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Arindam Das


Strategy & Innovation

Deputy Programme Chairperson – Post Graduate Programme in Management

Arindam Das, a practitioner-turned-academic, specialises in the areas of corporate strategy, governance, and digital transformation. For more than two decades, he worked with technology consulting and services organizations before joining academia. His current research spans diverse areas of business performance: technology-enabled business model transformation, cross-border investments of emerging market firms, and sustainability initiatives of multinational enterprises. He holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, where his thesis was on cross-border M&A. He is a certified independent director from the Institute of Directors.

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Ph.D., Focus area: Cross-border M&A

Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta


Regional Engineering College (NIT), Calicut



    Cross-border investments of emerging market multinationals

    Technology-enabled business model transformation

    Sustainability initiatives of multinational enterprises


    The Relationship between International Trade in Industry 4.0 Products and National-Level Sustainability Performance: An Empirical Investigation, Sustainability, MDPI Publishing Services, Jan 2023

    Ethical climates in South Asian organizations: Empirical findings from India, SN Business & Economics, Jun 2022

    Vedanta Ltd. – Attempts to Go Private, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies, Mar 2022

    Promoting Organizational Diversity and Preserving Socioemotional Wealth: Can Family Businesses Balance the Two?, Journal of Family Business Management, Jan 2022

    Post-Acquisition Performance of Emerging Market Firms: A Multi-dimensional Analysis from India, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Nov 2021

    Role of Governance on SME Exports and Performance, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Oct 2021

    Global Manufacturing Value Networks: Assessing the Critical Roles of Platform Ecosystems and Industry 4.0, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Apr 2021

    Predatory FDI during Economic Crises: Insights from Outbound FDI from China and Host Country Responses, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Jan 2021

    Trust in “Trust-free” Digital Networks: How Inter-firm Algorithmic Relationships Embed the Cardinal Principles of Value Co-Creation, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, Dec 2020

    Robotic Process Automation: Assessment of the Technology for Transformation of Business Processes, International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, Jul 2019

    Biased Decisions on IT Outsourcing: How Vendor Selection Adds Value, Journal of Business Strategy, Sep 2018


    Royal Enfield – An Epic Journey at Crossroads, The Case Centre, Sep 2018, Case-Reference no. 318-0270-1

    Securing Country’s Energy Futures: Coal India’s Strategic Pursuits, The Case Centre, Mar 2017, Case-Reference no. 317-0054-1 

    NTPC: Growth Challenges in Changing Environment, The Case Centre, Dec 2016, Case-Reference no. 316-0427-1


    Chapter: “Elephas Maximus Indicus – Doing Business in 21st Century India”, in Marketing Weiterdenken (2nd edition), Eds.: Bruhn, M., Burmann, C., Kirchgeorg, M., Springer Gabler, Germany, Sep 2020, 277-305; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31563-4_14, ISBN: 978-3-658-31562-7

    Book: Corporate Governance in India, Routledge (Taylor and Francis), UK, Aug 2019, ISBN: 978-1-138-58112-8

    Chapter: “The Role of Technology Innovation in Managing through Business Cycles: A Study on Indian ICT Firms”, in Managing in Recovering Markets, Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, Eds.: Chatterjee, S., Singh, N.P., Goyal, D.P., Gupta, N., Springer India, Aug 2014, 427-439; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1979-8_34, ISBN: 978-81-322-1978-1


    8th International Conference in Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Governance and Innovation, ISAE Brazilian Business School, Curitiba, Brazil (UN PRME CR3+), Pivoting from Sustainable Development Goals to “simple doable goals”: Can social innovation help? Oct 2021

    Strategic Management Society 41st Annual Conference, Strategic Management Society (SMS), Toronto, Organizations as Synesthetes: Extra-sensational Sensemaking, Sep 2021

    Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Manufacturing Value Networks of Multinationals: How Digital Technologies are Reshaping the Relationships Embedded in the OLI Paradigm, Jun 2019

    IIBG 2nd Annual Academia-Industry Exchange, Hong Kong, Journey Towards Circular Economy: From Sustainability Reporting to Business Model Transformation, Oct 2018


    Reviewer for a few journals published by Emerald, Elsevier, and Wiley


    Strategic Management

    Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

    International Business

    Strategy Simulation (Capstone)

    Strategies for the Digital Economy


    Won the “That’s Interesting” award for the paper presented at AIB Annual Meeting at Copenhagen Business School in 2019


    Professional Positions 

    Professor, T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2019-2022

    Associate Professor, IFMR Graduate School of Management, Krea University, 2017-2019

    Associate Professor, Centre for Management Studies, Administrative Staff College of India, 2015-2017

    Senior Manager, Accenture India, 2013-2019

    Principal, Business Services, Infosys Ltd, 2001-2013

    Assistant Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, 1992-2001


    Engaged with large multinationals in the automotive and financial services domains on technology implementation programmes


    Conducted MDP programs (in-house and open) for mid-level executives from public sector enterprises on strategic decision-making, and planning processes  


    Strategic Management Society (SMS)

    Association for Information Systems (AIS)

    Academy of International Business (AIB)

    Institute of Directors (IoD)

    Project Management Institute (PMI)

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