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Brian R. Golden

Brian R. Golden

Vice-Dean, MBA Programs
Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto & The University Health Network
Executive Director, Collaborative For Health Sector Strategy
Professor of Strategic Management
Academic Director, GEMBA Program; Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences Program

Degrees:

PhD, Northwestern University
MS, Northwestern University
BS, Oberlin College

Phone:

416-946-8519

Bio

Brian Golden is the Vice-Dean of MBA Programs; the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto and The University Health Network (joint appointment Faculty of Medicine); Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman; Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences and Executive Director for Collaborative For Health Sector Strategy. Brian conducts research and teaches in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and funding, governance, organizational strategy and leadership. Among his published work are articles in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, Health Policy, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Healthcare Management Science, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Oncology, The Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and The Harvard Business Review.

Other Info

Professor Golden was the 2004 recipient of the national Ted Freedman Innovation in Healthcare Education Award. He was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Medical Association's Eureka Award for Innovation in Physician Education.

Academic Positions

  • 2015-Present

    Vice-Dean, Professional Programs, Rotman School of Management

  • 2003-Present

    Sandra Rotman Chair of Health Sector Strategy, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, and Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Toronto

  • 2002-2003

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, and Associate Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Toronto

  • 1996-2002

    Associate Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, and Associate Professor of Medicine, The University of Western Ontario

  • 1993-1994

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Organization Behavior, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

  • 1989-1996

    Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, The University of Texas at Austin

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Selection of routines in organizational search: Performances and roles in the search process

    Nigam, Amit, Huising, R. and Golden, B.

    Administrative Science Quarterly

    Issue:forthcoming

  • Evaluation of an emergency department lean process improvement program to reduce length of stay

    Marian J Vermeulen, Therese A Stukel, Astrid Guttmann, Brian H Rowe, Merrick Zwarenstein, Brian Golden, Amit Nigam, Geoff Anderson, Robert S Bell, Michael J Schull,

    Annals of Emergency Medicine

    2014

  • Improving Hospital Efficiency: A Process Model of Organizational Change Commitments

    Nigam, A.. Huising, R. and B. Golden

    Medical Care Research and Review

    2014

  • Application of personalized medicine to chronic disease: a feasibility assessment

    Dorfrman, R. Khayat, Z., Seeminowski, T., Golden, B. and R. Lyons

    Clinical Translational Research

    2013

  • Improving the Patient Experience through Design

    Golden, B.R., Downey, S., Fraser, H., Leung, M., Hannam, R., and E. Grichko

    Healthcare Quarterly

    Issue:Vol. 14 No. 3

    2011

    Pages: 32-41

  • Managing the supply of physicans' services through intelligent incentives

    Golden, B.R., R. Hannam and D. Hyatt

    Canadian Medical Association Journal

    Issue:Nov 28

    2011

  • The Quality Imperative: Tying Executive Compensation to Hospital Quarterly

    Kitts, J and B. Golden

    Healthcare Quarterly

    Issue:Vol. 14(2)

    2011

    Pages: 39-41

  • Development of a minimization instrument for allocation of a hospital-level performance improvement intervention to reduce waiting times in Ontario emergency departments

    Leaver C, Guttmann A, Zwarenstein M, Rowe B, Anderson G, Stukel T, Golden B, Bell R, Morra D, Abrams H, Schull M

    Implementation Science

    2009

    Pages: 4-32

  • Leading Lean: A Canadian Healthcare Leaders Guide

    Fine, B., Golden, B., Hannam, R., and Morra, D.

    Healthcare Quarterly

    Issue:12(3)

    2009

    Pages: 32-41

  • Measuring Integration of Cancer Services to Support Performance Improvement: The CSI Survey

    Dobrow, M.J., Paszat, L., Golden, B., Brown, A.D., Holowaty, E., Orchard, M.C., Monga, N., and Sullivan, T

    Health Policy

    Issue:5(1)

    2009

    Pages: 35-53

  • The Utility of Publicly Reported Cancer Treatment Wait Time Information for Patients and Health Care Providers

    Whitton, A.C., E. Green, W.K. Evans, M. Fitch, B. Golden., D., Soman, E. Gutierrez, E. Holowaty, A.R., Jadad

    Clinical Oncology

    Issue:21

    2009

    Pages: 218-225

  • Challenges to Evidence Based Prescribing in Clinical Practice: the Impact of Introducing New Statins in Long-term Users of Older Statins

    Menzefricke, Ching, golden, Melo and Mamdani

    The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

    Issue:V42, 5

    2008

  • Response audit of an Internet survey of health care providers and administrators: implications for determination of response rates

    Dobrow, M.J., M. Orchard., B. Golden, E. Holowaty., L. Paszat., A. Brown., and T. Sullivan

    Journal of Medical Internet Research

    Issue:10(4)

    2008

    Pages: e30

  • All Eyes on China: Avian Flu

    Harvard Business Review

    2006

  • Change: Transforming Health Care Organizations

    Healthcare Quarterly

    2006

  • Board Composition from Adolescence to Maturity: A Multi-Theoretic View

    Lynall, M., Golden, B.R., and Hillman, A.

