Anil K. Gupta

Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

4546 Van Munching Hall
DBA, Harvard University

Primary Research Areas

  • Emerging Markets (especially China and India)
  • Frugal Innovation
  • Global Strategy & Organization
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

July 2010: Elected life-time Fellow, Strategic Management Society.  

July 2010: Received the “Best Professor in Strategy” Award from CMO Asia (an association of chief marketing officers).  

June 2010: Getting China and India Right (book co-authored with Haiyan Wang) is short-listed for the Asia Society’s Annual Bernard Schwartz Book Award.  

April 15, 2010: Mentioned as a “rising superstar” by Economist magazine in a Special Report on “Innovation in Emerging Markets.”  

March 2010: Elected life-time Fellow, Academy of International Business.  

March 2010: Getting China and India Right (book coauthored with Haiyan Wang) received the Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize for Best Book in Globalization/International Business. This award is given by an association of book publishers.  

2010: Since 2004, have been continuously listed among the most highly cited scholars in the entire field of economics and business by (a unit of Thomson Scientific Company).  

2009-2010: Division Chair, International Management Division, Academy of Management (2008-2009: Served as Division Chair Elect; 2007-2008: Served as Program Chair, 2008 Annual Meetings).  

2009-2010: Program Chair for the “Global Strategy” Interest Group, Strategic Management Society (2008-2009: Served as Associate Program Chair).  

2009-2010: Track Chair-Emerging Economies, 2010 Annual Meetings, Academy of International Business.  

2009: Invited to join the Senior Advisory Board of Global Strategy Journal, a new journal from the Strategic Management Society.  

2009: Dissertation chair for the winner of the Heizer Best Dissertation Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management (Antoaneta Petkova, "Reputation Building by New Ventures: Three Essays on Processes and Performance," Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Maryland at College Park).

2006-2008: Guest Editor, Information Systems Research special issue on “The Interplay Between Digital and Social Networks” (co-editors: Ritu Agarwal and Robert Kraut)

December 2006: Article by Peng & Zhou in Journal of International Management ranks my AMR (1991)article as the #7 most cited article in the list of all articles on global strategy published worldwide in all journals during 1991-2000.

2005: Winner, Best Paper (Runner-Up) Award at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business.

2005: Invited to serve as Guest Editor for a special issue of Organization Science on “Multi-level Research on Innovation” (co-editors: Susan Taylor and Paul Tesluk).

2004: Invited to serve as Guest Editor for a special issue of Academy of Management Journal on “Managing Exploration and Exploitation” (co-editors: Ken Smith and Chris Shalley).

2004: Listed among the 243 most highly cited scholars in the entire field of economics and business covering macro- and micro-economics, finance, marketing, and strategy by (a unit of Thomson Scientific Company). This list includes only 20 strategy scholars including me.

2000: Included in the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame (under the “Honorable Mention” category).

2000 (Jan-Dec): Served as a visiting professor at Stanford University. 1991-1992: Served as a visiting professor at the Tuck School, Dartmouth College. In 1986-1987, was similarly invited by the Sloan School of Management at MIT to serve as a visiting faculty.

1997-1998: Received the “Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award” from The University of Maryland - the highest campus-level recognition given by the university to any of its professors (mentioned earlier).

1998: Second-time winner of the Allen J. Krowe Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park (mentioned earlier). Also, rated as the #1 most popular professor in a Business Week magazine survey of MBA students at The Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park.

1998: One of my 1984 Academy of Management Journal papers was included in the list of “The Ten Most Often Cited Articles Published in AMJ, 1958-95” by former editor Richard T. Mowday in “Celebrating 40 Years of the Academy of Management Journal,” AMJ, 40(6), 1997. Earlier, this article was also ranked as #2 in a survey of "The Fifty Most-Noted Strategy Works of 1980-1985" by Donald C. Hambrick of Columbia University.

1994: Ranked by Management International Review as one of the "Top 20 North American Superstars" for research in strategy and organization.

1992-1994: Elected Member of the Executive Committee, Business Policy & Strategy Division, Academy of Management.

1991: Received the 1991 Glueck Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Planning Division, Academy of Management.

Consulting Work

  • IBM
  • National Semiconductor
  • Marriott
  • First Data Corporation
  • Monsanto
  • Gupta, A.K., & Wang, H. 2009. Getting China and India Right. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Also published in Japanese.
  • Gupta, A.K., Govindarajan, V., & Wang, H. 2008. The Quest for Global Dominance, 2nd Edition. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Also published in Mandarin.
  • Feinberg, S.E., & Gupta, A.K. 2009. MNC subsidiaries and country risk: Internalization as a safeguard against weak external institutions. Academy of Management Journal. 52: 381-399.
  • Agarwal, R., Gupta, A.K., and Kraut, R. 2008. Interplay between digital and social networks.Information Systems Research. 19: 243-252.
  • Gupta, A.K., Tesluk, P.E., & Taylor, M.S. 2007. Innovation at and across levels. Organization Science.18: 885-897.
  • Gupta, A.K., Smith, K.G., & Shalley, C. 2006. The interplay between exploration and exploitation.Academy of Management Journal. 49: 693-706.
  • Feinberg, S.E., Gupta, A.K. 2004. Knowledge spillovers and the assignment of R&D responsibilities to foreign subsidiaries. Strategic Management Journal. 25: 823-845.
  • Gupta, A.K., & Govindarajan, V. 2000. Knowledge flows within multinational corporations. Strategic Management Journal. 21: 473-496.
  • Gupta, A.K., & Govindarajan, V. 2000. Knowledge management’s social dimension: Lessons from Nucor Steel. Sloan Management Review. Fall: 71-80.
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