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Pragyan 2011 - Ajeet N Mathur

Ajeet Mathur

Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Fulbright Scholar, Secretary of the Planning Commission

About the Speaker:

Ajeet N. Mathur is Professor in Strategic Management and International Business in the Business Policy Area at IIM Ahmedabad. His inter-disciplinary interests at the crossroads of economics, law and strategic management of organisational knowledge are reflected in his work on international business as an expert with ILO, WHO, ADB and the European Commission. A significant focus of his recent research is on uncertainty and risk, motives and powerbases, group relations, organisation strategies, politics of disharmony in the management of gender differences, missing markets, market barriers, and the management of institutional diversity in cross-border value chains.

Before joining IIM Ahmedabad, he was the Founding Professor of International Business, University of Tampere, EU-TEMPUS Professor of European Integration and Internationalization, and the IFCI Chair Professor, Indian Council of Research on International Economic Relations. He has held visiting academic appointments at K.U. Leuven, University of California at Berkeley, Helsinki School of Economics, Aalto University and the Turku School of Economics. His publications include fourteen books and over a hundred papers in scientific journals and anthologies.

A recipient of the President of India's Medal for the best all round student, 1972, and the Bharat Chamber of Commerce Gold Medal, 1977, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In his early career, he worked in positions of managerial responsibility with Tata Economic Consultancy Services, ITC Limited and the Times Group for more than a decade before his appointment as a tenured Professor at IIM Calcutta where he worked for ten years. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholar. He was nominated India's National Expert on Managerial Productivity with APO, Tokyo. He is the Project Director, Finland-India Economic Relations.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors with Corporates in India and Europe and is regularly consulted by businesses, governments, international organisations and the policy research community. He served a term as the Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research with the rank of Secretary to the Government of India in the Planning Commission.

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