Vasant Sivaraman

Professor

Vasant Sivaraman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Mumbai. He has completed  Postgraduation in Management from the Indian Institute of Management. He is a Professor in General Management, Strategy & Finance at SPJIMR. He embarked on his career in 1987 in Corporate and Investment Banking, wherein he worked for 17 years in strategic leadership roles.

He joined academics in 2003 and has pursued his passion for teaching Strategy and Finance at prominent management institutions. He reflects a keen interest in conducting Management Development Programmes with senior industry executives and working professionals.

The depth of his research passion is anchored on topics that include Blue Ocean Strategy, Scope Expansion, Valuation, Business Simulations, and Management. His intellectual contributions have been published in leading Strategy and Case journals, periodicals, and media publications and presented at international conferences. He has successfully led institutional leadership roles at SPJIMR.

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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

Ph.D., 2015
Focus: Economics & Strategy

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CALCUTTA

Post-Graduation in Management, 1987
Major: Finance and Systems

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, SYDENHAM COLLEGE

BCom, 1985
Major: Financial Accounting & Audit

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Business Policy

    Blue Ocean Strategy

    Competitiveness

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Kulkarni, B., Sivaraman, V. (2019). Making a Blue Ocean Shift: Tata Ace Captures a New Market. Journal of Business Strategy, 41(4), 11-20.

    Sivaraman, V., Agarwal, A. (2012). Suzlon – the ‘Upstart’ Acquirer from India (1st ed., vol. 8). Senate Hall Publication, UK.

    Sivaraman, V., Lalwani, S. G., Jalan, R. (2007). Morepen Laboratories Ltd – Transforming to a Healthcare Company (vol. 3). Journal of International Business Education, Vol 3.

  • CASE STUDIES

    Krishna, M., Sivaraman, V. (2021). Ichalkaranji: India’s Manchester needs to weave magic. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 11(No. 3). https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-10- 2020-0399

    Kulkarni, B., Sivaraman, V. (2019). Alibaba: Expansion in the Indian E-Commerce Marketplace. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 14, 83-100. https://www.senatehall.com/strategic-management?article=609

    Sivaraman, V. (2015). Bharat Forge Ltd.: International Scope Expansion. Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.

    Sivaraman, V., Madan, V. (2014). Tata Chemicals Ltd.: Global Acquisitions (9B14M078 ed.). Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.

    Sivaraman, V., Joshipura, D. M., Nawani, S. (2013). Tata Power Ltd.: Innovation in Financing Growth (3rd ed., vol. 3). Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.

    Sivaraman, V., Krishna, V. (2012). Cricket in India: Losing its Way? Ivey Publishing.

    Sivaraman, V., KS, U. (2012). The Indian Premier League: Reenergising Cricket? Ivey Publishing.

    Sivaraman, V., Joshipura, D. M., Anand, A. V. (2010). TATA STEEL LTD. Convertible alternative reference securities (B). Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.

    Sivaraman, V., Sivaraman, G. (2010). M.L. Dhawale Trust Hospital – Towards Sustainability. Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey, Canada.

    Sivaraman, V., Sivaraman, G. (2009). ‘MCGM: Managing Mumbai’. Thunderbird Case Series.

    Sivaraman, V., Singh, S., Abrol, J. (2004). Green Shoe Option: Can it Mitigate Mispricing? ICFAI Reader.

    Sivaraman, V., J, C., Pillai, V. (2004). SEEZEE Ceramics Ltd. ECCH Collection.

  • CONFERENCES

    Sivaraman, V., GBSN – Global Business School Network, “Teaching with Simulations – Workshop,” SPJIMR, United States. (October 2020).

    Krishna, M. (Author), Sivaraman, V. (Author), NACRA – North American Case Research Association, “Ichalkaranji: India’s Manchester Needs to Weave Magic,” United States. (October 8, 2020).

    Joshipura, M. (Author), Sivaraman, V. (Author & Presenter), NACRA – North American Case Research Association, “To Tender or Not: An Investor’s Dilemma in First Hostile Takeover in Indian IT Services Industry,” United States. (October 8, 2020).

    Kulkarni, B. V., Sivaraman, V. (2013). Using Business Simulations to Introduce Business Concepts (vol. 40, pp. 393-400). Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. https://journals.tdl.org/absel/index.php/absel/article/view/62/60

    Kulkarni, B. V., Sivaraman, V., 40th Annual Conference of ABSEL (Association of Business Simulations & Experiential Learning) 2013, “Using Business Simulations to Introduce Business Concepts,” Oklahoma City. (March 6, 2013).

