Uruppattur Rangan

  • Professor
  • Luksic Professor of Global Studies
Academic Division: Management
781-239-4237

Bio

Dr. Rangan holds the Luksic Chair Professorship in Strategy and Global Studies. His teaching, research, and consulting activities are in the areas of strategy, globalization, alliances, and entrepreneurship. His current research deals with the globalization of emerging market firms, evolution of industries and firm-level strategies and the impact of national business systems on them, and entrepreneurial ecosystems of countries.

After serving as a manager in industrial and international finance in India and England, Dr. Rangan held research and faculty positions at IMD, Harvard Business School (HBS), and Tulane University, where he received the Howard Wissner Award for Outstanding Teaching. At Babson, Dr. Rangan has been recognized for both teaching excellence and scholarly accomplishment; he is the first professor to receive three different awards – the Deans’ Award for Teaching Excellence across all programs (selected by deans), the Thomas Kennedy Award for Outstanding Teaching in graduate school (voted by students), and the Faculty Award for Scholarship (chosen by faculty research committee) – at Babson.

Dr. Rangan has been a consultant to as well as a designer and deliverer of executive programs for several firms. He has taught in several such programs at Babson, Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth), Rotman School (Toronto), Helsinki School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Indian School of Business, and Indian Institute of Management, working with managers from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Among the organizations he has worked with are: AAMO, ACMA, Aditya Birla Group, Allied Domecq, Biotech Council of Massachusetts, Constantia, Entergy, Expolanka, Gammon India, GE, HDFC Life, Haemonetics, Holcim, IBM, Infineon, Intel, L&T Finance, Novartis, Nypro, Olam, ONGC, PDVSA, Panasonic, Pitney-Bowes, Siemens, State Bank of India, TCIL, Telenor, TVS Motors, and Wipro. He also worked with Professor Michael Porter of HBS to advise the Indian government on the economic development policies to pursue in order to ensure national competitiveness after economic liberalization.

Dr. Rangan is the co-author of three books (Strategic Alliances: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Globalization, HBS Press, 1995; Capital Rising, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; and Thriving in the 21st Century Economy: Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals, ASME Press, 2013) and the co-editor of a fourth (Global Strategies for Emerging Asia, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2012). The first book on alliances was named one of the top 30 business books of the year (1995) in both the U.S. and Europe and, more recently (2012), a management classic. His second book deals with how entrepreneurial ecosystems of nations and global capital flows interact to change the global competitive landscape. The third book looks at how globalization has changed the nature of the work for STEM professionals. The co-edited book examines how global firms are trying to compete in Asia. Author of several best-selling case studies, Dr. Rangan has also published articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of World Business, Strategic Change, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management. He has presented papers at academic gatherings and has been a speaker at several practitioner-oriented conferences and forums.

Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration
  • MBA, IMD International Management Institute
  • MS, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MS, University of Madurai
  • BS, University of Madras

Academic Interests

Competitive Strategy; Economic Development; Global Strategy; National Competitiveness Strategy; Strategic Alliances

