Krishna Kumar Balaraman is a faculty in the Strategic and Public Policy area at the School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME) at IIT Jodhpur and is affiliated to IITJ’s Center of Technology Foresight and Policy. He is also responsible for the Corporate Governance area of study at SME. He holds a Ph.D. from IIT Madras in the area of strategic foresight and alliances. He has more than two decades of international leadership experience in developing products and solutions in leading edge technologies, and advises start-ups on business models and strategies. He is a B.E in computer science and engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (University of Madras), and holds the PGDIPR from the NLSIU, Bangalore and a postgraduate Diploma in management from IIM Bangalore. He regularly presents papers in international conferences such as Strategic Management Society (SMS) and Academy of International Business (AIB) conferences. He is a reviewer for journals such as the IEEE Engineering Management Review and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He received AOM 2019 Best Reviewer recognition by Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Division of AOM. He has published on foresight in IEEE TEM and contributed to a chapter on Born-Globals in International Business Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan). He has taught Brand Management at IIM Shillong, and master-level and doctoral-Level courses at IFMR GSB, Krea University such as Strategic Management, Topics in Entrepreneurship, Business Models, and Strategic Decision Making. He also conducts management programs for the industry.
Krishna has teaching, research, and advisory interests in the areas of Strategic Management, Business Models, Strategic Foresight, Microfoundations of Strategy and Capabilities, Behavioral Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Alliances, International Business, Organizational Learning, and Corporate Governance.
Bhargab Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor at the School of Management & Entrepreneurship, IIT Jodhpur in the DTBI/Operations Area. His research interests lie in the area of coreset construction, sequential analysis, and inference. His work seeks to improve methodologies used in human-centered research cutting across several application areas of business and economics. In addition to his methodological work, he collaborates on several research interesting research problems including business areas like Human Resource, and Management Communication applying curated methodologies required to address the research question. So far, he has been invited for seminars at different universities in India, US, Singapore, Costa Rica and New Zealand. He was the Joint PI in one external research grant (2014-2016) from the Actuarial Science Foundation, US and PI in one external research grant (2018-21) from Science and Engineering Research Board, India. Since 2018, he is serving as the Associate Editor of Sequential Analysis Journal. Apart from teaching business analytic courses, he has been conducting sessions in Certificate Programs, Faculty Development Programs, and Technical Education Quality Improvement Programs.
Dr Dash holds a PhD in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. His areas of interests are primarily urban economics, economics of crime and climate change economics. His teaching interests are primarily managerial economics, international trade, urban economics and economics of corruption. His research work has been published in Energy Policy, Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Indian Growth and Development Review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and Journal of Developing Areas.
Prof. Venkat holds an MSc & PhD (dual-degree) in Management from IIT Madras. His primary area of research is Behavior Change, Judgment & Decision Making, Intelligence and Rationality. Before joining IIT Jodhpur, he worked as a faculty in the Organization Management area at IIT Delhi. Venkat’s teaching interest lies in the science and practice of Behavior Change, Managerial Judgment and Decision Making, Organizational Behavior and Managing Human Capital. His research articles have been published in various leading journals like Frontiers in Psychology, The Psychologist-Manager Journal and Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management. He has also presented his work in conferences like Quadrennial International Conference on Thinking at Brown University, Annual meeting of International Human Resource Management at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, Annual meeting of Society for Philosophy and Psychology at University of Austin, Austin, Texas etc.
Dr. Anuj Pal Kapoor holds a PhD from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi and his research areas include consumer psychology towards web-based platforms, collaborative consumption, and digital transformation & maturity. During his Ph.D., he developed a framework for strategic partnership between banks and e-commerce players, based on the digital consumption patterns of consumers across India. Prior to joining the PhD program, he has worked in the industry for six years across marketing, innovation and consulting domains. He was responsible for setting up the innovations function at HDFC Life based out of Mumbai and spearheaded the analytics function at Michael Page India, Gurgaon. Anuj also holds an MBA from Symbiosis International University; Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and B.E in Electronics and Communications from Institute of Technology & Management, Gurgaon. He also holds a certificate in Innovation Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). Anuj is the recipient of ICSSR doctoral fellowship and was awarded the UNESCO fellow (Paris) award.
