Nitin N. Nohria Harvard Business School, USA
Dr. Nitin Nohria is the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration. His research centers on human motivation, leadership, and corporate transformation and sustainable performance.
Co-author of more than ten books, his most recent, Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership, chronicles how leaders from different backgrounds rose to power in American business. This is a companion book to In Their Time, which draws lessons from some of the greatest American business leaders of the 20th century. His other books include: What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success, a systematic large-scale study of management practices that truly differentiate business winners. Changing Fortunes: Remaking the Industrial Corporation examines the decline of industrial firms in the last quarter of the 20th century and discusses what can be learned from this experience. Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices explores four basic drives that shape human motivation and choice Master Passions: Emotion, Narrative, and the Development of Culture, discusses how the passions shape not only our individual lives but our social and organizational culture as well. The Arc of Ambition: Defining the Leadership Journey, examines the role of ambition in the making of great achievers. The Differentiated Network: Organizing Multinational Corporations for Value Creation, won the 1998 George R. Terry Award, given by the Academy of Management for the best book written by an academy member. Fast Forward presents the best ideas on managing business change, and Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management looks beyond the quick-fix panaceas being thrown at managers. In another work called Building the Information Age Organization, Professor Nohria examines the role of information technology in transforming organizations. Finally, in Networks and Organizations: Structure, Form, and Action, an edited volume of original articles, he explores the emergence of network-like organizations. He is also the author of over 75 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers, and notes.
Professor Nohria has served as an advisor and consultant to several large and small companies in different parts of the world. He has been interviewed by ABC, CNN, and NPR, and cited in Business Week, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Professor Nohria teaches courses across Harvard Business School's MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs. He also served as a visiting faculty member at the London Business School in 1996.
Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty in July 1988, Professor Nohria received his Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007).