The Case Centre’s bestselling authors 2015/2016

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Bestselling author 2015/16

Krishna G PalepuKrishna G Palepu
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

 
The cases

Cases Haier: Taking a Chinese Company Global in 2011
In 2011, Haier, China's leading appliance manufacturer, had over $20 billion in global sales and had just been named the leading refrigerator manufacturer worldwide. This case describes Haier's rise from a defunct refrigerator factory in China's Qingdao province to an international player with $5.5 billion in overseas sales, and also looks ahead to the next decade.

Arch Communications Group Inc
Founded in 1986, Arch Communications Group Inc. was the third largest paging company in America serving nearly three million subscribers. Arch was seeking nationwide growth through a blend of strategic acquisitions and internal additions and was also entering major metropolitan markets. However, the value of Arch stock had fallen dramatically between November 1995 and July 1996.

Tata Nano – The People’s Car
This case explores how Tata Motors, India's largest automobile company, developed the Nano, the world's cheapest car. It focuses on the translation of Ratan Tata's (Chairman of Tata Motors) vision of a safe affordable car for the masses by Ravi Kant, Managing Director of Tata Motors into the Nano Project.

Meet Krishna

BiographyKrishna is currently the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His current research and teaching activities focus on strategy and governance. His recent strategy focus has been on the globalisation of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and he is co-author of Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution. He also developed and taught a second year MBA course focusing on these issues.

In the area of corporate governance, Krishna's work focuses on board engagement with strategy, and he teaches on several executive education programmes at Harvard. 

Previously, Krishna’s worked on mergers and acquisitions and corporate disclosure, and based on this work, he co-authored the book, Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements: Text and Cases, which won the American Accounting Association's Wildman Award for its impact on management practice, as well as the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award for its impact on academic research.
 

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