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Karthik Ramanna

Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Dr. Ramanna is an assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. His research explores the political economy of systems of accountability. He is also interested in the politics and economics of various accounting phenomena such as accounting conservatism and fair-value accounting.

Dr. Ramanna's work has appeared in several respected publications, earning the Journal of Accounting & Economics’ Best Paper Prize and the American Accounting Association’s FARS Best Dissertation Prize.

Dr. Ramanna has a Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Global Japan
FEB 2, 2012

How Asian Corporations deal with Globalization 2/2

Dr. Karthik Ramanna of Harvard Business School and Mr. Kotaro Tamura, Invited Fellow at RAND Corporation and former Senator of Japan, engaged students in an open discussion on the changing roles of corporations in the world after the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Topics included the recent scandal at Olympus, Toyota’s highly publicized recalls of 2010, the challenge of sustainability for globalized corporations, and the changing nature of leadership needed to meet the needs and expectations of a much wider stakeholder base. Attendants of this open discussion engaged in an active discussion on these topics with Dr. Ramanna and Mr. Tamura.

Global Japan
FEB 1, 2012

How Asian Corporations Deal with Globalization (Part 1 of 2)

From the Olympus scandal to Toyota’s 2010 recalls, it’s becoming clear that corporations face changing roles in the modern world.