New chair and members for our US board of directors

25 October 2013

A warm welcome to Sam Hariharan, the new Chairman of our US board of directors. He takes over from our outgoing Chairman, Jean-Pierre Jeannet.

“We would like to thank Jean-Pierre for his sterling service and invaluable input during his time as Chairman and we are very grateful for his advice and support,” said The Case Centre’s Director, Richard McCracken.

“We’re honoured to announce Sam Hariharan as our new Chairman, and we are looking forward to working with both him, and our three new board members in the US, Dana Hyde, Kip Becker and Soumitra Dutta. We’re very fortunate to have people of such high calibre sitting on our American board.” 

Our new Chairman and directors are:

Lynette Ryals
Sam Hariharan (Chairman)
Lecturer in Management
Babson, Massachusetts, US
shariharan@babson.edu
Jamie Anderson
Dana Hyde
Assistant Professor
Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Thomas Buergi
Kip Becker
Associate Professor and Chair of Administrative Sciences
Boston University, US
e kbecker@bu.edu
Soumitra Dutta
Soumitra Dutta
Dean and Professor of Management
Johnson Cornell University
e soumitra.dutta@cornell.edu

Sam Hariharan

Sam is Lecturer in Management at Babson, Massachusetts, US. He is the author of several teaching and research cases, journal articles and book chapters and his academic research has been widely published. Sam’s research, teaching and consulting expertise are in competitive strategy in high-tech enterprises (how companies create new competitive spaces through innovation and entrepreneurship), and the strategic management of innovations in the global enterprise.

“I find the case method an essential component in the development of not only solid analytical thinking, but also managerial judgment and action,” says Sam.

“As programmes in business education at various levels are constantly searching for good materials to bring to life concepts and frameworks in a variety of contexts, The Case Centre has an important role to play. It incorporates in its rich and growing collection arguably the widest range of cases drawn from globally dispersed sources and involving organisations operating in a range of institutional contexts.

“I would like to see increased appreciation and use in the United States and North America of The Case Centre’s resources. My role will be to enable The Case Centre to reach this wider audience by increasing the awareness of what is available and to make it easier for professionals to get access to the materials.”

Dana Hyde

Dana is Assistant Professor at the Telfer School of Management, Canada, where she teaches strategy implementation and consulting skills for managers. Her interests include corporate entrepreneurship and its role in strategic renewal; the role and impact of the dominant business in a diversified firm; and strategy and the management of change in the public sector.

Says Dana: “As an active user of cases and a strong advocate of the case method and The Case Centre's overall mission, I am very much looking forward to contributing to The Case Centre's continuing growth and development into the future."

Kip Becker

Kip is Associate Professor and Chair of Administrative Sciences at Boston University, US. He has published more than sixty articles and book chapters, both nationally and internationally in the areas of international management, electronic commerce, strategy, marketing, and global service sector issues. In 2012, Kip was honoured for 25 years of contributions to international business marketing by the Academy for Global Business Advancement.

“It is a privilege to have been selected to the board,” says Kip. “I hope to be able to add value through my long experience with case use in the classroom and now online. While having found cases to be an exciting and integral part of business teaching for two decades the emergence of online instruction has brought challenges to the case study method not present in classrooms.

“Online formats have presented an interesting, and at times painful, learning curve. With more professors, schools and associations of institutions engaging in online courses and programmes, I believe that my decade of experience with online case instruction, as well as experimenting with various formats, can offer insights to those that desire to extend this exciting teaching tool into their online environment.”

Soumitra Dutta

Soumitra is Dean and Professor of Management at Johnson Cornell University, US. Previously he was a faculty member and Deputy Dean at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Soumitra is on the advisory board of several international business schools and is an authority on the impact of new technology on the business world including strategies for driving growth and innovation by embracing the digital economy.

Says Soumitra: “I am looking forward to working alongside colleagues on The Case Centre’s US board, and using my particular expertise in new technology, social media and the digital economy to help in further raising The Case Centre’s profile and promoting the invaluable services it provides to the case method community worldwide.”

The Case Centre

The Case Centre has offices in the UK and the US, both overseen by a group of representatives from academia.

The operations of The Case Centre’s operations in North America are supervised by a board of directors that brings expertise from both academia and corporations.

An executive committee, with representatives from member organisations, meets three times a year to establish our policy and oversee operations outside North America.

Nominations for board members are always welcome from our member organisations, please contact Hazel Walker for more information. 


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