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