C. K. Prahalad

Professor, Organization leader

1941 – 2010

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Who was C. K. Prahalad?

Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan. During his life, he was frequently ranked as one of the most prominent business thinkers in the world.

He was renowned as the co-author of "Core Competence of the Corporation" and "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid".

On April 16, 2010, Prahalad died of a previously undiagnosed lung illness in San Diego, California. He was 68 at the time of his death, but he left a large body of work behind.

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Born
Aug 8, 1941
Coimbatore
Also known as
  • C K Prahalad
  • Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad
  • C. K Prahalad
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
    ( - 1975)
  • University of Madras
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Bachelor of Science, Loyola College, Chennai
    Physics
  • Harvard Business School
  • Loyola College
Employment
  • Union Carbide
Died
Apr 16, 2010
San Diego

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