Ashutosh Jha

Assistant Professor

Information Management & Analytics
Deputy Head – Office of Research & Innovation

Ashutosh Jha holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, with specialisation in Management Information Systems. He has 11 years of industry experience with leading technology firms, prior to joining academics in 2020.

He has a passionate research interest in Mobile Networking and Services, with extended enthusiasm for emerging policy frameworks for technology innovations and e-governance. He is a fervent researcher and has persistently produced intellectual contributions through publications, case studies, book chapters, and conference presentations.

His research excellence has been recognised and acclaimed internationally through the best paper award as well as nominations.  In addition to the substantial research effort, he has conducted editorial as well as reviewing work with notable journals.

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EDUCATION

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, Calcutta

Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, 2020
Focus: Next Generation Mobile Broadband Services

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

BE, 2008
Major: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Adoption/Diffusion of Mobile Information Systems

    Techno-economics of 4G/5G Networks

    Radio Spectrum Management

    E-Governance

    Development Informatics

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Oughton, E. J., & Jha, A. (2021). “Supportive 5G Infrastructure Policies are Essential for Universal 6G: Assessment using an Open-source Techno-economic Simulation Model utilizing Remote Sensing.” in IEEE Access. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3097627.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2021). “Mobile Broadband for Inclusive Connectivity: What Deters the High-Capacity Deployment of 4G-LTE Innovation in India?” Information Systems Frontiers. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-021-10128-6

    Chakrabarty, M., Jha, A., & Ray, P. (2021). “Demonetization and digital payments in India: perception and reality.” Applied Economics Letters, 28(4), 319–323. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2020.1752895

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2020). “Forecasting and analyzing the characteristics of 3G and 4G mobile broadband diffusion in India: A comparative evaluation of Bass, Norton-Bass, Gompertz, and logistic growth models.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 152, 119885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119885

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). “Techno-commercial feasibility analysis of 4G mobile services in India.” IIMB Management Review, 31(2), 182–199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iimb.2019.03.007

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Examining categorization of Telecom Circles in India using unsupervised k-means clustering on techno-economic indicators. The decision, 46(4), 365–383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40622-019-00225-6

  • CASE STUDIES

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2017). “Dematerializing Academic Records in Digital India: an e-Governance Initiative of CDSL.” Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Case Research Center (IIMCCRC) https://iimcal.ac.in/sites/all/files/case_studies_portal/final_version_cdsl-sneak_peek.pdf

    Seetharaman, P., & Jha, A. (2018). “VR Games for Smartphones – Planning Tomorrow Today.” To be registered with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Case Research Center (IIMCCRC).

  • BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2017). Techno-Economics Behind Provisioning 4G LTE Mobile Services over Sub 1 GHz Frequency Bands. In Sastry, N., Chakraborty, S., (eds) Communication Systems and Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), (pp. 284–306). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67235-9_17

  • CONFERENCES

    Silal, P., Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). From E-Government to Good Governance: The mediating role of Government E-Participation. In the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019. https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2019/digital_government/digital_government/6/.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Techno-Economic Analysis of 5G Deployment Scenarios involving Massive MIMO HetNets over mmWave : A Case Study on the US State of Texas. In 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), (pp. 5839-5848). http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50621 *Nominated for Best Paper Award.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Diffusion and Forecast of Mobile Service Generations in Germany, UK, France, and Italy – A Comparative Analysis Based On Bass, Gompertz, and Simple Logistic Growth Models. At the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018). https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2018_rp/17/. Portsmouth, UK.

    Silal, P., Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Managing E-Government Development for Reducing Corruption via Effective Policymaking: Empirical Evidences from Cross-Country Analysis.  In the thirteenth International Conference on Digital Society and eGovernments (ICDS 2019). Athens, Greece – *Received the Best Paper Award.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Coverage and Capacity Dynamics in 4G-LTE Deployment in India. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC 2019). DOI: 10.23919 / ELINFOCOM. 2019.8706452. Auckland, New Zealand.

    Chakrabarty, M., Jha, A., & Ray, P. (2019). Demonetisation and Movement Toward Cashless Economy in India: Appearance and Illusions? At the 2019 World Finance Conference. Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Techno-managerial Considerations for 5G Deployment in India. At the 28th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT). Mumbai, India.

