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


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Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame 2019
For life time contribution to management theory and practice 

Thinkers 50 Innovation Award 2019
For major contribution to the study of innovation

Best Article Award, Strategic Management Society, 2017
“Reverse Innovation, Emerging Markets, and Global Strategy”, Global Strategy Journal, October 2011.

McKinsey Award For The Best HBR Article, 2015, First Place
“Engineering Reverse Innovation”, Harvard Business Review, July-Aug 2015 

Tuck Overseers' Medal
VG's contributions to teaching and research. June 2015

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

Great Moment in Management
Harvard Business Review, November 2012 (by Walter Kiechel). This article identifies Reverse Innovation as a Big Idea in Great Moments in Management in the last 100 years.

 NYT and WSJ Best Seller
Reverse Innovation, 2012 

Best Paper Award for Innovation Management December 2012 

Visionary Award
Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity, 2012 

Thinkers 50 Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World
Rated #3, 2011

“Winner of Breakthrough Innovation Award”
Thinkers 50, 2011

 McKinsey Award 2010, 2nd Place
“Stop the Innovation Wars” Harvard Business Review
By Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

Emerging BusinessBrain
By London Times

Global Indian Thought Leader
Rated by Across The Board

 Accenture Award For the Best Article
“Organizational DNA for Strategic Innovation”, California Management Review, 2005 (with Chris Trimble)

 Global Indian Thought Leader
Rated by India Today

Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy
Rated by Forbes 

Top Ten Professor in Corporate Executive Education
Rated by Business Week 

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

Top 10 Indian Global Management Guru
Selected by BusinessWorld as one of the top Indian-born management gurus who have made it bigoverseas. 

Outstanding Faculty
Named in Business Week Guide to Best Business Schools 

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Voted by MBA students

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.) 

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.) 

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

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

Academy of Management Hall of Fame
Recognition for the number of articles published in the Academy Journals

Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award
The Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association 

Robert Bowne Prize
For Best Thesis Proposal, Harvard Business School 

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

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