Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen

   

Clay Christensen was a principal in BCG’s Boston office. He worked at BCG from 1979 through 1984 and was instrumental in increasing the firm's expertise in manufacturing strategy consulting.

Christensen is currently the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. He is the author of five books, including his seminal work The Innovator's Dilemma, which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year.

Christensen holds a B.A. with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University, and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, graduating as a Baker Scholar. Christensen was awarded his DBA from the Harvard Business School in 1992. He holds four honorary doctorates and an honorary chaired professorship at the Tsinghua University in Taiwan.

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