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 — Deans’ Award for Scholarship, Babson College
  • 2009 — Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business
  • 2008 — Thomas Kennedy Professor of the Year Award , Graduate School Student Association
  • 2006 — Deans’ Award for Teaching Excellence, Babson College
  • 2006 — Best Reviewer Award, AIB
  • 2004 — Certificate of Excellence,
  • 1992 — Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Tulane University
  • 1992 — Howard Wissner MBA Teacher of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching, Tulane University
  • 1991 — Invited Participant, European Economic Community
  • 1989 — Consistently among the highest rated teachers at A.B. Freeman School, Tulane University
  • 1989 — MBA Teacher Honor Roll, Tulane University
  • 1986 — Selected Graduate Student Associate, Harvard University
  • 1984 — Elected Vice President, Harvard Business School
  • 1981 — Invited Participant, IMD, Lausanne
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MOB 7202 STRATEGY
    • MOB 7559 BL GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Singham, S.A., Rangan, U.S. (2018). Anti-competitive Market Distortions: A Typology. Economic Affairs. Vol: Volume 38, Issue: Issue 3, Page: 339-347. Wiley. link
  • Iyer, B.R., Subramaniam, M., Rangan, U.S. (2017). The Next Battle in Antitrust Will be About Whether One Company Knows Everything About You. Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business School Publishing. link
  • Iyer, B.R., Rangan, U.S. (2016). Google vs. the EU Explains the Digital Economy. Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Publishing. link
  • Singham, S., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R. (2014). The effect of anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) on global markets. Concurrences: revue des droits de la concurrence. Issue: 4. Institut de Droit de la Concurrence. link
  • 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.
  • Cohan, P.S., Rangan, U.S. (2007). Follow the Legend: Seven Strategy Lessons from Entrepreneurs. Business Strategy Review. Vol: 17, Issue: 4, Page: 56-61. Blackwell Publishing.
  • Rangan, U.S., Kumar, R., Rufin, C.R. (2005). Negotiating Complexity and Legitimacy in Independent Power Development. Journal of World Business. Vol: 40, Issue: 3, Page: 302-320. Elsevier Science Inc..
  • Rangan, U.S. (2003). Changing Value Dynamics in the Electricity Industry: The case of Brazil, China, and India. American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Vol: 62, Issue: 4, Page: 649-675. Blackwell Publishers.
  • Rangan, U.S., Dover, P.A., Streeter, F. (2000). Creating Wealth: A Corporate Entrepreneurship Perspective of Strategic Alliances. Strategic Change.
  • Rangan, U.S., Yoshino, M.Y. (1996). Forging Alliances: A Guide to Top Management. Columbia Journal of World Business.
  • Ganitsky, J., Rangan, U.S., Watzke, G. (1991). Time Perspectives in International Joint Ventures: Implications for Marketing Management. Journal of Global Marketing. Vol: 5, Issue: 1, Page: 13-34.

Other

  • Rangan, U.S. (2018). With Brexit, Britain can show the world the path to prosperity: Opinion article on Brexit. CapX, Online Opinion site, Center for Policy Studies. link
  • Kumar, S.A., Mukherjee, S., Prasad, D., Rangan, U.S. (in press). Mysore Ghee Stores.
  • Rangan, U.S., Subramanian, K. (2014). Steering HR Growth: Efficient Manufacturing. Vol: 5, Issue: Mar-Apr, Page: 90-95. publish-industry India Pvt Ltd. link
  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Negotiating the maze: Business Standard. Business Standard Ltd.. link
  • Rangan, U.S., Hariharan , S. (2011). The Global Indian Firm : Doing Business in India, The Marketing and Management Collection. Henry Stewart Talk Ltd, London. link
  • Rangan, U.S. (2011). Understanding India's Business Climate: a national business system perspective : Doing Business in India, The Marketing and Management Collection. Henry Stewart Talk Ltd, London. link
  • Rangan, U.S., Cohan, P. (2010). Capital Rising: How Capital Flows are Changing Business Systems All Over the World . Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Rangan, U.S. (2004). LoJack and the Micrologic Alliance: Strategy: Process, Content, and Context. South-Western College Pub.
  • Rangan, U.S. (2003). Vina San Pedro: Strategic Management.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1995). Kentucky Fried Chicken (Japan) Limited: Global Marketing Management.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1994). Indian Bicycle Industry.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1994). Indian Pumps Industry.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1994). Indian Software Industry.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1992). Caterpillar Tractor Co., Komatsu Limited., Kentucky Fried Chicken (Japan) Limited.: Transnational Management.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1991). Caterpillar Tractor Co., Komatsu Limited., Kentucky Fried Chicken (Japan) Limited.: Business Policy.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1990). The Untouchable Water Carrier: Strategic Management in Developing Countries. Free Press.

