Pankaj Ghemawat Wins the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management < Back

    The Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management presented the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award recently to noted author and IESE Professor Pankaj Ghemawat during the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

    The Teaching Committee of The Business Policy and Strategy Division said it chose Ghemawat, the first Professor from a European Business School to receive this award, due to his "exemplary record as an educator and extensive contributor to the teaching effectiveness of others through myriad teaching materials."

    The two primary criteria of the Irwin Award are: (1) Demonstrated outstanding teaching capabilities in business strategy over a long period of time; and (2) Had an important impact on strategy pedagogy through demonstrated expertise or by developing new and different teaching methods or materials that were subsequently widely adopted by others. 

    "Ghemawat has excelled along both dimensions throughout his career," noted the committee, which consisted of Melissa Appleyard, Chair (Portland State University), Ilgaz Arikan (Georgia State), Moshe Farjoun (York University) and Larry Stimpert (Colorado College).

    The Business Policy and Strategy Division has over 5,300 members and is one of the largest divisions of the Academy of Management, which includes more than 18,000 members overall. For more information, visit the Business Policy and Strategy Division of The Academy of Management.

    About Pankaj Ghemawat

    Indian-born Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He was previously the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Professor Ghemawat earned his A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University. He then worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London before joining the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty in 1983. In 1991, he was appointed the youngest full professor in HBS's history. He joined the IESE faculty in 2006.

    He has written for The New York Times and one of his Harvard Business Review articles won the award for best article published in 2005. He has been featured in Harvard Business School's Faculty Seminar Series: "Great Ideas from Business Thought Leaders." 

    Professor Ghemawat's current teaching and research focus on globalization and strategy. He has developed a 30-session MBA course on the topic, leads focused programs at IESE and at HBS on "Getting Global Strategy Right," and has written more than 50 articles and case studies on the topic.  His "Regional Strategies for Global Leadership" received the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2005. Other recent globalization-related publications include "Managing Differences: The Central Challenge in Global Strategy," the lead article in the March 2007 issue of HBR, "Why the World Isn't Flat" in the March/April 2007 issue of Foreign Policy, and "Global Integration ≠ Global Concentration" (with Fariborz Ghadar), the lead article in the August 2006 issue of Industrial and Corporate Change. He has also begun a blog on global strategy, "What in the World," for Harvard Business Online.

    Professor Ghemawat's book, synthesizing and extending his work in this area, Redefining Global Strategy, was published by Harvard Business School Press in September 2007.

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