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Vijay Mahajan

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University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Vijay Mahajan holds the John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former dean of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and is one of the world's most widely cited researchers in business and economics. He has been an invited speaker at more than 100 universities and a consultant at major corporations throughout the world. He is the author of ten books, including Africa Rising (2008), The Arab World Unbound (2012), and The 86 % Solution, which received the 2007 Book-of-Year Award from the American Marketing Association.

Dr. Mahajan has been honored with numerous awards, including the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award, presented by the American Marketing Association (AMA) for visionary leadership in scientific marketing. The AMA also instituted the Vijay Mahajan Award in 2000 for career contributions to marketing strategy. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur). He completed his B. Tech in chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and his MS in chemical engineering and his PhD in management at the University of Texas at Austin.

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