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Why MBA Faculty With Board Experience Make Better Teachers

Harvard Business School's Dean Nohria
Harvard Business School's Dean NohriaPhotograph by Mike Fein/Bloomberg

The news that Tata Sons, one of India’s largest business conglomerates, has named Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria to its board highlights the overlapping nature of the worlds of business and B-school. The relationship between the two is one that serves faculty and students well.

“There is no better way of understanding the workings of corporate life and how competition really takes place and how society is affected by business,” says Paul Danos, dean at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and board member at General Mills.