.” Harvard Business Review 77, no. 3 (May-June 1999). (Reprinted in Harvard Business Review on Innovation, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2001.)

Kanter, R. M. “Collaborative Advantage: The Art of Alliances.” Harvard Business Review 72, no. 4 (July-August 1994): 96-108.

Kanter, R. M. “Swimming in Newstreams: Mastering Innovation Dilemmas.” California Management Review 31, no. 4 (summer 1989): 45-69.

Kanter, R. M. “Power Failure in Management Circuits.” Harvard Business Review 57, no. 4 (July – August 1979): 65-75.

Kanter, R. M. “A Good Job is Hard to Find.” Working Papers for a New Society 7 (May-June 1979): 44-50.

Book Chapters

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. “Leadership in a Globalizing World.” In Handbook of Leadership and Theory Practice, edited by Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana. Harvard Business Publishing, forthcoming.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. and Rakesh Khurana. “Position and Emotion: The Significance of Georg Simmel’s Structural Theories for Leadership and Organizational Behavior.” In Organization Studies and Classical Social Theory, edited by Paul S. Adler. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “Creating Common Ground: Propositions about Effective Intergroup Leadership.” In Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference, edited by T. Pittinsky. Harvard Business School Press, 2009.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “The Corporate Conduct Continuum: From ‘Do No Harm’ to ‘Do Lots of Good’.” Chap. 14 in The Virtuous Organization: Insights from Some of the World’s Leading Management Thinkers, edited by Charles C. Manz, Kim S. Cameron, Karen P. Manz and Robert D. Marx, 279-286. Singapore, New Jersey, and London: World Scientific, 2008.

Kanter, Rosabeth M. “When Giants Discover the Disadvantaged.” In Business Solutions for the Global Poor: Creating Social and Economic Value, edited by V. Kasturi Rangan, John A. Quelch, Gustavo Herrero and Brooke Barton. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007.

Kanter, R. M. “Kaleidoscope Thinking.” In Management 21C, Someday We’ll All Manage This Way, edited by S. Chowdhury, 250-61. Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2000.

Kanter, R. M. “When a Thousand Flowers Bloom: Structural, Collective, and Social Conditions for Innovation in Organizations.” In Research in Organizational Behavior. Vol. 10, edited by Barry M. Staw and L. L. Cummings. Greenwich, Conn.: J.A.I. Press, 1988. 

Other Papers

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss, and Stanley S. Litow. “Informed and Interconnected: A Manifesto for Smarter Cities.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 09-141, June 2009. Abstract

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss, Rakesh Khurana, and Nitin Nohria. “Moving Higher Education to the Next Stage: A New Set of Societal Challenges, a New Stage of Life, and a Call to Action for Universities.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 06-021, 2005.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. “Principals As Innovators: Identifying Fundamental Skills for Leadership of Change in Public Schools.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 05-076, 2005.


One Response to “Selected Works”

  1. Julia Cipriani said

    I would like to purchase a pdf of Power Failures in Management Circuits. does not allow me to purchase it, perhaps because I have a Canadian address.

    Do you have any suggestions?


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