“The quality of the HBS professors is most impressive. The fact that they have both an academic and personal interest in our industry makes the cases highly relevant.”
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Bharat Anand is a Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where he currently teaches
and heads the first year Strategy course, and co-chairs the school's executive education program on media strategies.
He received an AB in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
At Princeton, he was nominated to the Princeton Society of Fellows.
Thomas J. DeLong is the Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior
area at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing
Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s human capital and focused on issues of
organizational strategy and organizational change.
Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor
of Law at Harvard Law School. He received his Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University; his MBA as a Baker
Scholar from Harvard Business School; and a bachelor's degree in history and economics from Brown University. In
1994, he was a Fulbright Scholar to India.
Thomas R. Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial
Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He studies lean startups and management challenges in platform-based
businesses that exploit network effects. Professor Eisenmann is Chair of Harvard's MBA Elective Curriculum. He teaches
Launching Technology Ventures in the MBA Elective Curriculum, is course head of The Entrepreneurial Manager in the MBA
Required Curriculum, and faculty co-leader of the Harvard Innovation Lab-sponsored Silicon Valley Immersion Program.
Anita Elberse is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing unit at Harvard Business
School. Prior to joining Harvard Business School, professor Elberse was a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at The Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD from London Business School, an MA in Communication from the Annenberg
School for Communication, University of Southern California, and an MA in Communication Science from the University of
Amsterdam (cum laude). A native of The Netherlands, she has been awarded a Netherland-America Foundation / Fulbright
Frances Frei is a Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School
and the Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Planning and Recruiting. She is the best-selling author of Uncommon
Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press). Her research examines
how organizations can build service models that reliably deliver excellence. Her work has been published in top-tier
journals such as Management Science and Harvard Business Review.
Rajiv Lal is the Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing at Harvard Business School where he currently
serves as the Faculty chair for the General Management Program. He has also been responsible for the retailing curriculum
and has served as the course head for Marketing, required study in the first year of the MBA program. Professor Lal also
teaches in several Executive Education programs, and co-chairs the program on Building and Leading a Customer Centric
Felix Oberholzer-Gee is the Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit
at Harvard Business School. A member of the faculty since 2003, Professor Oberholzer-Gee received his Masters degree,
summa cum laude, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zurich. He currently teaches competitive strategy
in executive education programs such as the Program for Leadership Development, the Senior Executive Program for China,
and in a program for media executives titled Effective Strategies for Media Companies.