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Gaurab Bhardwaj

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management

Bio

Gaurab's research, teaching, speaking, and facilitating expertise are in strategy, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and decision making in science-based businesses like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and other life sciences and health-related businesses. In the above roles, he has worked with executives, scientists, and physicians from Biogen Idec, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, DuPont, Eli Lilly, EMC, Leadership Forum, Lucent Technologies, Merck, Orion Corporation, Radiology Leadership Institute, Teradyne, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and others. Gaurab teaches for Babson Executive Education and is faculty director of its biopharma program and a custom program for the Radiology Leadership Institute. He teaches the required course-pair Strategy and The CEO to Evening MBAs, and an elective called Solving Big Problems to undergraduates and MBAs. In his research, Gaurab is studying how people make complex decisions that are highly uncertain and ambiguous, and whose outcomes take shape over many years. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Eleutherian Mills – Hagley Foundation, and published in the journals Management Science, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Chemical Heritage and others. Gaurab has presented his research at several international conferences and has been a reviewer for journals and conferences.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, Northeastern University

Academic Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 - Deans' Award for Excellence in Teaching in Any Program, Babson College
  • 2008 - The 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., Goldberg, E.S. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem. 22.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Goldberg, E.S. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem - Teaching Note. 25.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India: Teaching Note.

Others

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

Presentations

  • 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)