Arvind Bhambri

Associate Professor of Management
USC Marshall School of Business 
Los Angeles

(IBEAR 11-28)

Dr. Arvind Bhambri is Academic Director of Executive Education and faculty member in strategy & organization at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He obtained his doctorate from the Harvard Business School, his graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and a degree in electrical engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao Univeristy in India. He specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership. In addition to USC, Dr. Bhambri has been on the faculty of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Bocconi University in Milan, the University of Hawaii’s Advanced Management Program, and the Owner Managed Business Institute in Boston. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Trianz, Inc., a global provider of digital transformation solutions, and The Music Circle, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to classical Indian music in Southern California.

In 1999, Dr. Bhambri was awarded the McKinsey Prize for Best Paper at the Strategic Management Society conference in Berlin. The coauthored paper is titled, “New CEOs and Strategic Change across Industries.” He has twice been awarded the “Golden Apple” as Outstanding Teacher in the MBA program at USC and has received the Department of Management and Organization’s Award for Excellence in Teaching three times. In addition to the McKinsey Prize at the Strategic Management Society, he is a past winner of the Best Paper award in Social Issues at the National Academy of Management and an Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management. He was a member of the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal from 1990 to 2007 and was elected a Representative at Large for the Strategy Process group of the Strategic Management Society for 2007 – 2009. In a 2008 special report on executive MBA programs, The Wall Street Journal profiled Dr. Bhambri as one of the fourteen best EMBA professors worldwide. In 2009, he received the Evan C. Thompson Award for Learning and Teaching Innovation at USC’s Marshall School of Business.