Andrew Grove

Lecturer in Management

Academic Areas: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Andrew S. Grove is Senior Advisor, Intel Corporation. He brings a wealth of experience to the classroom where he co-teaches the Bass seminar entitled “Strategy and Action in Information Technology” with Robert A. Burgelman. Dr. Grove is very involved in case writing for that seminar.


Andrew S. Grove escaped from Hungary to the United States in 1956 at age 20. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1960 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1963.

After 5 years as a researcher at Fairchild Semiconductor, Dr. Grove participated in the founding of Intel Corporation, where he became, in succession, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and, finally, Chairman. He stepped down as Chairman in 2005, and remains a Senior Advisor.

Dr. Grove has written over 40 technical papers and several books, including Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices, as well as High Output Management and Only the Paranoid Survive. He has received a number of honorary degrees and other honors. He was named Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" in 1997, and received the IEEE 2000 Medal of Honor, and the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Strategic Management Society. In 2004, he was named the Most Influential Business Person in the Last Twenty-Five Years by the Wharton School of Business and the Nightly Business Report.

He chaired the Campaign for UCSF which raised $1.6B, and has been active in cancer and neuroscience research through his private family foundation. His current interests also include energy policy.

Academic Degrees

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1963; BS, City College of New York, 1960.

Professional Experience

At Stanford University, Graduate School of Business since 1991.
LLD (Hon.), Harvard Univ., 2000; DESc (Hon.), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1989; DSc (Hon.), City College of New York; CEO, 1987—98; Chairman, 1997—. President, Intel Corporation, 1979–97.

Selected Publications

  • One on One With Andy Grove: How to Manage Your Boss, Yourself and Your Co-Workers: Penguin, 1988
  • High Output Management: Vintage, 1983
  • Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices: Wiley & Sons, 1967

Working Papers

  • 1954: Let Chaos Reign, Then Rein In Chaos - Repeatedly: Managing Strategic Dynamics For Corporate Longevity
  • 1364: Strategic Dissonance
  • 1997: U.S. Dependence on Oil in 2008: Facts, Figures and Context
  • 2013R: The Drive Toward the Electric Mile - A Proposal for a Minimum Winning Game
  • 2048R: Toward Electric Cars and Clean Coal: A Comparative Analysis of Strategies and Strategy-Making in the U.S. and China
  • 2096: Strategic Dynamics: Three Key Themes

Selected Cases

  • SM175: The Global Electric Car Industry in 2009: Developments in the U.S., China, and the Rest of the World
  • SM183: Clean Coal in the U.S. and China: An Industry Note
  • SM5A: The U.S. Telecommunications Industry (A): 1984-1996
  • SM5B: The U.S. Telecommunications Industry (B): 1996-1999
  • SM6: The Wireless Communications Industry: After ATT&T McCaw
  • SM33: Note on the Consumer On-Line Services Industry in 1996

Awards and Honors

  • Medal of Honor, 2000, IEEE
  • Man of the Year, 1997, Time Magazine
  • Award for Technology and the Economy, 1995, Heinz Family Foundation
  • Engineering Leadership Recognition Award, 1987, IEEE



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