Dr. Mithu Rani Kuiti received her Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from IIM Calcutta. In her dissertation, she has studied the impact of different types of carbon emission policies on the strategic decisions of supply chain management. She is currently working in the area of green supply chain management. Apart from this, she also works in reliability theory. She presented her research works in leading international conferences, namely, Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR, Grenoble, France, 2017), Production & Operations Management (POMS, Kandy, Sri Lanka), SOM, etc. Her research works have been published in different journals of international repute, namely, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Resource Conservation and Recycling, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, and Metrika. Further, she qualified different national level exams, namely, NET, GATE, etc. Moreover, she received two gold medals for securing first positions in M.Sc. and M.Tech. from Vidyasagar University and NIT Durgapur, respectively.
Dr. Tanmoy Kundu obtained his Ph.D. from National Taiwan University. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded Fellowship for the Outstanding International Doctoral Student from National Taiwan University and received the prestigious Ph.D. thesis writing grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya as an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain. Post that, he was associated with The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific at the National University of Singapore, where his role involved leading and managing industrial research and consultancy projects related to logistics and transportation. One such recent consultancy work involved investigating Singapore’s largest parcel delivery service provider’s AS-IS outbound parcel delivery operations in Singapore and suggesting service process and performance improvement strategies. In Singapore, he also worked with practitioners on various other projects, such as 1) E-commerce control tower for consolidation of shipments in the last-mile e-commerce logistics and 2) Mitigating risks in temperature-controlled international (Germany-Singapore) supply chains using blockchain technology.
His current research interests are in the area of Last-mile Logistics, Humanitarian Logistics, Intelligent Logistics, and Multi-modal (Air/Maritime/Surface) Transportation and Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He uses Game Theory, Network Optimization, and Complex Networks as research methods
In parallel to his research and teaching experience, he also has had entrepreneurship experience in India and Taiwan. His team won the prestigious Sinyi School Sustainability for Wellbeing award for sustainable business plan competition in 2017 held in Taipei, Taiwan, and Hult Prize@National Taiwan University, Taipei. Besides, he is also on the advisory board of various start-ups in the logistics domain.
Dr. Jitesh’s research interests lies at intersection of strategy and culture, towards exploring strategizing practices of indigenous business communities, that are alien to tools and frameworks taught at business-schools. His research was recognized by Strategic Management Society with the dissertation proposal being first runner-up to the ‘M. B. Sarkar That’s Interesting Proposal’ Award, 2018. This award is given for the scholarly work that holds potential to push the boundaries of the field. Exploring Marwaris, an ethnic business community from India, his dissertation illuminated distinct, inherited and embodied business practices not beholden to the institutionalized business education and its strategic tools but to the community itself. Given the strangeness of the context, methodology of a year-long ethnography was undertaken in an industrial town of Marwar region where the actors while staying alien to the master discourse of strategic management have been able to perpetuate performance. It was found that community’s system of meanings, drawn from the nexus of bazaar norms, community values and religious faith, were symptomatic of patterns and regularities of professionalization of a distinct kind.
The essays in his dissertation illuminated the governance mechanisms within the business community and the value appropriation dynamics, employing Mignolo’s decolonial theory and Bourdieu’s practice theory to make sense of the indigenous strategizing practices. One of these essays got published in Organization: The critical journal of organization, theory and society, which is the foremost journal in critical management studies. Furthermore, he has presented research papers at international conferences, including European Group for Organizational studies (EGOS). He is a recipient of Director's Merit Award for scholastic excellence in PGP-I/FPM programme at IIM Trichy. Prior to PhD, he has worked in industry and academia for around four years, starting his career with Shoppers Stop group in Mumbai after completing MBA. Post PhD, he served as an Assistant Professor at O. P. Jindal Global University for a couple of years before joining IIT Jodhpur.
Dr. Venkatesha holds a doctoral degree in the area of Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai. His research areas include Start-ups, and Micro-Small-Medium Scale Enterprises. He undertakes research in these empirical domains using theoretical underpinnings from Economic-Sociology and Institutional Economics. He also writes case studies concerning various dimensions of entrepreneurship. His research attempt is to capture business and entrepreneurship at the intersections of social and economic behavior.
His work has been published in the leading international and national journals, and case-study outlets. Selected few include Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Workplace Learning, International Journal of Social Economics, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Social and Economic Development, and Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies.
Sankalp is the chair of the area of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the School of Management and Entrepreneurship, IIT Jodhpur where he serves as an Associate Professor. He received his doctorate and management degree from IIM Calcutta and an engineering degree from MERI Kolkata, punctuating his academics with over a decade of varied functional experience that exposed him to various issues in management and provided him the opportunity to work with colleagues from different parts of the globe. Subsequent to his doctorate in Strategy, he has served IIM Trichy and IIT Jodhpur for ~ 5 years.
