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Sumantra Ghoshal is a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) in the U.K and a Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He serves as a member of The Committee of Overseers of the Harvard Business School and was the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.

Professor Ghoshal's research focuses on strategic, organizational and managerial issues confronting large, global companies. He has published 10 books, over 70 articles and several award-winning case studies. Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution, a book he co-authored with Christopher Bartlett, has been listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books and has been translated into nine languages. The Differential Network: Organizing the Multinational Corporation for Value Creation, a book he co-authored with Nitin Nohria, won the George Terry Book Award in 1997. The Individualized Corporation, co-authored with Christopher Bartlett, won the Igor Ansoff Award in 1997, and has been translated into seven languages. His last book, Managing Radical Change, won the Management Book of the Year award in India.

Professor Ghoshal serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Duncan-Goenka, a large diversified business group in India, and sits on the Boards of several institutions including Mahindra-British Telecom Ltd, the Lufthansa School of Business and Swiss Re at Rüchlikon. He also maintains teaching and consulting relationships with several American, European and Asian companies.

With doctoral degrees from both the MIT School of Management and the Harvard Business School, Professor Ghoshal serves on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals and has been nominated to the Fellowships at the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the World Economic Forum.


Dr. Sumantra Ghoshal died on March 3 2004, at age 55, of a brain haemorrhage.

Last Updated: March 2004


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