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Born Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu , he earned a degree in physics from the University of Madras. He went on to. COIMBATORE KRISHNARAO PRAHALAD, universally known as C.K., was the most creative management thinker of his generation. Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad was born Aug. 8, , in Coimbatore, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. After graduating from the.

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Who Am I by Jhanvi Gadhia. At Harvard Business School, Prahalad wrote a doctoral thesis on multinational management in coimbaotre two and a half years, graduating with a D.

After graduating from Harvard, Prahalad returned to his master’s degree alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

But he soon returned to the United States, when inhe was hired by the University of Michigan’s School of Business Administration, where he advanced to the top tenured appointment as a full professor. InPrahalad earned the university’s highest distinction, Distinguished University Professor.


Prahalad was more than an academic; he was one of the foremost business thinkers of our time.

Biography of the late Professor C.K. Prahalad

He was elected as the most influential living management thinker in and by Thinkers 50, compiled by The Times of London and Suntop Media. During his long career, he wrote five seminal books on strategy.

His book, The Multinational Mission coauthored with Yves Doz set the framework for understanding global business. His book coimbatorf Gary Hamel, Competing for the Future, hailed as the best business book prshaladfirst introduced the idea of “core competencies. Business Week described it as a book “full of disruptive ideas”. As the book’s title suggests, Dr.

Prahalad pointed out that the corporate sector can help the poor — profitably. He coauthored with M.

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Shashi and Ravi Ruia. His father was a well-knownSanskrit scholar and judge in Chennai.

He worked there for four years. Prahalad called his Union Carbide experience a major inflection point in his life.

Four years later, he did his post graduate work in management at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.