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Interview: Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College in ...

By Stuart Crainer . 01 March 2006

"Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Interview Vijay Govindarajan and Chris TrimbleChris Trimble is an adjunct associate professor at Tuck and a senior fellow at the New York consultancy Katzenbach Partners. Trimble and Govindarajan are the directors of the William F Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership and co-authors of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators (Harvard Business School Press)."


Govindarajan and Trimble believe that successful innovation requires that companies go beyond simply introducing new ideas. Instead, they must also focus on organisational structure. “Innovation isn’t just about visionary people with great ideas and leadership skills,” they argue. “Success has more to do with companies making fundamental changes to their organisational DNA.”

Business Strategy Review editor, Stuart Crainer, interviewed Govindarajan and Trimble at their New Hampshire base.

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