Prabhu Guptara

Prabhu Guptara

Professor Prabhu Guptara (born 1949 in Delhi, India) is an authority on the impact of technologyref|globalist on globalizationref|harvard, on strategy, on knowledge management ref|km, on corporate social responsibility ref|csr, on comparative and cross-cultural ethics, and on managementref|management and leadership issues ref|oup. Widely known as a speaker and broadcaster, he is or has been Chairman, Director or Board Member of various companies and organisations ref|prabhuguptarasite. As Executive Director, Organisation Development, at Wolfsberg - The Platform for Business and Executive Development [] (a subsidiary of UBS, one of the largest banks in the world), he is responsible for the "Wolfsberg Think Tanks" on a wide variety of market and global issues. A Freeman of the City of London, and of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; he is Fellow: of the Institute of Directors, of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Commerce and Manufactures [] ; and Member: Executive Board, IFB Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland [] ; International Advisory Council, Development Alternatives, India; Member of the International Advisory Panel for the "Tomorrow's Global Company Report" by Tomorrow's Company, U.K.

He continues to supervise PhD research at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) as well as to be visiting professor at various Universities and Business Schools around the world.

His earlier roles include a Governor of the Polytechnic of Central London, Member of the Council of the British Institute of Management, of the International Federation of Training & Development Organisations (IFTDO), of the Association for Management Education and Development (UK), of the South East Regional Council of the Confederation of British Industry.

Prabhu Guptara is also a member of the Jury of numerous literacy, business and management competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth. He has been a guest contributor to major newspapers and radio channels in the UK as well as numerous such media in other parts of the world. Since 2006 he is founding member at the World Future Council.

Prabhu Guptara is the eldest son of Murli Manohar Guptara and Chinamma Ninan. He is married, has four children, and is included in "Debrett's People of Today" as well as in "Who's Who in the World".


Business Related Works:
*"Top Executive Teams in the Global 100 Companies and their IT-Competence ref|globalchange" Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre, Switzerland and ADVANCE: Management Training Ltd., UK 1998
*"The Basic Arts of Marketing", Random House Business Books, UK, 1990 ISBN 0091741653; Portuguese translation, " ", As artes básicas do marketing. Mem Martins: Publicações Europa-América, Portugal, 1991

Philosophy and Spirituality Related Works:
*"Yoga: a Christian Option?", written with Amiel Osmaston, Grove Books, Nottingham, UK, 1985 ISBN 1851740600
*"Indian Spirituality", Grove Books, Nottingham, UK, 1984

Literary, Artistic and Cultural Works:
*Two collections of poems in English, "Beginnings" and "Continuations", both from Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, 1975 & 1979 respectively
*Individual poems published in "The Illustrated Weekly of India", "Kunapipi", "Journal of Indian Writing in English", "Indian PEN", "The Redbeck Anthology of British Asian Poetry" (edited by Debjani Chatterjee, UK, 2000), "Masala" (edited by Debjani Chatterjee, Macmillan, UK, 2005), and others

Edited Works:
*"The Lotus: An Anthology of Indian Religious Poetry in English", Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, India, 1998
*"Leela Dharmaraj, 1923-1972, Selected Poems", Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, India, 1979, second edition 1988
*Special issue of "The Journal of Indian Writing in English" on "Contemporary Western Writing on India"
*"Third Eye: The Prospects for Third World Film"
*"India in the classroom : teaching about India in British schools", Commonwealth Institute, London, England

Introductions, Prefaces and Afterwords, e.g. the Introduction to Malsawmi Jacob's volume of short stories, "Fresh Lease", published by GLS, Bombay, 2005 (the first literary work in English to emerge from Mizoram, India).

Bibliographical Work: "Black British Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Present: The First Bibliography", Dangaroo Press, UK/Australia/Denmark, 1986

Critical Work: Articles in "The Oxford Companion to English Literature", "Contemporary Dramatists", "Contemporary Novelists", "The Guardian", "The London Standard", "New Society", "Spectator", "The Sunday Times", "Time Out", "The Times", "The Times Educational Supplement", "The Times Higher Education Supplement", "The Times Literary Supplement", and in various journals in Australia, Canada, India, Japan and the USA. Wrote the annual entry on India in the Danish/Australian journal "Kunapipi" for several years.

Important Articles

*"The Future of Democracy: An Indian Perspective" published in Hans-Joachim Hahn et al (Eds.), "Erreicht oder reicht uns die Demokratie?", Verlag des Professorenforums, Giessen, Germany, 2004, pages 97-127
*"E-Surveys: The Pitfalls", in "Organisations & People", the official journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, U.K., August 2003, pages 19-22.
*"Managers' Lives, Work and Careers in the 21st Century" in Leadership and Management in the 21st Century (edited by Cary L. Cooper), Oxford University Press, December 2004, pages 107-138
*"Tackling Poverty: The Roles of Business, Government, and NGOs" in "Ethix" magazine (Seattle, USA), Issue 50, November 2006,

peeches and Broadcasts

In 2005 Guptara made an appearance on the National Public Radio's "Speaking of Faith" entitled "The Gods of Business" [] . The speech was re-aired three more times in 2005 and 2006. []


Citations include:
*In Bernhard Koye, Ph.D. dissertation, "Pirvate Banking im Informationzeitalter" (Wealth Management in the Information Age"), supervised by Professor Dr Hans Geiger and Professor Dr Rudolf Volkart, University of Zurich, 2004 (published by Haupt Buchhandlung, Switzerland, 2005)
*In Peter Spiegel's book, "Faktor Mensch" (Horizonte Verlag, Germany, 2005), page 143
*In "Controversy, Friction Challenge Globalization" by Albert M. Erisman, online at []
*In Reputational Risk: a question of trust, by Derek Atkins, Ian Bates and Lynn Drennan. Lessons (Publishing) Limited, UK, 2006, ISBN 0-85297-763-8
*In 'A Dynamic of Becoming’: An exploration into the different concepts of ‘Spirituality’ in the worlds of Business and Education, and the implications for Leadership', by M. Warren-Smith, Farmington Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, U.K., Paper for the Hilary Term, 2006


# Harvard Business School
# "Knowledge Management: Recognition and Reward"
#$1327 "Facing the Challenge of Globalization"
# "One CSR World", in "Corporate Responsibility: A View from India", The EU-India CSR Network, Brussels, 2002
# Oxford University Press
# "Developing the International Manager"
*"Contemporary Authors: Biography - Guptara, Prabhu S", published by Thomson Gale

External links

* [ Prabhu Guptara's Official website]
* [ - Prabhu Guptara's Blog]

* [ - Prabhu Guptara page]
* [ Institute of International Business Relations - Prabhu Guptarapage]
* [ European Futurists - Prabhu Guptara page]
* [ Prabhu Guptara on]
* [ World Future Council]

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