Sahasranam Hariharan

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Management
781-239-4306

Bio

Sam Hariharan’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. In executive education and consulting, he has worked with senior managers from many companies such as Wipro, Covidien, Merck, Mattel, Armstrong Industries, Toyota Motor, IBM, Xerox and others. Prior to coming to Babson College, Sam was Associate Clinical Professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC). He is also currently a Visiting Associate professor at GISMA in Hannover, Germany operated by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in collaboration with Leibniz University. His teaching has received several awards: Golden Apple Teaching Award at USC, and the Distinguished Teacher at Krannert for four years. While at USC’s Marshall School, he was recognized in the Business Week annual survey of business schools as among the best professors of Strategy. In 1999 he co-founded NextStrat where he served as Chief Knowledge Officer. Sam is the author of several teaching and research cases, journal articles and book chapters. His academic research has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Managerial and Decision Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan in 1990. Other areas of expertise: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Corporations; Creating New Competitive Spaces

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Michigan
  • B.E. (Hons.), University of Madras

Academic Interests

Competitive Strategy; Global Strategy

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Dean's Teaching Award in the Graduate Program, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MBA 7401: BL DISRUPTIVE CHANGE & ENTERPRISE TRANSF
  • MOB 7559: BL GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • MOB 7500: STRATEGY EXECUTION

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • MOB 7559: SF GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • MBA 7401: DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSF

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters. International Journal of Sustainability Education, The, 8(3), 13-26.
  • Hariharan, S., Brush, T. (1999). Plant Scale in Entry Decisions: A Comparison of Start-Ups and Established Firms. Managerial and Decision Economics, 20
  • Hariharan, S., Montgomery, C. (1991). Diversified Expansion by Established Firms. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 15(1)

Articles

  • Hariharan, S. (2016, December 12) The Revival of the Conglomerate?.. Babson Park: Babson Insight

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2016). Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy. Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy, 17.
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2016). Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy - Teaching Note. Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy, 7.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments - Instructor Spreadsheet.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments - Teaching Note.
  • Hariharan, S. (2006). Whirlpool’s Acquisition of Maytag.
  • Hariharan, S. (2005). Mattel Corporation: Live Case-study.
  • Hariharan, S. (1999). Cases for PRIME program.
  • Hariharan, S. (1997). Cases on Nevada Power Company (NPC).
  • Hariharan, S., Prahalad, C.K. (1990). Cases on Brand Equity.
  • Hariharan, S. (1989). High Definition Television (HDTV). University of Michigan Case,
  • Hariharan, S. (1989). The Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Industry. University of Michigan Case,
  • Hariharan, S., Prahalad, C.K. (1986). Cases on Product Development.

Book Chapters

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2012). Acquisition Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use Acquisitions, and What Incumbents Can Do About It. In Anil K. Gupta, Toshiro Wakayama and U. Srinivasa Rangan (Ed.), : Jossey-Bass/Wiley
  • Rangan, U.S., Hariharan, S. (2012). Acquisition Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use Acquisitions, and What Incumbents Can Do About It.Global Strategies for Emerging Asia. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • Hariharan, S. (1995). Scale of Entry: The Competitive Advantage of Established Firms?”, . In Thomas, H. (Ed.), Strategic Integration.: John Wiley
  • Hariharan, S., Prahalad, C.K. (1994). Strategic Windows in the Structuring of Industries: Compatibility Standards and Industry Evolution. In Thomas, H (Ed.), Building the Strategically Responsive Organization.: John Wiley

Working Papers

  • Hariharan, S. (2000). Is your Strategy yielding any business results?. NextStrat.
  • Hariharan, S. (1999). Strategy Implementation Systems. NextStrat.

Conference Proceedings

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (2014). Execution Challenges: The Experiences of Emerging Economy Multi-Nationals. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance,
  • Hariharan, S., Wylie, D., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery. North American Case Research Association Conference Proceedings,

Others

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Negotiating the maze: Business Standard Ltd.
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (in press). Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2011). The Global Indian Firm : Henry Stewart Talk Ltd, London
  • Hariharan, S., Wylie, D., Rangan, S. (2010). Maine Seafood Products
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2010). Maine Seafood Products
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan , P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (A): Babson College
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (B): Babson College
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (A): Babson College
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S., Wylie, D., , (2009). Maine Lobster (A): Babson College
  • Hariharan, S., Wylie, D., Rangan, S. (2009). Maine Lobster (B): Babson College
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2009). Maine Lobster (Teaching Note)
  • Hariharan, S., Prahalad, C.K. (1988). Technological Compatibility Choices in High-Tech Products: Implications for Corporate Strategy

Presentations

  • Execution Challenges: The Experiences of Emerging Economy Multi-Nationals
    Hariharan, S., Rangan, U. Execution Challenges: The Experiences of Emerging Economy Multi-Nationals 2nd International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
    Rangan, U., Hariharan, S., Wylie, D. Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Annual National Conference, Victoria, BC (2013)
  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies, Cognizant GCR
    Hariharan, S., Rangan, S. Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies, Cognizant GCR 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance , Pafos, Cyprus (2012)
  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies
    Hariharan, S. Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies Cognizant GCR(2012)
  • Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters
    Rangan, U., Hariharan, S. Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vancouver, canada (2012)
  • Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters
    Hariharan, S., Rangan, S. Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2011)
  • Acquisition Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use Acquisitions and What Incumbents Can Do About It
    Hariharan, S. Acquisition Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use Acquisitions and What Incumbents Can Do About It Global Strategy Conference: Leveraging Megatrends for Global Advantage , Tokyo, Japan (2010)
  • Maine Seafood Products
    Hariharan, S., Wylie, D., Rangan , S. Maine Seafood Products North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Conference(2010)