Bhidé, who now researches medical innovation and the nature of practical knowledge, has been studying innovation and entrepreneurship for thirty years.
He was previously the Laurence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University. He served on the faculties of Harvard Business School (from 1988 to 2000) and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. A former Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton, Bhidé served on the staff of the Brady Commission which investigated the stock market crash of 1987.
Bhidé is a founding member of the Center on Capitalism and Society and spearheaded the launch of its journal, Capitalism and Society in 2005 which he edited (with Prof. Edmund Phelps) and — and served as chief cook and bottle washer — until 2017. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
He is the author of A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy published by Oxford University Press in 2010. His 2008 book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, (Princeton University Press 2008) won the Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Business, Finance, and Management, and was in the “Best of 2008” lists of the Economist, BusinessWeek and Barrons. Bhidé also authored The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses (Oxford 2000), and Of Politics and Economic Reality (Basic Books 1984).
His ten Harvard Business Review articles — the first published in 1982 — include “Hustle as Strategy” (1086), “Bootstrap Finance: the Art of Start-ups (1992),””How entrepreneurs craft strategies that work (1994),” and “The Judgment Deficit” (2010). His work on financial markets and governance includes “The Hidden Costs of Stock Market Liquidity” in the Journal of Financial Economics. He has written numerous articles, dating back to 1981 in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Financial Times and The LA Times.
Bhidé earned a DBA (1988) and an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar (1979) from Harvard. He received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977.