Sankalp’s primary research stream focuses on the practices that aid entrepreneurs, in the context of startups / large corporate / family business, navigate and negotiate their contexts. He has published in the Strategic Management Journal (FT - 50) among others, has presented his papers in multiple editions of EGOS and is an active writer of case studies for classroom teaching.
He provides management consulting and training services focussed on contemporary challenges around the matrix of innovation, digital transformation and entrepreneurship. He does this in close collaboration with a complementary set of IIM and IIT academicians and alumnus with vast ranging experience.
He is open to guiding PhD students who have an appetite for rigorous and fundamental work which will steer them onto a rewarding academic career. Currently, he is interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas
Prof. Sangeeta Sahney is a faculty at the School of Management and Entrepreneurship (SME) at IIT Jodhpur. With nearly two decades of teaching experience, Prof. Sahney has served as a faculty member at U.P Technical University, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Kharagpur before joining IIT Jodhpur. With a specialization in Marketing, Prof. Sahney also teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. Her research interests include studies in consumer behavior, organizational behavior and quality management in education. Prof. Sahney has been seconded by MHRD to teach at the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok twice, in 2009 and 2016. Prof. Sahney has authored several papers in peer reviewed national and international journals, and has presented her work in national and international conferences and seminars. She has also authored a book on Consumer Behaviour published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Sahney has been a Visiting Faculty in the area of Marketing at IIM Raipur and IIM Bodhgaya.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Saxena holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). After obtaining his PhD, he worked with Trinity College Dublin (Postdoctoral Research Fellow), Dublin Institute of Technology (Lecturer), and Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani(Assistant Professor). Prior to his PhD, he worked with the Indian Space Research Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Defence Research and Development Organisation in difference capacities.
His current areas of interest include Enterprise Systems (on-premise and cloud-based), Digital Transformation, and AI Ethics. He has published his works in journals such as Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, International Journal of Project Management, Irish Journal of Management,Journal of Information Science, and Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, among others. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods (Scopus-indexed) and serving on the review panel of more than 10 internationally reputed Information Systems journals. His edited book ‘IoT and Cloud Computing for Societal Good’ has been recently published as part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC).
Dr Singh holds a PhD in applied text analytics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He also holds B. Tech. from National Institute of Technology Agartala (India) and M. Tech. from National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (India). His research interests include applied text analytics, applied natural language processing, ICT diffusion in SMEs, multivariate statistical modelling, multi-criteria decision making, panel data modelling, health care analytics, AI enabled supply chain, recommender systems in E-business. He plans to expand his research in realizing the goal of smart villages with specific interest to Blockchain in land documentation, and agri-food supply chain, IOT and AI in agriculture, health management and e-Mandi platforms. His teaching interest include business analytics, data management & analytics, statistics for management, big data & cloud computing, service operations management, AI in business, supply chain analytics. His research appears in Journal of Business Research, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, and Journal of Modelling in Management.
Monika Tanwar has worked as research fellow with the Nano-Macro Reliability Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Singapore. She was a Researcher with IFW, PZH, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. She has received her MTech. and PhD from IIT Delhi. Her current research interests include Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management, Cyber Physical System, Failure and Reliability Analysis. She has published her works in Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Life cycle reliability and system safety, International Journal of Performability Engineering and Applied Sciences etc. She is on the reviewer panel of various esteemed international Journals.
An educator, entrepreneur, designer, artist, researcher, and craft enthusiast, Nimish has over twenty years of experience in setting up businesses, piloting ideas, and driving successful digital campaigns. Nimish has a deep interest in researching and documenting Indian miniature paintings from across the world. An addicted museumgoer, Nimish is creating an AkkadBakkad Collection comprising of childhood artifacts.
Prof. Sinjana holds a PhD degree in the area of Industrial and Systems Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Her primary area of research is Vehicle Routing problems & Social Networks. Before joining IIT Jodhpur, she worked as an intern at EPFL Switzerland & NCTU, Taiwan. During her career, she has gained substantial knowledge and research experience in the areas of Machine Learning, Operations Research, Logistics & Supply Chain Management among others. Sinjana’s teaching interest lies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management & Operations Management. Her research has been published in some of the world’s leading publications such as International Journal of Information Management and has also presented her work in various conferences.