Management Institute

Dr. Indu Rao

Dr. Indu Rao

Total Experience 26 Year
Educational Qualification BE(Electrical), MBA, PhD(Management), PhD (Management, Behavioral and Social Sciences), Post-Doc(Organizational Behavior), ABD(Management and International Business);
Research Area HRM, HRD, OB, OD, IB
General information
Designation Associate Professor
Office Phone +91 79 30642647
Cabin No C Wing, IMNU

Dr Indu Rao has two PhD degrees from Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences, University of Twente, Netherlands and Faculty of Management Studies, MLSU, India. She is a Post Doctoral Fellow of IIMA and ABD (Management and International Business) from College of Business, FlU, USA; MBA, New Delhi and B.E. (Electrical), MNIT, Jaipur. Dr Rao has more than 25 years of work experience in academia and industry, is Life Member of the AIMS-I (Association of Indian Management Scholars-International); ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development); ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), AMA (Ahmedabad Management Association),and Member of AoM and AIB. She has worked with multinational firms; Crompton Greaves Ltd, Mumbai and General Electric before joining academics. Dr Rao has taught engineering and management courses and delivered research seminars and presentations at IIM A; IIM B; IIMI, IIM L; IIMU; IIM K; XLRI; IILM, Delhi; Symbiosis, Pune; IBA, Bangalore, GFSU, CUG and NIFT, Gandhinagar; BKIMS, CEPT, MICA and GTU in Ahmedabad, SCET and VNSGU, in Surat; Atmiya Institute and Saurashtra University in Rajkot; FMS, MLSU and Gitanjali Institute in Udaipur; FIU, USA, and UT, Netherlands. She has presented her research at international conferences at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Washington DC, and Miami in USA; and in Netherlands. In 1987 and 1988, she had received the Maharana Fateh Singh Award and Maharana Raj Singh Award for excellence in academics and sports from Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur. Dr Rao has published books, cases, international journal articles, and has got research citations in international business media like the Business World, Business Standard, Statesman, Times of India, Indian Express, Economic Times and so on. She is credited with initiating new courses, pedagogies and industry-institute programs in colleges of Gujarat, and also for conceptualizing and executing the first successful Hackathon in the state. She has delivered talks at several industry and academic forums and has conducted leadership training programs for executives from corporates like Adani Enterprise, Reliance, and GSPL. For her pioneering research work in the organization of informal firms of Indian Diamond Industry, Dr Rao has received awards from Surat Diamond Association, GJEPC, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Department of Labor and Employment, Government of Gujarat; South Gujarat and Saurashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Atmiya Group of Institutions, Rajkot; and Sarvajanik Education Society. In 2017, Dr Rao received the award for the Visionary Pioneer by Women' Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Foundation, USA for contribution to entrepreneurship eco-system through research. In 2018, she received the VIWA Distinguished Woman in Management award, in Chennai and Udgam Special Achievement Award in Gandhinagar, and Outstanding Educator award in Goa for her contribution to aca

Current Activities : Teaching, Research, Consulting, Guiding PhD, MBA and BBA Student Projects at Nirma University
Teaching 11 Year 1 Month
Industry 7 Year
Research 8 Year
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Membership (AIMS-I)Association of Indian Management Scholars-International; ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development); ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), AoM (Academy of Management), AIB (Academy of International Business), AMA (Ahmedabad M

Specialization Areas Culture, Leadership, IB, Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Research Methods
Subject Taught UG Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Management and Organization, International Business
Subject Taught PG HRM, Adv OB & HR; ODCM, Global Business Leadership; Cross-Culture Management, Quantitative Research Methods, Principles of Management


