Faculty Directory

Vijay Govindarajan

Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management

Email

vijay.govindarajan@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Phone

603-646-2156

Personal Website

http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/people/vg/

Degree

DBA, Harvard University, 1978; MBA, Harvard University, 1976; BC, Annamalai University, 1969

Areas of Expertise

Globalization, innovation, execution

Current Research Topics

  • Innovation in emerging markets


Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1985–present
  • Faculty Director, William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership, Tuck School, 2000–10
  • Visiting Professor, INSEAD, 1994
  • Visiting Professor, International University of Japan, 1989–90
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University, 1981–85
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University, 1980–81
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, 1978–80

Nonacademic positions

  • Chief Innovation Consultant, Professor in Residence, General Electric, 2009, 2008


Awards

  • Named a Marvin Bower Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School for a two-year period beginning in 2015
  • Ranked #3 on the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s most influential business thinkers, 2011
  • McKinsey Award for the Best Article in Harvard Business Review, 2010
  • Accenture Award, California Management Review, 2006
  • Top Indian Management Thinker, Across the Board, 2005
  • Top Five Executive Coaches, Forbes, 2003
  • Outstanding Faculty, BusinessWeek Guide to the Best B-Schools, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993
  • Top 50 Nonresident Indians, NRIworld, 2002
  • Honorable Mention for number of articles in Academy journals, Academy of Management Hall of Fame, 2000
  • Top 20 North American superstars in strategy and organization, Management International Review
  • Top 10 Indian global management guru, Businessworld, 1998
  • Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association, 1995
  • One of 10 most cited articles, Academy of Management Journal
  • Top 10 Professor in Corporate Executive Education, BusinessWeek, 1993
  • Top 10 Professor in Corporate Executive Education, Paper Award, Academy of Management, 1991
  • Glueck Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 1991
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Indian Institute of Management, 1979–80, 1978–79

Selected Publications

  • “A Reverse Innovation Playbook,” Harvard Business Review, April 2012
  • With C. Trimble, Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, HBR Press, 2012
  • “Designing a $300 House,” Harvard Business Review, January–February, 2011
  • With C. Trimble, “CEO’s Role in Business Model Transformation,” Harvard Business Review, January–February 2011
  • With C. Trimble, “Stop The Innovation Wars,” Harvard Business Review, July–August 2010
  • With C. Trimble, “How GE Is Disrupting Itself,” Harvard Business Review, October 2009
  • With P. Kopalle, “Disruptiveness of Innovations: Measurement and an Assessment of Reliability and Validity,” Strategic Management Journal, 27, February 2006
  • With C. Trimble, “Building Breakthrough Business Within Established Organizations,” Harvard Business Review, 83(5), May 2005
  • “Knowledge Flows Within Multinational Corporations,” Strategic Management Journal, 21, 2000