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Gary P. Pisano Biography
Professor of Business Administration Senior Associate Dean Harvard Business School

Gary P. Pisano, PhD

Gary Pisano is the Harry E. Figgie Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development at the Harvard Business School where he has been on the faculty since 1988. Pisano is an expert in the fields of technology and operations strategy, the management of innovation, and competitive strategy. His research and consulting experience span a range of industries including aerospace, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, health care, nutrition, computers, software, telecommunications, and semiconductors.

Pisano is the author of over 90 articles and case studies. His ‚ÄúRestoring American Competitiveness‚ÄĚ (co-authored with Willy Shih) won the McKinsey Award for best article published in Harvard Business Review in 2009. He is an author of six books including The Development Factory; Operations, Strategy, and Technology; Science Business, and Producing Prosperity. His latest book, Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation (January 2019), examines how larger enterprises can nurture capabilities for transformative innovation. He is the co-chair of the Harvard Business School executive program Driving Profitable Growth. His current research, writing, and teaching focus on corporate growth strategies.

Professor Pisano serves as an advisor to senior executives at leading companies throughout the world and has been a director of both public and private companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Axcella Health and Celixir. He speaks widely at industry conferences and to senior executive audiences. Professor Pisano holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and B.A. in economics from Yale University.

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