India Today to launch South Asian edition of Harvard Business Review

Mumbai: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation and The India Today Group will partnership to publish Harvard Business Review (HBR) South Asia edition. Harvard Business Review South Asia will run the same editorial content as the flagship US edition and will include regional advertising. This will mark the 12th edition of the magazine. Collectively, Harvard Business Review's English-language and translated editions reach nearly half a million readers worldwide.

Since its founding in 1922, Harvard Business Review has bridged the worlds of academia and business by publishing groundbreaking ideas from experts at the forward edge of management and leadership practice, in a format that businesspeople can apply in their own careers and companies. The ideas published in HBR have wide-ranging impact, influencing strategy at leading corporations, setting the terms of management debate and discussion, and inspiring business leaders.

HBR holds sway over a global audience of leaders across business, industry and academia. Some of the influential landmark ideas launched in its pages include: Renee Mauborgne and Chan Kim's 'blue ocean strategy', Pankaj Ghemawat's 'regional strategies for global companies', Clayton C Christensen's 'disruptive innovation', Jim Collins's 'level-five leadership', Michael E. Porter's 'five forces of competition', C K Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 'core competence of the organisation', and Robert Kaplan and David Norton's balanced scorecard. In 2003 and 2005, the magazine was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the most prestigious award in the US magazine industry.

"India is the world's second's fastest growing economy and boasts one of the world's most dynamic and innovative business communities," says Thomas A Stewart, editor and managing director of Harvard Business Review, "We're delighted by this partnership and the chance to bring HBR's blend of practical wisdom and scholarly acumen to a growing and increasingly influential South Asian audience. It is important for HBR to be on the ground in India as her contributions to world business and management thinking increase."

The premier issue of HBR South Asia will be launched at a special event in Mumbai on October 16, 2006, featuring a panel discussion with HBR editor Thomas Stewart and CEOs of India's leading companies.

The November issue line up will include Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter on innovation, Wharton School professor Michael Useem on governance, and HBS professor Andrew McAfee on information technology.