Book Chapters

  • Hariharan, S., Rangan, U.S. (in press). Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons from the "New" Indian Global Firm: Indian Business.
  • Rangan, U.S., Schumacher, P. (2013). Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons from the Offshoring Experiences of European Firms: The Offshoring Challenge: Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow's Organization. Page: 37-56. Springer.
  • 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.
  • Gupta, A.K., Rangan, U.S., Wakayama, T. (2012). Competing in Emerging Asia: Reflections and Conclusions: Global Strategies for Emerging Asia. Issue: 1st, Page: 265-284. Jossey-Bass.
  • Rangan, U.S. (2005). WTO: A National Business Systems Perspective.
  • Rangan, U.S. (2003). Vina San Pedro: Strategy Process, Content, Context--An International Perspective. Vol: 13. Irwin/McGraw-Hill.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Mukherjee, S., Prasad, D., Kumar, S.A., Rangan, U.S., , . (2018). Mysore Ghee Store. Indian School of Business/Harvard Case Publishing.
  • Mehrotra, S., Rangan, U.S. (2014). Robert Bosch Engineering India: Plotting A Growth Strategy: Ivey Case Collection. Ivey Publishing and Harvard Case Publishing.
  • Rangan, U.S., Wylie, D., cale, E. (2004). Luchetti: Luchetti. Harvard Business School Case Publishing.

Reports

  • Singham, S.A., Kiniry, M., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R., , . (2016). Introduction to Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and the Distortions Index: Introduction to Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and the Distortions Index. Legatum Institute. link
  • Singham, S., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R., Kinery, M. (2016). Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: Cotton Garment Sector in India: Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: Cotton Garment Sector in India. Legatum institute. link
  • Singham, S., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R., Kinery, M. (2016). Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India: Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India. Legatum institute. link
  • Singham, S., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R., Kinery, M. (2016). Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: Civil Aviation Sector in India: Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: Civil Aviation Sector in India. Legatum institute. link
  • Singham, S., Rangan, U.S., Bradley, R., Kiniry, M., , . (in press). Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India: Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India. Legatum Institute.
  • Rangan, U.S. (2005). Bridges to the Future: Alliance Strategies in Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry: Babson Executive Education. Babson College.
  • Linder, J., Perkins, P., Rangan, U.S. (2004). In Search of Strategy: Alliances in Biopharmaceutical Industry: Babson Executive Education.
  • Rangan, U.S., Linder, J., Perkins, P. (2003). The Drug Industrys Alliance Archipelago: Babson Executive Education. Page: 13. Babson College.

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.

Books

  • Subramanian, K., Rangan, U.S. (2013). Thriving in the 21st Century Economy: Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals. Page: 212. ASME Press.
  • Gupta, A.K., Wakayama, T., Rangan, U.S. (2012). Global Strategies for Emerging Asia. Issue: 1st, Page: 352. Jossey-Bass.
  • Cohan, P.S., Rangan, U.s. (2010). Capital Rising. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rangan, U.S., Yoshino, M. (1995). Strategic Alliances: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Globalization. Harvard Business School Press.

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

  • Rangan, U.S. (2002). Alliances and Corporate Entrepreneurship: Babson Insight Newsletter, School of Executive Education.
  • Rangan, U.S., Watkinson, J. (2002). Alliances in the E-Commerce Space: Babson Insight Newsletter, School of Executive Education.

Working Papers

  • Dover, P.A., Perkins, S., Rangan, U.S. (2001). Forging and Managing Alliances: A Report from the Frontline.
  • Kumar, R., Rangan, U.S., Rufin, C.R. (in press). Changing Value Dynamics in the Electricity Industry: American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
  • Eunni, R.V., Rangan, U.S. (2000). What is Corporate Performance? A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective.
  • Doran, K.B., Ng, R.J., Rangan, U.S. (1998). Sustaining Chinas Growth: Political Goals and Economic Solutions.
  • Ghemawat, P., Porter, M.E., Rangan, U.S. (1995). A New Vision for Indian Economic Development.
  • Ghemawat, P., Porter, M.E., Rangan, U.S. (1995). A New Vision for Indian Economic Development: The Corporate Agenda.
  • Rangan, U.S. (1995). Foreign Direct Investment in India since 1991: Some Emerging Trends and Early Hypotheses.
  • Puri, S., Rangan, U.S. (1993). Alliances, Learning, and Strategic Groups.
  • Rangan, U.S., Cunliffe, C. (1993). Internationalization: An Integrated Framework.
  • Rangan, U.S., Zervigon, L. (1992). Louisiana: An Application of the Competitive Advantage Paradigm.
  • Rangan, U.S., Sullivan, D. (1991). The Logic, Role, and Responsibility of Regional Management.
  • Ganitsky, J., Rangan, U.S., Watzke, G. (1991). Time Perspectives in International Strategic Alliances: Implications for Product Development.

