•  renganathan.krishnamurthy@spjimr.org

Renganathan Krishnamurthy

Assistant Professor, Strategy

Renganathan Krishnamurthy has around 9 years of experience. Of this, 4 years are in the IT industry and the rest in market research and consulting. His research interests are around digital strategy and its impact on society. Specifically, he is interested in studying Strategy Management in the Face of Digital Technologies and the rise of business models such as digital platforms and incumbent response to such technologies and business models. He specialises in methods such as Natural Language Processing and simulation.

Prior to his Ph.D. enrolment at IIMA, Renganathan had completed his MBA from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher learning and engineering from Anna University.

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India

Doctoral Candidate, Strategy Area
Dissertation Title: Effect of Uncertainties on Firm Capabilities and Firm Boundaries in the context of Digital Platforms and Digital Technologies: An Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India

MBA, 2009 – 2011

Anna University, India

B.Tech (IT), 2001 – 2005


    Digital Technologies

    Digital Platforms

    Technology Strategy


    Aggarwal, M., Krishnamurthy, R., Dwibedy, P., & Karna, A. (2022). Tega Industries: The South African Acquisition. Harvard Case Centre. https://store.hbr.org/product/tega-industries-the-south-africa-acquisition/A00321


    Krishnamurthy, R (Presenter). Effect of Uncertainty on Firm Capabilities and Boundaries in the context of Digital Platforms and Digital Technologies. Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, Virtual Annual Meeting, Aug 2020

    Krishnamurthy, R (Presenter). Innovativeness of Ventures as the Missing Link between Discovery and Creation, Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2018, Hyderabad, India.

    Krishnamurthy, R (Presenter). Understanding the Relevance of Platform Quality: A Resource Based View Perspective , Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2018, Hyderabad, India.

    Krishnamurthy, R. Session Facilitator – Entrepreneurial Innovation and Performance, Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2018, Hyderabad, India


    MBA/Masters Courses

    Strategic Management

    Corporate Strategy and Artificial Intelligence (Elective)

    Digital Platforms and Strategy (Elective)


    Design Thinking

    FPM (Ph.D.) Seminar Courses

    Topic Modelling in Management Research (Methods Course)


    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

    Economics of Strategy (for MBA Students) (Jun-Aug 2020)

    Business Simulation (for Executive MBA Students) (Jan-Mar 2019)


    Recipient of the 2021 Madan Mohanka Research on Internationalization of Business Award.

    Grant received: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Oct 2021, Study on “Exploring the role of Institutional Disruption in Digital Payments in India – A study of NPCI”


    Professional Positions

    Lead Consultant, Frost & Sullivan, 2016

    Industry Analyst / Team Leader, Frost & Sullivan, 2014 – 2015

    Senior Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, 2011 – 2014

    Senior Software Engineer, Hexaware Technologies, 2005-2009




    Business Valuation model for the acquisition of healthcare analytics firm

    Total Cost of Ownership Analysis and Validation for Cloud Services of a leading cloud services provider

    Opportunity Assessment & financial feasibility for e-learning initiative for the ICT ministry of a Middle Eastern country

    Whitepaper on the E-commerce and m-payments industry in Singapore and Malaysia

    Proof-of-Concept for setting up an Automotive Ecosystem in Saudi Arabia

    Financial and Market Feasibility model for setting up a fibreglass company in the Middle East

    Macro-economic factors-based Market identification in African countries for the lubricants industry

    Financial modelling and Business Plan development for the luxury resort ecosystem in Mauritius



    The Big Data opportunity – www.itp.net, April 2014

    Facebook must roll with the technology punches to survive, The National, March 2014,

    Interaxon making waves with brain-sensing headband, but can it attract more funding and consumers, Financial Post, Feb 2014

    What Dell’s buyout means to Indian CIOs, CIO Magazine, Feb 2013

    Fund Raising options for Airtel, TV interview, Puthiya Thalaimurai news channel

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