Given the complex, fast-paced economic, and social environment in which today’s businesses operate, we strive to develop leaders with a vision who lead with strategies that continually engage, manage, and evolve the business, the industry, and the community as a whole. We believe that strategy can only be learned through real-life applications.
Fisher College of Business faculty, who are nationally known and respected strategists, offer a broad and rich elective curriculum to our MBAs who aspire to become top strategy leaders. In class and one-on-one, our faculty share their extensive knowledge of research, as well as their industry and consulting experience, with our very talented Fisher MBAs.
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.
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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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Professor Jay Dial specializes in competitive strategy, corporate strategy, corporate governance, and managerial economics. He is the author of numerous Harvard Business School teaching cases and also conducts seminars for the business school faculty on teaching with the cases.
Dr. Dial's INTOPIA elective is very popular among MBA students for its entrepreneurial flavor. Dr. Dial has been given a number of awards for excellence in teaching, including Ohio State's Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and Fisher's Outstanding Core Professor in the full-time MBA program.
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Professor Dial is one of the most popular professors among Fisher MBAs. He has extensive experience in writing Harvard Business School teaching cases, and this expertise shines through in the core strategy course that he teaches: "Strategy Formulation & Implementation". Every year his course entices a number of students to take strategy elective courses who might not have otherwise.
Professor Dial also teaches a very popular strategy elective course, INTOPIA, an international business simulation. This course provides Fisher MBAs with experience in taking business decisions in a rapidly evolving entrepreneurial setting. Before joining Fisher, Dr. Dial taught at various business schools, such as Texas A&M University and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dial previously worked as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche, focusing on corporate finance and corporate strategy issues.
Professor Dial's conducts research on corporate strategy, exploring the relationships among ownership concentration, capital structure, and firm performance. He also does research on the linkage between corporate governance and competitive behavior. He has published scholarly articles in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Financial Economics and Venture Capital.
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