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RAM KUMAR KAKANI
Professor
Finance, Accounting and Control

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Doctorate in Management, Fellow Program in Management, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India, Finance & Control

B. Tech., AU College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, Chemical Engineering
Research Areas
Financial & Accounting Analysis

Leadership in Public Administration

Capital Market Anamolies

Coalition Politics and Asset Prices

Corporate Strategy of Business Groups

 


Recent Consulting / Other Assignments
Vetted the business ideas and/or financial viability of number of NGOs and Start-Ups. The list includes: (i) Green Leaf Energy (2010); (ii) Oriental Group Cuisine (2010); (iii) Nueve Consultants (2010); (iv) Rummy Online (2011); (v) Anusa India IT Solutions (2011); (vi) Traders Hut (2011); (vii) Peer-to-Peer Lending (2013); (viii) Cite.Co (2013); (ix) Enterprise Systems Solutions Private Limited (2014); (x) Vedika Capital (2015); (xi) Konnect Consulting (2015); (xi) R Holding LLP (2017); (xii) Falcon E Austria (2018); (xiii) Global Wellness UAE (2018)

With Amar Nayak, “Codifying the process underlying the dynamics of good District Administration” Bhopal District Study: 2017 – 2018

With Biswatosh Saha, “Evaluation of Food-for-Work Scheme in Bihar”, Prepared for the Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Government of India: 2004

With Rahul Shukla, “Vision Building” Prepared for an emerging Eastern India-based Microfinance Bank: 2017

With Amar Nayak, “Codifying the process underlying the dynamics of good District Administration” Osmanabad District Study: 2017

With Anita Sarkar, “Leave of Absence” report and a global law complying (including FMLA/CFRA/NJFLA) manual for a Global Giant Consulting Firm: 2011-12

With Jackson P Fernandez & Arun Baheti, “Business Plan-cum-Feasibility Study” Prepared for an established Singapore Firm: 2007

With E Venkat Ramnayya & Biswatosh Saha, “Micro-Insurance – Review-cum-Feasibility Study” Prepared for an established NGO on behalf of a well-known International Aid Agency: 2006

With Azad K Purohit, “Raising Finance through Capital Markets” Prepared for an established Developmental Consultancy organization on behalf of a well-known International Aid Agency: 2005

With R K Premarajan, Fr. P T Joseph SJ, & Sharad Sarin, “Organizational Assessment & Recreating Excellence” Prepared for a large Business Group manufacturing affiliate (sectors biggest player): 2003

With Ashis K Pani & Prithwiraj Nath, “Diagnostic-cum-Rehabilitation Study of a Sick Firm” Prepared for the Small Industries Service Institute, Government of India: 2003

With Project Head V Nagi Reddy “External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme in Jalore” Prepared for the Government of Rajasthan: 2001

With Project Head N Ramachandran “Activity Based Costing Application” Prepared for a National Laboratory, Government of India: 2000

With Project Head V Nagi Reddy “External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme in Tripura” Prepared for the Government of Tripura: 1999

With Project Head K K Bhattacharya “Management Audit of a Regional Rural Bank” Prepared for the NABARD, Government of India: 1999

With Project Head Bani K Sinha “Developing Marketing Strategy” Prepared for a large coal-based Public Sector Unit, Government of India: 1998

 


Current Projects
Psychological Preferences and Performance of Public Service Leaders

Financial Accounting Analysis

Portfolio Risk, Stress and Business Cycle

Coalition Politics and Asset Prices

 


Academic Positions
Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, 2019 – Present

Professor, XLRI Xavier Institute of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2015 – 2019

Professor, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, 2012 – 2015

ICCR Chair Professor, Lagos Business School (LBS), Lagos, Nigeria, Aug.–Dec. 2013 (sabbatical at LBSNAA Mussoorie)

Associate Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2005 – 2006 and 2008 – 2012

Professor, S P Jain Center of Management (SPJCM), Singapore, 2006 – 2008

Assistant Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2001 – 2005

Research Scholar (Finance Area), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000

 


Other Professional Appointments
Chairman’s Nominee, General body member, National Center for Good Governance (earlier, National Institute of Administrative Research, NIAR), Government of India: 2013-14

Member, Editorial board, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: 2018–Present