Dr. Indu Rao - Achievements

TitleDescriptionAchieved On
Distinguished Woman in Management- International Award (VIWA), in Chennai For Initiatives and Developments in the field of Human Resource Management March 2018
Udgam Special Achievement Award, Gandhinagar Achievements and Accomplishments in Academics March 2018
Outstanding Educator Award Higher Education Initiatives October 2018
Best Paper Award at 2nd National Youth Summit Paper title: Cultural Governance for Sustainable Development January 2017
Awarded Life Membership-ISTD Indian Society for Training and Development January 2017
Award from Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council Felicitation for pioneering Research work done in organization of diamond cutting and polishing units in India and establishing the Indian Diamond industry's global success in international business literature and media July 2017
Award from Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry For carrying outstanding Research and Immense contribution to Diamond Industry of Surat July 2017
Award from Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat For displaying exemplary academic contribution by carrying out Research and showing a way forward to Indian Diamond Industry July 2017
Women's Entrepreneuship Day Award for Distinguished Service Visionary Pioneer towards Entrepreneurship, and for inspired several women through influential work on entrepreneurship at the Global Forum of the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Celebrations event November 2017
Awarded Life Membership AIMA-International All India Management Association-International December 2016
Appointed Vice-President, TTAA Table-Tennis Association of Ahmedabad, affiliated to TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India) January 2016
Distinguished Service Award by Labor and Employment Department, Govt of Gujarat Research Work on Organizing Capabilities of Unorganized Labor in Diamond Industry December 2014
Award for Excellence in Research and Contribution to Industry Association of Industry, Rajkot Chamber of Commerce, and Atmiya Group of Institutions November 2014
Awarded PhD Research Fellowship from University of Twente, Netherlands Research on Indian Diamond Industry January 2014
Awarded PhD Research Fellowship from Florida International University, USA Research in Management and International Business May 2011
Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship-IIMA The First Post-Doctoral Fellowship of Organizational Behavior Area of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2008-2010) June 2008
Awarded Research Fellowship from Florida International University, USA Invited to do a Second PhD at the Department of Management and International business, FIU, USA with full funding, after completion of first PhD(Management) Thesis, "Operational Efficiency of Technical Educational Institutions: Case Study of Gujarat", at FMS, MLSU, Udaipur August 2006
GMAT Score 700 93 percentile in the world ranking, Exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council Exam which assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities March 2006
Award of Life Membership, ISTE for Contribution to Technical Education as Faculty in Electrical Engineering Department after having worked in the Electrical Industry for about 9 years in corporate, consultancy, training and Teaching 2004
Certificates for Computing Completed Courses in Java and SQL with 90 % marks in Information Search and Analysis Skills, after having completed a degree in MBA in 2000, and having worked at CGL, GE, NIS, Electrical Consultants, and having shifted to teaching in SCET, an engineering college in Surat February 2002
Selected by General Electric After rigorous interviews, got selected by world's largest corporate firm in the Electrical Engineering Industry, GE and placed in GE Lighting (India) 1996
1st Quarter Corporate Performance Award 94-95 Awarded for Meritorious Performance, at member of Machine-Projects SBU, handling Business Corporate Clients like Siemens, L&T, Reliance, Essar, IPCL, Railways, GACL, BPCL, etc July 1995
Campus Placements from CGL, L&T and JK Ind On completion of B.E. (Electrical) in 1993, secured Campus Job Placements from Top three Indian Companies in Electrical Engineering, Crompton Greaves Ltd, Mumbai; Larsen and Toubro, Mumbai and J.K. Industries, New Delhi and joined CGL, Mumbai in Projects-Machines, SBU 1993
Won the CGL All India Table Tennis Championship at Chennai 13th All India CGL Table Tennis Tournament Women' Title October 1993
Award of Honor from MREC, Jaipur for "Remarkable Performance in Table-Tennis for years 1988, 89, 90, 91" winning State Titles all years and representing Rajasthan Women's Team at Open National Table Tennis Tournaments conducted by TTFI 1992
Elected Hostel Prefect Girls Hostel, MREC, Jaipur 1991
Appointed Games Captain First Female Games Captain of College (MREC, Jaipur) 1990
Felicitation by ABVP For Securing First and Second Rank in College,Science Stream and First Rank in University in Science-Maths Stream 1989
94th Rank in PET (Pre-Engineering Test) for Admission to Government Engineering Colleges Selected for MREC (Malviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur) Electrical Engineering Branch in 1988 1988
Maharana Raj Singh Award, Udaipur Excellence in Academics and Sports by Maharana Mewar Foundation for winning All Singles Titles in Sub-Junior, Junior Girls and Senior Women' Category at Rajasthan State Level in Table Tennis April 1988
2nd Rank in Sukhadia University and 1st Rank(Gold Medalist) in Meera Girls College, Udaipur I year Science Stream (equivalent to Class XII) March 1988
Award for Meritorious Performance in Sports and Academics Awarded by Minister of Sports and Youth Development Programmes and Rajasthan Women' Association May 1988
Award for All Round Best Student St Mary's Convent Higher Secondary School, Udaipur 1987
Awarded Certificate under National Scholarship Scheme (NSS) Meritorious Performance in Higher Secondary Board Exam, by MHRD, GOI 1987
Sports Talent Search Scholarship Scheme Award Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala 1987
Maharana Fateh Singh Award, Udaipur Academic Excellence: for Securing 9th position in All Rajasthan Board Merit List Class X Science Stream April 1987
9th Position in All Rajasthan Board Merit List X Science Certificate No 354455 dtd 13-7-1987 from Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan March 1986
Maharana Fateh Singh Award, Udaipur Maharana Mewar Foundation Award for Excellence in Sports (Table Tennis) for winning Open Rajasthan State Championship April 1986

