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Two Indians among world's best business professors

Last updated on: November 2, 2012 08:18 IST

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We all know which are the best business schools in the world, but who are the professors who make learning so great?

Let's take a look at some of the best B-school professors in the world, including two from India.

NOTE: The list is not ranked in any particular order.

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Pankaj Ghemawat

Age: 51

School: IESE Business School, Spain

Fun fact: In 1991, became the youngest person in the Harvard Business School's history to be appointed a full professor

My dream job: Writing

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Image: Pankaj Ghemawat in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Vijay Govindarajan

Age: 61

School: Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth

Fun fact: I've travelled to over 90 countries in six continents

My dream job: I was built for teaching

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Jeremy Siegel

Age: 65

School: The Wharton School

Fun fact: Never took a course in finance or financial markets; learned the subject matter on my own

My dream job: Travelling, consulting and lecturing

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Michael E Porter

Age: 64

School: Harvard Business School

Fun fact: I am a strategic advisor to the Boston Red Sox

My dream job: Professional golfer

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Jeffrey Pfeffer

Age: 66

School: Stanford University's Graduate School of Business

Fun fact: Loves the theatre and is on the board of directors of the San Francisco Playhouse

My dream job: A plaintiff's attorney

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Dana Muir

Age: N/A

School: Ross School of Management, University of Michigan

Fun fact: None of my former students have been jailed yet - so far as I know

My dream job: Owning and managing a scuba resort in Papua New Guinea

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Sharon Oster

Age: 62

School: Yale School of Management

Fun fact: My husband, daughter and son-in-law are all economists teaching at universities as well

My dream job: Stand-up comedy - although I am not really very funny which is one reason it is a dream

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Greg Fairchild

Age: 47

School: Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Fun fact: Did fashion marketing at Procter & Gamble and Saks Fifth Avenue

My dream job: Chef in a fusion restaurant

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Jennifer Chatman

Age: 52

School: Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley

Fun fact: As a long-time runner, I escorted the Olympic Torch Runners across the Golden Gate Bridge

My dream job: Biologist or veterinarian

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Charles Calomiris

Age: 53

School: Columbia Business School

Fun fact: Chants in the Greek Orthodox Church

My dream job: Musician

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Jennifer Aaker

Age: N/A

School: Stanford University's Graduate School of Business

Fun fact: She counts winning a dance-off in the early 1980's among her most impressive accomplishments

My dream job: An oncologist

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Lynda Gratton

Age: 55

School: London Business School

Fun fact: I love to paint the sea from my house in Spain

My dream job: Writing and running a wildly creative research/consultancy


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