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Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Youngest full professor ever appointed at Harvard Business School. Winner of the 2011 Thinkers 50 Book award. Ranked 27
A leading expert on globalization, Pankaj Ghemawat uses statistics and hard evidence to support his important and challenging views that global integration is being exaggerated and that national differences still matter
Economist, global strategist, speaker and author.
His book World 3.0 will “inspire all global stakeholders in times of major global challenges," - Director General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy.
Youngest person ever to be appointed Professor at the Harvard Business School.
Coined the term “globaloney” to describe overestimates of global integration.
Topics covered include Globalization and Strategy, Emerging markets and Game theory and Strategy
Rational, measured and realistic, Pankaj Ghemawat uses concrete examples to back up his arguments, leading to an assessment of world globalization that business leaders can use.
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Pankaj Ghemawat was born in 1960. He is a management guru whose expertise in the global economy is reflected in his own mix of cultures,
. In 1991 at the age of 31 he became the youngest-ever full professor at
Harvard Business School
having done a
bachelor degree in applied mathematics
a PhD in business economics
there. He worked at
for 2 years and then returned to
Pankaj Ghemawat is
Professor of global strategy
at the prestigious
IESE Business School in Barcelona
. He has made his name arguing against the presumption that globalization has already happened, setting his views in direct opposition to those of
who famously argued in an article of the same name that
“The World is Flat”
. Ghemawat uses statistics about food distribution and international phone calls amongst others, to paint a picture of a very different world where national borders still matter a lot. In
Redefining Global Strategies
he says a one-size-fits-all approach to globalization won’t work and that companies must find ways to manage differences across regions. He continues the theme in
arguing that business opportunities will be missed if we over-exaggerate the extent of global integration.
Professor Ghemawat speaks and consults regularly on business strategy, globalization and its public policy implications, as well as on competitive strategy. In 2011 he developed the
DHL Global Connectedness Index
, a detailed country-by-country analysis of the flows that connect the world.
He has written over
100 research articles
and case studies and is the
Chairman-Designate of the Strategy Research Foundation
. He is a fellow of the
Academy of International Business
and of the
Strategic Management Society
and was a member of the
AACSB business schools task force
- writing their report on what to teach students about globalization and how.
Youngest business guru to be included in the Greatest Management Thinkers of all time guide published by The Economist in 2008.
Winner of the Thinkers 50 Book Award for the best business book published in 2010-2011 for World 3.0. Individually ranked at number 27.
Winner of the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Award.
McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review.
Irwin Educator of the Year award from the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management.
Praise for World 3.0
"The right book at the right time... (about) ways to make the global economy more stable--and more sustainable."
Peter Löscher, CEO of Siemens
"World 3.0.should be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time."
Praise for Redefining Global Strategy
“Pankaj Ghemawat is one of those rare individuals who combines world class scholarship with a deep knowledge of business practice. Redefining Global Strategy tackles the crucial balance between local and global that will often define success in an increasingly globalized world economy.”
Michael E. Porter, C. Roland Christensen University Professor, Harvard Business School
"An important strategic guidebook for leaders of the 21st century globally integrated enterprise... (with an) analytic framework which is visionary and pragmatic - aware of the broader historic trajectories of globalization, but grounded in the real kinds of decisions business leaders have to make."
Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and CEO, IBM
Games Businesses Play (1998)
Redefining Global Strategy (2007)
Strategy and the Business Landscape (2009)
World 3.0: Global Prosperity and how to Achieve it (2011)
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