About Christopher Bartlett

Professor Christopher Bartlett is the Thomas D. Casserly Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. He received a B.Econ. degree from the University of Queensland and both an MBA and DBA from Harvard University.

Prior to his academic career, he worked as a marketing manager with Alcoa in Australia, a management consultant in McKinsey’s London office, and general manager of Baxter Laboratories’ subsidiary in France.

He joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1979 where his research focused on the management challenges facing large, complex, global corporations. His eight books include (co-authored with the late Sumantra Ghoshal) Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution (named by the Financial Times as one of the 20th century’s 50 most influential business books) and The Individualized Corporation (named by Strategy + Business magazine as one of the best business books of the new millennium). Both books have been translated into more than ten languages.

He has authored or co-authored over 50 book chapters and articles and written over 100 case studies which collectively have sold more than seven million copies worldwide, making him the best-selling case author in the history of HBS.

During his three decades at HBS, he chaired the School’s General Management Unit, ran the International Senior Management Program, headed the Program for Global Leadership, and led the Humanitarian Leadership Program.

Professor Bartlett is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and the Strategic Management Society. In 2001, the Academy Management’s International Division honored him with its Distinguished Scholar Award.

He has served on the board of six public companies and five non-profits.