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Interview with Bala Chakravarthy on Global Economy and Global Managers

October 2008 - By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

Moral leadership and smart strategy go hand in hand. Performance is enhanced when both are present and it degenerates precipitously when both are missing.
—Prof. Bala Chakravarthy
Effective executive interview with Prof_Bala_Chakravarthy on Global Economy and Global Managers

Bala Chakravarthy is Professor of Strategy and International Management. He holds the Shell Chair in Sustainable Business Growth at IMD. Prof. Chakravarthy's research, teaching and consulting interests cover three related areas: managing the global enterprise (with a focus on companies from BRIC countries), strategy processes for sustainable business growth, and mastering leadership dilemmas. He has published four books, several case studies and numerous articles on these topics in top international journals. His latest book, Profit or Growth? Why you don't have to choose was published in 2007, by Wharton School Publishing.

Bala is a qualified mechanical engineer and has worked as an executive at Tata Motors in India before taking his doctorate at the Harvard Business School. He has taught at the Wharton School and INSEAD, where he was the director of its corporate renewal initiative from 1993-94. Most recently, Bala held the Edson Spencer Chair in Technological Leadership at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Bala is an active top management consultant and executive education specialist. He has worked with a number of leading multinationals around the world and has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching throughout his career.

He has served or currently serves on the editorial boards of the Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning Journal and Strategy and Leadership. Bala is an inaugural Fellow of the International Strategic Management Society (ISMS). He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of that society from 1999-2004.

Useful for Understanding of:

  • Important lessons from last 100 years of business history
  • Shocks to the economy and the corporate failures
  • Trends that are going to shape the way global business will be carried out
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2008-10-04-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0026
Year and Month of Publication October 2008
Keywords Bala Chakravarthy, Important lessons from last 100 years of business history, Shocks to the economy and the corporate failures, Trends that are going to shape the way global business will be carried out
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