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Srikant M. Datar is the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at the
Harvard Business School, Faculty Chair of the Harvard University Innovation Labs, and Senior
Associate Dean for University Affairs. A graduate with distinction from the University of
Bombay, he received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A chartered accountant,
he holds two master’s degrees and a PhD from Stanford University.
Datar has published his research in leading accounting, marketing, and operations management
journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research,
Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal
of Accounting Research, and Management Science. He has served as an associate editor and
on the editorial board of several journals and has presented his research to corporate executives
and academic audiences in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and
Europe. He is a coauthor of two other books: Managerial Accounting: Making Decisions and
Motivating Performance and Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads.
Cited by his students as a dedicated and innovative teacher, Datar received the George
Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom at Carnegie Mellon University and the
Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford University.
Datar is a member of the board of directors of Novartis A.G., ICF International, T-Mobile
US, and Stryker Corporation and Senior Strategic Advisor to HCL Technologies. He has worked
with many organizations, including Apple Computer, Boeing, DuPont, Ford, General Motors,
Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Visa, and the World Bank. He is a member of the American Accounting
Association and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Madhav V. Rajan is the Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting at Stanford University’s
Graduate School of Business. He is also Professor of Law (by courtesy) at Stanford Law School.
From 2010 to 2016, he was Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and head of the MBA
program at Stanford GSB. In 2017, he will receive the Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement
and Service to Stanford GSB.
Rajan received his undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Madras, India,
and his MS in accounting, MBA, and PhD degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. In
1990, his dissertation won the Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory.
Rajan’s research focuses on the economics-based analysis of management accounting issues,
especially as they relate to internal control, capital budgeting, supply-chain, and performance
systems. He has published his research in a variety of leading journals, including The
Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research,
Management Science, and Review of Financial Studies. In 2004, he received the Notable Contribution
to Management Accounting Literature award. He is a coauthor of Managerial Accounting:
Making Decisions and Motivating Performance.
Rajan has served as the Departmental Editor for Accounting at Management Science as
well as associate editor for both the accounting and operations areas. From 2002 to 2008, Rajan
served as an editor of The Accounting Review. Rajan has twice been a plenary speaker at the
AAA Management Accounting Conference.
Rajan has received several teaching honors at Wharton and Stanford, including the David W.
Hauck Award, the highest undergraduate teaching award at Wharton. He teaches in the flagship
Stanford Executive Program and is co-director of Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial
Executive. He has participated in custom programs for many companies, including Genentech,
Hewlett-Packard, and nVidia, and is faculty director for the Infosys Global Leadership Program.
Rajan is a director of Cavium, Inc. and iShares, Inc., a trustee




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