Teaching

I have had a chance to teach and run several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business, for MBA students and senior executives alike, over the last couple of decades at HBS.

One of the courses I teach now is called Contemporary South Asia: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems (Course Trailer, 2012). This university-wide elective course is a part of Harvard College’s General Education core curriculum. The primary objective of the course is to engage students (in an inter-disciplinary and university-wide setting) with the modern day challenges affecting South Asia, and to engage with a range of entrepreneurial attempts to solve these problems.

Besides this university-wide course, I teach in the executive education courses Building Businesses in Emerging Markets (Syllabus – PDF) Building a Global Enterprise in India and Winning in Emerging Markets (Syllabus – PDF).

Another relatively new course is about a multidisciplinary approach to university leader development designed for academia leaders from India.

Much of this teaching builds on my research work in emerging markets, engagements with a variety of corporations and non-profits in several countries, and hands-on entrepreneurship. This experience has drawn me into spending considerable time to think about how can we best teach students, entrepreneurs and executives, globally, on emerging markets. Check out this AMLE article.

I also advise doctoral students Juan Ma, Chinenye Offer, and Una Kim.

Juan comes from Nanjing, China, and is a DBA student at HBS. She is a researcher in the emerging markets and global competitiveness area. Her current qualitative and quantitative studies focus on corporate governance in China, specifically examining the underlying roles independent directors play in the Chinese institutional context. She also studies the implications of cultural and language differences on global competitiveness and bilateral investment flows.

Chinny is from Nigeria. She is a doctoral candidate in Health Policy (Management).  Her research focuses on innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, creation of high-quality healthcare organizations in the developing world, and ways of creating sustainable systems using appropriate levels of public and private sector involvement. Further, she is looking at the issues of medical tourism, healthcare workforce education, and sources of financing for SMEs in emerging markets.  Her current research inquires into the impact of staff time utilization on overall costs, and looks at the appropriate level of inputs needed to achieve quality and affordable care at a high volume.

Una is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior and Sociology at Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include human capital development and management and work and employer relations in knowledge intensive industries, institutional emergence and change, and economic and social development. She is currently markets for talent in Indian software industry.

Sanjay Patnaik graduated from the Harvard Business School doctoral program in Strategy recently in 2012. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer and Senior Fellow in the Management Department at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of interest are international business, non-market strategy and the political economy of environmental regulation. Sanjay’s research is focused on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the largest active cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases in the world. He specifically studies the interaction of firms and regulators within the EU ETS and examines the importance of institutional characteristics in the implementation of this multinational regulatory program.

Sanjay’s teaching experience includes his class “The Economics of International Business and Globalization” at the Harvard University Department of Economics, taught in 2010. For teaching this class, he was awarded the “Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching” by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to the completion of his doctoral studies at Harvard Business School (2007-2012), Sanjay worked in investment banking in Germany and academia in Austria. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Engineering and Computer Science, both from the Vienna University of Technology in Austria.