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Business Leadership and Law


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 19-35
  3. Anurag K. Agarwal
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About this book


This book discusses doing business and making profit on the right side of the law. It explores the role of aligning business and legal strategies, and using the law as a powerful tool in making businesses successful. In this unique book, the author draws on his experience teaching future business leaders at the IIM Ahmedabad for more than a decade. Numerous case studies from across the globe and involving top-notch companies are discussed from both the business leadership and legal perspective, with takeaways included at the end. Intended for senior managers who would prefer to have the law as their friend, philosopher and guide, the book offers analyses of judgments from various courts, but mainly from the Supreme Court of India and the US Supreme Court, and provides judicial finality on several issues commonly faced by business leaders. As such, it serves as a valuable reference guide for senior business managers aspiring to take on top leadership positions.


Business Law Business Strategy Ethics in Business Practice Goverment Leadership

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of ManagementAhmedabadIndia

About the authors

Dr. Anurag K. Agarwal is a Mechanical Engineer from MNREC, Allahabad (now know as MNNIT). After working for less than a year with Bharat Petroleum, he decided to study law. Completed Bachelor, Master (Gold Medalist) and Doctor of Laws from the Lucknow University and a second Master of Laws from the Harvard Law School. Practised as an Advocate at Lucknow for about seven years and for about a year and a half at Delhi. Switched over to full-time teaching in 2004, with a brief stint at MDI Gurgaon. Prof. Agarwal has been with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) since then in the Business Policy Area. Has been the Chairperson of the One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives PGPX, Business Policy Area, and the Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy PGP-PMP. Recipient of the “First Marti Mannariah Gurunath Outstanding Teacher Award 2013” at IIMA. Visiting faculty at National Judicial Academy Bhopal, Gujarat State Judicial Academy Ahmedabad and ESSEC Paris. His teaching, consulting and research interests include contracts and arbitration, infrastructure and PPPs. Conducts executive education for the government, public sector and private companies. He is the Faculty Chair for the executive education programme “Legal and Regulatory Issues in Infrastructure”. Writes “Lawfully Yours”, a weekly column published in DNA Ahmedabad. Has authored two books: “Contracts and Arbitration for Managers” Sage 2016 and “Business and Intellectual Property” Random House 2010.

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