Amar Bhidé

Amar Bhidé
Thomas Schmidheiny Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School

Amar Bhidé, who now researches medical innovation and the nature of practical knowledge, has been studying innovation and entrepreneurship for thirty years.

He was previously the Laurence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University. He served on the faculties of Harvard Business School (from 1988 to 2000) and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. A former Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton, Bhidé served on the staff of the Brady Commission, which investigated the stock market crash of 1987.

He is the author of A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy. His 2008 book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World,  won the Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Business, Finance, and Management, and was in numerous “Best of 2008” lists. Bhidé also authored The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses, and Of Politics and Economic Reality. He has also written numerous articles, dating back to 1981 in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Financial Times and The LA Times.

Bhidé is a founding member of the Center on Capitalism and Society. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Bhidé earned a DBA (1988) and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (1979) from Harvard. He received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977.

Stay tuned for the latest work from Amar Bhidé:

  • Emerging Manager Forum Report: The Business of Africa-US Emerging Manager Partnerships