Associate Professor and The Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., Family
Endowed Term Chair in Strategy & Planning
Faculty Director, Bio-Pharma Program at Babson Executive Education
228 Tomasso Hall 781-239-5701 Office
Wellesley, MA 02457 http://www.babson.edu/faculty/profiles/Pages/bhardwaj-gaurab.aspx
My research, teaching, speaking, and facilitating expertise are in strategy, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and decision making in science-based businesses like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and other life sciences and health-related businesses.
In the above activities, I have worked with executives,
scientists, and physicians from Biogen Idec, Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
DuPont, Eli Lilly, EMC, Leadership Forum, Lucent Technologies, Merck, Orion
Corporation, Teradyne, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and others.
At Babson, I teach executives, MBAs and undergraduates. I am faculty director of Babson Executive Education's biopharma program and of its custom program for Merck, and faculty co-director of a custom program for Eli Lilly. I teach strategy and competition courses to Evening MBAs and undergraduates, an elective called the Healthcare Ecosystem to MBAs, and an elective called Solving Big Problems to undergraduates.
In my research, I am studying how people make complex decisions that are highly uncertain and ambiguous, and whose outcomes take shape over many years. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Eleutherian Mills – Hagley Foundation, and published in the journals Management Science, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Chemical Heritage and others, and as a chapter in the book Innovating Strategy Process. I have also written for BioExecutive International and Babson Insight and my work has been covered in Effective Executive. I have presented my research at several international conferences and have been a reviewer for journals and conferences.
RECENT CONSULTING CLIENTS
Eli Lilly Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Orion Corporation (Pharma Co. in Finland) NEACH
New Jersey Institute of Technology
RECENT EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CLIENTS
Eli Lilly Merck
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Biogen Idec
EMC Lucent Technologies
Scientists and managers from many biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other life sciences companies who have taken the open-enrollment biopharma program
Competitive Environment & Strategy - required course for Evening MBA students
Healthcare Ecosystem - elective course for MBA students
Strategic Problem Solving - required course for undergraduates
Solving Big Problems - elective course for undergraduates
Executive education program for biopharma scientists and executives
Custom programs for companies
Strategy, entrepreneurship, technology management, and innovation issues in science- and technology-based companies,
especially biology-driven or life sciences businesses.
PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Bhardwaj, Gaurab. “A Process Model of Search in Distant Returns Settings – Studies in Corporate Science”.
Bhardwaj, Gaurab. “Growth Possibilities Found, Taken, and Lost”.
Bhardwaj, Gaurab and Vinay Chowdhry. “Anticipatory Entrepreneurship”.
PH.D. DISSERTATION RESEARCH
“Search for Distant Returns: A Decision Making Process Model from Choices at DuPont for Invention, Entrepreneurship, and Growth”
Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, December 2000.
National Science Foundation
Eleutherian Mills – Hagley Foundation
PhD Strategic Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
MBA, Northeastern University, Boston, USA