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; Corporate Innovation and Growth

Awards & Honors

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

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MBA 7401 DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSF
    • MOB 3560 GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
    • MOB 7500 STRATEGY EXECUTION
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MOB 7559 GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
    • MOB 7202 STRATEGY
    • MOB 3560 GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
    • MOB 7559 SF GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
    • MOB 7500 STRATEGY EXECUTION
    • MBA 7401 DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSF

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (in press). Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons from the "New" Indian Global Firm: Indian Business.
  • 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. Issue: 1st, Page: 169-200. Jossey-Bass.
  • Hariharan, S. (1995). Scale of Entry: The Competitive Advantage of Established Firms?, : Strategic Integration. John Wiley.
  • Hariharan, S., Prahalad, C.K. (1994). Strategic Windows in the Structuring of Industries: Compatibility Standards and Industry Evolution: Building the Strategically Responsive Organization. John Wiley.

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

  • Hariharan, S. (2016). The Revival of the Conglomerate?. Vol: Winter 2016. Babson Insight.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2016). Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy: Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy. Page: 17. Babson College.
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2016). Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy - Teaching Note: Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy. Page: 17. Babson College.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments. Babson College.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments - Instructor Spreadsheet. Babson College.
  • Cohan, P.S., Hariharan, S. (2014). Warren Buffett and his Newspaper Investments - Teaching Note. Babson College.
  • Hariharan, S. (2006). Whirlpools 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.

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. North American Case Research Association.

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. Vol: 8, Issue: 3, Page: 13-26. Common Ground Publishing.
  • Hariharan, S., Brush, T. (1999). Plant Scale in Entry Decisions: A Comparison of Start-Ups and Established Firms. Managerial and Decision Economics. Vol: 20.
  • Hariharan, S., Montgomery, C. (1991). Diversified Expansion by Established Firms. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Vol: 15, Issue: 1.

Other

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Negotiating the maze: Business Standard. Business Standard Ltd.. link
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2012). Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies.
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2011). The Global Indian Firm : Doing Business in India, The Marketing and Management Collection. Henry Stewart Talk Ltd, London.
  • Hariharan, S., Wylie, D., Rangan, S. (2010). Maine Seafood Products : Presented at North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan , S. (2010). Maine Seafood Products .
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan , P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (A). Vol: 89-C-10-A. Babson College .
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (B). Vol: 89-C-10-B. Babson College .
  • Hariharan, S., Cohan, P.S. (2010). Chokehold on Live Entertainment (A). Vol: 89-T-10-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: Conference Proceedings: Managing the High Technology Firm.

Working Papers

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

Presentations

  • Execution Challenges: The Experiences of Emerging Economy Multi-Nationals Hariharan, S. Rangan, U. 2nd International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Rangan, U. Hariharan, S. Wylie, D. 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. 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance , Pafos, Cyprus (2012)
  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Emerging Multinationals from Emerging Economies Hariharan, S. Cognizant GCR, (2012)
  • Integrating the Teaching of Strategic Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The Case of Maine Lobsters Rangan, U. Hariharan, S. 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. 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. Global Strategy Conference: Leveraging Megatrends for Global Advantage , Tokyo, Japan (2010)
  • Maine Seafood Products Hariharan, S. Wylie, D. Rangan , S. North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Conference, (2010)
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