Portrait of Vijay Sathe
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  • Degrees
    PhD Ohio State University, 1974
    MBA Ohio State University, 1972
    MS University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • Research Interests
    Family business, Mindful revitalization, Creative economy, The Effective Executive, Managing Change

Vijay Sathe was a professor at the Harvard Business School for 10 years prior to joining the faculty at Drucker-Ito School of Management. He has taught in numerous executive education programs around the world and has published six books and numerous articles in academic and professional journals. He has also served as a consultant to corporations worldwide, and he has advised government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

Sathe’s two latest books are Manage Your Career: 10 Keys to Survival and Success When Interviewing and On the Job, published by Business Expert Press in 2015; and Strategy and Competitiveness in Latin American Markets: The Sustainability Frontier, co-edited with Urs Jäger and published by Edward Elgar in 2014.



Co-authored with Alfredo Enrione, and Donna Finley, “Avoiding the Best Practices Trap in Family Business Succession,” Organizational Dynamics, Volume 51, Issue 3 (2022): 1-20.

Co-authored with Donna Finley, “Sustaining the Arts via Business Model Innovation,” International Journal of Arts Management, Volume 24, no. 3 (2022): 36-43.

Co-authored with Alfredo Enrione, and Donna Finley, “Why Some Family Constitutions Fail,” Family Business, (2021).

Co-authored with Alfredo Enrione, and Donna Finley, “Five Sisters and Two Executors: A Case Study,” FFI Practitioner, publication of the Family Firm Institute, (2021).

Co-authored with Urs Jäger. “What companies can learn from social scalers.” MIT Sloan Management Review, Big Idea: Sustainability Blog, (2015).

“Management in the Context of Integral Ecology.” In For Our Common Home: Process-Relational Responses to Laudato Si’, edited by John B. Cobb Jr. and Ignacio Castuera, 286-88. Process Century Press, 2015.

Co-authored with Urs Jäger. “Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Base of the Pyramid.” Thinkers 1, no. 3 (2015): 38-41.

Co-authored with Richard Smith and Roberto Pedace. “VC Fund Financial Performance: The Relative Importance of IPO and M&A Exits and Exercise of Abandonment Options.” Financial Management, (2011): 1029-065.

“The World’s Most Ambitious ID Project: India’s Project Aadhaar.” Innovations, MIT Press 6, no. 2 (2011): 39-66.

Co-authored with Hatim Tyabji. “Venture Capital Firms in America: Their Caste System and Other Secrets.” Ivey Business Journal, (2010).

“Strategy for What Purpose?” In The Drucker Difference, edited by Craig Pearce, et al., 103-18. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.