Dr. Indu Rao - Experience

Institute / OrganizationDesignationDuration
Institute of Management, Nirma UniversityAssociate Professor April 2016 To till date
Gujarat Forensic Science UniversityVisiting Faculty June 2015 To December 2015
Gujarat Technological UniversityOfficer on Special Duty April 2015 To April 2016
University of Twente, NetherlandsVisiting Research Scholar May 2014 To April 2016
Florida International University, USAPhD Candidate and Instructor (Faculty) June 2011 To December 2013
CEPT UniversityAssociate Professor June 2010 To June 2011
Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadPost Doctoral Fellow July 2008 To June 2010
CEPT University, AhmedabadVisiting Faculty (Management) July 2008 To July 2010
Florida International University, USAPhD Candidate and Instructor (Faculty) July 2006 To July 2008
Faculty of Management Studies, MLSU, Udaipur, IndiaVisiting Faculty (Management) July 2001 To July 2006
Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, SuratFaculty (Electrical Engineering) July 2000 To June 2006
Sheth ConsultantsSenior Consultant May 1998 To May 2000
NIS Sparta LtdBusiness Manager & Faculty May 1997 To April 1998
General ElectricProduct Engineer May 1996 To April 1997
Crompton Greaves Ltd, Mumbai (through Campus Placement at NIT, Jaipur)Senior Executive-Projects (Machines SBU) July 1993 To April 1996

Dr. Indu Rao - Publication



TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Creativity Vs Compliance: How to create a research culture in Indian universities?  Sapience 2018
We-The-Women: A Generation in Transition? The Agni-Pareeksha is on!    2018
Have We Lost our Indian Culture of Education?  Higher Education Review May 2017 Issue 2017
Cultural Governance for Sustainability in Organizations  Sapience: IMNU Alum Bulletin 2016
Why HRM ?  Lakshya: The IMNU Placement Magazine 2016
On Women Empowerment  The Indian Express 2015


TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Advanced OB and HR 978-1307-294-453McGraw Hill 2018
Cross-Cultural Leadership 978-1307-300-390McGraw Hill 2018
Cultural Governance in Indian Diamond Industry 978-81-7997-735-4Image Publications 2017
Bhartiya Heera Udyog. Ek Zalhaltu Paasu (In Gujarati) 978-81-7997-739-2Image Publications 2017
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 978-93-5260-720-4McGraw Hill 2017
Introduction to Organizational Behavior 978-93-5260-468-5McGraw Hill 2017
Organizing the Un-organized? Evidence from Indian Diamond Industry 978-90-365-3724-7Ipskamp Drukkers Inc., Netherlands 2014
Operational Efficiency of Technical Educational Institutions: A Case Study of Gujarat  FMS, MLSU 2006