Book Reviews

  • Rangan, U.S. (1998). Review of Book Alliance Advantage : Manageris.

Presentations

  • Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and their Impact on the Indian Economy and Indian Industries Singham, S. Rangan, U. Conference on Competitiveness of Indian Industries, New Delhi, India (2016)
  • ACMDs and their effect on prosperity Singham, S. Rangan, U. Symposium on Prosperity, Washington, DC (2016)
  • Measurement of distortions in domestic markets due to ACMDs Singham, S. Rangan, U. AWG Teleseminar, Global Teleseminar (2015)
  • The effect of anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) on global markets Singham, S. Rangan, U. Unlocking the Value of Supply Chains, Conference on Global Trade: A Trade System for the 21st Century, London, England (2014)
  • 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 Rangan, U. Hariharan , S. 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance , Nicosia, Cyprus (2012)
  • Going Abroad Through Acquisitions: An Exploratory Analysis of Brazilian Companies' Recent International Expansion Rangan, U. Uribe, C. Duarte , H. BALAS Annual Conference , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (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)
  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons from Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Rangan, U. Schumacher , P. International Conference on The Off-Shoring Challenge: Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow's Organization , Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011)
  • Acquisition Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use Acquisitions and What Incumbents Can Do About It Rangan, U. Hariharan , S. Global Strategy Conference: Leveraging Megatrends for Global Advantage , Tokyo, Japan (2010)
  • Maine Seafoods Rangan, U. Hariharan , S. Wylie, D. North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Conference, Knoxville, TN (2010)
  • Going Abroad Through Acquisitions: An Exploratory Analysis of Chinese Companies, Recent International Expansion Rangan, U. Cao , S. Academy of International Business Conference , San Diego (2009)
  • Entrepreneurial Globalization: Lessons from European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Rangan, U. Schumacher, P. International Conference on Off-shoring and Outsourcing, Bangalore (2006)
  • Privatization: Lessons and Alternative Pathways from Latin America and Eastern Europe Rangan, U. Eunni, R. Academy of International Business, (2005)
  • Complexity in International Negotiations: The case of the independent power industry Kumar, R. Rangan, U. Rufin, C. Annual Conference, Puerto Rico (2004)
  • Strategic Alliances in the Laboratory Products Industry: Some Issues Rangan, U. Annual Conference, Key West, FL (2003)
  • Strategic Alliances: Trends, Logic, and Issues Rangan, U. SAP Sapphire Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (2002)
  • Changing Value Dynamics: A Comparison of Electricity Industry in Brazil, China, and India Kumar, R. Rangan, U. Rufin, C. Academy of International Business, Annual Conference, Puerto Rico (2002)
  • Complexity in International Negotiations: The case of the independent power industry Kumar, R. Rangan, U. Rufin, C. Academy of Management Conference, Denver, CO (2002)
  • Strategic Alliances: Some Implementation issues Rangan, U. Conference Board Annual Conference on Strategic Alliances, (2002)
  • Strategic Alliances: An Emerging Trend in Service Industries Rangan, U. Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) Annual Conference, Nassau, Bahamas (2002)
  • Determinants of Stability of Strategic Alliances Eunni, R. Kohn, T. Rangan, U. Eastern Academy of Management, International Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (2001)
  • Schools of Thought in Strategic Management: An Attempt at Integration to Meet The Criteria of Legitimization and Classification Rangan, U. Eunni, R. Society of Advancement of Management, International Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2001)
  • Strategic Alliances: An Emerging Trend in New Product Development Rangan, U. Management Roundtable, San Diego, California (2000)
  • Rangan, U. Shulman, J. Price-Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Babson Park, MA (2000)
