Margaret Graham

Desautels Faculty of Management

Strategy and Organization


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Associate Professor - Desautels Faculty of Management

Bronfman Building, Rm 495 [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


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BA College of Wooster
MBA Harvard University
PhD Harvard University


Dr. Margaret Graham joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 2000. She is also a founding director of the Winthrop Group Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research and writing center on managing innovation. In addition to several multi-year consulting engagements with research-based firms in the specialty materials, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries, she spent four years in R&D management as an executive at Xerox PARC, Xerox's advanced research center in Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Graham has been a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the Boston University School of Management. While at B.U. as Professor, Operations Management and Management of Technology, she served as Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty.

Dr. Graham is a leading scholar of the history of industrial research. Her books include The Business of Research: RCA and the VideoDisc, and R&D for Industry: A Century of Technical Research at Alcoa, coauthored by Bettye Pruitt, both published by Cambridge University Press. Her latest book on innovation, Corning and the Craft of Innovation, coauthored by Alec Shuldiner, was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. Her articles include writings on the history of the information age, and on the evolution of information technology. A chapter entitled "The Threshold of the Information Age: Radio, Television and Motion Pictures Mobilize the Nation," appears in Alfred Chandler and James Cortada (eds.), A Nation Transformed by Information, published this year by Oxford University Press.