TARUN KHANNA and KRISHNA PALEPU


Tarun Khanna

Tarun Khanna: Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He joined the faculty in 1993, after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University (1988) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1993), and an interim stint on Wall Street. During this time, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business targeted to MBA students and senior executives at Harvard. He currently teaches in Harvard’s executive education programs and is Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India.

His book, Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours, was published in February 2008 and has been translated into several languages. It focuses on the drivers of entrepreneurship in China and India and builds on over a decade of work with companies, investors and non-profits in developing countries worldwide. Detailed Profile


Krishna Palepu Krishna Palepu: Krishna Palepu is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Senior Advisor to the President of Harvard University for Global Strategy. Prior to assuming his current administrative position, Professor Krishna Palepu held other positions at the School, including Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research, and Chair, Accounting and Control Unit.

Professor Krishna Palepu’s current research and teaching activities focus on strategy and governance. Professor Krishna Palepu has published numerous academic and practitioner-oriented articles and case studies on these issues.

In the area of strategy, his recent focus has been on the globalization of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and the resulting opportunities and challenges for western investors and multinationals, and for local companies with global aspirations. Professor  Krishna Palepu is also the co-author, with Paul Healy, of Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements, which won the American Accounting Association’s Wildman Award for its impact on management practice.

Professor Krishna Palepu has served on a number of public company and non-profit Boards. He currently serves on the boards of Brooks Automation, and Partners Harvard Medical International (PHMI).  He is a member of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and is a researcher on the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management.

One Response to “About the Authors”

  1. One of the areas where there is huge action and market momentum predicted in India is in the area of mobile communication and the associated applications. A large ecosystem of application developers are in place. Also the 3G licensing is supposed to create some momentum. However, India has the lowest ARPU (average revenue per user). However, the WW growth (as an industry) is not comparable (I could be wrong here). Do you think it is still an area good industry to invest or set up business for long term ?
    - Regards, Suresh