University of Southern California

Arvind Bhambri
Associate Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

DBA, Harvard University; MM, Indian Institute of Management; BTech, Maharaja Sayajirao University


Arvind Bhambri specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership. He has twice received the Golden Apple Award for MBA instruction. In a 2008 special report on executive MBA programs by the Wall Street Journal, Professor Bhambri was profiled as one of fourteen best EMBA professors worldwide. In 2009, he received the Evan C. Thompson Award for Learning and Teaching Innovation. Professor Bhambri has served on on the faculty of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Bocconi University, University of Hawaii's Advanced Management Program, and the Owner Managed Business Institute in Boston.


The Changing Global Consulting Industry 2005
Searching for a Strategy to Teach Strategy 2003
Looking for a Strategy to Teach Strategy 2003
When New CEOs Succeed and Fail: 4-D Theory of Strategic Transformation 2002
Robust Companies: Organizational Explanations for Sustained Success 1997
Building a Company: The evolving role of Human Resources at Nestle Brands 1995
Orient-U.S. Leasing Corporation: A Japanese-American Joint Venture in Financial Services, in International Business Case Studies for the Cultural Marketplace 1994
Influence and Information in Organization-Stakeholder Relationships 1991
Strategies and Structure in Real Estate firms Lessons from Management Research 1991
The Dynamics of Strategic Change at Mega Corporation 1990
Assessing Success in U.S. - China Technology Transfer 1990
Mega Corporation: A Case Series in Intervention for Strategic Change 1990
U.S. China Technology 1990
Corporate Social Performance: A Model of Assessment Criteria 1989
New CEO Intervention and Dynamics of Deliberate Strategic Change 1989
Establishing the Initial Contract 1988
Organizational Structure and Corporate Social Performance: A Field Study in Two Contrasting Industries 1988
The Man Who Stands Alone 1987
U.S. - China Technology Transfer: Problems and Solutions 1987
Managing Corporate Public Affairs: A Comparative Study of Forest Products and Insurance 1984
The Regulatory Executives 1983
Public Policy Priorities and Responsiveness: A Comparison of the Views of Insurance Regulators and Senior Company Executives 1982
The Agent and the Arbiter: Two Important Actors on the Regulatory Stage 1981
Organizational Maintenance and Adaptation: The Roles of Senior Line Managers and Corporate External Affairs Professionals 1980