REVIEW AND EDITORIAL WORK FOR REFERRED JOURNALS: 1) Reviewer, Review of Public Personnel Administration: 2018–Present 2) Reviewer, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance: 2018–Present 3) Reviewer, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: 2015–18 4) Reviewer, Journal of Critical Incidents: 2017–18 5) Reviewer, International Journal of Public Sector Management: 2017–18 6) Reviewer, ‘IIM-B Management Review’ (IMR): 2015. 7) Reviewer, ‘Quantitative Finance’ Journal: 2008-09 8) Reviewer, ‘Vikalpa’ Journal: 2008-09 9) Reviewer, ‘Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting’ Journal: 2008

Member, XLRI Faculty Review Committee: 2016 – 2019

Editorial Review Board Member & Manuscript Reviewer, ‘Decision’ Journal: 2008-11

Member, Editorial board, ‘Management and Labour Studies’ Journal: 2005-10

Member, Committee for capacity-building of leadership development programmes of Indian public administrators, UNDP-Government of India PIIA Project, 2012-13

 


Corporate / Public Sector Leadership
Director, National Center for Leadership Development & Competency Assessment (NCLDCA), a registered society, part of Government of India, Mussoorie, 2012 – 2014

BOARD LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS: 1) Board member, Medinfi Health Care Private Limited: 2014–18 2) Advisor, Syntizen Technologies: 2014-17 3) Advisory board member, Cite. Communities: 2013-17 4) Board member, National Center for Sustainable Community Systems (NC-SCS) Society: 2014 (also, Founder Member) 5) Advisory board member, Hages B Solutions Private Limited: 2005-07 6) Board member, Youth For Action: 2005-06 7) Board member, Strategic Management Forum of India (SMF): 2003-07

Head, Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL), XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2016 – 2018

In charge, Mid-Career Training Programs Cell, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, 2013

Head, Corporate Programs, XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2012

Chairperson (Finance Area), S P Jain Center of Management (SPJCM), Singapore, 2006 – 2008

Head, Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL), XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2004 – 2006

Chairperson (Strategic Management Area), Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2004 – 2006

President, XLRI Staff Cooperative Credit Society: 2002-04, 2016-2019

 


Awards
Received Appreciation for training the IAS Officers in 2012-13. Also trained Mid-Career Civil Servants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, South Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Appointed as the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Management at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Abuja, Nigeria in 2013.

Ranked in Top 1% Authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) from 2007-16

Paper titled, “The Tata Group after the JRD Period: Management and Ownership Structure” Ranked # 1 on SSRN’s All-Time Hits List for “Corporate Governance: Case Studies”, 2009-14

The “Best Young Teacher Award” for the year 2004-05 at the 17th Annual Management Convention, of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Hyderabad, 2005

Research Grant from the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Mumbai in 2001

‘Aage og Elva Nimbs’ Scholarship at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in 2000

Research Grant from the Aditya Birla Center for Management Research of London Business School in 1999

“Best Research Proposal” Award in the ‘Strategy’ Category at the A V Birla workshop on Management Research, organized by Aditya Birla Center of London Business School and IIMs of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta in 1999

“Best Doctoral Students Paper Award” at the Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon in 1997

 


Significant Publications
Kakani, Ram Kumar, Santosh Sangem & Karunanidhy Thavaseelan, “Creating a Customized Balanced Scorecard: Assessing and Optimizing Processes and Practices”. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-18-0040; 2019 [ISBN: 9781526465924].

Gupta, Vishal, Sanjeev Chopra, & Ram Kumar Kakani. Leadership competencies for effective public administration: a study of Indian Administrative Service officers. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 11(1), 98-120, 2018.

Ross, Stephen A. Ross, Randolph W. Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe, Bradford D. Jordan, and Ram Kumar Kakani: Corporate Finance, 11/e (SIE), McGraw Hill Education, 2018 [ISBN: 978-93-5260-745-7].

Kakani, Ram Kumar & Gaurav Marathe, “A Day in the Life of a District Magistrate”. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-17-0041; 2018 [ISBN: 9781526437310].

Marathe, Gaurav & Ram Kumar Kakani, “Sense-Making Framework for Effective Leadership”. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-17-0021; 2018 [ISBN: 9781526436184].

