Skip to main content
SAP Headquarters Vienna

Subramanian Rangan

Professor of Strategy and Management

Biography

Subi Rangan received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University.

His current work explores the future of capitalism and in particular how enterprises may better integrate performance and progress. In 2013 he initiated the Society for Progress, a fellowship of eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders (www.societyforprogress.org). Their first work was published in a volume entitled Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their second book is Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science (Oxford University Press, 2018).

His other research explores the political sociology of discrimination of foreign transnational firms and these firms’ non-market strategies. In 1998 he won the Academy of International Business’ Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original work in international business. In 1995 that academy awarded their Best Dissertation Award to his doctoral thesis. In 2010 his research won the Emerald award for Top 50 papers in management.

His articles appear in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. Subi is coauthor of two books: Manager in the International Economy, and A Prism on Globalization. He is associate editor of the Academy of Management Review; former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals; a member of the board of trustees of Fundacao Dom Cabral, a leading business school in Brazil; and a member of the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

Subi directs INSEAD’s top executive seminar AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, and Action, as well as the newly launched Integrating Performance & Progress. Professor Rangan is a multiple-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award and Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. He is married and has a daughter and son.

Latest posts

Sort by

Economics & Finance

Why Do Governments So Often Disappoint?

Maria Guadalupe, Subi Rangan

Notwithstanding serious effort and dedication, so often there is a shortfall between peoples' expectations of government and what government delivers. At a recent symposium on government and progress, participants explored why and suggested that a new social contract is needed between public leaders and citizens.

Economics & Finance

Governing in an Age of Great Expectations

Government matters for societal progress and will always do so. In which ways and to what extent depends on the social contract.