  • Chinas’ Workforce Conundrum Doran, K. Ng, R. Rangan, U. The 1999 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, Southeast Asia Region, Melbourne, Australia (1999)
  • Rangan, U. Shulman, J. Streeter, F. Price-Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (1999)
  • Foreign Direct Investment: What Should China’s Strategy Be? Doran, K. Ng, R. Rangan, U. The 1998 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, Southeast Asia Region, Nanning, China (1998)
  • Strategic Alliances: An Emerging Business Opportunity for Indian Firms Rangan, U. Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Regional Council, Hyderabad, India (1998)
  • Strategic Alliances: An Emerging Research Opportunity in India Rangan, U. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (1998)
  • Sustaining China’s Growth: The Human Capital Issue Doran, K. Ng, R. Rangan, U. China International Business Conference, Hong Kong (1998)
  • The Young Urban Professional of China: Managing Their Career Paths Doran, K. Ng, R. Rangan, U. The Third International Conference on Management (ICM’98), Shanghai (1998)
  • Strategic Alliances: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Globalization Rangan, U. Global Managers Program, Clinton, Massachusetts (1998)
  • Managing China’s Growth: The Human Capital Dimension Doran, B. Ng, R. Rangan, U. Greater China Conference, Shanghai (1998)
  • Growing Bigger by Getting Smaller: The use of Strategic Entrepreneurial Units in Large Firms Rangan, U. Shulman, J. Streeter, F. Price-Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, Ghent, Belgium (1998)
  • International Expansion by Small and Medium sized U.S. firms Kohn, T. Rangan, U. 16th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Phoenix, Arizona (1996)
  • Public Policy Implications of International Strategic Alliances Rangan, U. Seminar for mid-career government professionals at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1996)
  • Microeconomic Foundations of Economic Development Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. 15th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Mexico City, Mexico (1995)
  • Strategic Alliances Rangan, U. Conference on Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Licensing, Santa Clara, California (1995)
  • Management Opportunities in India since the Reform of 1991 Rangan, U. , Harvard Business School (1995)
  • Foreign Direct Investment in India since 1991: Some Emerging Trends and Early Hypotheses Rangan, U. Research Workshop, San Francisco, CA (1995)
  • Microeconomic Foundations of Economic Development Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. South Asia Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1995)
  • Does Foreign Business have a Business in Development? [The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Economic Development] Rangan, U. , The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1995)
  • Microeconomic Foundations of Economic Development Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. , The World Bank, Washington, D.C (1995)
  • The Future of Indian Economic Reforms: The Corporate Agenda Ghemawat, P. Rangan, U. , Bombay, India (1994)
  • The Competitive Advantage of India Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. Special Seminar for the Participants at the Advanced Management Program, Cambridge, MA (1994)
  • Developing Competitive Advantage in India Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. , New Delhi, India (1994)
  • Developing Competitive Advantage in India Ghemawat, P. Porter, M. Rangan, U. , New Delhi, India (1994)
  • Louisiana: An Application of the Competitive Advantage Paradigm Rangan, U. Zervigon, L. , Copenhagen, Denmark (1991)
  • The Logic, Role, and Responsibility of Regional Management Rangan, U. Sullivan, D. , Cophenhagen, Denmark (1991)
  • Time Perspectives in International Joint Ventures: Implications for Marketing Management Ganitsky, J. Rangan, U. Watzke, G. Academy of International Business, Toronto, Canada (1990)
  • Small-firm Foreign Direct Investment: Theory, Evidence, and Implications Kohn, T. Rangan, U. Academy of International Business, San Diego, CA (1988)
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Professional Services

  • Board Member North American Case Research Association (NACRA) (2017)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition, 2012-2018 (2012)