    Academy of Management Review

    2003

  • Chief Information Officer's Technical Backgrounds and Influence Behaviors

    Enns, H.G., Huff, S.L, and Golden, B.R.

    Information and Management

    2003

  • The Role of Intra-Firm Integration and Rewards in the Implementation of Multiple Point Competitive Strategies

    Golden, B.R. and Ma, H.

    Academy of Management Review

    2003

  • Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder? Predicting Organizational Identification and its Consequences Using Identity and Image

    Dukerich, J.M., Golden, B.R., and Shortell, S.M.

    Administrative Science Quarterly

    2002

  • How CIOs obtain peer commitment to strategic IS proposals: barriers and facilitators

    Enns, H.G., Huff, S.L., and Golden, B.R.

    Journal of Strategic Information Systems

    Issue:10

    2001

    Pages: pp. 3-14

  • When Will Boards Influence Strategy? Inclinations + Power = Strategic Change

    Golden, B.R. and Zajac, E. J.

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:22

    2001

    Pages: pp. 1087-1111

  • The Resolution of Resource Allocation Issues in Professional Organizations: Professionals versus Managers

    Golden, B.R., Dukerich, J.M., and Hauge, F.E.

    Journal of Management Studies

    Issue:37 (8)

    2000

    Pages: pp. 1157-1189

  • Determinants of perceived managerial discretion and managerial influence

    Carpenter, M.A. and Golden, B.R.

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:18 (3)

    1997

    Pages: pp. 187-206

  • Further Remarks on Retrospective Accounts in Organizational and Strategic Management Research

    Golden, B.R.

    Academy of Management Journal

    Issue:40 (5)

    1997

    Pages: pp. 1243-1252

  • Nested Cultures and Identities: A Comparative Study of Nation and Profession/Occupation Status Effects on Resource Allocation Decisions

    Dukerich, J.M., Golden, B.R., and Jacobson, C.K.

    Research in the Sociology of Organizations

    1996

    Pages: pp. 35-89

  • SBU Strategy and Performance: The Moderating Effects of The Corporate-SBU Relationship

    Golden, B.R.

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:13(2)

    1992

    Pages: pp. 145-158

  • The Past is the Past--Or is it?: The Use of Retrospective Accounts as Indicators of Past Strategy

    Golden, B.R.

    Academy of Management Journal

    Issue:35(4)

    1992

    Pages: pp. 848-860

  • New Organizational Forms For Enhancing Innovation: The Case of Internal Corporate Joint Ventures

    Zajac, E.J., Golden, B.R., and Shortell, S.M.

    Management Science

    Issue:37

    1991

    Pages: pp. 170-184

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Physician Pay for Performance: Alternative Perspectives in

    Brian R. Golden and Frank A. Sloan

    MIT Press

    2008

    Pages: 239-318

  • Compensating Key Employees

    Golden, B.R., and Roberts, N.

    In Managing for Success, Harper Collins & Co.

    1999

  • What Makes an Effective Board?

    Golden, B.R.

    In Managing for Success, Harper Collins & Co.

    1999

Selected Publications - Case

  • Maple Leaf Foods: Leading Six Sigma Change

    (Subjects: Comprehensive Cultural and Systems Change, Leadership)

  • Three part case series (with video) Leslee Thompson at Kingston General Hospital: Time for Turnaround

    2011

  • Turnaround at Kingston General Hospital (KGH): Currently writing multicase series of organizational and financial turnaround at KGH --the hospital with the largest operating deficit (as percentage of base budget) of any Ontario hospital. Part A and accompanying video now in draft form. Will write Cases B and C over next 2 years.

    2011

  • Coaching at Cambrian Regional Health Centre. Case and experiential exercise for 3-4 hour class on coaching in healthcare. 8 Cases written based on true envents in aOntario community hospital. 1 General instructions case anad 7 staff roles.

