Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern University), Deputy Dean of the AIB Fellows, 2020-2023, is University Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy and founding Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University. He studies strategy and innovation in emerging markets. He earned his BSc (Physics) from Delhi U., his MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad, and his DBA from Harvard U. Ravi has been a visiting professor at HBS, Wharton School, MIT-Sloan, Fletcher School, CEIBS-Shanghai, and IMD-Switzerland.
He has published in JIBS, Management Science, AMR, CMR, and HBR, among others. His co-authored article on reverse innovation won the inaugural prize for best article in Global Strategy Journal and EBS Prize for best article in Innovation Management. His eight books include three published by Cambridge University Press on the internationalization of emerging-market firms. His latest book, Reverse innovation in health care (HBR Press, 2018) was a finalist for the Tata Book award.
From 2004-2008 Ravi served on the Executive Committee of AOM’s International Management Division. In 2008 he was elected an AIB Fellow and served as Secretary-Treasurer for three years. In 2017, The Globals, based out of London, recognized him as the “most innovative thinker on strategy and innovation in emerging markets.” Ravi has studied or consulted with firms in more than 20 emerging economies and been a consultant to the Economist Group, Fulbright, USAID, UNCTAD, UNDP, and the World Bank’s board.