There are nine faculty members in the Strategic Management Area. Diversity is central to the area, and its key strength. Faculty members bring in extensive industry experience in operations, regulation, manufacturing, and consultancy from prior roles in the government and private sectors.
The Strategic Management area faculty have research interests in business ethics, business history, business models, complexity theory, entrepreneurship, globalization and its effects, innovation, international management, mergers and acquisitions, public sector management, strategic decision making, top management teams, etc., in a very diverse set of industries that includes FMCG, manufacturing, media, telecom and transportation. Area members have published in leading journals like Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Computational and Mathematical Organization theory, Decision, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of World Business, MIT Sloan Management Review, Thunderbird International Business Review among others.
Faculty members of the Strategic Management area have extended consulting services to international agencies like World Bank and UNDP, central and state government ministries, public sector organizations, and the private sector. Faculty members have authored books and book chapters on Strategic Management, International Business and Best Business Practices.
The area offers two doctoral programs, one full-time, residential program and one part-time non-residential doctoral program for participants working in the industry. Our doctoral fellows have been placed at some of the leading management institutes in the country including IIMs Lucknow, Amritsar and Sirmaur and Thapar University. Some others have returned to their parent organizations in the government—for example, Income Tax and BSNL—to positions of enhanced responsibilities. As of 2018, the area has an enrolment of nine doctoral students in the full-time residential program, and ten candidates in the industry doctoral program.
The area offers compulsory courses in Strategic Management covering business strategy in Term II and corporate strategy in Term III for the flagship MBA program. Besides this, the area also offers over twenty electives courses for second year MBA students, covering International Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Models, Strategy Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Competing with Capabilities, E-Business Strategy, etc. Most recently, the area has been offering Strategy Simulation as an elective to expose students to the integrative way in which businesses work and function.