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Pankaj Ghemawat

Strategy guru, author of the bestseller: Redefining Global Strategy

Pankaj Ghemawat is one of those people who combine academic knowledge with business acumen Professor at acumen. the Harvard Business School for 25 years, he currently lectures at the Anselmo Rubiralta Centre for Globalisation and Strategy at IESE Business School. Ghemawats research focuses on globalisation and strategy. He has written over 50 articles and case studies on these subjects. His paper, Regional Strategies for Global Leadership, published in the Harvard Business Review in 2005, was awarded the McKinsey prize to the best article. Other recent publications include Managing include: Differences: The Central Challenge in Global Strategy (Harvard Business Review) and Why the World Isnt Flat (Foreign Policy). Ghemawat also keeps a blog on global strategy for Harvard Business Online titled What in the World.

General Topics
Strategic Planning and Execution Globalisation Strategic Innovation Business Economics

Specific Topics
Economic Evidence of the Globalisation of Markets Global Strategy Competitive Strategy

In 2008 he won the Economics for Management prize awarded by IESE Business School and the BBVA Foundation
Publications In September 2007, Harvard Business School Press published, Redefining Global Strategy, which synthesises and builds on Ghemawats work on this subject. This book is a strategic guide for leaders in the 21st century who manage globally integrated entities. It offers a pragmatic and revealing approach it builds on approach: the historical paths of globalisation but takes into account the real decisions business leaders must make on a daily basis. Other works include: Commitment Commitment, Games Businesses Play or Strategy and the Business Landscape. Furthermore, Ghemawat is editor at the strategy department at Management Science, as well as other publications.
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Redefining Global Strategy Harvard Business School Press, 2007

Strategy and the Business Landscape Prentice-Hall 2006

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STRATEGY ACCORDING TO PANKAJ GHEMAWAT Ghemawat provides businessmen with the tools and techniques they must work on in order to improve the quality of their decision-making. Specifically, Ghemawat explains: : How to identify, preferably in advance, those decisions that are truly strategic and require a high level of commitment. commitment How to analyse short and long-term competitive positions implied by a particular strategic option. How to assess the sustainability of higher competitive positions. positions How to manage the flexibility attained through a particular decision when facing future uncertainties. How to deal with honest mistakes and deliberate distortions in the decision-making process.

He was the youngest academic to become a full professor at Harvard Business School, where he lectured for 25 years.
In 2007 Ghemawat was elected a member of the 2007, Academy of International Business. In August 2008, the California Management Academy presented him with the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award, becoming the first lecturer at a European business school to ever obtain this prize. In October that same year he became a member of the Strategic Management Society. Also in 2008, he received the IESE and BBVA Foundations Economics for Management award. Ghemawat holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, where he also gained his PhD in Business Economics. Economics He later worked as an advisor at the London firm McKinsey & Company. In 1983 he joined the teaching staff at Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest academic in the facultys history to become a full-professor He remained in Harvard 25 years and joined professor. the faculty at IESE in 2006 .
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PUBLICATIONS

Redefining Global Strategies 2008 In a semi-global world, the defining features of a global strategy global can be determinant determinant. Some companies hold onto strategies that do

not take into account local singularities that, to a large extent, define economic activity activity. In a global market with unclear boundaries you

cannot apply the same rules to everyone. Through extensive study of the experience of companies such as Toyota, IBM, Procter& Gamble, Zara, Dell or GE Healthcare, Professor Ghemawat leads us through the techniques required to achieve the perfect mix that will allow international growth, identify the differences between countries and allow any globally globally-operating company to obtain the maximum yield in a market where boundaries do exist. Games businesses play 2007 This book is one of the best advocates of game theory. It offers a fresh approach to a fascinating amalgam of business strategy problems in a lively, provocative, challenging way. Game theory has come to dominate the organisation of industrial economies, yet business strategists are still debating its usefulness. This book presents detailed case studies of competitive interaction in order to explore the uses and limits of game theory as a valuable tool for business strategists. Owing to its analytical rather than

descriptive character, these case studies are not of the type usually presented in the classroom. These cases have been combined with

adapted game theory models that cover a wide range of decisions, both short and long-term. They incorporate, for instance, the ability

for expansion and reduction, innovation of products and services, and struggle for market share. A variety of qualitative and quantitative Furthermore, this in strategic

methods are used to test the predictive models. book throws light on other topics of

relevance

management.

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Strategy and the Business Landscape 2006 This book attempts to be rigorous in its research, pragmatic in focus and concise. Strategy and the Business Landscape is based on current studies in the field of strategy and adopts an outlook centred around value and business, in line with recent work on the addition and appropriation of value. This perspective promotes an analytical approach to strategy and brings together the discussions that arise from the different chapters. But, at the same time, this text starts with and maintains an explicit historical perspective on strategy as a discipline. It does this in the hope that knowledge of the fields history might enhance the ability to review the constant influx of new ideas some good and some bad on strategy.

Commitment 1991 In order to create a competitive advantage, a business must commit to developing a series of abilities that go beyond those of its competitors, but these type of commitments tend to be costly and difficult to achieve What are the steps a business should take? What achieve. strategy should it commit to? How much importance should we give to competitors and uncertainty when a decision is to be made? Pankaj Ghemawat consolidates contemporary economic research and other disciplines within a comprehensible and practical working framework in order to compare commitment to strategically different options. This working framework will help businessmen to make decisions concerning strategy issues, such as entry and exit, vertical or horizontal integration, ability to expand and innovate, as well as generic strategy options.

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