Kakani, Ram Kumar & Monika Verma, “The Himalayan Challenge: Scale or Fail?”. Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 10; Fall 2017

Chakraborty, Sandip, Ram Kumar Kakani and Bernadette C. Canasa. "Impact of International Outsourcing on Domestic Wage of Singapore Manufacturing Sector." International Journal of Economics and Finance, 9(6): 82-97, 2017.

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. 1-20, Sep. 2016.

Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management. 4th Edition, McGraw Hill Series, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2016 [ISBN: 978-93-85965-66-1 ].

PUBLISHED THESIS: Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Financial Performance and Diversification Strategy of Indian Business Groups,” Doctoral Dissertation, IIM Calcutta, 2002 published by Cambridge University Press India, 2015 [ISBN: 978-9-38-446337-3]

RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS EDITED/PUBLISHED: 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Biswatosh Saha & V Nagi Reddy, “Determinants of financial performance of Indian corporate sector in the post-liberalization era: An exploratory study”, NSE Research Initiative Paper No. 5, National Stock Exchange of India, Nov. 2001.

Other BOOK PUBLICATIONS: 3) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Santosh Sangem and Madhvi Shethi. Indian Business Group: Strategy and Performance. Cambridge University Press India, 2015 [ISBN: 978-9-38-446337-3]. 4) Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe, and Ram Kumar Kakani. Corporate Finance. Special Indian Edition, 10th Edition, McGraw Hill Irwin, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2014 [ISBN: 978-9-33-920312-2]. 5) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Finance Made Easy Series (Box Set). McGraw Hill Professional, 2013 [ISBN: 978-9-33-290142-1]. 6) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Analyze Financial Statements. Finance Made Easy Series. 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013 [ISBN: 978-9-35-134485-8]. 7) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Cash Flow Statement. Finance Made Easy Series. 2nd Edition McGraw Hill Professional, 2013 [ISBN: 978-9-35-134301-1]. 8) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Profit & Loss Statement. Finance Made Easy Series. 2nd Edition McGraw Hill Professional, 2013 [ISBN: 978-9-35-134299-1]. 9) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Balance Sheet. Finance Made Easy Series. 2nd Edition McGraw Hill Professional, 2013 [ISBN: 978-1-25-902843-4]. 10) Kumar, Mukesh and Ram Kumar Kakani. The Telecommunications Revolution: Mobile Value Added Services in India, Social Science Press, 2012 [ISBN: 978-8-18-735861-9]. 11) Saha, Biswatosh, Parthasarathi Banerjee and Ram Kumar Kakani. Strategic Thinking: Explorations around Conflict and Cooperation, Sage Publications, 2011, [ISBN: 978-8-13-210690-6]. 12) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management. 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2011 [ISBN: 978-0-07-133341-2]. 13) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Analyze Financial Statements. Finance Made Easy Series, Tata McGraw Hill Professional, 2011 [ISBN: 978-0-07-070715-3]. 14) Kakani, Ram Kumar. Financial Performance and Corporate Strategy of Indian Business Groups: A Study & Synthesis, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany, 2010 [ISBN: 978-3-8383-7732-0]. 15) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Cash Flow Statement. Finance Made Easy Series, Tata McGraw Hill Professional, 2010 [ISBN: 978-0-07-068071-5]. 16) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Profit & Loss Statement. Finance Made Easy Series, Tata McGraw Hill Professional, 2010 [ISBN: 978-0-07-068019-7]. 17) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. How to Read a Balance Sheet. Finance Made Easy Series, Tata McGraw Hill Professional, 2009 [ISBN: 978-0-07-014775-1]. 18) Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe, and Ram Kumar Kakani. Corporate Finance. Special Indian Edition, 8th Edition, McGraw Hill Irwin, Tata McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2009 [ISBN: 978-0-07-009124-5]. 19) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management: Workbook. McGraw Hill Series, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2009 [ISBN: 978-0-07-014695-2]. 20) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management. 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill Series, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2007 [ISBN: 978-0-07-066691-7]. 21) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management. 1st Edition, McGraw Hill Series, Tata McGraw Hill Publications, 2005 [ISBN: 978-0-07-060053-8].

