VG receiving the President Gold Medal for obtaining first rank in Chartered Accountancy Nationals, 1972.


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The Carl S. Sloane Award
The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF)
February 2015

NYT and WSJ Best Seller
Reverse Innovation, 2012

Best Paper Award for Innovation Management
December 2012

Innovation Award
Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity Visionary Award for Reverse Innovation
November 2012

Thinkers 50
Ranked as Number 3 Management Thinker in the World. Won the Breakthrough Idea Award for the $300 House.
November 2011

McKinsey Award for The Best Article in Harvard Business Review
"Stop The Innovation Wars", HBR, August 2010, Second Place
June 2011

Fellow of The Strategic Management Society
Honor given to a distinguished group of scholars who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.
November 2010

Top 5 Management Thinker of Indian Origin
By BusinessWeek
March 2010

Emerging Business Brain
By London Times
June 2008

"Winner of the Accenture Award"
By California Management Review for his article “Organizational DNA for Strategic Innovation” (co-authored with Chris Trimble)
June 2007

Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Research Paper on Global Strategy
Among all articles on global strategy published worldwide in all journals during 1991-2000 (reference to "Knowledge Flows and The Structure of Controls in Multinational Corporations," Academy of Management Review, 1991).
June 2001

Academy of Management Hall of Fame
Honorable Mention, Recognition for the number of articles published in the Academy Journals
April 2000

Global Indian Thought Leader
Rated by Across The Board
March 2000

Global Indian Thought Leader
Rated by India Today
June 1999

Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award
April 1997

15th Annual Dartmouth Presidential Lecture
Selected by Dartmouth College's President Wright to share expertise on global business strategy
April 1997

Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy
Rated by Forbes
November 1996

Top 10 Indian Global Management Guru
Selected by BusinessWorld as one of the Top Indian-born management gurus who have made it big overseas.
February 1994

Top 50 Non-Resident Indian of the Year
By NRI World, the lifestyle and business magazine for Indians living abroad.
April 1993

Gluek Best Research Paper Award
In business policy and strategy from the Academy of Management
August 1992

Top Ten Professor in Corporate Executive Education
Rated by Business Week
February 1990

Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Research Paper
In the 40-year history of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) (reference to "Business Unit Strategy, Managerial Characteristics, and Business Unit Effectiveness at Strategy Implementation," with Anil K. Gupta.)
April 1988

Second Most Frequently Cited Research Paper
Survey of "The Fifty Most-Noted Strategy Works of 1980-1985" by Donald C. Hambrick of Columbia University (reference to "Business Unit Strategy, Managerial Characteristics, and Business Unit Effectiveness at Strategy Implementation," with Anil K. Gupta.)
August 1987

Outstanding Faculty
Named in Business Week Guide to Best Business Schools
April 1987

Top 20 Academic Superstar
In North America for research in strategy and organization by Management International Review
April 1982

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Voted by MBA students
March 1980

Robert Bowne Prize For Best Thesis Proposal, Harvard Business School
November 1977

President's Gold Medal
First rank nationwide in Chartered Accountancy (Equivalent of CPA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
April 1972