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Gaurab Bhardwaj

Gaurab   Bhardwaj  

Associate Professor

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. Family Endowed Term Chair in Strategy & Planning

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, Teradyne, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and others.

Gaurab teaches for Babson Executive Education and is faculty director of its biopharma program and a custom program for Merck, and faculty co-director of a custom program for Eli Lilly.

He teaches strategy and competition courses to Evening MBAs and undergraduates, an elective called the Healthcare Ecosystem to MBAs, and an elective called Solving Big Problems to undergraduates.

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, and as a chapter in the book Innovating Strategy Process. He has written for BioExecutive International and Babson Insight and his work has been covered in Effective Executive. Gaurab has presented his research at several international conferences and has been a reviewer for journals and conferences.

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