  • PERIODICALS

    Sivaraman, V., Kulkarni, B. V. (2020). The secret of Zoom’s success. Fortune India.

  • COURSES

    Strategic Management

    Blue Ocean Strategy

    Valuation Of Companies

    Investment Banking

    Financial Management

    Decision Analysis Using Simulation (Integrated Business Capstone)

    Microeconomics of Competitiveness

  • WORK EXPERIENCE

    S.P. JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, MUMBAI (JULY 2003 – NOW)

    Professor

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

    Associate Dean, Academics & Full-Time Program, Business School. (September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2022).

    Chairperson, PGDM, Program. (May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2019).

    ELI BROAD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (SEPT 2019 – DEC 2019)

    Visiting Faculty

    MOREPEN LABS LTD- NEW DELHI, MUMBAI. (2002 – JUNE 2003)

    Vice President

    ING BARINGS, MUMBAI. (1998 – 2002)

    Director

    INDOSUEZ GROUP- W I CARR, CREDIT AGRICOLE- MUMBAI. (1994 – 1998)

    Vice President

    HONGKONG BANK, CALCUTTA, BANGALORE, MUMBAI. (1990 – 1994)

    Senior Account Manager

    AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK. CALCUTTA. (1989 – 1990)

    Manager

    CITIBANK N.A, CALCUTTA, MUMBAI. (1987 – 1989)

    Assistant Manager

  • CONSULTING

    Telecom Service, Bharti Airtel. (1997 – 1998).

    Heat Exchangers, Hamon. (1996 – 1997).

    Building materials, Lafarge. (1996 – 1997).

    Auto, Renault SV. (1995 – 1996).

    Farm Equipment, Ford New Holland. (1994 – 1995).

  • MDPS/FDPS

    Management/Executive Development, Cummins Engineering Management, 40 participants. (July 2020 – 2021).

    Management/Executive Development, Tata Power Ltd, 50 participants. (April 24, 2021 – May 8, 2021).

    Management/Executive Development, Mahindra & Mahindra, 13 participants. (April 2019 – June 2020).

    Workshop, Eli Broad College of Business | Michigan State University, 21 participants. (September 6, 2019 – December 23, 2019).

    Workshop, Teaching with Simulations, delivered together with HBSP, Faculty from various Business Schools, and 20 participants. (March 15, 2019 – March 16, 2019).

    Workshop, Shivaji University, 11 participants. (February 25, 2019 – February 26, 2019).

    Management/Executive Development, Bank of America, 22 participants. (November 20, 2018 – November 22, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, Bank of America, 24 participants. (November 20, 2018).

    Management/Executive Development, Pidilite Industries Ltd, 30 participants. (October 21, 2018).

    Workshop, Faculty from various Business Schools, 20 participants. (October 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Public Program, 20 participants. (October 25, 2017 – October 27, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Mahindra & Mahindra, Women Leaders Program, 20 participants. (October 9, 2017 – October 14, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Mahindra & Mahindra, Women Leaders Program, 20 participants. (June 5, 2017 – June 10, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (April 4, 2017 – April 7, 2017).

    Workshop, Faculty from various Business Schools, 20 participants. (March 31, 2017 – April 1, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Mahindra & Mahindra, Women Leaders Program, 30 participants. (September 2016).

    Workshop, Faculty from various Business Schools, 20 participants. (September 23, 2016 – September 24, 2016).

    Management/Executive Development, Bharti AXA. (June 2016).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 20, 2016 – March 24, 2016).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 23, 2015 – March 27, 2015).

    Management/Executive Development, Siemens AG. (October 2014).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 10, 2014 – March 14, 2014).

    Management/Executive Development, Hunt Partners – Directors Club, 30 participants. (December 1, 2013 – December 3, 2013).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint GobainGroup, 30 participants. (March 11, 2013 – March 15, 2013).

    Management/Executive Development, UK T & I – India Marketing Strategy. (November 29, 2012). Management/Executive Development, Merck Millipore. (October 8, 2012 – October 9, 2012).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (July 13, 2012 – July 14, 2012).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 2, 2012 – March 9, 2012).

    Management/Executive Development, Tel Aviv University. (February 2012).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (September 17, 2011 – September 18, 2011).

    Management/Executive Development, Merck Millipore. (April 5, 2011).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (February 5, 2011 – February 6, 2011).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (January 22, 2011 – January 23, 2011).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (January 8, 2011 – January 9, 2011).

