Professor Jay Anand is a recognized expert on some of today’s hottest topics in global corporations: mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and growth strategies. His research has been published in prestigious journals and presented around the globe at various conferences.
Dr. Anand is the author of a number of business case studies that are taught in prestigious business schools. He is continuously ranked as one of the best by our MBAs, as well as in wider academic circles, and has received awards for professional excellence both for teaching and research.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The winner of several teaching awards, Professor Anand currently teaches an elective strategy course on Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Development. Fisher MBAs find it to be extremely valuable, especially once they’re in the corporate world where strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions play crucial roles in value creation, as well as value destruction, when strategic decisions are weak. Before joining Fisher, Dr. Anand taught at various business schools, including the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, and the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada.
Professor Anand’s research focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, global strategies and corporate growth. He is widely recognized by and has been published in prestigious academic publications, as always as popular press such as the Financial Times and the Economist. He has received numerous research awards and grants during his career and serves on editorial boards of well-known journals and professional organizations, including the Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Society.
Getting to know Professor Anand
What books are you reading right now?
Some books I’ve read recently include "The Lords of Strategy" and "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," both non-fiction.
Among fiction books I recently enjoyed reading "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage" and "The Man from Beijing" —both of them involve current issues in geopolitics that have important implications for business.
What do you enjoy most about working at Fisher?
The Fisher MBA students, of course. They are smart, nice and fun.
What is your favorite travel destination and why?
I love traveling, but I don’t have a specific favorite destination. In recent years I have enjoyed visiting various places in Africa (mostly southern), Asia (south, east and southeast), Americas (north and south), the Caribbean and Europe (western).
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