Awards, Grants, and Honors

Cumulative co-authored text book sales are above 180,000 copies as of 2016.




Cumulative co-authored international Ivey case sales are above 25,000 copies as of 2015.




Received Appreciation for training the IAS Officers in 2012-13. Also trained Mid-Career Civil Servants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan 2014-15.




Appointed as the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair  of Management at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Abuja, Nigeria in 2013.




Ranked in Top 1% Authors  on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)  from 2007-15.




Paper titled, The Tata Group after the JRD Period: Management and Ownership Structure Ranked # 1 on SSRN’s All Time Hits List for Corporate Governance: Case Studies, 2009-13




Invited Guest Faculty to Senior IAS Officers at the LBSNAA in 2010 (Phase IV Training).




The Best Young Teacher Award  for the year 2004-05 at the 17th Annual Management Convention, of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Hyderabad, 2005.




Paper entitled, A Framework for Evaluation of Land Acquisitions in India: Sustainable Development Perspective listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for SRPN: Sustainable Development (Topic), in 2013.


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Paper entitled, Telecom Sector: Achieving Sustainable Corporate Growth” listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for SRPN: Sustainable Growth and “Sustainability & Economics eJournal” in 2012.


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Paper entitled, The Tata Group after the JRD Period: Management and Ownership Structure” listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for “Corporate Governance & Management” and “CGN: Case Studies”, in 2009-11 and “Business Policy and Strategy”, in 2010.


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Paper entitled, Power, Public Administration and Poverty: An Enquiry into Implementation of Rural Employment Program in India listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for ERPN: Other Labor Economics and ERPN: Social Justice & Incentives, in 2010.


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Paper entitled, Insights into Land Acquisition Experiences of Private Businesses in India listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for

  • UERS: Urban Infrastructure, Urban Markets in 2009,
  • ERN: Urban Infrastructure in 2010,
  • ERN: Econometric Modeling in Financial Economics in 2010, and
  • Econometrics: Applied Econometrics & Modeling eJournal in 2010.


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Paper entitled, Motives for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Indian Banking Sector listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for Banking & Financial Institutions eJournal and Banking & Insurance eJournal, in 2010.


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Paper entitled, Applying Population Dynamics Theory on Entrepreneurial Survival Strategy: Case of Financial Technologies and its Promoter listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for POL: Other Strategy & Microeconomic Policy, in 2010.


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Paper entitled, A Framework for Evaluation of Land Acquisitions in India: Sustainable Development Perspective listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for ERPN: Other Economic Development & Technological Change (Sub-Topic), in 2010.


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Chosen for the Best Citizen of India Award” by the International Publication House (IPH) in 2010.




Paper entitled, Econometric Analysis of the Capital Structure Determinants listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for AEM: Econometric Modeling in Financial Economics and Econometrics: Applied Econometrics & Modeling in 2008-10.


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Paper entitled, Evolution of Seeds Commerce: Deregulation, Technology, and Local Practices listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for ERPN: Local Development, ERPN: Fields of Activities, Corporate Governance: International/Non-US, and CGN India in 2009.


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Paper entitled, Financial Performance and Diversification Strategy of Indian Business Groups listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for Operations Strategy in 2008 and DSP: Other Diversification Strategy & Policy in 2009.


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Paper entitled, A Framework for Evaluation of Land Acquisitions in India: Sustainable Development Perspective listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for DEV: Development Strategies in 2009.


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Paper entitled, Milestones in Financial Management listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for History of Accounting in 2008.


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Invited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) among others as faculty for their Post Graduate Program in 2008.




Paper entitled, Managerial Remuneration: Of Changing Guidelines, Pay Packets, and Incentives to Performance listed on SSRN’s Top Ten list for Emerging Markets: Finance, International Finance: Corporate and Labor: Personnel Economics in 2007.


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Best Research Paper Award in the 6th International Business & Economics Research (IBER) Conference held in Las Vegas, U.S.A. in Oct. 2002.