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Interview with Gaurab Bhardwaj on Corporate Entrepreneurship

April 2007 - By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

India is rich with entrepreneurial talent. More Indian companies could create an environment for this talent to thrive and add to the growing success of Indian firms
— Gaurab Bhardwaj
Effective executive interview with Prof. Dr. Kai-Alexander Schlevogt on Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Gaurab Bhardwaj is an Assistant Professor of strategy and management at Babson College in Massachusetts, US. Babson is highly-ranked among global business schools for entrepreneurship and executive education.

Prof. Bhardwaj's research, teaching, and consulting expertise are in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship in science based companies, especially those in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, agriculture, and chemicals. The National Science

Foundation and the Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation have funded his on going research program on the "Management of Distant Returns" where he is investigating how people make decisions that are highly uncertain and ambiguous, and whose outcomes take shape over many years. His research, writing, and professional presentations are on discovery processes of corporate scientists, science and strategy for achieving long term corporate growth, and anticipatory innovation and entrepreneurship.

His work has involved scientists and managers in pharmaceutical, agriculture, and

biotechnology businesses. He is currently working with the founder of a biotechnology company on innovations that anticipate markets.

Prof. Bhardwaj's research has been published in the journals like Management Science, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Chemical Heritage, BioExecutive International, and as a chapter in the book Innovating Strategy Process.

Prof. Bhardwaj is the faculty director of Babson's executive education program, "Bio Pharma: Mastering the Business of Science," which is targeted at bio pharma scientists and managers. In addition to teaching competition and strategy in this program, he teaches in the MBA program and in custom programs for EMC and Lucent Technologies.

After obtaining his BA from Fergusson College and MA from the University of Mumbai, Prof. Bhardwaj received an MBA from Northeastern University (US) and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (US).

He can also be reached at

Useful for Understanding of:

  • Definition of Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Costs and Benefits of Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Factors responsible for failure of Corporate Entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Best practices for Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses
  • Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture.
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2007-04-07-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0029
Year and Month of Publication April 2007
Keywords Gaurab Bhardwaj, Definition of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Costs and Benefits of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Factors responsible for failure of Corporate Entrepreneurship initiatives, Best practices for Corporate Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses, Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture

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