About Christopher Bartlett
Professor Christopher Bartlett is Thomas D. Casserly Emeritus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He earned a B.Econ. degree from the University of Queensland and both an MBA and DBA from Harvard University.
Prior to his university career, he worked as a marketing director at Alcoa in Australia, a management consultant at the London office of McKinsey and general manager of the Baxter Laboratories subsidiary in France.
He joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1979 where his research focused on the management challenges facing large, complex global enterprises. His eight books include (co-authored with the late Sumantra Ghoshal) Managing beyond borders: the transnational solution (named by the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential business books of the 20th century) and The individualized society (named by Strategy + Business magazine as one of the best business books of the new millennium). Both books have been translated into more than ten languages.
He has authored or co-authored over 50 book chapters and articles and authored over 100 case studies which have collectively sold over seven million copies worldwide, making him the most sold out of HBS history.
During his three decades at HBS, he chaired the school’s General Management Unit, led the International Senior Leadership Program, led the Global Leadership Program, and directed the Humanitarian Leadership Program.
Professor Bartlett is a member of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the Strategic Management Society. In 2001, the International Division of the Academy Management presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award.
He has served on the boards of six public companies and five not-for-profit organizations.