Sumantra's research focused on strategic, organizational and managerial issues confronting large, global companies and was recognized worldwide as leading-edge. For example, Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution, has been listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books of the 20th century and has been translated into nine languages. The Differentiated Network: Organizing the Multinational Corporation for Value Creation, won the George Terry Book Award in 1997. The Individualized Corporation, won the Igor Ansoff Award in 1997, and has been translated into seven languages. Managing Radical Change, won the Management Book of the Year award in India.
With doctoral degrees from both the MIT School of Management and the Harvard Business School, Sumantra served on the Boards of several companies and was a member of the Committee of Overseers of the Harvard Business School. He was a Fellow at the Academy of Management, The Academy of International Business and the World Economic Forum.
See here for Sumantra's obituary in the Guardian.