Bio: Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School and the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration (on leave) at the Harvard Business School. Professor Ghemawat earned his A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D in Business Economics from Harvard University. He then worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London before joining the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty in 1983. In 1991, he was appointed the youngest full professor in HBS’s history. He joined the IESE faculty in 2006.
Professor Ghemawat’s current teaching and research focus on globalization and strategy. He has developed a 30-session MBA course on the topic, chairs focused programs at IESE and at HBS on Getting Global Strategy Right, and has written numerous articles on globalization. Of his two most recent articles on this topic, “Regional Strategies for Global Leadership” received the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) in 2005 and “Global Integration ≠ Global Concentration” (with Fariborz Ghadar) was published as the lead article in Industrial and Corporate Change in August 2006. His next publication on this topic, “Managing Differences: The Central Challenge of Global Strategy,” is forthcoming as the lead article in the March 2007 issue of HBR. He has also finished a book titled Redefining Global Strategy that will be published by Harvard Business School Press in September 2007. Professor Ghemawat’s other books include Commitment, Games Businesses Play and Strategy and the Business Landscape. In addition, he is one of HBS’s 10 best-selling case writers, serves as the Departmental Editor for Strategy at Management Science, holds editorial positions with half-a-dozen other journals and is a director of the Tata America International Corporation.
Last Updated: April 2007