Biography

Jaideep Prabhu is Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has a BTech degree from IIT Delhi and a PhD from the University of Southern California, and has held positions at Cambridge, Imperial College London, Tilburg University (the Netherlands), and UCLA.  

His research interests are in marketing, innovation, strategy and international business. In particular, he studies various cross-national issues concerning the antecedents and consequences of radical innovation in high-technology contexts. His current research is mainly on how multinationals are using emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa as a lab to do affordable and sustainable innovation for global application. 

He has published in and is on the editorial board of leading international journals such as the Journal of Marketing and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He has appeared on BBC News24, BBC Radio 4 and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and his work has been profiled in BusinessWeekBBC World Service, The Economic Times, The EconomistThe Financial TimesLe Monde, MIT Sloan Management ReviewThe New York Times, The Sunday Times and The Times. He has consulted with or taught executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann AG, Barclays, BP, BT, the UK Government, EDS, Egg, IBM, ING Bank, Laird, the NHS, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Siemens, Vodafone and Xerox, among others.

He is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, described by The Economist as “the most comprehensive book yet” on the subject of frugal innovation and Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less, published by The Economist.