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Encyclopedia > Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business and founding director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. He is also the faculty co-director for Global Leadership 2020, Tuck's executive education program that focuses on global management and is taught on three continents. The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration is the business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ...


Govindarajan currently writes a column for FastCompany.com. His articles have also appeared in journals such as Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Business Strategy. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal. Govindarajan has published six books, including The Quest for Global Dominance (Jossey-Bass, 2001). He is a popular keynote speaker and has been featured at such conferences as the Business Week CEO Forum and The Economist Conference. The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London, UK. It has been in continuous publication since September 1843. ...


Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Govindarajan was on the faculties of the Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, the International University of Japan, and Helsinki School of Economics. Govindarajan received his doctorate and his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. Prior to this, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India. He was awarded the President's Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in obtaining the first rank.[citation needed] The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad, also known as IIMA), was the second Indian Institute of Management to be established in India after IIM Calcutta. ... Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard Business School: George F. Baker Foundation, and also known as HBS, is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... INSEAD is a graduate business school and research institution based in Fontainebleau (near Paris) France, and in Singapore. ... The International University of Japan (国際大学: Kokusai Daigaku or IUJ) is a private university located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) is the premier business university in Finland. ... Chartered Accountant (CA) is the title of members of a certain professional accountancy associations in the Commonwealth countries and Ireland. ...


A new book coauthored by Professors Vijay Govindarajan and Christopher Trimble, Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution was recently named named one of the strategy+business's Best Business Books of 2006 in the Strategy category.


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