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Richard D'Aveni

#11 2015
#17 2013
#21 2011

Shortlisted: 2015 Thinkers50 Strategy Award, 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award


Richard D’Aveni, professor of strategic management at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth University, created the concept of hyper-competition. Most recently his work has looked at commoditization and, in his 2012 book Strategic Capitalism, the competitive clash of nations. It secured his place on the Thinkers50 Strategy Award shortlist.

Richard’s Articles on the Thinkers50 Blog

  • Richard D’AveniThe Time to Think About the 3D-Printed Future is Now
    3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is likely to revolutionize business in the next several years. Often dismissed in the popular […]
  • Richard D’AveniRichard D'Aveni Interview
    2011 Ranking: #21 Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award Best known for his work on hyper-competition, Richard D’Aveni is Professor of […]
  • Dancing with China

    What dance step do you choose when you take to the floor with a 900-pound gorilla? Whatever step the gorilla wants, of course. An old joke, but that’s what the world’s companies have been learning over the last two decades. As China’s and its state-owned enterprises’ power increases, Western firms and rules of competition will not be leading the dance. China‘s will.