Refereed Research

My research work during 2006-12 veered towards the area of Strategic Management.

In the past, my research interest has skated the intersection between Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy and Financial Analysis.

I also delved into areas such as Capital Market Anomalies and Corporate Governance. My research work in the period 2006-2012 veered towards the area of Strategic Management. Within the same, there was a conscious effort to focus more on developmental issues and thus, I ended up publishing on topics such as Land Acquisitions, Microfinance in Bangladesh, Review of a Government Scheme (Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana), and Mobile Value Added Services.

Going forward, I would like to focus my learning & research interests on specific issues within Management and Public Administration under the realm of Finance-Strategy-Performance Trilogy with developmental implications; such as:

      (a) India’s Public Administration & Leadership linkages, and
      (b) Indian Business Groups: Interactions between Organizational Structure, Strategy, & Ownership.

  Journal Articles



Chakraborty, Sandip and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Institutional Investment, Equity volume and Volatility Spillover: Causalities and Asymmetries”, Journal of International Finance Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 44, pp 2-20, Sep. 2016.

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Jain, Ankur and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Applying Population Dynamics Theory to Entrepreneurial Survival Strategy: The Case of Financial Technologies and its Promoter”, Jindal Journal of Business Research, Sage Publications, Vol. I(I), pp. 65-86, Jul. 2012.

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Sundar, Shyam and Ram Kumar Kakani, "Profiting from Indian equity markets: Using moving averages", Finance India, Vol. XXIV (3), Sep. 2010 (Also, XLRI WP 2006-02, Mar. 2006)

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Biswatosh Saha, "The development elite and institutions of the local poor: Experiences from a development NGO in India", The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Vol. 12 (2), pp. 1-24, 2007

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Jackson Fernandez, "Understanding dynamics in an evolving industry: case of mobile VAS in India", Great Lakes Herald, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 35-47, October 2007 (Also, XLRI WP 2007-01, Feb. 2007)

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Saha, Biswatosh & Ram Kumar Kakani, "Knowledge, power and action: Towards an understanding of implementation failures in a government scheme", AI & Society, Springer Verlag London Publication, Vol. 21 (1-2), pp. 72-92, Jan. 2007 (Also, XLRI WP 2005-3, Oct. 2005)

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Pranabesh Ray, "Managerial remuneration in India – Of changing guidelines, fatter pay packets, and incentives to performance", Management and Accounting Research, Vol. 6 (3), pp. 107-130, Jan. 2003 (Also, XLRI WP 2002-7, Oct. 2002)

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Venugopal, P & Ram Kumar Kakani, "Management education: A framework for grading", Management and Labour Studies, Vol. 27 (3), pp. 177-188, Jul. 2002

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & N Ramachandran, "Have diversified groups failed to generate value in developing countries too?", General Management Review, Vol. III (2), pp. 38-46, Jul. 2001 (Also, XLRI WP 2001-07, Jul. 2001)

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & V Nagi Reddy, "The determinants of capital structure: An econometric analysis", Finance India, Vol. XIII (1), pp. 51-69, Mar. 1999 (Also, IIM Calcutta WPS – 333/98, Mar. 1998)

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Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Relationship between the prices of share and gold: A note", The Management Accountant, Vol. 33 (3), pp. 179-180, Mar. 1998

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Sridev, R & Ram Kumar Kakani, "Telecom sector: Achieving sustainable corporate growth", Decision, Vol. 23 (4), pp. 137-148, Dec. 1996 (Also, IIM Calcutta WPS – 328/98, Feb. 1998)

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Kakani, Ram Kumar and V Nagi Reddy, "Econometric analysis of the corporate structure determinants", Decision, Vol. 23 (1), pp. 73-98, Jan. 1996

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  Book Chapters and Series Articles



Kumar, Mukesh and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Indian mVAS Industry”, in ‘India, Science & Technology Report 2011’, CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, pp. T3-186, 2012.

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Kakani, Ram Kumar, Tata L Raghu Ram and Nutan Shashi Tigga, "Insights into land acquisition experiences of private businesses in India", in 'India Infrastructure Report 2009', Oxford University Press (OUP), New Delhi, pp. 135-142, 2009

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Tata, Raghu Ram L and Ram Kumar Kakani, "Framework for evaluation of land acquisitions in India: Sustainable development perspective", in 'India Infrastructure Report 2009', Oxford University Press (OUP), New Delhi, pp. 90-96, 2009

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Kakani, Ram Kumar, "An alternative perspective on the recent bull run in Indian equity markets", in 'India's Capital Markets: Trends and Reforms', ICFAI professional reference book, ICFAI University Press, 2007.

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Saha, Biswatosh and Ram Kumar Kakani, "Power, public administration and poverty: An enquiry into implementation of rural employment program in India", in 'The Role of Public Administration in Alleviating Poverty And Improving Governance', Asian Development Bank, Phillipines, 2006

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Pranabesh Ray, "CEO remuneration - issues", in 'CEO Pay Packages in the Global Economy - Issues and Perspectives', ICFAI University Press, 2005

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Kakani, Ram Kumar "Does ownership pattern influence value", in 'Boards and Governance - The New Agenda', ICFAI University Press, 2003

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Pranabesh Ray, "The burning issue of pay Vs performance", in 'Boards and Governance - The New Agenda', ICFAI University Press, 2003

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Kakani, Ram Kumar & P Venugopal, "Grading in management education", in 'South Asian Management: Challenges in the New Millennium', edited by Dharani P Sinha, AMDISA, 2002

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Kakani, Ram Kumar, K M Rajesh & Satish K Sehgal, "Power sector analysis", in 'Managing Global Competitiveness: What Indian Companies Should Do'', edited by A K Sengupta & A Gupta, Excel Books, 2002

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  Proceedings



Preparing Indian Administrative Service Officers for Public Service: A Competency-Based Approach, with Sanjeev Chopra and Vishal Gupta, 2016 Annual meeting of the Academy of Management(AOM), Aug.2016 (Anaheim, California: USA)

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Identifying Business-Political Connections and their Determinants in India, with Vivek Kumar and Munish Thakur, 2013 SMS Special Conference on "Strategic Leadership: An Emerging Markets Perspective" of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), Dec. 2013 (Mohali: India)



Guest speaker , Strategic leadership education: Developing a sustainable frame work for leadership education  Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) Conference, Sep. 2013 (Lagos: Nigeria)



Going beyond compliance to gain social consent to operate: Framework for land acquisitions in India, with Tata L Raghu Ram, 2009 Annual meeting of the Academy Of Management (AOM), Aug. 2009 (Chicago, Illinois: USA)



Ethics and the globalization of health care, with Martin Stack and Myles Gartland, 2009 AIB-Midwest Annual conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB) organized by Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA) International, Mar. 2009 (Chicago, Illinois: USA)



Power, public administration and poverty: An enquiry into implementation of rural employment program in India, with Biswatosh Saha, 2nd Annual conference of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) organized by ADB, Dec. 2005 (CNSA, Beijing: China)

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Managerial remuneration in India - Regulatory guidelines and performance incentives, with Pranabesh Ray, at the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD ) Spring Conference, May 2004 (Tunica, Memphis: USA)

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The dark side of product diversification in business groups: Long run evidence from India, at the 4th International Business & Economics Research (IBER) Conference, Oct. 2002 (Las Vegas, Nevada: USA)