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
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Publications

Journal Article

  • Sims, J.P., Gichoya, J., Bhardwaj, G., Bogers, M. (2018). Write Code, Save Lives: How a Community Uses Open Innovation to Address a Societal Challenge. R & D Management. link
  • Bhardwaj, G., Crocker, A., Sims, J.P., Wang, R.D. (2018). Alleviating the Plunging-In Bias, Elevating Strategic Problem-Solving. Academy of Management Learning & Education. Vol: 17, Issue: 3, Page: 279-301. Academy of Management. link
  • Bhardwaj, G. (in press). Model for affordable, essential quality hospitals in low and middle income countries. British Medical Journal Innovations.
  • Bhardwaj, G. (2007). From Pioneering Invention to Sustained Innovation: Herbicides at DuPont. Chemical Heritage. Vol: 25, Issue: 1, Page: 34-36.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Camillus, J.C., Hounshell , D. (2006). Continual Corporate Entrepreneurial Search for Long-Term Growth. Management Science. Vol: 52, Issue: 2, Page: 248-261 .
  • Bhardwaj, G. (2006). How the Antihypertensive Losartan was Discovered. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery. Vol: 1, Issue: 6, Page: 609-618.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Chowdhry, V. (2005). The Method of Anticipatory Entrepreneurship. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Page: 39.

Cases and Teaching Notes - Cases reviewed by Babson peers, with teaching notes, publicly available

  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2017). Cytyc: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing. Vol: BAB292C, Page: 32. Babson.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2017). Cytyc: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing - Teaching Note. Vol: BAB292TN, Page: 17. Babson.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Swanson, E. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem. Vol: BAB271C, Page: 22. Babson College.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Swanson, E. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem - Teaching Note. Vol: BAB271TN, Page: 25. Babson College.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India. Vol: BAB701C. Babson College .
  • Bhardwaj, G., Regele, M. (2012). Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India: Teaching Note. Vol: BAB701TN. Babson College .

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

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

Other (please explain)

  • Bhardwaj, G., Camillus, J.C., Hounshell , D.A. (2005). The Search Process and Dimensions of Long-Term Growth: Innovating Strategy Process. Page: 213-226. Blackwell Publishing.

Presentations

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