Other REFEREED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: JOURNAL ARTICLES: 4) 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. 5) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Shyam Sundar, “Profiting from Technical Analysis in Indian equity markets: Using moving averages”, Finance India, Vol. XXIV (3), pp. 867-883, Sep. 2010. 6) Kakani, Ram Kumar and 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, Oct. 2007. 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Jackson Fernandez, “Understanding dynamics in an evolving industry: Case of mobile VAS in India”, Great Lakes Herald, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 35-47, Oct. 2007. 8) Saha, Biswatosh and 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. 9) Kakani, Ram Kumar and 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. 10) Venugopal, P and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Management education: A framework for grading”, Management and Labour Studies, Vol. 27 (3), pp. 177-188, Jul. 2002. 11) Kakani, Ram Kumar and N Ramachandran, “Have diversified groups failed to generate value in developing countries too?”, General Management Review, Vol. III (2), pp. 38-46, Jul. 2001. 12) Kakani, Ram Kumar and 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). 13) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Relationship between the prices of share and gold: A note”, The Management Accountant, Vol. 33 (3), pp. 179-180, Mar. 1998 14) Sridev, R and 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) 15) Kakani, Ram Kumar and V Nagi Reddy, “Econometric analysis of the capital structure determinants”, Decision, Vol. 23 (1), pp. 73-98, Jan. 1996.

Other INTERNATIONAL CASE PUBLICATIONS 5) Hanish, Mohammad APM, Gaurav Marathe & Ram Kumar Kakani, “Can Rakesh Acquire Land for a Factory? A Stakeholder Approach”. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-18-0202; Forthcoming. 6) Balasubramanian, Girish, Gaurav Marathe & Ram Kumar Kakani, “Conflict Management by a Police Leader”. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-18-0204; Forthcoming. 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar “Samrira International: Dilemma of the Next Stage”. The Case Centre, LBS Case Reference # 314-040-1; Feb. 2014 (assisted by Kingsley Ejiofor) 8) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Vasudha Singhania & Martin Stack, “Fall”. Richard Ivey School of Business: Ivey Case Publishing, Case 9B12B005; May 2012 9) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Santosh Sangem & Siddhartha Saran, “Silverline Technologies Limited, Fall of an IT Giant: A Case of ‘Careless Carefulness’ or ‘Careful Carelessness’?”. The Case Center, European Case Clearing House (ECCH) Case Reference # 111-044-1, DVD # 111-044-3; Aug. 2011 10) Kakani, Ram Kumar & Munish Thakur, “Barings Private Equity Partners Limited: Banking Services for the Poor in Bangladesh”. Richard Ivey School of Business: Ivey Case Publishing, Case 9B09MB092; Aug. 2009 a. Translated to Chinese Language, Ivey Case Publishing, Case 9B09MB092; Feb. 2013

NATIONAL CASE PUBLICATIONS 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Basant Purohit, “Revisiting Gandhigiri for Managerial Skills”. XLRI Case Development Center (XLCDC), Case XLRI151518; 2015

REFEERED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS/SERIES ARTICLES: 1) Kumar, Mukesh and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Indian mVAS Industry”, in ‘India, Science & Technology Report 2011’ by CSIR-NISTADS, Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press India Private Limited, New Delhi, pp. T3-186-189, 2012. 2) 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. (Also, XLRI WP 08-11, 2008) 3) 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. (Also, XLRI WP 08-12, 2008) 4) 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. 5) 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, Philippines, 2006. 6) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Pranabesh Ray, “CEO remuneration - issues”, in ‘CEO Pay Packages in the Global Economy – Issues and Perspectives’, ICFAI University Press, 2005. 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar “Does ownership pattern influence value”, in ‘Boards and Governance – The New Agenda’, ICFAI University Press, 2003. 8) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Pranabesh Ray, “The burning issue of pay Vs performance”, in ‘Boards and Governance – The New Agenda’, ICFAI University Press, 2003. 9) Kakani, Ram Kumar and P Venugopal, “Grading in management education”, in ‘South Asian Management: Challenges in the New Millennium’, edited by Dharani P Sinha, AMDISA, 2002. 10) Kakani, Ram Kumar, K M Rajesh and 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.

