Prashant Kale, PhD Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice UniversityAbout Prashant: Prashant does research in the areas of corporate strategy, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and his work has been published in leading international journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Journal, and Managerial and Decision Economics. Prashant has been involved in research and teaching engagements with leading international companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer-Warner Lambert, US Steel, Dun and Bradstreet, Philips, Quintiles, Skoda, the Tata Group, Thermax, and DorfKetal. He also serves on the board of two venture capital firms that invest in technology start-ups in U.S. and India. Executive Education Programs Taught:Driving Growth through Strategic PartnershipsBuild mastery in formulating, negotiating, managing, and evaluating alliances. Adopt practical tools for establishing a global strategic position, even with limited time and resources, and for overcoming many of the obstacles inherent in new market expansion and new product development.