Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Expert on Strategy, Innovation and Change Management

Rosabeth Moss Kanter speaker keynote speech

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is an internationally known business leader, educator and award-winning author.  She holds a chaired professorship at the Harvard Business School, advises major corporations and government entities world-wide, and is the author and co-author of over 300 articles and 13 books.


Rosabeth Moss Kanter provides decision makers from all fields with the strategies required to deal with emerging technologies and shows how to harness the potential of the Internet to improve business.


At the Harvard Business School faculty, in addition to teaching responsibilities in General Management, Organisational Change and Innovation, Rosabeth Moss Kanter conceived and leads the Business Leadership in the Social Sector (BLSS) project, involving to date over a hundred national leaders (including U.S. Senators, Governors, corporate CEO’s, national association heads, and the First Lady).

In her book ‘Evolve’, Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains that the answers on how to succeed in the digital culture of tomorrow will not be found in cyberspace, but on the ground, where real people connect, collaborate and form thriving human communities.  She explores what she calls ‘e-culture’, a new way of working which will transform every aspect of today’s organisations.


Named one of the 100 most important women in America and one of the 50 most powerful women in the world by The Times, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has received 19 honorary doctoral degrees and over a dozen leadership awards. Her public service activities span local and global interests.


Considered one of the most prominent business speakers and strategy consultants in the world, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has delivered the keynote address for trade associations, civic associations, and national conventions in nearly every state and in over 20 countries, including speeches of  Presidents and Prime Ministers of Norway, Malaysia, Peru and Venezuela.

A humorous and insightful speaker, Rosabeth’s fascinating presentations make her highly sought-after at leading conferences around the globe.


Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays on clogged railways, and delays on repairs, project approvals, and funding due to gridlocked leadership. These delays affect us all, whether you are a daily commuter, a frequent flyer, an entrepreneur, an online shopper, a job-seeker, or a community leader. If people can't move, if goods are delayed, and if information networks can't connect, then economic opportunity deteriorates and social inequity grows.

We have been stuck for too long, writes Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In Move, Kanter visits cities and states across the country to tackle our challenges―and reveal solutions―on the roads and rails, and in our cities, skies, and the halls of Washington, D.C. We meet a visionary engineer and public servant spearheading an underwater tunnel in Miami to streamline port operations and redirect constant traffic from the city center. We see mayors partnering with large corporations and nimble entrepreneurs to unveil parking apps, bike-sharing programs, and seamless Wi-Fi networks in greener, more vibrant, more connected cities. And we learn about much-needed efforts―such as dynamic tolls on highways and fees based on vehicle miles traveled―to reduce our dependence on the outmoded gasoline tax in our new electric car age.

It all adds up to a new vision for American mobility, where local leaders shape initiatives without waiting for Congress to act, and ambitious companies partner with governments to tackle projects that serve the public good, create jobs, and improve quality of life while providing healthy sources of investment. With unique insight and unrivaled expertise, Kanter gives us a sweeping look across America, revealing the innovative projects, vital leaders, and bold solutions that are moving our transportation infrastructure toward a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future.



People and organizations at every stage of Internet sophistication face the same burning question: How should they change in order to succeed in a digital world?

Renowned thinker and business trailblazer, Rosabeth Moss Kanter says answers will be found not in cyberspace but on the ground, where real people connect, collaborate, and form thriving human communities. In this eye-opening book, Kanter explores what she calls "e-culture" - a new way of living and working that will transform every aspect of today's organizations. Kanter argues that networks of relationships, not just new technologies, permit speed and seamlessness, encourage creativity and collaboration, and release energy and brainpower - the "soul" of e-business


On the frontiers of the management

is book brings together all of Rosabeth Moss Kanter's Harvard Business Review articles and many of the editorial columns that she wrote when she was editor of HBR. The pieces span a variety of topics: strategy, innovation, customer focus, global trends, planning for change, strategic alliances, compensation systems, and community responsibility--all brought together to enforce a "single, timeless message: the importance of treating people as assets, not costs, and providing the tools and conditions that liberate people to use their brainpower to make a difference."

On the frontiers of the management