Gary Hamel

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Dr. Gary P. Hamel
Gary Hamel and Eric Schmidt at MLab dinner.jpg
Gary Hamel (left) interviews Eric Schmidt (right)
Born 1954 (1954)[1]
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Author, professional speaker, consultant, management expert

Dr. Gary P. Hamel is an American management expert. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.

Early life[edit]

He is a graduate of Andrews University (1975) and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (1990[2])


Gary Hamel is the originator (with C. K. Prahalad) of the concept of core competencies. He is also the director of the Woodside Institute, a nonprofit research foundation based in Woodside, California.

He is a visiting Professor of Strategic Management at London Business School. He was formerly a Visiting Professor of International Business at the University of Michigan (PhD 1990) and at Harvard Business School.


The Wall Street Journal ranked Gary Hamel as one of the world's most influential business thinkers,[3] and Forbes magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy".[4] In 2013, his name was not present on an updated version of the Wall Street Journal list.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Hamel and his family live in Woodside, California.[6]


  • The Core Competence of the Corporation (Harvard Business Review) (1990)
  • Strategy as Revolution (Harvard Business Review) (1996)
  • Competing for the future (with C. K. Prahalad) (Harvard Business School Press, April 1996) ISBN 978-0-87584-716-0
  • Alliance Advantage: The Art of Creating Value Through Partnering (with Yves L. Doz) (Harvard Business School Press, September 1998) ISBN 978-0-87584-616-3
  • Strategic Flexibility: Managing in a Turbulent Environment (with C. K. Prahalad, Howard Thomas and Don O'Neal) (Wiley, January 5, 1999) ISBN 978-0-471-98473-3
  • Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press, 2000) ISBN 978-0-452-28324-4
  • The Quest for Resilience (with Liisa Välikangas) (Harvard Business Review) (2003)
  • The Why, What, and How of Management Innovation (Harvard Business Review), 84, (2006)
  • The Future of Management (with Bill Breen) (Harvard Business School Press, September 10, 2007) ISBN 978-1-4221-0250-3
  • "Funding Growth in an Age of Austerity" (with Gary Getz) (Harvard Business Review, July–August 2004)
  • "What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation" (2011) ISBN 978-1-118-12082-8


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