Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. Economist magazine named him as one of the world’s “rising superstars” in a 2010 cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his academic peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.
Anil’s other honors include the 2010 “Best Professor in Strategic Management” award from CMO Asia, recognition by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, induction into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and listing by Management International Review as a “North American Superstar” for research in strategy and organization. He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum summits including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is also a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.
Anil’s newest book - Global Strategies for Emerging Asia – was published by Wiley in July 2012. His earlier book - Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009) coauthored with Haiyan Wang - received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business and was a finalist for the Asia Society’s Annual Bernard Schwartz Book Award. Anil is also the author, coauthor, or coeditor of The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003) as well as over 70 papers in leading academic journals.
Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executive magazine, and as a contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets. He has been interviewed by Harvard Business Review, Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters TV, New Delhi TV, CCTV China as well as other top-tier global media.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa – including the World Economic Forum, Economist conferences, the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, Chief Executive magazine’s CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world including GE, Wal-Mart, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, H-P, SAP, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, TOTAL, PPG Industries, MTN Group (South Africa), Accenture, Astra Zeneca, Marriott, First Data, Jacobs, Monsanto, ABB, Lockheed Martin, McGraw-Hill, Indian Oil, Steel Authority of India, Huawei Technologies (China), TeliaSonera, Metso, UPM-Kymmene, Finnair, Cemex, and Penoles. .
Anil is an elected member of the board of directors of Origene Technologies (a gene cloning company). He has earlier served on the boards of directors of Omega Worldwide (NASDAQ), Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE), NeoMagic Corporation (NASDAQ), and TiE-DC, the premier organization of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. He also serves on the advisory boards of Asia Silicon Valley Connection and India Globalization Capital. He has also served as an advisor to the US-India Business Council.
Anil is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland and a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD where he served as the INSEAD Chair’s Professor of Strategy until December 2010. Anil also serves as chief advisor to The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
Global Strategy in the Age of China and India
The rise of China and India is a game-changing phenomenon.
Gupta talks about why China and India are the only two countries in the world that simultaneously constitute four game-changing realities: mega-markets for almost every product and service, platforms to dramatically reduce a company's global cost structure, platforms to significantly boost a company's global technology and innovation base, and springboards for the emergence of new fearsome global competitors. He then outlines how companies can leverage the market and the resource opportunities presented by the China and India phenomenon to achieve global dominance within their particular industries.
Changing the Rules of the Global Game
Is Your Company A Rule Maker or A Rule Taker?
Gupta talks about why every company must cultivate a bias for changing the rules by which it plays the global game within its industry. He then shares the logic that companies can use to reinvent the rules of the game by rethinking answers to the three classic questions for every business: How can we dramatically redefine who our target customers are? How can we dramatically reinvent the value that we should be delivering to our customers? And, how can we dramatically redesign the end-to-end value chain architecture in order to create and deliver this value?
Building and Exploiting Global Presence
The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence Into Global Competitive Advantage
Gupta talks about the key questions that business leaders must address in order to develop winning strategies to go global and to transform global presence into global advantage. He offers conceptual frameworks that executives can use to answer these questions and illustrates these frameworks with compelling examples.
Cultivating A Global Mindset
Individuals differ in how they sense and interpret the world around them. So do organizations. And, these differences matter.
Gupta shares his insights about why far too many companies are blind to the ongoing transformation of the global economy and the real opportunities and challenges resulting from this transformation. He offers concrete guidelines that individuals and companies can use to develop a global mindset. The development of a global mindset requires not only an openness to and knowledge of diversity across cultures and markets but also the ability to integrate across this diversity.
Leveraging Synergies Across Businesses
Capturing synergies across businesses is one of the hardest tasks for most CEOs.
Gupta shares insights from his research and consulting experience about why most companies talk incessantly about the benefits of synergy but find it very hard to actually realize these benefits. He talks about how companies can sidestep three common pitfalls in the pursuit of synergies: assuming that just because two businesses have something in common, there must be synergies; ignoring the possibility that alliances between independent companies may sometimes be more effective and efficient than internal coordination between peer business units; and, looking only at the potential benefits while ignoring the costs associated with trying to realize synergies.