Institute of Management

Major Thrust Areas

General Management and Entrepreneurship are the two major thrust areas of research, as well as corporate engagements, in terms of management development programmes. In addition, each faculty member is an expert in specific subject area, and is accordingly engaged in conducting research in that field. The broad areas in which faculty members are involved in research are marketing, finance, operations, economics, international business, organisation behaviour, human resource development, and information technology


Faculty NameThrust Area
Dr. Mallikarjun M Financial and Spatial Econometrics, Poverty and Inequality
Dr. Deepak Kumar Srivastava International Business
Prof. Deepakkumar Jaykrishna Danak Capital Markets, Value Creation
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jain Quality, Organizational Effectiveness, Project, Supply Chain Management
Prof. Ashwini K Awasthi Services Marketing
Dr. Nityesh Bhatt eGovernance, ERP, Technology Enabled Operations Management
Dr. V V Nath Enterprise Systems, Information Security
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Yadav B2B Marketing, e-Business
Prof. Harismita Anubhai Trivedi Management Education, Communication in Organisations, Organisation Studies
Prof. Indu Rao International Business, Organizational Culture and Leadership, Organizational Development and Change
Dr. Subrat Sahu Customer Relationship Management, Business-to-Business Marketing, Services Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dr. Jayesh Pankaj Aagja Consumer Behaviour, Contagion Marketing, Sales Management
Dr. Parag R Rijwani Corporate Financial Reporting, Strategic Cost Management, Behavioral Finance, Personal Finance
Dr. Sanjay Jain Marketing Communication, Brand Management
Dr. Nina Muncherji Team Work, Leadership, Stress Mgmt, Higher Education, Gender Issues
Dr. Sameer Sudhakar Pingle Cross Cultural Management, HR Practices in SMEs, Employer Branding, Management Education
Dr. Monali Chatterjee American Literature, Indian Literature, English Literature, Language Teaching, Higher Education
Dr. Chetan A. Jhaveri Inventory planning, Transportation & distribution Management
Prof. Khyati Manas Desai Strategy and Innovation
Prof. Khyati Suresh Shah Accounting & Taxation
Dr. Mahesh k C Directional Data Analysis, Robust Statistics and Statistical Finance
Dr. Meeta Amar Munshi Integrated Marketing Communication, Consumer Behavior, Cinema Studies
Prof. Ritesh Jayantibhai Patel Shareholders Wealth, Behavioral Finance, Merger & Acquisition, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Prof. Balakrishnan Unny Raghavan Software Project Management, IT Risk Management
Dr. Pritha Guha Multivariate Statistics
Dr. Gaurav Mishra E-Governance, ICT and Development, IT enabled services, ICT Adoption
Dr. Ruchi Mishra Manufacturing Flexibility, Supply Chain Flexibility, Operations Strategy
Prof. Milan Sureshchandra Shah Corporate Financial Reporting, Behavioural Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Cost Management
Dr. Dhiren N. Jotwani Economics, Banking, Finance
Dr. Sunita Guru Digital marketing, Consumer Behavior, E-commerce, Retail marketing, Operation research and Statistics
Dr. Nikunj Ramanikbhai Patel Accounting, Financial Management, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management and Behavioural Finance
Prof. Nirmal Chandrakant Soni Developmental Economics, Labour Economics.
Prof. Naresh Nageshwararao Poturaju Futures and Options, Stock Markets, Investors Trading Strategies and Behavior, Consumer Protection and Consumerism.
Dr. Amola Bhatt Micro-finance, Behavioral Finance
Dr. Shahir Bhatt Branded Apparel Retailing, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Online Buying Behavior
Prof. Niyati Avinash Dave Merger Acquisition, start up ecosystem, teaching learning pedagogy
Dr. Sapna Parashar Retail and E-retailing,consumer behaviour and rural marketing
Prof. Tripurasundari - Joshi Branding, Customer Relationship Management, Consumer Behavior
Dr. Reena Shah Work-life Balance and Cross Cultural Communication
Dr. Bindi R. Mehta Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender Issues