e-Veritas Archive | March 31st, 2010

Launch Pad Distinguished Fellow to present lecture

6:00 pm

Amar Bhidé, Launch Pad Distinguished Fellow and author of the forthcoming book A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy, will present a lecture on Thursday, April 8. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by the 7 p.m. presentation. The event will take place at Shoma Hall at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Bhidé was previously the Laurence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University. His new book is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press in September. His book The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World (Princeton University Press 2008) won the Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Business, Finance, and Management, and was in the “Best of 2008” lists of the Economist, BusinessWeek and Barrons. The author of The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses (Oxford 2000), and Of Politics and Economic Reality (Basic Books 1984), Bhidé been studying entrepreneurship for more than 20 years.

Bhidé is a member of the Center on Capitalism and Society and spearheaded the launch of its eponymous journal, Capitalism and Society (published by the Berkeley Electronic Press), which he now edits (with Prof. Edmund Phelps). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Bhidé served on the faculties of Harvard Business School (from 1988 to 2000) and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. A former Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton, Bhidé served on the staff of the Brady Commission, which investigated the stock market crash. Bhidé earned a DBA (1988) and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (1979) from Harvard. He received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977.

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