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Speaker session

Business as a force for good - dispatches from research in emerging markets

16:15 - 17:30

Rajesh Chandy

Professor of Marketing; Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship

About this session

Professor Chandy will share insights from research on how businesses and business people are having a profound impact in solving some of the most difficult economic and social challenges of our times.

About the speakers

Rajesh Chandy holds the Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship and is a Professor of Marketing at London Business School. He serves as Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School.

Professor Chandy’s areas of expertise include innovation, technology management, emerging markets, and marketing strategy. From 2006–2008, he served as a member of the US Secretary of Commerce Advisory Committee on ‘Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy’. Today, he serves on the brain trust of the Global Innovation Forum.

Throughout his career, Professor Chandy has received several awards for his research and publications, including the Journal of Marketing Harold Maynard Award for contributions to marketing theory and thought; the AMA Early Career Award for Contributions to Marketing Strategy; the AMA TechSIG Award for the best article on technology and innovation (twice); and the MSI Alden Clayton Award for the best dissertation proposal.

He has also received several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, the Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Outstanding Faculty Dedication Award.

Away from teaching, Professor Chandy is as an Area Editor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Management Science, and has sat on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing and Marketing Letters. Professor Chandy has provided advisory and Executive Education services to several organisations including Toshiba; St. Jude Medical; 3M; Philips; Commonwealth Microfinance; American Medical Systems; and the US and UK governments.