Book Chapter

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Developing entrepreneurial leadership for sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem 978-93-5299-653-7Himalaya Publishing House 2019
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Ecosystem 987-93-88237-63-5Excel 2019
Deming's Principles: Implications for HR Practices and Innovation in SMEs 987-93-88237-63-5Excel 2019
A Green HRM Approach to Organizational Sustainability 978-938-672-4694Excel India Publishers 2018
Ethnocentrism and Workplace Dynamics 978-93-8625-632-4Excel India Publishers 2017
Cultural Governance for Sustainable Development 978-93-5262-686-1Himalaya Publishing House 2017
Ethnocentrism is Good or Bad ? 9-789-386-256768Excel India Publishers 2017
Cross-Cultural Adjustment and Work-Engagement in Self-Initiated Expatriates 9-789-386-256768Excel India Publishers 2017

Case Study

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Disabled-Friendly Organization: Converting Liabilities into Assets 978-93-24457-19-3Gokhale Education Society's Institute of Management Studies and Research 2017
Surviving the Recession: Venul Jewel- A Case from Indian Diamond Industry 0256-0909IIM AhmedabadOB02062009

International Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Psychological Contracts and Turnover Intentions in Higher Education Institutions  22nd Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 17-19 January, 2019. “'Business, Economy a 2019
Gamification in HR for Organizational Sustainability  22nd Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 17-19 January, 2019. “'Business, Economy a 2019
Demystifying Informal Economy: A Behavioral Finance Perspective  22nd Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 17-19 January, 2019. “'Business, Economy a 2019
Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership for Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem  22nd Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 17-19 January, 2019. “'Business, Economy a 2019
Global Success of Unorganized Indian Diamond Industry : Insights for HR  International Conference “HR in Search of an Identity: Changing Business Models" IBS Mumbai, April 6 2018
Cross-Cultural Experience in Global Virtual Teams: Evidence from India  X-Culture Conference and Symposium-University of Macerata, Italy July 29-Aug 4, 2018 2018
Impact of Culture on HR Practices: East and West  21st Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 11-13 January, 2018 2018
Importance of Knowledge Workers for Organizational Ambidexterity  21st Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 11-13 January, 2018 2018
Impact of Automation on Human Resources  21st Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM) 11-13 January, 2018 2018
Competing Values in Real Estate Multinational Firm: India and UAE  Academy of International Business Conference at Symbiosis University, Pune, April 19-20, 2018 2017
Merging Western and Eastern Management Perspectives: A Study of Indian Diamond Industry  International Conference on Advances in Leadership and Management, IBA, Bangalore, Sep 4-6 2017
HR Practices and Cultural Governance in Un-organized Sector: Evidence from Indian Diamond Industry  Sustainable Development of Human Capital: Exploring Perspectives from Grassroots to Global Research  2017
Ethnocentrism and Workplace Dynamics 978-93-8625-632-420th Nirma International Conference on Management Jan 5-7, 2017 2017
"Demystifying the Cultural Landscape of Perceptions: A conversation about non-traditional cultural concepts"  Academy of International Business USA-SE organized in Tampa, Fl from Nov 10-14, 2016 2016
Cultural Governance: Towards a Theory of an Informal Firm  In Crossing Borders: The Impact of Trade and Tourism AIB SE Annual Conference Nov 10-14, 2016 2016
Collaboration in Muti-Stakeholder Large Scale Procession-A Case of an Indian Festival 978-1-943295-05-014th AlMS International Conference on Management Dec 26-28 2016 2016
Managing in the Indian Institutional Context  4th Biennial Indian Academy of Management Conference held at New Delhi, India 2015
Towards a model of the emerging market informal firms. Global Networks: Organizations and People 2078-043557th Annual World Conference of Academy of International Business held at Bengaluru, India 2015
Theory and Practice in Bridging Europe and Asia: Contemporary Challenges in International Marketing.  Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) Conference October 28 to Oct 31, 2015. SOAS, Univer 2015
3rd International Conference on Business and Management in Connected Era, 2015  International Conference Nov 17-19, 2015 at Skyline University, Sharjah 2015
Innovative Management Practices: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century  International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM) 2015 , Abu Dhabi, UAE 2015
Capitalism in Question ?  73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management August 9-13 2013
Exploring Organizational Forms of Informal Sector Firms. The Informal Economy  72nd Annual World Conference of Academy of Management held at Boston, USA 2012
Strategic Implications of Networks on Firm Performance in public, private and not-for profit sectors: A cross-national study.  Academy of International Business-South East Conference. Fort Lauderdale, USA 2012
An organizational study of an informal firm of the Indian diamond industry  Academy of International Business South-East Conference. Orlando, USA 2011
31st Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society. Strategies for a Multi-Polar World: National Institutions And Global Competition. Nov 6-9, 2011. Miami , USA    2011
Implications of Global Crisis: Integrate sustainability with organizational culture. Theme: International Business in Tough Times.  52nd Annual World Conference Academy of International Business. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2010
The Rise, Recession and Revival of Indian Diamond Industry  1st Indian Academy of Management Biennial Conference. XLRI Jamshedpur 2010
The Behavioural Equivalence of Organizational Culture: A Conceptual framework  IMRC 2010 on Global Competitiveness through Human Resource Management held at IIM Bangalore 2010
Global Economic Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities.  VII Academy of Internationanal Business-India Chapter Conference held at IILM, New Delhi 2009
GDW in India's un-organized diamond industry. Globalization and Emerging Economies.  VI th Academy of International Business-India Chapter Conference held at IIM Indore 2008
Organizing the Un-organized ? Globally Distributed Work in India's Labor-Intensive, Un-organized Diamond Industry  2nd International Conference on Management of Globally Distributed Work at IIM Bangalore. 2007

International Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Knowledge Workers, Organizational Ambidexterity and Sustainability: A Conceptual Framework 1756-0047International Journal of Business Excellence. Inderscience Publishers.(in press) 2019
Competing Values in Asian Business: Evidence from India and Dubai 1558-7894Journal of Asia Business Studies. Emerald. 13(1), 97-11713(1)2019
Proven people practices at three leading Indian firms 1932-2062Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Wiley. 38(3), 43-4938(3)2019
Gamification in HR for organizational sustainability 2395-7780International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research6(1)2019
We-The-Women: A Generation in Transition? The Agni-Pareeksha is on! , Global Journal of Archaelogy & Anthropology 2575-8608Global Journal of Archaelogy & Anthropology6(4)2018
Work-life balance for sustainable human development: Cultural intelligence as enabler. Taylor and Francis. 27(7), 706-713 1091-1359Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.Taylor and Francis. 27(7). 706-71327(7)2017
When Culture Governs Business Practice: A Look at the Indian Diamond Cutting and Polishing Industry. 1932-2062Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Wiley.35(3), 6-1735(3)2016
The Emergence of Informal Sector Firms in International Business: The Globally distributed Indian Diamond Industry 0975-5012Indore Management Journal. IIM Indore. 3(4) 18-303(4)2012
Behavioural Equivalence of Organizational Culture: A Conceptual Framework. 2229 -4651GFJMR: Journal of Management and Research. 2(1), 1-292(1)2011
Integrate Sustainability with Organizational Culture: Leadership and Trust as Moderators 0975 2285Khoj: Journal of Indian Management Research and Practices ( published at MAEER's MITSOM PGRC)1(1)2010
Case Analysis of Tata Steelium - A Success Story in B2B Branding 0256-0909Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers (published at IIM Ahmedabad)35(2)2010
Surviving the Recession: Venus Jewel -A Case Study from the Indian Diamond Industry 0256-0909Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers (published at IIM Ahmedabad)34(3)2009
Technical Education: Lessons and experiences of India. 2250-2521Prabandh: Journal of Management Education and Research (by FMS, MLSU)24(1)2005

National Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Work-Life Balance as Enabler of Sustainable Human Development  Sustainable Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhi 2017
Cultural Governance for Sustainable Development 978-93-5262-686-12nd National Youth Summit. Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat. Jan 30, 2017 2017

National Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Use of Technology for Improved Products and Services 2456-2009Vyaapaar Expert: CRISP (Indo-German Initiative), Dept of Technical Education, GOI2(8)2016

Dr. Indu Rao - Qualification

QualificationSpecializationUniversityPassing Year%Class
Ph.D. Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences University of Twente, Netherlands, BMS October 2014  PhD Awarded
Ph.D. Management and International Business Florida International University, USA, College of Business December 2013  ABD
Ph.D. Organizational Behaviour Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad,India (IIMA) June 2010  Post Doc
Ph.D. Management Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur,India, FMS August 2006  PhD Awarded
M.B.A Marketing IGNOU, New Delhi India December 1999  First
B.E. Electrical University of Rajasthan, MNIT, Jaipur, India May 1993  First

