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4 Indians among world's top 50 business gurus
December 20, 2005 17:07 IST
Last Updated: December 20, 2005 19:22 IST
Four Indians figure amongst the world's top 50 management gurus, according to The Thinkers 50 2005 -- a ranking by the European Foundation for Management Development.
The four Indians on the elite list are University of Michigan professor C K Prahalad (ranked 3rd), CEO coach Ram Charan (ranked 24th), Tuck Business School professor Vijay Govindarajan (ranked 30th), and Harvard professor Rakesh Khurana (ranked 33rd).
Michael Porter, who heads Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, has been voted the world's topmost living management guru.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of the world's largest software company Microsoft, is considered the second most influential management guru in the world.
The list names only four women amongst the top 50 business gurus. INSEAD professor Renée Mauborgne is ranked 15th, followed by Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter at 19th slot, London Business School's Lynda Gratton at 34th position and the No Logo author Naomi Klein at 46.
Scott Adams, cartoonist and creator of comic strip Dilbert, has been ranked the 12th most influential management guru.
GE's former chief executive Jack Welch, marketing expert Philip Kotler, Virgin boss Richard Branson, Dell Computers founder Michael Dell too find a place in the list.
The Thinkers 50 ranking is based on votes of businessmen, consultants, scholars, and students.
Peter Drucker, who died on November 11, had been ranked the world's top business guru for the past two years. The European Foundation for Management Development says that the list would also have included London Business School's Sumantra Ghoshal had he been alive.
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