Vijay Govindarajan

Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, Hanover, US (by video-link)

Professor Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the first professor in residence and chief innovation consultant at General Electric (GE). He worked with GE's CEO Jeff Immelt to write "How GE is Disrupting Itself", the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation - any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR rated reverse innovation as one of the ten big ideas of the decade. Professor Govindarajan writes about innovation and execution on his blog and through his quarterly newsletter. He is a co-leader of a global initiative to design a $300 House-for-the-poor.

Professor Govindarajan has been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including: Outstanding Faculty, named by Business Week in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by Business Week; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named by The London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students. Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, he was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India).

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Vijay Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals' Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy and organization. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal. He has published ten books, including international best sellers "Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators" and "The Other Side of Innovation."

Vijay Govindarajan received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean's Honor List. Prior to this, he received a chartered accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.


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