Venugopal Ramachandran

R . Venugopal


  1. Doctoral Degree (FPM), Management, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1998
  2. B.Tech. Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. 1976


Full-time Faculty Positions
  • Professor and Director, School of Management, Manipal University, Karnataka (2012-14)
  • Professor, Institute for Financial Management & Research, Chennai (2003-2012)
  • Associate Professor, Institute for Financial Management & Research, Chennai (2000-2003)
  • Associate Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), (1999-2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), (1998-1999)
Visiting Faculty Positions
  •  Ohio-Manipal School of Business, Bangalore, India (2000-2005)
  •  Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), Kerala (2004-2005)
  •  XLRI-AIT, Dubai (2004-2005)
  • ACME-OUBS (U.K.), Chennai (2000-2005)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, (2003)
Industry Experience
  • Manager, Dy. Manager, Engineer, Asst. Engineer., Bharat Aluminium Company Limited , Korba, Madhya Pradesh (1977-1993)
  • Graduate Engineer, India Pistons Limited, Chennai (1976-1977)


Book & Book Chapter
  1. Venugopal.R (2000). Contemporary Strategic Management, New Delhi: Vikas
  2. Mor, N., Gopikumar.V., & Venugopal. R. (2008) “Making business sense of corporate social responsibility” in T.N.Ninan (Ed.), BS India 2008, New Delhi: BS Books.
Journal Articles
  1. Ramachandran, V (2011). Strategic corporate social responsibility: A “dynamic capabilities” perspective. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management,18(5), 285–293
  2. Venugopal.R (2005). New product performance in emerging markets: Two cases from the Indian passenger car industry, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5 (3), 336-502.
  3. Venugopal. R (2005). Resource Based New Product Development: Insights from the Small Car Project of the Indian Company TELCO, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5(1), 71-82
  4. Venugopal. R (2001). New Directions in Strategic Management, Vikalpa, 26(3), 31-38.
  5. Venugopal. R (2001). Telco’s Small Car, Asian Case Research Journal, 5(1), 49-69.
  6. Venugopal. R and Dixit M.R. (1999). Enterprise Response to Public Policy Reforms: A scan of Extant Literature and an Agenda for Future research. Vikalpa, 24(2), 21-26.
  7. Venugopal. R  and Dixit M.R (1997). Management Case: Southern Soft boards Limited. Vikalpa, 22(4) 55-62.
  8. Roy, S. and Venugopal. R (1997).Strategic Management Literature in 2005 A.D: The Contribution of Indian Authors. Abhigyan, 15, 3: 1-88.
  9. Venugopal. R (1996). A Framework for Analysing Strategic Response of CPSE’s to Deregulation, Prabandh, 3, 1: 1-119.
  10. Venugopal. R (1995). Emerging trends in International Management. Indian Management, 32,6: 45-5410.
  11. Venugopal. R (1995). Defining the MNC. Indian Management. 32,3: 55-66
Conference Papers
  1. Venugopal Ramachandran (2011).Creating Value for Stakeholders: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective. Paper presented to the 1stInterdisciplinary Conference on Stakeholders, Resources and Value Creation, IESE Business School, Barcelona Campus, Spain, June 7-8, 2011
  2. Venugopal. R (2009). Tata Motors as Value Creator: Kudos abroad but obstacles at home. Proceedings of the 17th GERPISA international colloquium, Paris, France, June 17-19
  3. Venugopal. R (2008). Understanding CSR: A typology of approaches and some evidence from the Indian automobile industry. Proceedings of the 16th GERPISA international colloquium, Turin, Italy, June 18-20.
  4. Venugopal. R (2007). The Dimensions, Antecedents and Impact on Stock Market Performance of ICT-based Service Provision: A Study of Indian Retail Banking, Proceedings of the 16th IAMOT Conference, Miami, Florida, May 13-17
  5. Venugopal. R (2006). Competing on Services: Strategic Groups in Indian Retail Banking Proceedings of the 2006 AWBMAMD Conference, Paris, France, July 10-13
  6. Venugopal. R (2005). Strategic Competencies for Sustainable Development. Proceedings of the 14th IAMOT Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 19-22.
  7. Venugopal. R (2003). The Applicability of RBT frameworks to New Product Development. Proceedings of the 12thIAMOT Conference, Nancy, France, May 13-15.
  8. Venugopal. R (2000). Telco’s Small Car. Proceedings of the ACRJ International Case-writing Conference, Singapore, July 13-14.4.
  9. Venugopal. R (1996). Deregulation, Changes in Government Policy and Organizational reorientation of State-owned Enterprises, Proceedings of the second AIDEA-Giovanni International Conference, Milano, Italy, June 3-7
Articles in Periodicals
  1. Venugopal. R. (2010) Separate wheat from chaff. Economic Times, April 11.
  2. Venugopal. R & Mor, N. (2009). The key to successful corporate social responsibility in India. Wall Street Journal, April 20.
  3. Venugopal. R (2004) towards an organisational economy, Business Line, July 06.
  4. Venugopal. R (2002) The process of learning, Business Line, October 01.
  5. Venugopal. R (2001) Customer relations in the digital era, Business Line, March 07.
  6. Venugopal. R (2000) Science and scope of e-governance, Business Line, December 05.
  7. Venugopal. R (2000) Strategising at the edge, Business Line, October 06.

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Bharat Jyoti award from the India International Friendship Society for Excellence in Management Education, 2011
  2. Mentioned in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2006
  3. Indian Society for Training & Development Award for the book, “Contemporary Strategic Management”, 2001
  4. FAIR doctoral dissertation award at Indian Institute for Management, Ahmadabad, 1995
  5. Govt. Of India National Merit Scholarship, 1971

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