    2010

  • Lakeview Hospital: Implementing Lean (Simulation) designed in cooperation with ExperiencePoint Inc. (Designed for us with all Ontario Hospitals)

    2009

  • Robert Mondavi Corporation: Caliterra (A)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Joint Ventures, Organizational Design, Organizational Culture)

    2007

  • Turnaround at the Veteran's Health Administration (A)

    Amy C. Edmondson, Brian R. Golden, and Gary J. Young

    Harvard Business School Press

    2007

  • Turnaround at the Veteran's Health Administration (B)

    Amy C. Edmondson, Brian Golden and Gary J. Young

    Harvard Business School Press

    2007

  • Crafting a Vision at Daimler-Chrysler

    (Subject: Leadership, Merger Integration)

    2006

  • Norwest Labs (A)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Gain Sharing, Open Book Management, Managing Professionals)

    2006

  • Norwest Labs (B)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Gain Sharing, Open Book Management, Managing Professionals)

    2005

  • Norwest Labs (C)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Gain Sharing, Open Book Management, Managing Professionals)

    2004

  • Five Star Beer - Pay for Performance

    (Subjects: Compensation, North American-Chinese Joint Ventures, Managing Change)

    2003

  • Coaching at Cambrian Regional Health Centre. Case and experiential exercise for 3-4 hour class on coaching in healthcare. 8 Cases written based on true events in a Ontario community hospital. 1 General instructions case and 7 staff roles.

    2002

  • Robert Mondavi Corporation: Caliterra (B)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Joint Ventures, Organizational Design, Organizational Culture)

    2002

  • Robert Mondavi Corporation: Caliterra (C)

    (Subjects: Managing Change, Joint Ventures, Organizational Design, Organizational Culture)

    2001

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Golden (PhD, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) is Vice-Dean, Professional Programs and is the Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor in Health Sector Strategy at the Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto, and The University Health Network. In 2006 he became founding Executive Director of The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy, a policy, research and leadership development institute funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.



He is the Rotman School’s National Director for Health Care Leadership Programs. He has been a faculty member at Insead (France), The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (Canada), The University of Texas (USA), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (USA)



Professor Golden conducts research in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and sustainability, hospital boards, organizational strategy and leadership. Among his published work are articles in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, Health Policy, The Strategic Management Journal, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Management Science, Clinical Oncology, and The Harvard Business Review.



From 2005 to 2010 Professor Golden was Board Chair of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). In 2010, he became Board Chair of Rise Asset Development, a non-profit microfinance organization providing start-up support loans and business advice to clients with mental health and addiction challenges.



His advising and executive education clients in the health sector include the office of Ontario’s Premier, Ontario’s Ministry of Health, Britain’s National Health Service, and provinces across Canada as part of CIHR’s ’Best Brains’ advisory program. Other clients include several U.S. and Canadian hospitals including The University Health Network, The Ontario Hospital Association, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, The Trillium Health System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, Baylor Medical Center, London Health Science Centre, Sunnybrook College Health Sciences Centre, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Credit Valley Hospital and The Trillium Health Centre. Private sector clients include Tieto (Finland), General Electric, and Baxter


His article ’Transforming Healthcare Organizations’ in Healthcare Quarterly is that journal’s most downloaded article of the past twelve years. He is one of two faculty leading the Canadian Medical Association’s Physician Management Institute’s Leading Change and Innovation program, and in 2004 he was awarded Canada’s Ted Freedman Innovation in Healthcare Education Award.

Honors and Awards

  • 2012

    Inaugural Eureka Award for Innovation in Physician Education, Canadian Medical Association

  • 2004

    Ted Freedman Innovation in Health Care Education Award, Sponsored by Healthcare Quarterly

  • Dean's commendation for excellence in teaching, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

  • 1993

    Dean's commendation for outstanding teaching, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

  • 1993, 1994, 1994-1995

    Nominated for CBA Foundation and Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation, College of Business Administration, The University of Texas

  • 1996-1998

    Elected member of Teaching Committee, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management,

  • 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

    Dean's commendation for outstanding teaching, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Editorial Review Board: Strategic Management Journal, 1995 to present

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Administrative Science Quarterly

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Journal

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Review

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Management Science

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Health Services Research

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Organization Science

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Management

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Journal of Management Studies

  • Expert Advisory Panel, Canadian Health Service Research Foundation and Ontario Hospital Association, 2000 to present

  • Expert Advisory Panel, Canadian Health Service Research Foundation, 1999 to 2000

  • Health Policy Advisory Committee, Ontario Hospital Association, 1996 to 1999

  • Teaching Committee, Business Policy and Strategy Division, National Academy of Management, 1996-1998

  • Member: Academy of Management; Strategic Management Society

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2010 - present

    Board Chair (Voluntary), RISE (http://riseassetdevelopment.com/)

  • 2005 to 2010

    Board Chair, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

  • 2004 to 2005

    Board Member, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

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