Award-winning author, speaker and economist, Global Professor of Management and Strategy at NYU's Stern School of Business and Professor of Global Strategy at the prestigious IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Pankaj Ghemawat is an economist, speaker and award-winning author of economics publications including "Redefining Global Strategy" and "World 3.0". He is also an advisor on globalization and business strategy. In 2011 he developed the DHL Global Connectedness Index, a detailed country-by-country analysis of the flows that connect the world. He is a Professor at NYU /Stern School and IESE and has been listed as the youngest guru on "The Economist's" list of top management thinkers.
He speaks and consults regularly on business strategy, globalization and its public policy implications, as well as on competitive strategy.
Pankaj Ghemawat is an advisor on globalization and business strategy. He is also a management guru whose expertise in the global economy is reflected in his own mix of cultures, American, European and Asian. 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 and a PhD in business economics there. He worked at consultants McKinseys in London for 2 years and then returned to Harvard to teach.
Pankaj has made his name arguing against the presumption that globalization has already happened, setting his views in direct opposition to those of Thomas Friedman 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 wont work and that companies must find ways to manage differences across regions. He continues the theme in World 3.0 arguing that business opportunities will be missed if we over-exaggerate the extent of global integration.
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.
Rational, measured and realistic, Pankaj uses concrete examples to back up his arguments, leading to an assessment of world globalization that business leaders can use.
Whether you’re fearing or feeling the globalization backlash, now is the time to adapt to win. Ghemawat shares the latest data and advice on how to cross borders more profitably. He identifies the most critical implications of the current pressures for globalization on companies’ strategies, portfolios, organization and societal engagement. And he provides practical, proprietary tools like his CAGE Comparator to guide your decisions in today’s unprecedented environment.
In this bold new keynote, Ghemawat takes stock of 2016’s upheavals and discusses how the new trajectory of globalization differs from the past in terms of its speed, form, loci of global growth, and patterns of international relationships. Audiences walk away with a more complete understanding of their options based on fresh data from Ghemawat’s DHL Global Connectedness Index, historical referents, and his two laws of globalization. Ghemawat also focuses on the implications for business strategy and public policy.
Testimonial for World 3.0: "The right book at the right time... (about) ways to make the global economy more stable--and more sustainable." - Peter Lscher, CEO of Siemens
Testimonial for World 3.0: "World 3.0.should be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time." - The Economist
Testimonial 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
Testimonial for Redefining Global Strategy: "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
“He sets a visionary but pragmatic agenda for senior managers, businesses, and governments.” - Michel Camdessus, International Monetary Fund (retired)
“Ghemawat helps CEOs and leaders make smart decisions.” - Samuel Palmisano, Chairman, IBM (retired)