Charles Dhanaraj

Charles Dhanaraj is H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest Professor of Strategy at Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA. He serves as the Executive Director of the Executive Doctorate (EDBA) Program and the Founding Director of the Center for Translational Research in Business at Temple University

Rethinking Corporate Strategy in the Age of Paradox

ISBInsight: Thought leaders from academia and industry have converged at the picturesque ISB campus for conversations, debates, and discoveries around Strategy. Why did you pick India and Hyderabad for a Strategy conference? Charles Dhanaraj: Everyone acknowledges the fact that India is the world’s fastest growing major economy, having come a long way after it opened itself up to market forces. Over …

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Case Summary: Husk Power Systems

In this study on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable development, Professors Gireesh Shrimali, Charles Dhanaraj and Kirti Madhok Sud chronicle the evolution and growth of Husk Power Systems; the possible opportunities it could capitalise on and strategies to meet the various challenges in making the enterprising company operational.  Husk Power Systems (HPS) provided off-grid power to rural Indian villages of about 500 …

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Novartis in India: Innovation versus Affordability

Professor Anand Nandkumar of ISB, Professor Charles Dhanaraj of Kelley School of Business, along with Mridula Anand, trace Novartis’ prolonged tussle with the Indian patent regime to get its cancer drug, Glivec, patented in India. The case is set against the backdrop of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board declining Novartis’ patent application on the grounds that the cost of the …

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Oral Insulin: Breakthrough Innovation at Biocon

The quest to be recognised as a global leader in innovation led Biocon to discover and develop IN-105, oral insulin for diabetics. Faced with initial success, the Biocon team was rearing to charge ahead with the final testing. Everything looked rosy, but was it actually so? Nita Sachan, Senior Researcher, Biocon Cell for Innovation Management at the Centre for Leadership, …

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The Swach Story: A Lesson on Innovation

R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL)  and Sabaleel Nandy, Head, Water Purifier Business, TCL were at the ISB recently to talk about Tata Swach, an innovative low-cost water purifier. Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC), Charles Dhanaraj spoke with them. Water is the essence of life, yet 75% of the rural population in India …

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