PUBLISHED WORKING PAPERS (excluding those listed elsewhere): 1) Chopra, Sanjeev, Ram Kumar Kakani and Vishal Gupta, “Preparing IAS officer trainees for the role of district magistrate: A competency-based approach” (Aug. 2014), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Working Paper Series, WP2014-07-02. 2) Argade, Aashish and Ram Kumar Kakani, “Evolution of seeds commerce: Deregulation, technology and local practices” (May 2009). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper 08-02. 3) Mehta, Jay and Ram Kumar Kakani, "Motives for mergers and acquisitions in the Indian banking sector - A note on opportunities & imperatives" (Nov. 2006). SPJCM Singapore Working Paper No. 06-13. 4) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Tejas V Joshi, “The Tata group after the JRD period: Management and ownership structure” (Mar. 2006). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper No. 06-03. 5) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Avinash S Ghalke, "Parliament session effect on the Indian stock markets" (Feb. 2006). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper No. 06-01. 6) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Corporate strategy and performance”, Working Paper Series, WP 2001-4, XLRI Jamshedpur, Jun. 2001 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Financial performance and diversification strategy of Indian business groups” (Dec. 2000), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Working Paper No. – 411/2000. 8) Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Milestones in financial management" (Sep. 2000). Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Working Paper No. – 396/2000.

PUBLISHED OTHER ARTICLES: 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar and P Jackson Fernandez, “Value added services: Emerging partnerships,”, Voice and Data, May 2007. 2) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Ashis K Pani, “Understanding technology in education”, IL&FS Focus, Education World, pp. 30, Mar. 2005 3) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Biswatosh Saha, “Listed firms and economic growth”, ICFAI Chartered Financial Analyst, Apr. 2004. 4) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “The Gucci-LVMH battle analysis”, ICFAI Case Folio (by invitation), Jan. 2003 5) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Mayank Kaul, “Firm performance and size in liberalized era”, Prabandhan, Vol. 1 (3), pp. 17-27, Jul. 2002. 6) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Does ownership pattern influence shareholder value”, ICFAI Reader (by invitation), pp. 59-61, Nov. 2001. 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Biswatosh Saha and V Nagi Reddy, “Corporate performance determinants: An econometric analysis”, NSE NEWS, pp. 3-8, Apr. 2001 8) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Managing risk”, Ramanujam Management Review, pp. 2-4, Nov. 1997

PUBLISHED NEWSPAPERS: 1) “Bigger fool theory at work” The Business Standard Dated 23 Jun-2007 2) “Politics allergic to stock markets” The Economic Times Dated 19 Aug-2006 3) “Parliament’s a bad investment” The Business Standard Dated 29 Jul-2006 4) The high cost of underperformance, The Telegraph, 7 September 2002 5) “CEO remuneration – II: Issue of pay Vs Performance” The Hindu Business Line Dated 14 Aug-2002 6) “CEO remuneration – I: The burning issue” The Hindu Business Line Dated 13 Aug-2002 7) “Scandinavian Experiences – Where the State and the people complement each other” Financial Express, Dated 5 Oct. 2001 8) “Why renting is a better deal than owning?” Financial Express, Dated 4 Aug. 2001 9) “Milestones in Financial Management (Part II)” The Hindu Business Line Dated 02-Jul-2001 10) “Milestones in Financial Management (Part I)” The Hindu Business Line Dated 18-Jun-2001 11) “Public sector banks – Gloom ahead”, The Telegraph, Dated 9 Sep. 1998 12) “Risks people and companies face”, The Hindu Business Line, Dated 21 Dec. 1997

KNOWLEDGE UPGRADATION EFFORTS: 1) “Facilitating Competence-based Learning Programmes” Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2015 (New Delhi, India) 2) Certified Negotiation Skills module trainer by LBSNAA & Bocconi University, Feb. 2015 (Mussoorie, India) 3) Certified Mezzanine Leadership Skills module trainer by LBSNAA & M/s Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Sep. 2014 (Mussoorie, India) 4) Completed ‘Workplace Big Five Profile’ Personality Assessment Certification Programme, Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS) through CCL Singapore-U.S.A., Jun. 2014 (Mussoorie, India) 5) Certified GIZ Leadership Sills module facilitator by LBSNAA & GIZ May 2014 (Mussoorie, India) 6) Case Writing Workshop by Richard Ivey School of Business, Feb. 2014 (Mussoorie, India) 7) Certified Basic Leadership Sills module trainer by LBSNAA & CCL Dec. 2013 (Mussoorie, India) 8) “Collective Action – Challenging Leadership Value”, by GIZ, Oct. 2013 (Bonn, Germany) 9) Leadership Coach Certification, CCL USA Jun. 2013 (Mussoorie, India) 10) “Innovation Lab” under the Human Capacity Development Programme, GIZ, Nov. 2012 (Bonn, Germany) 11) “Making Transformations Happen- Strengthening Change Agents in their Leadership Development”, by GIZ, Oct. 2012 (New Delhi, India) 12) “Difference & Diversity: Chance or Danger” by the Ruth Kohn Institute for TCI International, National Centre for Livelihood Management, Aug. 2012 (Mussoorie, India).

