About Subi Rangan
Subi Rangan received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University. His current work explores how enterprises may better integrate performance and progress, and how scholars may help evolve the paradigm and practice of capitalism. In 2013 he initiated the Society for Progress, a fellowship of eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders. Their first work was published as Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their second book is entitled Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? (Oxford, 2018).
In other research Subi explores the political sociology of discrimination of foreign transnational firms and these firms’ non-market strategies. In 1998 he won the Academy of International Business’ Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original work in international business. In 1995 that academy awarded their Best Dissertation Award to his doctoral thesis. In 2010 his research won the Emerald award for Top 50 papers in management. His articles appear in the Administrative Science Quarterly; Academy of Management Review; Brookings Papers on Economic Activity; Journal of International Business Studies; Strategic Management Journal; Sloan Management Review; and Harvard Business Review. Subi is coauthor of two other books: Manager in the International Economy, and A Prism on Globalization. He was associate editor of the Academy of Management Review; and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.
He is a member of the board of trustees of Fundacao Dom Cabral, a leading business school in Brazil; and member of the board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He directs INSEAD’s top executive seminar AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, and Action. In 2018 he launched the Integrating Performance & Progress (IPP) executive seminar that he co-teaches with philosophers. Subi is a multiple-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award and Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. He is married and has a daughter and son.
Loved the umbrella story Subi. Germans coming from the land of folding umbrellas. A child’s mind is so wonderful.