Venkat Ramaswamy is Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is a globally recognized thought leader, idea practitioner, and eclectic scholar with wide-ranging interests in innovation, strategy, marketing, branding, IT, operations, and the human side of the organization.
He is a prolific author of numerous articles—including the popular 2000 Harvard Business Review article “Co-opting Customer Competence” and the 2003 MIT-PricewaterhouseCoopers award-winning Sloan Management Review article “The New Frontier of Experience Innovation” (both coauthored with C. K. Prahalad) as well as the 2009 Emerald Literati award-winning Strategy & Leadership article “Leading the Transformation to Co-Creation of Value”, and the 2010 article in the Harvard Business Review on “Building the Co-Creative Enterprise, based on his new book The Power of Co-Creation: Build It With Them to Boost Growth, Productivity, and Profits (Free Press, October 2010; co-authored with Francis Gouillart).
His previous award-winning book in 2004, The Future of Competition (with C. K. Prahalad), introduced co-creation as a revolutionary business concept. Venkat is also a sought-after speaker and a mentor to global firms seeking to become a co-creative enterprise. He has helped several organizations across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America conceive and execute new business ideas through co-creation, and build management capabilities for co-creation inside their organizations.