    Management/Executive Development, National University of Singapore – NUS. (December 2010).

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun, 30 participants. (May 14, 2010 – May 15, 2010).

    Management/Executive Development, Reliance Infra, 20 participants. (March 2010)

    Management/Executive Development, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium. (2009).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 17, 2008 – March 19, 2008).

    Workshop, Ion Exchange India Ltd, 20 participants. (January 28, 2008 – January 30, 2008).

    Management/Executive Development, Saint Gobain Group, 30 participants. (March 12, 2007 – March 14, 2007).

    Management/Executive Development, Global Tele systems Ltd, 40 participants. (2005).

    Management/Executive Development, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 30 participants. (August 2005).

    Management/Executive Development, GlaxoSmithKline, 30 participants. (May 2004).

    Management/Executive Development, IBM India Ltd. (March 2004).

  • PRESS & MEDIA

    LinkedIn. (January 7, 2020).

    MSU website. (December 30, 2019).

    YouTube, Engaging Students in Case Studies, https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=NzYNxrsd-ag&feature=youtu.be. (October 29, 2019).

    YouTube, What if some students are not getting involved, https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=QTy3TpwcA0k&feature=youtu.be. (October 29, 2019).

    Webinar on Academic Integrity. (November 5, 2016).

  • BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

    Board of Studies Member, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA. (August 2021 – Present).

    Conference Board Member, Indian Institute of Management Raipur – Global Summit on Management Cases (GSMC 2014), Raipur, Chhattisgarh. (December 12, 2014 – December 13, 2014).

  • EDITORIAL POSITIONS

    Editor, Associate Editor, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. (2014 – Present).

  • REVIEWER EXPERIENCE

    The Case Journal

    International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Inderscience Publishers

    Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers

    California Management Review

    Cambridge University Press

    Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies

  • TEACHING INTEREST

    Adjunct faculty at School of International Business, Reutlingen University, Germany

    Visiting faculty at S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai.

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

    Governing Council Member, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (March 2018 – 2022).

    Management Committee Member, SPJIMR (2015- 2022)

    Committee Member, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (May 2017 – Present).

    Chairperson, Global Impact Council, Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA. (2017 – 2020).

    Case Analysis, Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision makers, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (March 27, 2019).

    Workshop Organizer, SPJIMR, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (February 22, 2019).

    Served as a member of the 2019 Team Project Review Panel- hosted by the global Microeconomics of Competitiveness network, led by Michael Porter at HBS

    Speaker, FLAME International Conference on Cases and Pedagogical Innovations, FLAME University, Pune, Maharashtra. (June 30, 2017).

    Jury member in the Panel, Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), Mumbai, Maharashtra. (August 14, 2007).

    Guest Speaker, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Pune, Maharashtra. (November 20, 2020).

    Session Chair, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Pune, Maharashtra. (November 20, 2020).

    Session Chair, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Maharashtra. (December 2021)

    Committee Member, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai, Maharashtra. (2021 onwards, 2018).

    Guest Speaker, FLAME University, Pune, Maharashtra. (June 29, 2017 – June 30, 2017).

  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    Associate Editor, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. (2014 – Present).

    Member, Board of Studies – Strategy, K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Somaiya Vidyavihar University. (2018 – Present).

    Faculty Affiliate, Co-Chair Global Impact Council, Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network, Harvard Business School. (2018 – 2020).

    Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. (2011 – Present).

    Regular Member, Strategic Management Society. (January 1, 2019 – ongoing).

  • DIRECTED STUDENT LEARNING

    Dissertation Defense Committee Member, “Dynamics of Firm Innovation in Business Ecosystems: Exploring the Schumpeterian and Convergence Contexts,” Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. (August 2018 – February 2019).

    Directed Individual/Independent Study, “Analysis of performance of Indian firms which have made overseas acquisitions,” Other (Within S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research). (March 2016).

    Directed Individual/Independent Study, “International Scope Expansion Through Acquisitions By Indian Companies: Cases Of Underperformance,” Other (Within S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research). (February 2014).

    Directed Individual/Independent Study, “Successful inorganic growth of Indian companies in foreign markets,” Other (Within S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research). (April 2013).

    Directed Individual/Independent Study, “A study of global acquisitions by Indian multinational enterprises between 2000 and 2007: Case studies on strategies, policy intent, and performance.,” Other (Within S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research). (February 21, 2012).

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