The late Sumantra Ghoshal was a professor of strategic and international management at London Business School. Professor Ghoshal was a visionary thinker about the strategic, organizational and managerial issues confronting global companies and about the impact of organizations on society. He published 12 books, over 70 articles, and many award-winning case studies. Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution, a book he co-authored with Christopher Bartlett, was listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books and has been translated into nine languages.
His book, Managing Radical Change, co-authored with Christopher Bartlett and Gita Piramal won the Management Book of the Year award in India and The Differential Network: Organizing the Multinational Corporation for Value Creation, co-authored with Nitin Nohria, won the George Terry prize, awarded by the Academy of Management for the best book in 1998. Professor Ghoshal served as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Duncan-Goenka and sat on the boards of several organizations including the Lufthansa School of Business and Swiss Re. He was also a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard Business School. In addition, he maintained teaching and consulting relationships with a wide range of American, European and Asian companies. With doctoral degrees from both the MIT School of Management and the Harvard Business School, Professor Ghoshal served on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals and was nominated to the Fellowships at the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the World Economic Forum.