Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2018/19

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No. 20 Bestselling Case Author 2018/19

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


Krishna's top bestselling cases

CasesTata 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.

Accounting for the iPhone at Apple Inc
Was Apple ‘right’ in arguing that subscription accounting was inadequate for the iPhone? Would market participants’ mixed reaction to Apple’s change to revenue being recognised upfront prove well founded?

Alibaba Goes Public
In 2014 Alibaba debuted on the New York Stock exchange, creating not only the largest IPO in history but this initial desire to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was denied due to the company's desire to preserve its partner's control over decision rights. Why did Hong Kong deny Alibaba's requests to list dual-class shares or to allow its partners to nominate a majority of the board of directors, and in the process turn away a superstar in Alibaba?

Meet Krishna

BiographyKrishna is 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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