Dr. Indu Rao - Activity

Activity TypeActivity TitlePlaceDateFaculty Role
International Conference Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Gandhinagar18/01/2019Delegate as Vice-President, IPSOWA
Expert/Guest Lecture Udaan-Regional Conference of Lions Club International Ahmedabad13/01/2019Keynote Speaker
International Conference Plenary Session on "Sustainability: A need of Hour" at the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Growth. GCeMP2K19 Ahmedabad05/01/2019Keynote Speaker
Expert/Guest Lecture Domestic Violence Workshop by IQ Forum for Justice at Gujarat Vidyapeeth Ahmedabad27/10/2018Keynote Speaker
Expert/Guest Lecture Lecture on Organization Theory and Design at PDPU Gandhinagar13/09/2018Expert Lecture
International Workshop Global X-Culture Conference & Symposium 2018 at University of Macerata, Italy Italy29/07/2018Expert Faculty
Industrial Training CII’s Sensitizing Session on "Nari Shakti" - Leading by Example Rajkot08/03/2018Keynote Speaker
Other Technical Events Doctoral thesis defense at ICFAI foundation for Higher Education Hyderabad02/03/2018Examiner
Expert/Guest Lecture Talk on "Cultural Governance in Diamond Industry in Gujarat" at IIM Kashipur to PGP students Kashipur, UP30/11/2017Expert Lecture
Expert/Guest Lecture ‘The Journey of Indian Languages: Perspectives on Culture and Society’ jointly organized by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Ahmedabad14/10/2017Keynote Speaker
Expert/Guest Lecture Culture and Leadership lecture to PG Students at National Institute of Fashion Technology Gandhinagar19/09/2017Expert Talk
International Conference Advances in Leadership and Management: Merging Eastern and Western Perspectives Benguluru04/09/2017Delegate and Paper Presenter
National Conference Academy of International Business-India 2017 Conference at SIU, Pune Pune19/04/2017Delegate and Paper Presenter
National Conference ANVESH-Doctoral Conference in Management IMNU, Ahmedabad07/04/2017Session Chairperson
National Conference National Conference on Road Map: Smart Cities of Rajasthan Udaipur05/04/2017Technical Expert
National Workshop Consultation Workshop for Surat Startup Centre organized by Surat Municipal Corporation Surat24/03/2017Expert Talk
National Seminar Quality Initiatives: Gateways and Pathways to Institutional Excellence Nirma University03/03/2017Delegate
National Conference Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities CUG, Gandhinagar28/02/2017Session Chairperson
National Conference National Youth Summit for Sustainable Development in India KCG, Ahmedabad30/01/2017Session Chairperson
State level Workshop Case Method: Teaching and Writing JDC BYTCO IMSR Nashik21/01/2017Delegate
International Conference 20th Nirma International Conference on Management IMNU, Ahmedabad05/01/2017Session Chairperson
International Conference 14th AIMS-International Conference on Management MICA, Ahmedabad26/12/2016Session Chairperson
Expert/Guest Lecture Cultural Governance: Insights from Diamond Industry of Gujarat IMNU, Ahmedabad22/12/2016Speaker
International Conference Culture, Culture Theory and Cultural Distance USA10/11/2016Session Chairperson
Expert/Guest Lecture Leadership and Organizational Culture: Insights from Research on Indian Diamond Industry NIFT, Gandhinagar30/09/2016Expert
Management Conclave Indian Management Conclave IIM Ahmedabad05/08/2016Delegate
International Conference International Conference on Research & Entrepreneurship (ICRE) Rajkot, India06/01/2016Expert Talk
Expert/Guest Lecture :"Preparing Women for Leadership Roles".CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) HR Forum on Leadership and Talent Management Rajkot, India30/10/2015Expert Talk
State level Workshop Hack-a-thon: Code for Gujarat Ahmedabad27/10/2015Convenor
State level Seminar State Level Consultations on New Education Policy for India Ahmedabad30/09/2015Expert Talk
Expert/Guest Lecture "Drug Abuse and Socio Behavioural Analysis". Lecture for Police Officers from Nepal. Course. Analysis of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Gandhinagar16/09/2015Expert Lecture
