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Rosabeth Moss Kanter, American Management educator, consultant, writer.


Kanter, Rosabeth Moss was born on March 15, 1943 in Cleveland. Daughter of Nelson Nathan and Helen (Smolen) Moss.


Bachelor in Sociology magna cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1964. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1967.

Postgraduate, Harvard University Law Sh., 1976. Master of Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1978. Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1986.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Bucknell University, 1980. Doctor of Science (honorary), Babson College, 1984. Doctor of Science (honorary), Bryant College, 1986.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Bentley College, 1990. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Massachusetts, Boston, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Antioch University, Westminster College, 1984.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Suffolk University, N. Adams State College, 1987. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Colby-Sawyer College, 1988. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University New Haven, 1989.

Data Control Language (honorary), Union College, 1987. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Regis College, 1987. Decision Support System (honorary), Florida International University, 1990.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York Institute of Technology, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Dowling College, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Claremont College, 1992.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Monmouth College, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Massachusetts, Boston, 1996. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), 2001.


Visiting professor management Harvard University, 1973-1974, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979-1980. From associate to assistant professor Brandeis University, 1967-1977. Professor Yale University, 1977-1986.

Class of 1960 professor business administration Harvard University Business School, 1986-2000, Ernest L. Arbuckle professor business administration, since 2000. Chairman board Goodmeasure, Inc., since 1977. Trustee College Retirement Equities Fund, New York, 1985-1989, American Leadership Forum, Houston, 1982-1986.

Member work group on entrepreneurship President's Commission Industrial Competitiveness, 1984. Governments's innovation advisory committee Commonwealth of Mass, chair subcommittee, 1986. Member Special Commission on Employee Involvement and Ownership, Massachusetts, 1986-1987.

Member Governor's Commission Review Anti-Takeover Laws, Massachusetts 1988. Member Governor's Council Economic Growth, Massachusetts, since 1994, co-chair international trade task force, since 1995. Katz-Newcomb lecturer in social psychology University Michigan, 1986.

Distinguished speaker Organization, Theory, Careers and Women in Management divisions National Academy Management, 1987, Eastern Academy Management, 1993. Centenniel lecturer American Psychological Association, 1992. Lilly Foundation Distinguished lecturer National Association Community Leadership Organizations, 1985.

Leavey Distinguished lecturer University Santa Clara, 1984. Visiting scholar Newberry Library. Program in Humanities, Chicago, 1973, Norwegian Research Council on Science, and Humanities, Oslo, 1980.

Kellogg Foundation 50th Anniversary lecturer American Association Higher Education, 1979, Blazer lecturer University Kentucky, 1974, Davidson lecturer University New Hampshire, 1975. Sigma Chi scholar-in-residence Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1978. Board directors American Productivity and Quality Center, Houston.

Member board advisors RVC VEnture Capital, London, since 2001, Legal Seafoods, since 1999.



Board directors Alliance for the Commonwealth, since 1995, City Year, since 1995, National Organization of Women Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York City, 1979-1986, 93-95, Center New Democracy, Washington, 1985-1988, American Production and Quality Center, Houston, since 1989, Economic Policy Institute, 1994-2000. Incorporator Babson College, 1984-1987, Boston Children's Museum, since 1984, Mount Auburn Hospital, since 1991. Board overseers Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award United States Department Commerce, since 1994.

Fellow Academy Management (Distinguished speaker management consultant division 1985, women in management division 1987, organization management theory division 1994, Distinguished Scholar award OMT division 1994), American Society Quality & Participation, World Productivity Congress (Americans division), World Economic Forum. Member American Sociological Association (executive council 1982-1985), Eastern Sociological Society (executive committee 1975-1978, Gellman award 1978), Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics, Committee of 200 (founder), International Women's Forum, Council on Foreign Relations.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, swimming.


Married Stuart Alan Kanter, June 20, 1963 (deceased March 1969). Married Barry Alan Stein, July 2, 1972. 1 child, Matthew Moss Kanter Stein.

Nelson Nathan Moss

Helen (Smolen) Moss

Barry Alan Stein

Stuart Alan Kanter

Matthew Moss Kanter Stein Kanter