Vijay Govindarajan joined us March 24, 2010.
Vijay Govindarajan (VG) is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business and the Founding Director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is the 2009 Professor-in-Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant for General Electric.
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VG has been named to a series of lists by influential publications including: "Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education," named by Business Week; "Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy," rated by Forbes; "Outstanding Faculty," named by Business Week in its Guide to Best B-Schools; "Top 50 Management Thinker", named by The London Times; "Outstanding Teacher of the Year," voted by MBA students; and "superstar" Management Thinker from India, named by Business Week.
The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, VG was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals' Hall of Fame, and was ranked by Management International Review as one of the "Top 20 North American Superstars" for research in strategy and organization. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.
VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean's Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President's Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.