Gaurab Bhardwaj

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management

Bio

For the last few years, Gaurab has been researching, teaching, and writing about the solving of big problems confronting societies. At Babson, he teaches an elective called ‘Solving Big Problems.’ For this work, the Aspen Institute gave him their Faculty Pioneer Award in 2016. Gaurab also teaches strategy to undergraduates, MBAs, and executives. He has taught in and led several executive programs for US and international companies. He received the Deans’ Award for Excellence in Teaching across all programs. Gaurab uses field research and the methods of historians to develop rich narratives of decision making and create decision making frameworks to help people make better decisions. He has published journal articles, book chapters, reports, and cases. Gaurab has a PhD in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and an MBA from Northeastern University, USA.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, Northeastern University
  • MA, University of Bombay
  • BA, University of Poona

Academic Interests

Strategy, Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship; Decision Making, Problem Solving, Solving Big Corporate Problems, Solving Big Societal Problems.

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - Faculty Pioneer Award, Aspen Institute
  • 2011 - Deans' Award for Excellence in Teaching in Any Program, Babson College
  • 2008 - Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. Family Endowed Term Chair in Strategy and Planning, Babson College

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bhardwaj, G. (2007). From Pioneering Invention to Sustained Innovation: Herbicides at DuPont. Chemical Heritage, 25(1), 34-36.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Camillus, J.C., Hounshell , D. (2006). Continual Corporate Entrepreneurial Search for Long-Term Growth. Management Science, 52(2), 248-261 .
  • Bhardwaj, G. (2006). How the Antihypertensive Losartan was Discovered. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 1(6), 609-618.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Chowdhry, V. (2005). The Method of Anticipatory Entrepreneurship. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 39.

Articles

  • Bhardwaj, G. (2012, ) Moving the Spotlight from Innovation to Problem Solving in Pharmaceutical Companies . Babson Insight, pp. 9-11
  • Bhardwaj, G. (2006, ) Anticipatory Entrepreneurship. In ‘Promising New Ideas Emerging in Business Today: Observations and Commentary from Babson Professors’, Babson Insight e–Magazine. link

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2017). Cytyc: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing. BAB292C32.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2017). Cytyc: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing - Teaching Note. BAB292TN17.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Swanson, E. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem. BAB271C22.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Swanson, E. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem - Teaching Note. BAB271TN25.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India. BAB701C
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India: Teaching Note. BAB701TN

Others

  • Bhardwaj, G., Camillus, J.C., Hounshell , D.A. (2005). The Search Process and Dimensions of Long-Term Growth: Blackwell Publishing

Presentations

  • Solving Big Problems
    Bhardwaj, G. Solving Big Problems Business of Humanity Course, University of Pittsburgh (2017)
  • When Thinking is Magical
    Bhardwaj, G. When Thinking is Magical Dean's List Reception, Babson (2017)
  • Challenge, Champions, and Community: Open Source Communities and Healthcare Software in the Developing World
    Sims, J., Gichoy, J., Bhardwaj, G. Challenge, Champions, and Community: Open Source Communities and Healthcare Software in the Developing World Babson Faculty Research Chat, Babson Park, MA (2017)
  • Organizational Response to Ebola: Reflections and Lessons Learned
    Bhardwaj, G. Organizational Response to Ebola: Reflections and Lessons Learned Disrupting Global Health, Babson (2016)
  • Ebola: Developing a Framework for Solving Big, Societal Problems
    Bhardwaj, G., Sims, J. Ebola: Developing a Framework for Solving Big, Societal Problems Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society , Denver, CO (2015)
  • Structured Problem Solving
    Bhardwaj, G. Structured Problem Solving Leadership Forum, Boston (2015)
  • How Industries Really Change
    Bhardwaj, G. How Industries Really Change Webinar, Wellesley (2015)
  • Solving the Right Problem
    Bhardwaj, G. Solving the Right Problem Webinar, Wellesley (2014)
  • Addressing Neglected Populations Profitably: Insights from LifeSpring Hospitals
    Bhardwaj, G. Addressing Neglected Populations Profitably: Insights from LifeSpring Hospitals Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Strategy Video on Healthcare and new Healthcare Concentration
    Licari, P., Bhardwaj, G. Strategy Video on Healthcare and new Healthcare Concentration , Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Opportunities Taken and Lost
    Bhardwaj, G. Opportunities Taken and Lost 2010 Corporate Entrepreneurship Conference, Troy, NY (2010)
  • Opportunities Taken and Lost
    Bhardwaj, G. Opportunities Taken and Lost 29th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society , Washington, DC (2009)
  • Opportunities Taken and Lost
    Bhardwaj, G. Opportunities Taken and Lost Society for Entrepreneurship Scholars Meeting , Washington, DC (2009)
  • Opportunities Taken and Lost
    Bhardwaj, G. Opportunities Taken and Lost 2009 SMU Edge Conference , Singapore (2009)