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Debraj Ghosal

Assistant Professor, Strategy

Director, International Exchange

Debraj Ghosal holds a Ph. D. in Management with a focus on International Business Strategy in Emerging Economies and has a total work experience of over 23 years. Before joining academics in 2012, he worked in the industry for over 13 years with esteemed business organisations such as Tata International, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Reliance Industries Limited, leading strategic business roles in Southeast Asia & China.

His responsibilities included International Business Management, Corporate Strategy, Sales & Marketing. His research interest spans Emerging Market MNCs, Outward FDI, Digital Globalization, and Country Competitiveness, and is reflected through his intellectual contributions by authoring book chapters and articles.

Alongside graduate teaching, he holds enthusiasm for conducting management development programmes and corporate training.

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RTM Nagpur University

Ph.D., 2019
Focus: International Business Strategy

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai University

MBA, 2002
Major: Marketing

Laxminarayan Institute Of Technology (LIT), Nagpur University (Govt. Engineering College)

BTech, 1997
Major: Chemical Engineering


    Emerging Market MNC

    Digital Globalization

    OFDI (Outward FDI)

    Country Competitiveness


    Ghosal, D., Chakraborty, S. (2020). Zoom’s Exponential Growth -Globally and in the Indian Strategic Management (5th Edition ed., pp. 19 pages). McGraw-Hill. https://www.mheducation.co.in/strategic-management-9788194740049-india

    Ghosal, D. (2018). International Business Hero MotoCorp. International Business,16th Edition by John Daniels (University of Miami, USA) & Co-authors (pp. 615-619). Pearson. https://www.pearsoned.co.in/web/books/9789352861880_International-Business_John-D-aspx


    AIB Academy of International Business Global Annual Conference 2021 & 2020

    SMS Strategic Management Society Global Annual Conference 2021 & 2020

    AOM Academy of Management Global Annual Conference 2021 & 2020

    Teaching with Cases workshop by HBP and IIMA Case Centre, IIMA, Dec 6 & 7, 2019

    Ghosal, D. Keynote speaker at annual TiE Conference at Nagpur on “Chinese Entrepreneurial and Startup ecosystem” in April 2018.

    Ghosal, D., Doing Business with China, TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Nagpur. (May 22, 2015).

    Ghosal, D., 3rd Auto Summit, “Chinese Automobile Industry Trends & Opportunities for Indian Companies’.,” BMG, Pune. (January 15, 2015).

    SMS (Strategic Management Society) India Faculty Development Workshop and Strategic Management Society Special Conference 17th to 19th Dec 2013, ISB, Mohali

    Attended XVII Annual Convention of the Strategic Management Forum at IIM. Calcutta 12th to 14th Jan 2014.

    Ghosal, D., Doing Business with China, “Doing Business with China,” TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Nagpur. (May 18, 2013).


    Ghosal, D., and Singh, R., (PGPM 2023 participant), (2023). Europe managing energy transition amidst geopolitics. ET Energyworld.

    Ghosal, D. (2020). What Joe Biden brings to the table. Fortune India.


    International Business


    Doing Business in Emerging Economies

    MOC (Microeconomics of Competitiveness)

    Advance Digital International Business


    International Business




    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (August 2016 – Now)

    Assistant Professor

    Administrative Assignments (June 2021 – Now)

    Associate Programme Head, GMP, Programme

    Administrative Assignments (2017 – Now)

    Director – Student International Exchange

    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (2016)

    Visiting Professor

    K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai (June 2012 – Aug 2016)

    Assistant Professor

    Director International Relations in Somaiya Vidya Vihar

    Programme Co-Coordinator for PGDM International Business Programme

    Mahindra & Mahindra, Mumbai (Feb 2011 – May 2012)

    Manager, Sales, and Marketing in Auto and Farm Division

    Tata International Ltd (TIL), Mumbai (May 2008 – Feb 2011)

    Executive Officer CEO’s (Executive Director) office & New Business Development, Deputy Divisional Manager

    Essar Group, Beijing, China (Feb 2007 – April 2008)

    Head, China operations

    Tata Southeast Asia Ltd (Subsidiary of Tata International Ltd) Shanghai, China (June 2002 – Jan 2007)

    Assistant Divisional Manager, China

    Koch Glitsch India Ltd, Bombay (MNC Part of Koch Inc. US$30bn US Co.) (Jan 2000 – May 2000)

    Assistant Manager Marketing

    Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar, Gujarat (August 1997 – Dec 1999)

    Assistant Manager


    Faculty Development Programme on Case study teaching at SPJIMR

    Management/Executive Development, Yes Bank, 25 participants. (January 9, 2020 – January 10, 2020)

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun India Ltd, 30 participants. (June 6, 2019 – June 7, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Total Oil India Ltd, 19 participants. (June 5, 2019 – June 6, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Insurance Institute of India-College of Insurance, Mumbai- Excellence in Management MDP. (January 22, 2015)

    Management/Executive Development, Insurance Institute of India-College of Insurance, Mumbai- Excellence in Management MDP. (November 27, 2014)

    Management/Executive Development, Insurance Institute of India-College of Insurance, Mumbai- Excellence in Management MDP. (October 16, 2014)

    Management/Executive Development, Insurance Institute of India-College of Insurance, Mumbai- Excellence in Management MDP. (September 11, 2014)

    Management/Executive Development, Indian Navy, INS Hamla, Mumbai. (September 2013)

    Faculty Development Programme -Invited speaker to share pedagogy of International Business subject with about 40 professors from various business schools in Mumbai organized by Forum for Marketing Education


    My point of view on RCEP was published in International media –The National-leading newspaper in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in the article “Has India missed out by sitting on the sidelines of the RCEP?” on November 22, 2020


    Reviewer, Journal Article, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. (2016 – Now)

    Business Perspectives and Research by SAGE Journal


    Panellist in the panel discussion “Is unconventional Learning the Future?” with other panellists from Spain, Australia, Philippines for the GMAC Virtual Asia Pacific conference 2020.

    Member of Advisory group for GMAC annual Asia Pacific Virtual Conference 2020

    Session Chair, IIT School of Management, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (September 13, 2019)

    Keynote address, Tally, Mumbai, Maharashtra on “THE PATH TO GROWTH”. (June 27, 2019)

    Member of advisory group for GMAC annual conference 2018 at Boston USA, June 2018

    Member of Advisory group for GMAC annual Asia Pacific Conference 2018 in Mumbai, India

    Speaker, Nagpur chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Nagpur, Maharashtra. (April 7, 2018 – April 8, 2018).

    Organised GMAC Admissions institute’s two-day training workshop at SPJIMR, attended by participants from business schools across India and speakers from overseas & India.


    Member AIB Academy of International Business (2019 –Now)

    Member SMS (2019 –Now)

    Member AOM (2019 –Now)

    Associate Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. (1997 – 2016).

    Member of Task Force on China, Confederation of Indian Industry. (2009 – 2010).

    Member, Business Council in Indian Embassy, Beijing. (2007 – 2008).

    Member, Indian Association in Shanghai. (2005 – 2007).

    Member International Trade Sub Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry. (2003 – 2004).

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