Aneel Karnani

Aneel Karnani

  • Professor of Strategy
Education
  • PhD Harvard University 1980
  • MBA Indian Institute Of Management 1974
  • BS Indian Institute Of Technology 1972

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 764-0276
Fax
(734) 936-8715
Email
Room
R5424
Research

Professor Karnani's interests are focused on three topics: strategies for growth, global competition, and the role of business in society. He studies how firms can leverage existing competitive advantages and create new ones to achieve rapid growth. He is interested in global competition, particularly in the context of emerging economies. He studies both how local companies can compete against large multinational firms, and how multinational firms can succeed in these unfamiliar markets. Karnani researches poverty reduction and the appropriate roles for the private sector, the state and civil society. He is interested in how society can strike the appropriate balance between private profits and public welfare in tackling major societal problems.

Executive Leadership
Professor Aneel Karnani is faculty member of the Strategy group at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.  He has received the Teaching Excellence Award several times.  He has held visiting appointments to teach in the MBA and executive development programs at many universities including the Northwestern University, London Business School, INSEAD (France), HEC (France), CEIBS (China), Indian Business School, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and INCAE (Costa Rica). In addition, he has lectured in several other countries in Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan's faculty in 1980, he obtained his doctoral degree from the Harvard Business School.  He also holds an MBA and B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering), both from India.

Professor Karnani's interests are focused on three topics: strategies for growth, global competition, and the role of business in society. He studies how firms can leverage existing competitive advantages and create new ones to achieve rapid growth. He is interested in global competition, particularly in the context of emerging economies. He studies both how local companies can compete against large multinational firms, and how multinational firms can succeed in these unfamiliar markets. Karnani researches poverty reduction and the appropriate roles for the private sector, the state and civil society. He is interested in how society can strike the appropriate balance between private profits and public welfare in tackling major societal challenges. He has published in and is a member of the editorial boards of several professional journals, such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and California Management Review. He is the author of the book Fighting Poverty Together: Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.

In addition to these University activities, Professor Karnani is actively involved in executive development programs both in companies and through the University of Michigan.  He consults with firms on strategic planning systems, and strategy analysis and formulation. He served on the boards of directors of AM Todd Group and GreenPath for several years.  He has served a number of organizations as consultant or management educator, including GE, IBM, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Technologies, Temasek, Singapore Civil Service, Acer, Whirlpool, Masco, Total, Holcim, Neopost, Abbott Laboratories, and Dow Corning.

Featured Books

Fighting Poverty Together: Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty

Fighting Poverty Together: Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty
Aneel Karnani

Despite the tremendous economic growth around the world in the last thirty years, the number of people living in poverty has gone up. While economic growth is necessary for poverty reduction, it is obviously not enough. Prosperity has not “trickled down” to the poor. Policies and actions directed at reducing poverty have not been effective. Developing effective strategies requires analysis of current strategies and new ideas. Aneel Karnani does just that...

Authors
Karnani, Aneel. McFerran, Brent. Mukhopadhyay, Anirban.
Published Date
2016

Source

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
445-470
Authors
Karnani, Aneel
Published Date
12/2016

Source

Mint

Improving Private Sector Impact on Poverty Alleviation: A Cost-Based Taxonomy

Authors
Clyde, Paul. Karnani, Aneel
Published Date
2015

Source

California Management Review
Volume: 
57
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
20-35

Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Avert the Tragedy of the Commons -- Case Study: Coca-Cola India

Authors
Karnani, Aneel.
Published Date
2014

Source

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
11-33

How Helping Disabled Youth Get Good Jobs Makes Business Sense

Authors
Karnani, Aneel. McKague, Kevin. Shenoy, Meera.
Published Date
07/2014

Source

The European Financial Review
Volume: 
2014
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
52-54
Authors
Karnani A, McKague K
Published Date
2014

Source

The European Financial Review
Volume: 
2014
Issue: 
Feb
Pages: 
50-53

Leanwashing: A Hidden Factor in the Obesity Crisis

Authors
Karnani, Aneel. McFerran, Brent. Mukhopadhyay, Anirban.
Published Date
2014

Source

California Management Review
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
5-30

Leanwashing: A Hidden Factor in the Obesity Crisis

Authors
Karnani, Aneel. McFerran, Brent. Mukhopadhyay.
Published Date
11/2014

Source

The European Financial review
Volume: 
2014
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
70-72
Authors
Karnani A
Published Date
2013

Source

The European Financial Review
Volume: 
2013
Issue: 
Oct
Pages: 
37-38
Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2012

Source

International Journal of Rural Management
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
1&2
Pages: 
7-17

Better Vision for the Poor

Authors
Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, and Moses Lee
Published Date
2011

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
66-71

CSR Stuck in a Logical Trap

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

California Management Review
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
105-111

Doing Well by Doing Good ? The Grand Illusion

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

California Management Review
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
69-86

Microfinance Needs Regulation

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
48-53
Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

Innovations
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
73-97
Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

Innovations
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
99-116

Challenges in Marketing Socially Useful Goods to the Poor

Authors
Bernard Garrette and Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2010

Source

California Management Review
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
29-47
Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2010

Source

Asian Business & Management
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
5-21

An Integrated Approach to Poverty Alleviation: Roles of the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society

Authors
McKague, Kevin. Wheeler, David. Karnani, Aneel.
Published Date
2015

Source

Springer
The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation. New Frontiers in Africa
Verena Bitzer et al

An Integrated Approach to Poverty Alleviation: Roles of the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society

Authors
McKague, Kevin. Wheeler, David. Karnani, Aneel.
Published Date
2015

Source

Springer
Pages: 
129-145
The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation. New Frontiers in Africa.
Bitzer, Verena, et al.

Impact of Alcohol on Poverty and the Need for Appropriate Policy

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2013

Source

Oxford University Press
Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health
Peter Boyle et al

Dubious Value of International Acquisitions by Emerging Economy Firms: The Case of Indian Firms

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2012

Source

Jossey-Bass
Global Strategies for Emerging Asia
Anil Gupta, Toshiro Wakayama, and Srinivasa Rangan

Competitiveness

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2012

Source

Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Strategic Management
David Teece and Mie Augier

Undermining the Chances of Sustainable Development in India with Microfinance

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

Kumarian Press
Confronting Microfinance: Undermining Sustainable Development
Milford Bateman

The Bottom of the Pyramid Strategy for Reducing Poverty: A Failed Promise

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

United Nations
Poor Poverty: The Impoverishment of Analysis, Measurement and Policies
Jomo Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury

Regulate Microcredit to Protect Borrowers

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2010

Source

The Icfai University Press
Microfinance and Micro Insurance: Some Country Perspectives
A. Govinda Reddy

Fighting Poverty Together: Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty

Authors
Aneel Karnani
Published Date
2011

Source

Palgrave Macmillan
978-0-230-10587-4
Ross Thought In Action
Michigan Ross Professors outline a cost-based evaluation to optimize how private money is used for social ventures.

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