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Gary P. Hamel
Gary Hamel (left) interviews Eric Schmidt (right)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationAuthor, professional speaker, management consultant

Gary P. Hamel (born 1954) is an American management consultant. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.


Hamel graduated from Andrews University in 1975, and from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 1990.[2]

Hamel has been a visiting professor of International Business at the University of Michigan (PhD 1990) and at Harvard Business School and is also a visiting Professor of Strategic Management at the London Business School.


Gary Hamel is the originator (with C.K. Prahalad) of the concept of core competencies. He is also the director of the Woodside Institute, a nonprofit research foundation based in Woodside, California. He was a founder of the consulting firm Strategos, serving as chairman until 2003. The UTEK Corporation acquired Strategos in 2008 in an all-stock transaction as reported by the SEC. In 2012 Strategos[3] became an independent strategy and innovation consultancy once again through a management buy-out.

The Wall Street Journal ranked Gary Hamel as one of the world's most influential business thinkers,[4] and Forbes magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy".[5] In 2013, his name was not present on an updated version of the Wall Street Journal list.[6]

He is also a member of the Reliance Innovation Council formed by Reliance Industries Limited, India.[7]

Selected publications

Articles, a selection


  1. ^ Gary Hamel: the search for a new strategic platform, Free Online Library.
  2. ^ Dividend (PDF), University of Michigan, 1993.
  3. ^ Strategos.
  4. ^ "Gary Hamel Sees "More Options: Fewer Grand Visions"". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  5. ^ Kneale, Klaus (October 13, 2009). "In Pictures: The 10 Most Influential Business Gurus". Forbes. Retrieved October 26, 2009.
  6. ^ "Celebrity Economists Make Waves". The Wall Street Journal. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Innovation", Our company, RIL.