School of Management & Entrepreneurship - IIT Jodhpur

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Krishna Kumar Balaraman

Assistant Professor

PhD (IIT Madras)

: krishna@iitj.ac.in

Phone: 0291-280-1815

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.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P. (2019). Exploring an Extension to the Foresight Measure: A Mixed-Mode Study of Individual Managerial Employees, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2019.2919120

  • BOOK CHAPTER

  • Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K. (2017). Emerging-Market Born Globals: The Influence of Product-Related Factors on Internationalization Mode in the Indian Apparel Industry. International Business Strategy (pp. 193-213). Editors: S. Raghunath and Elizabeth L. Rose, Palgrave Macmillan UK, doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54468-1_9

  • PROCEEDINGS

  • Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P. (2017). Individual Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Information Acquisition. IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Conference (TEMSCON), 2017 IEEE (pp. 318-323), doi:10.1109/temscon.2017.7998396

  • CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH COMMUNITY

  • AOM 2019 Best Reviewer recognition by Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Division.

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Engineering Management Review.

  • Strategic Management Society (SMS) Behavioral Strategy Interest Group (IG) communication team member.

  • Session Chair in Academy of International Business (AIB) India 2017 Conference, Pune, India.

  • Reviewer for – Strategic Management Society (SMS) conferences (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015); Academy of Management (AOM) conferences (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); Academy of International Business (AIB) conferences- AIB 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016; AIB-India 2017, 2013; AIB-SE 2013.

  • Member of Academy of International Business (AIB) and India Chapter’s Ind-IB program to increase IB scholarship in India.
  • TEACHING

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Decision MakingAnalytics for Strategy
  • Business Models
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Strategic Alliances and Networks
  • Strategies for Business Transformation

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Alliances and Networks
  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Business Models
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare
  • International Business
  • Institutions
  • Microfoundations of Organizational Capabilities
  • Strategic Management
  • CONFERENCES

  • “Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership”, Papers Presented at Refereed Conferences without Proceedings Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October 2019.

  • “The Influence of Foresight on International Attention of Firms: An Exploratory Study of Indian EMNEs”, presented by Balaraman, K. K., & Parthasarathy, S. at Academy of International Business (AIB) - India Chapter Annual Conference, Hyderabad, April 2019.

  • “Role of Integrative Mechanism in Developing Employee Foresight: A Mixed-Mode Study”, presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Hyderabad, December 2018.

  • “Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study”, presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.

  • “Individual Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Information Acquisition” Papers Presented at Refereed Conferences with Proceedings Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference - TEMSCON 2017, Santa Clara, June 2017.

  • “Use of Social Capital by Boundary Spanners in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective”, presented by Balaraman, K. K., & Raghunath S., at Academy of International Business (AIB)- India Chapter Annual Conference, Pune, April 2017.

  • “Understanding Boundary Spanning in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective”, presented by Balaraman, K. K., Madhu Das, Raghunath S., & Kambla V., at Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2016.

  • “Sensing, Seizing, Transforming: Theoretical Perspective of Corporate Foresight in Strategic Alliances in India”, presented by Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., at the 4th Biennial Indian Academy of Management Conference 2015, Noida, December 2015.

  • “Emerging Market Born Globals: The Influence of Product-Related Factors on the Internationalization Mode of the Indian Apparel Industry”, presented by Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K., at Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Madrid, September 2014.

  • “The Influence of Product-Related Factors on the Internationalisation Modes of Indian Born Globals: The Case of the Indian Apparel Industry”, presented by Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K, at Academy of International Business (AIB) - India Chapter Annual Conference, Bangalore, April 2013.

  • WORKSHOPS

  • Balaraman, K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., SMS 2019, Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Corporate Strategy Interest Group Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, October 2019.

  • Balaraman, K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., SMS 2019, Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October 2019, Stakeholder, Partnerships, and Competitive Advantage Paper Development Workshop, October 2019.

  • Balaraman, K. K., Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study, Global Strategy IG -Paper Development Workshop, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.

  • Balaraman, K. K., Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Behavioral Strategy and Corporate Strategy Interest Groups Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.

  • Balaraman, K. K., & Raghunath S., Use of Social Capital by Boundary Spanners in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Ind-IB Paper Development Workshop, Pune, April 2017 .

  • Balaraman,K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., Development of Individual Foresight Capability– A Measure of Employee Foresight in an Organizational Context, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Ind-IB Paper Development Workshop, Kozhikode, December 2016.

  • Balaraman,K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., Sensing, Seizing, Transforming: Theoretical Perspective on the role of Foresight in Alliance Management Capability, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Paper Development Workshop, Pune, December 2015.

  • Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K, The Influence of Product Related Factors on the Internationalisation Modes of Indian Born Globals: The Case of the Indian Apparel Industry, Academy of International Business – India Annual Conference, Bangalore, April 2013 (One of only 10 papers selected for Paper Development Workshop)
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