Expert/Guest Lecture Session: "Womens' Empowerment in the 21st Century". All Saurashtra-Kutch Womens' Conference of the WIRC.ICAI. Rajkot, India26/07/2015KeyNote Speaker
International Conference 3rd International Conference on “Gujarat Model of Governance: Lessons & Future Scope” GTU, Ahmedabad25/04/2015Key Note Speaker
Expert/Guest Lecture "Promoting a Culture of Research and Presentation of Research Findings from Indian Diamond Industry" at FMS, Saurashtra University Rajkot, India13/02/2015Guest lecture
Expert/Guest Lecture Organizing the Un-organized? Evidence from Indian Diamond Industry. A Research Talk at Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science Rajkot, India13/02/2015Guest lecture
International Conference "Developing an alternative Paradigm: Global Perspectives on Humanistic Management." The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - August 1-5, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA USA01/08/2014Delegate
International Workshop Research Methodology. Twente Executive Doctoral Program in Management (TEDM) May 1-3, 2014, Enschede Netherlands01/05/2014Delegate and Paper Presenter
International Conference Capitalism in Question. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.. August 9-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida USA09/08/2013Participant
International Workshop 9th Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) held in Washington, DC on June 30, 2012 USA30/06/2012Participant
Expert/Guest Lecture Research Methods Workshop for Executive PhD Students at Academy of HRD Ahmedabad05/01/2012Expert Lecture
International Conference 31st SMS Annual International Conference. Strategies for a Multi-Polar World: National Institutions And Global Competition. Miami, Florida, November 6-9, 2011 USA06/11/2011Participant and Volunteer
In-House Training Programme "Visioning for Sustainable Communities". Workshop conceptualized and conducted for students of Faculty of Sustainable Development and Climate Change and Faculty of Planning at CEPT University using a cross-disciplinary approach CEPT, Ahmedabad07/03/2011Faculty & Convenor
International Conference International Conference on Human Resource Management jointly organized by GNU-FMS, India and Victoria University, Australia Mehsana25/02/2011Expert Panel of Judges
Expert/Guest Lecture Research Design Session for Faculty Participants in a two-day workshop by Academy of HRD AHRD, Ahmedabad07/12/2010Expert Lecture
International Workshop 7th Annual Junior Faculty Consortium at AIB 2010 Annual Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 25–29 Chaired by Prof Alain Verbeke Brazil25/06/2010Participant
Other Technical Events Exploring Culture of Informal Firms of Indian Diamond Industry. Project grant from Research and Publications Commitee of IIMA  09/02/2010Principal Investigator
International Symposium IIMA’s 3rd Doctoral Colloquium on January 8-9, 2010.. Presented research paper titled: The Rise, Recession and Revival of Indian Diamond Industry. Ahmedabad08/01/2010Presenter
Guest Lecture Faculty Seminar at IIMA: My attempt to study the Indian Diamond Industry Ahmedabad10/11/2009Presenter
Symposium Industry-Institute Interaction. "Power Plant Engineering". with students and experts from Ukai Hydro, NTPC Thermal, Kakrapar Nuclear and Essar Power Plants from Hazira Surat05/09/2004Convenor

Dr. Indu Rao - Project Guided

Project TitleDescriptionDuration
Exploring Informal Firms of Indian Diamond Industry Project funded by Research and Publications Commmittee of IIMA 2015
A Study of Knowledge Sharing in Cross Functional Teams PhD Thesis 2013
Analysis of Integrated Energy Policy 2006 Master's Thesis Project at CEPT 2011
Emergence of Industrial Clusters in Gujarat: Challenges and Opportunities   2010
Exploratory Study of an Upcoming Industrial Cluster in Gujarat: Value Addition through Embroidery Process   2010
Analysis of Cotton Ginning Operations in Gujarat: Challenges and Opportunities   2010

Dr. Indu Rao - PhD Students

StudentResearch TitleResearch FieldStatus
Purva Sharma Cultural Differences in Real Estate Multinational Firms: Dubal Vs India International BusinessPursuing