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Brian S. Silverman

Brian Silverman

Brian S. Silverman

Associate Dean, Research and Academic Resources
J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management
Professor of Strategic Management


PhD, University of California at Berkeley
MA, University of California at Berkeley
SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
AB, Harvard University




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 academic organizations, including his current position as the Division Chair for the Business Policy & Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.  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.

His personal web page can be found here.
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