Vijay Sathe


PhD Ohio State University, 1974
MBA Ohio State University, 1972
MS University of Wisconsin, 1969

Areas of Expertise
Business and Global Strategy; Revitalization of Self, Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital

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C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair and Professor of Management

Vijay Sathe was a professor at the Harvard Business School for 10 years prior to joining the Drucker School faculty. He has taught in numerous executive education programs around the world, and has published five books and numerous articles in academic and professional journals. He has also served as a consultant to corporations worldwide, and has advised government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

Sathe’s two latest books are Corporate Entrepreneurship: Top Managers and New Business Creation, published by Cambridge University Press in 2003, and Manage Your Career: 10 Keys to Survival and Success When Interviewing and On the Job, published by Business Expert Press in 2008.



Richard Smith, Roberto Pedace and Vijay Sathe, “VC Fund Financial Performance: The Relative Importance of IPO and M&A Exits and Exercise of Abandonment Options,” Financial Management.

Sathe, Vijay, “The World’s Most Ambitious ID Project: India’s Project Aadhaar,” Innovations, MIT Press, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2011, pp.39-66.

Sathe, Vijay, “Two Engines of Corporate Entrepreneurship,” Effective Executive, September 2010, pp. 76-79.

Sathe, Vijay and Hatim Tyabji, “Venture Capital Firms in America: Their Caste System and Other Secrets,” Ivey Business Journal, July/August 2010.

Sathe, Vijay, and Michael Crooke, “Sustainable Industry Creation: A Case Study of the Birth of the Organic Cotton Industry and its Implications for Theory,” Special Issue on “Manage by Design” in Journal of Corporate Citizenship, May 2010, Issue No. 37, pp. 69-88.

Sathe, Vijay, “Strategy for What Purpose?”, Chapter 7 (pp. 103-118) in The Drucker Difference, edited by Craig Pearce, Joseph A. Maciariello and Hideki Yamawaki (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010).



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