BOSTON—The recently issued 2013 “Thinkers 50” ranking of influential management thinkers includes nine Harvard Business School faculty members in its pantheon of honorees. Professor Clayton Christensen, the originator of the theory of disruptive innovation and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and many other books that have had a significant impact on businesses around the world, topped the semiannual list for the second time in a row. In addition, Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Kaplan, an originator of the Balanced Scorecard and activity-based costing, was named to the inaugural class of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame.
The other HBS scholars who were recognized include:
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.