 


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
REFEERED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: PROCEEDINGS: 1) “Developing Transformational Public Administrative Leaders: Are We On Right Track?” with Gaurav Marathi and Swathi Dhir, 21st International Research Society on Public Management Conference, Nov. 2016 (Budapest: Hungary) 2) “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: USA) 3) “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) 4) Guest speaker, “Strategic leadership education: Developing a sustainable frame work for leadership education” Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) Conference, Sep. 2013 (Lagos: Nigeria) 5) “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: USA) 6) “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: USA) 7) “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). 8) “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: USA) 9) “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: USA)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: (excluding proceedings listed earlier) 1) “Healthcare Start-up”, with Ravi Shankar Mishra, Health Tech Track, TiE Inflect (formerly known as TiEcon), hosted by TiE Silicon Valley, the world’s largest entrepreneurship conference, 2018 TiE Inflect Conference, May 2018 (Santa Clara: U.S.A) 2) “How to Prevent Plans from Derailing: A Stakeholder Approach”, with APM Mohammad Hanish and Gayathri Iyer, Critical Incident Presentations, Society for Case Research (SCR), 2018 MBAA-SCR Conference, Apr. 2018 (Chicago: U.S.A) 3) “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) 4) “Political relationship index”, with Madhavi Sethi and Karthik Bakshi, at the 1st International Conference on Emerging Economies – Governance, Institutional Change and Best Practices, Jan. 2012 (SIIB Pune: India)  “Land acquisition for industry: Lessons of experience for how it should be done”, with T L Raghu Ram, Joint Seminar by IIMB-IIMC on “Towards Industrial Revival of West Bengal- New Directions and Policies”, Sep. 2011(Kolkata, India) 5) “Food-for-work program – Issue of strategy planning & implementation”, with Biswatosh Saha, at the 8th Strategic Management Forum (SMF) Convention, May 2005 (IIFM Bhopal: India) 6) “Silverline Technologies – Falling from grace”, with Himanshu Raj, at the 7th SMF Convention, May 2004 (IIM Indore: India) 7) “Management education: A framework for grading”, with P Venugopal, at the 7th South Asian Management Forum of Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), Apr. 2002 (AMDISA, Male: Maldives) 8) “Has diversification failed in generating value in India too?” with N Ramachandran, at the 4th SMF Convention, May 2001 (IIM Ahmedabad: India) 9) “Corporate strategy for Indian companies in power sector”, with Satish K Sehgal & K M Rajesh, at the 8M IIFT and JIMS Research Paper Conference, Feb. 2001 (JIMS: Delhi) 10) “Sustainable corporate growth”, with Ramaswamy Sridev, at the MDI Delphique Management convention, Oct. 1997 (Management Development Institute, Gurgaon)