    Pankaj, L., Silal, P., & Jha, A. (2019). Role of mobile phone technology in higher education attainment: A rural India outlook. In the second International Conference on Digital Economy (ICDE 2019). Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India – Accepted and to be presented.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Techno-Economics of 4G-LTE Deployment in India: Forecasting the Innovation Adoption and Evaluating the Profitability Potential. At the 2018 6th Pan-IIM World Management Conference. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India. http://6paniimwmc.in/6th-pan-iim-conference-proceeding.pdf

  • COURSES

    Fundamentals of Information Systems (FIS)

    IT for Management (ITM)

    ICT for Development (ICT4D)

    ICT for Organizational Effectiveness (ICTOE)

    E-Governance (EGOV)

    Predictive Modeling and Analytics with R

    Time-Series Modeling with R.

  • AWARDS & HONOURS

    Best Paper Award in 13th International Conference on Digital Society and e-Governments (ICDS 2019), Athens, Greece.

    Best Paper Nomination in 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 51), Hawaii, 2018.

    IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer (SR8907253)

    IBM Certified SOA Professional (SR8907253)

    Received merit scholarship from BITS-Pilani, Goa campus (2004-05)

    Ranked 2nd in the state in Class XII board merit list (2004)

    Ranked 5th in the state on Class X board merit list (2002)

  • WORKSHOPS

    Conducted a 9-hour workshop on ‘R Programming for Managers’. The audience comprised the students of the Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM), 2018 at IIM Calcutta: Feedback rating – 4.7/5.

    Conducted tutorial sessions on ‘Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Communications’. The audience comprised the students of the Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM), 2018 at IIM Calcutta.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, S.P. JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (2020-NOW)

    Assistant Professor, Information Management & Analytics

    Associate Head, Office of Research and Innovation (ORI)

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Course: ‘ERP, Workflow and BPM’, Program: Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM), 2018, Duration: 45 hours, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata.

    Course: ‘Basic Econometrics’, Program: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA), 2018, Duration: 30 hours, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata.

    Course: ‘Selected Aspects of Predictive Modeling’, Program: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA), 2018 and 2019, Duration: 30 hours, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata.

    SOLUTION DESIGNER AT TECH MAHINDRA (2013-2014)

    Responsible for the AGILE framework-based system level design and coordination between the development and test support – in the capacity of a Solutions Designer – for applications deployed as part of the telecom billing system in the ‘ANDES Design’ group of British Telecom.

    BUSINESS DESIGN CONSULTANT AT IBM, GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES, AT&T ACCOUNT (2010-2013)

    Exhaustive experience in telecom OSS/BSS systems with respect to requirement gathering, analyses, design, and test support across the applications for end-to-end integrity. Involved in mission and functional analyses, conducting requirements and information analysis and risk analysis – in the capacity of a Business Design Consultant.

    APPLICATION DEVELOPER AT TECH MAHINDRA, AUTOMOTIVE & AEROSPACE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (2008-2010)

    Involved in developing and testing Java-J2EE-based applications (‘Waterfall model’) related to automotive engineering solutions, automotive electronics, and enterprise solutions as an Application Developer.

  • EDITORIAL POSITIONS

    Member, Editorial Review Board – International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (June 2021-current).

  • REVIEWER EXPERIENCE

    Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS)

    Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS)

    International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJEM)

    IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEM)

    International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN)

    Decision (Springer)

    International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

    European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)

    Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

  • TEACHING INTEREST

    Management Information Systems

    Social Network Analysis

    Artificial Intelligence for Business

    Spreadsheet Modeling

    Predictive Analytics using R

    Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

    System Dynamics

    Empirical Research Methodologies in Information Systems

    Quantitative Research Methods

  • TECHNICAL SKILLS AND PLATFORMS

    Research Methods:

    Mathematical Modeling, Basic and Advanced Econometric Methods, Time Series Forecasting, System Dynamics Modeling.

    Skills:

    R Programming, Python, STATA, Vensim, MS Excel, Object Oriented Analysis & Design (OOAD), Java-J2EE, Java XML Web-Services, PL-SQL, UNIX, C, HTML

    Platforms:

    STATA, R, Vensim, IBM Websphere Business Modeler 7.0.0.4, IBM Rational Software Architect, Oracle Weblogic (ver 8.1 and 10.3), PL/SQL Developer.

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