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Pankaj Ghemawat

Professor of Strategic Management,
IESE and NYU Stern Business School


Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School and Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Between 1983 and 2008, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor.
Ghemawat is also the youngest “guru” included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist and is ranked among the top twenty management thinkers worldwide by Thinkers50. Other recent honors include the Booz Eminent Scholar Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management, the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review and the Irwin Educator of the Year award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.  
Ghemawat’s most recent book is The Laws of Globalization, published by Cambridge University Press in fall 2016. His previous book World 3.0 (Harvard Business Review Press) should, according to The Economist, “be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time.”  
Ghemawat’s pending book, The New Global Road Map: Enduring Strategies for Turbulent Times, explains the key trends affecting global business today and how globalization levels around the world are changing.  
Ghemawat is the principal author of the biennial DHL Global Connectedness Index and the Chairman of the Foundation for Practice and Research in Strategic Management (PRISM).  He served on the taskforce appointed by the AACSB, the leading accreditation body for business schools, on the globalization of management education, and authored the report's recommendations about what to teach students about globalization, and how.