Top 40 Bestselling Case Authors 2018/19

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No. 24 Bestselling Case Author 2018/19

Pankaj GhemawatPankaj Ghemawat
Anselmo Rubiralta Chair of Strategy and Globalization and Global Professor Management and Strategy
IESE Business School
 and New York University Stern School of Business


Pankaj's top bestselling cases

CasesBritish Satellite Broadcasting versus Sky Television
This case describes the rivalry of two competitors who have attempted to become the dominant force in the emerging British satellite television industry. It will help students make decisions around competitive challenges and industry uncertainties.

The Globalisation of CEMEX
CEMEX, a Mexican company, had become a major international competitor in cement while maintaining a higher level of profitability than other, longer-established suppliers. This case offers a basis for discussing the sources of superior performance in a global context and the wide array of benefits that CEMEX derives from its operations in different countries.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
This case focuses on the evolution of Wal-Mart's remarkably successful discount operations and describes the company's more recent attempts to diversify into other businesses. The company has entered the warehouse club industry with its Sam's Clubs and the grocery business with its Supercenters, a combination supermarket and discount store. Wal-Mart experienced a drop in the value of its stock price in early 1993, which it still has not made up.

Meet Pankaj

BiographyPankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Chair of Strategy and Globalization at IESE Business School and Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management, New York University Stern School of Business. Between 1983 and 2008, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the School's history to be appointed a full professor. Ghemawat was also the youngest guru included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist.

Pankaj has written a number of books, including Strategy and the Business Landscape, Redefining Global Strategy, World 3.0 and The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications. Panjak also has The New Global Road Map: Enduring Strategies for Turbulent Times coming out in Spring 2018. In addition, he has written more than 100 research articles and cases and is one of the world's bestselling authors of teaching cases. He is a fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society.

He served on the taskforce appointed by AACSB, the leading accreditation body for business schools, on the globalisation of management education, and authored the report's recommendations on what and how to teach students about globalisation.

Key quote

“Cases confront students with the complexities  of the real world, sharpen their skills at evaluation and integration, provide grist for reasoning by analogy, make key ideas vivid and support participant-centred learning.  Which is why I continue to write them, more than three decades after I got started – and to assemble them, with conceptual materials, into teaching materials and even course-length casebooks."

~ Pankaj Ghemawat


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