Brian S. Silverman

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Professor in Strategic Management, J.R.S. Richard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management


Brian Silverman is the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management, and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. His research focuses on the interaction between a firm’s competitive strategy and organizational structure to affect its performance – in particular, its ability to access and exploit technological capabilities. He studies diverse industries including biotechnology, information processing, consumer electronics, and transportation. He has served in numerous roles in varied academic organizations. He also serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Organization, and is a former Series Editor of Advances in Strategic Management.