Research and Writing

Leonardo da Vinci's Design for a Flying Machine. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Leonardo da Vinci's Design for a Flying Machine. Source: Wikimedia Commons

My research and writing reflect my curiosities and process of learning.  Research can be dichotomized as theory building or theory testing.  I do the former.  To get close to the phenomenon, I perform field research which includes conducting lengthy and multiple interviews, reading documents stored in archives, and reading scientific papers and patents published by those I am studying.  The work is qualitative.  It is a historian’s approach.  I write for academics, managers, and students.  Consequently, I have published teaching cases and notes, managerial articles, and academic articles published in management, history, and science journals.

Field research is slow, painstaking, and costly.  I have benefited from research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, and Babson College; and from the financial support provided by the Louis J. Lavigne Jr. Family Term Chair in Strategy and Planning.  I have gained even more from the kindness, support, and knowledge of Professor John C. Camillus at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor David A. Hounshell at Carnegie-Mellon University, Parry Norling and Vinay Chowdhry at DuPont (both now retired), Professor Michael May at Babson College, and several colleagues.   


Bhardwaj, Gaurab (2013). Addressing Neglected Populations Profitably: Insights from LifeSpring Hospitals. Monograph.

Bhardwaj, Gaurab and Matthew Regele (2012). "Building a Women's Hosiptal in Coimbatore, India". Babson Teaching Case, BAB701C. 

Bhardwaj, Gaurab (2012). "Building a Women's Hospital in Coimbatore, India". Babson Teaching Note, BAB701TN. 

Bhardwaj, Gaurab (2012). "Moving the Spotlight from Innovation to Problem Solving in Pharmaceutical Companies". Babson Insight, special fall issue on Life Sciences and Health Care, pp. 9-11. 

Bhardwaj, Gaurab (2007). “From Pioneering Invention to Sustained Innovation: Herbicides at DuPont”. Chemical Heritage, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 34-36. 

Bhardwaj, Gaurab (2006). “How the Antihypertensive Losartan was Discovered”. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, vol.1, no. 6, pp. 609-618. 

Bhardwaj, Gaurab, John C. Camillus, and David Hounshell (2006). “Continual Corporate Entrepreneurial Search for Long-Term Growth”. Management Science, vol.52, no.2, pp. 248-261

Bhardwaj, Gaurab and Vinay Chowdhry (2005).  “The Method of Anticipatory Entrepreneurship”. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, p.39.

Bhardwaj, Gaurab, John C. Camillus, and David A. Hounshell (2005).  “The Search Process and Dimensions of Long-Term Growth”. Ch. in Innovating Strategy Process, eds., Steve W. Floyd, Johan Roos, Claus Jacobs, and Franz W. Kellermanns, pp. 213-226. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. 

McCarthy, Daniel J. and Gaurab Bhardwaj (1997).  “Nypro, Inc.: Strategy for Globalization”. Case Research Journal, winter issue, pp. 49-70.  (Reprinted in Hutt and Thomas W. Speh, 2001, Business Marketing Management, pp. 538-559, 7th edition, South-Western College Publishing.)

Prescott, John E. and Gaurab Bhardwaj (1995).  “Competitive Intelligence Practices: A Survey”. Competitive Intelligence Review, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 4-14. 

Ongoing Projects

Bhardwaj, Gaurab and Matthew Regele. "Cytyc Corporation: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing". Babson Teaching Case.

Bhardwaj, Gaurab. "Cytyc Corporation: Transforming Cervical Cancer Testing". Babson Teaching Note.

Goldberg, Elizabeth and Gaurab Bhardwaj. "Made by Survivors: Search for Business Solutions to Sex Trafficking". Babson Teaching Case.

Bhardwaj, Gaurab. "Made by Survivors". Babson Teaching Note