INVITED RESEARCH SEMINARS / KEY NOTE PRESENTATIONS: (excluding those listed earlier) 1) National Seminar on Banking and Finance at Marian International Institute of Management (MIIM) Kuttikanam, Jan. 2017 (Kerala, India) 2) “Evolving Negotiation Skills for Police Officers in India” at SVPNA, Sep. 2016 (Hyderabad, India) 3) “Leading with passion and purpose: Serving people by leading self and others” at GIZ, Jul. 2015 (w Delhi, India) 4) Report analysis of “Work Place Big Five” , seminar given at LBSNAA, May 2015 (Mussoorie, India) 5) “Translating Competency Frameworks into Solutions” at GIZ, Mar. 2015 (New Delhi, India) 6) “Leading with passion and purpose: Serving people by leading self and others” at GIZ, Feb. 2014 (New Delhi, India) 7) “Role of the IAS in promoting responsible leadership”, Plenary Session at the 2nd National Convention on Responsible Leadership, XLRI, Nov. 2012 (Jamshedpur) 8) “Competency-based human resource management for the civil services” at the 2nd National Conference as part of the UNDP-Govt. of India PIIA Project, Sep. 2012 (New Delhi) 9) “Land acquisition experiences of private businesses” at the capacity building for resettlement management workshop, Council for Social Development, New Delhi, Dec. 2010 (Delhi, India) 10) “Strategy formulation and implementation: Experiences of India Inc.” Seminar given at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad, Nov. 2010 (Ghaziabad, India) 11) “Global financial crisis: Lessons learned and the way forward”, Seminar given at the Jindal Global Business School, Apr. 2010 (Delhi, India). 12) “Management education in India: Emerging strategies in distance learning”, keynote address at the 11th Strategic Management Convention, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, May 2008 (Kanpur, India). 13) “Strategies for creating value by Indian Business Groups” at the strategic management program, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, Oct. 2007 (Kolkata, India). 14) “Management education in India”, Seminar given at the 1st Globalization of Management Education Conference, Shanghai University, Oct. 2006 (Shanghai, China). 15) “Finance and IT interactions”, Seminar given at the Technology & Business Convention, University of Burdwan, Oct. 2005 (Burdwan, India). 16) “Corporate performance: An econometric analysis”, Seminar given at the National Stock Exchange (NSE), Apr. 2001 (Mumbai, India).

 


Teaching
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: 1) Leadership Workshop Training of Trainers: State Bank of India Training Faculty, 2019 2) Negotiation Workshop Pan-India Training of Trainers: (i) Northern region, Haryana Police Academy (HPA), 2018 (Madhuban); (ii) Western region, Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA), 2018 (Nashik) 3) Leadership Workshop Training of Trainers: SVPNPA, 2018 (Hyderabad) 4) Pedagogy and Personality, DCSMAT Business School, 2017 (Vagamon: Kerala) 5) Teaching Workshop, Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS), 2017 (Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh) 6) Facilitating ‘Leadership Development’ Workshop, SVPNPA, 2015 (Hyderabad: Telangana) 7) Case Teaching Workshop, Marian College, 2014 (Kuttikanam: Kerala) 8) Strategic Management, Magarpatta City Institute of Management & Technology, 2013 (Pune: Maharashtra)

Management Accounting I (earlier, Financial Accounting)

Anchors of Leadership

Corporate Leadership

Financial Management

Strategic Management

 


In News
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: 1) Blue Dart Express Limited, Kolkata, India (Winter 1996) Marketing Research Team Member, Evaluation of Aviation Division (Air Cargo Service) 2) Steel Authority of India Limited, Bokaro, India (1993-96) Job Profile: Shift in-charge (operations), Recovery section, Coke Ovens & Bye Products Plant 3) Engineers India Limited, Delhi, India (1992) Job Profile: Management Trainee (Technical). On the job training in process equipment designing and commissioning department

RESEARCH QUOTES/MENTIONS/NEWS: 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar & Others, “Talent Edge, XLRI launches SLIQ 2.0,” interview featured in multiple media, Aug. 2016 2) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “HNIs investing in Start Ups,” interview by The Forbes India in Jul. 2016 3) Kakani, Ram Kumar & Others “2013 Public Policy Dialogue”, by Murtala Muhammad Foundation (MMF) was widely covered by CNBC Africa and other channels, Sep. 2013 (Lagos, Nigeria) 4) Mentioned in a book by Prof. Venkateshwara Rao Kamireddi as one of the best fifty former students in 2011 5) Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani, “How to Read a Balance Sheet”, Book Review featured in The Hindu Business Line in 2011 6) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Parliament Session Effect on the Stock Markets,” Research Findings featured in multiple media including CNBC, The Economic Times, Business Standard, and The Financial Express in 2006 7) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “Virtual Classroom Experience,” Findings of Survey featured in print media including The Times of India, The Indian Express, and Business Standard in 2005 8) Kakani, Ram Kumar, “CEO remuneration,” Findings of the Research study featured in multiple media including CNBC India, Financial Express, and The Hindu Business Line in 2002
 

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