MIT Sloan School of Management
100 Main Street
Cambridge, Ma 02142
email: groth "at" mit.edu
George L. Roth, Ph.D.
Author, Coach, Consultant, Educator, and
Moderator to executives, teams, and their organizations
George Roth, a Principal Research Associate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, heads up the Enterprise Change Research efforts of the Lean Advancement Initiative (formerly Lean Aerospace Initiative). He is currently on leave from MIT (Spring semester 2012) working on a book about enterprise change – a theory for managing across organizations that he illustrates with cases studies showing how organizations and their people achieved and sustained high performance. This new research builds upon his ongoing organizational leadership, learning, change and culture studies.
George is the past Chair of the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management. He is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning. He is the author of numerous award-winning academic and professional journal articles on learning and change, including articles in the Harvard Business Review, Organizational Dynamics, and AQP Journal describing new approaches to diffusing learning across organizations. Other writing about companies’ experiences in developing, sustaining, and transforming learning are in his co-authored books: To the Desert and Back: The Story of one of the Most Dramatic Business Transformations on Record (Jossey-Bass), The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustain Momentum in Learning Organizations (Doubleday/Currency), Car Launch: Managing the Human Side of Change and Oil Change: Perspectives on Corporate Transformation (both Oxford University Press). George’s research and consulting includes work with government and major corporations – including US Department of Defense, United Technologies Corporation, PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Valero, & British Petroleum.
Prior to his academic career he worked for ten years at Digital Equipment in the US and Europe. George has a Ph.D. in Organization Studies, an MBA in marketing and finance, and BS in Mechanical Engineering. His hobbies include outdoor activities such as running, bicycling, and skiing. He has been for married 25 years and is the father of two young-adult daughters.