2013 Ranking: #5
2011 Ranking: #3
Shortlisted: 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award
Winner: 2011 Breakthrough Idea Award
Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 professor of international business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. His work is at the intersection of strategy and innovation. His books include Reverse Innovation (with Chris Trimble, 2012). This emerged from a period as GE’s first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant.
Govindarajan is also responsible for posing the question that sparked a global challenge to build a $300 house, which earned him the Thinkers50 CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award in 2011. In 2013, he was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award.