If change is the only constant, and even a business cliché, why do so many organizations refuse to embrace it and risk losing opportunities for growth and...
Author - Ranjay Gulati
Ranjay Gulati is the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor at the Harvard Business School. He is an expert on innovation, leadership, strategy, and organizational issues in firms. In his recent book, Reorganize for Resilience: Putting Customers at the Center of Your Organization (Harvard Business Press, 2009), he explores how "resilient" companies-those that prosper both in good times and bad-drive growth and increase profitability by immersing themselves in the lives of their customers. The book uncovers the path to resilience by showing companies how to break down internal barriers ...and create a network of collaborators. Professor Gulati is also author of, Managing Network Resources: Alliances, Affiliations, and other Relational Assets (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Professor Gulati is the former president of the Business Policy and Strategy Division at the Academy of Management and an elected fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He was ranked as one of the top ten most cited scholars in Economics and Business over a decade by ISI-Incite. The Economist, Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit have listed him as among the top handful of business school scholars whose work is most relevant to management practice. He has been a Harvard MacArthur Fellow and a Sloan Foundation Fellow. His research has been published in leading journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, American Journal of Sociology, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, strategy+business, and the Financial Times. He sits on the editorial board of several leading journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal. He was a co-editor of a special issue of the Strategic Management Journal on Alliances and Strategic Networks in 2000 and will be co-editing another special issue on Organizational Architecture that will appear in 2011. Professor Gulati teaches courses in Harvard Business School's MBA and Executive Education programs. He has received a number of awards for his teaching, including the Best Professor Award for his teaching in the MBA and executive MBA programs at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, where he was on the faculty beforecoming to Harvard. He advises and speaks to corporations large and small around the globe, including GE, SAP, Novartis, Bank of China, Sanofi Aventis, Caterpillar, Allergan, Metlife, Target, Hitachi, Novartis, Honda, Qualcomm, Aetna, Future Brands, Ford, Seyfarth Shaw, LaFarge, McGraw-Hill, Rockwell Collins, Merck, General Mills, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter, Credit Suisse, and Microsoft. Professor Gulati has served on the advisory boards of several startup companies and has appeared as an expert witness in business litigations. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and has been a panelist on several of their series on topics that include the Business of Innovation, Collaboration, and Leadership Vision.