Ghemawat in 2008
September 30, 1959|
|Occupation||Economist, strategist, author|
Pankaj Ghemawat (born September 30, 1959) is an Indian-American economist, professor, global strategist, speaker and author known for his work in the study of globalization. He created the DHL Global Connectedness Index and the CAGE Distance Framework.
He is the Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Ghemawat previously served on the faculty of Harvard Business School, where he was the youngest person ever appointed a full professorship.
Ghemawat received his bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and his Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard University. Entering Harvard College at the age of 16, he was accepted to Harvard Business School's Ph.D. in Business Economics program at 19, graduating three years later.
After a two-year stint at McKinsey & Company in London, he spent 25 years on the full-time faculty at Harvard Business School. Since 2006, Ghemawat has been the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School in Barcelona. In 2013, he was appointed as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Management at Stern School of Business, New York University.
Ghemawat has devoted much of his career to studying globalization and its effects on national economies. In 2011 he introduced the DHL Global Connectedness Index, which emphasizes analysis of hard data to measure the global connectedness of countries around the world.
Key ideas of his work include:
Much of Ghemawat's work serves as a counterpoint to journalist Thomas Friedman's contention in his book The World is Flat that globalization is a fast-growing and dominant force in the 21st century economy. In 2009 Ghemawat published the article Why the World Isn't Flat in Foreign Policy. In 2012 Ghemawat gave a TED talk entitled Actually, the World Isn't Flat. In these and other works, Ghemawat cited the measures of global connectedness compiled in his research to show that globalization is less widespread than generally thought. He has revived the term "globaloney", coined in the 1940s by Clare Boothe Luce, to refer to these misconceptions.
Beginning in 2016 Ghemawat has turned his attention to the effects of isolationist and nationalist movements such as the United Kingdom's Brexit vote and the policies of President Donald Trump on trade, globalization, and economic growth.
Pankaj Ghemawat's books include Commitment (Free Press, 1991), Games Businesses Play (MIT Press, 1998), Strategy and the Business Landscape (Pearson Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2009), the award-winning Redefining Global Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), and World 3.0 Global Prosperity And How To Achieve It (Harvard Business Press, 2011), which continues to receive international acclaim.
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