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Dr. Rahul Singh is Associate Professor at Birla Institute of Management Technology. His primary areas of work are in doamins of Strategic Management, Globalisation and Emerging Market, Cross-Cultural Management, and Sustainability. He is also European Higher Education Experts. Rahul has taught at Indian Institute of Finance and Devi Ahilya University, Indore and is a visiting professor at FH Joanneum University Austria and KEDGE Business School. He has offered seminars in several business schools globally. He has published in many journals including top-tier journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Brand Management, International Journal of Emerging Market, Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, Journal of Applied Economic Research, Journal of Business Perspectives, International Journal of Cross Cultural Competence and Management. He has also been editor-in-chief of two journals and reviewer of several international journals. Dr Singh has contributed in Higher Education and represented different orgasnitions to chambers, government, and parliamentary committee on related issues. Dr Singh’s research and consultancy assignments include organisations such as Confederation of Indian Industry, European Union, British Council and USAID. In addition, he has received large funding for various research proejcts, and worked with few governments at national level and financial regulator of India including drafting the Vision document of the three states of India. On social initiaitves, he has founded two organisations named Responsible Development Foundation and Saraswati Seva Foundation as think tanks wing and social development. 

Academic Experience

  • Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi.
  • Institute of Management Studies, DAVV, Indore

 

 

Area of specialization

Strategy, Emerging Market and Sustainability

Awards Academic Honours

  • Best research Professor Award, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2017.
  • Best Conference Paper Award for ‘Luxury Brand Social Media Marketing Effort: Influence on Brand Equity and Consumer Behavior’, 2015 Global Fashion Management Conference, Florence, Italy, 2015.
  • Best Research Paper Award for ‘Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in BRIC Countries’, NEDSI Annual Conference, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2014.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2012.
  • Young Management Researcher Award, Association of Indian Management Scholars, conferred at annual conference at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, 2011.
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Global Marketing Conference in Japan, September 2010 on ‘Does The Country of Origin of Brands Still Help to Sell Luxury Products in the World? An International Research Investigation on Consumers in 7 Countries, 2010.
  • Semi Finalist, Research Paper Grant for ‘Inclusive Financial Services- The Policy Paradigm’ Global Development Network, 2010.
  • Gold Medal for Research Contribution, C D Foundation, Szent Istavan University, Hungary, 2007. 

Best Research Paper Award for ‘Indian Re-insurance Business and the Global Environment’, IPE India, 2002.
 

Books

  • Jagdish Sheth and Rahul Singh; Marketing Strategies of the Nations – Marketing Advantage in Nation Branding, World Scientific Press, Singapore (Expected in 2018).
  • Rahul Singh, Reverse Globalisation, in progress with Routledge Publication (expected print 2017).
  • Thomas Schmalzer, Katrin Hansen, Rahul Singh, Gerhard Apfelthaler, Implications for Learning and Teaching in A Globalized World, McMillan, 2007. 
  • H Chaturvedi, Devendra Kumar, Rahul Singh, India Insurance Report, Series- I, Allied Publications, 2006

Conference Papers

  • Performance of Producer Organization: Case of Devbhumi Natural Products, International Conference on Management Cases, BIMTECH-GMU Conference, G Noida, Dec 2017.
  • Pricing Strategies of Domestic vs Multinational Firms in an Emerging Market: An Empirical Study, accepted for presentation in Association of International Business AIB 2017, July 2017, Dubai.
  • Factors explaining the supply chain relationship in the Indian 3PL Logistics Industry, accepted for presentation and publication at International Symposium for Logistics, Taiwan, July 3-6, 2016.  
  • University - Social Enterprise Ecosystem for creating socially responsible knowledge, practices and graduates, International Conference on ‘The Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation’ March 17th& 18th, 2016, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam.   
  • International Diversification Strategy by Emerging Market Multinationals – Three Models of Indian Multinationals, ICOM 2015, Abu Dhabi, 22-23 November 2015.
  • Luxury Brand Social Media Marketing Effort: Influence on Brand Equity and Consumer Behavior’, 2015 Global Fashion Management Conference, Florence, Italy, June 2015.
  • Advancing Sustainable Human Resource Management in India, International Business Lunch, FH Joanneum University, Graz, May 2015.
  • International Business Panel on Building a Bridge between India and Styria, Graz, May, 2015. 
  • Emerging Economies and Business Strategies, India Study Program, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2015.
  • Emerging Economies, Markets, Strategic Issues, Faculty Development Seminar, Birla Institute of Management Technology, April 2014.
  • Emerging Markets, Multinationals and Reverse Strategies, Emerging Market Program for FHV Austria and ITESM Mexico, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Feb 2014.
  • Market Entry Challenges in Mining Business in Emerging Market: A PESTEL Analysis on Vedanta Resources, Annual Conference of the Emerging Markets Conference Board, January 2014.
  • Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, International Academy of Business and Public Administration, January 2014.
  • Emerging Markets and Business Model Shift in Supply Chain Management, International Conference on Supply Chain and Logistics Management, December 2013.
  • Wonderchef HA- Managing Supply Chain, Case Study on Delivery Network Optimization, International Conference on Management Cases, December 2013. 
  • Barriers to Entry - An Empirical Investigation in the context of Indian Market, CEIBIEM conference, Brunel University, May 2013 (with Satwinder Singh, Keith Dickson).
  • Health Systems in Emerging Markets, Seminar in University of Eastern Finland, September 2013. 
  • Business Frauds and Corporate Governance in Emerging Market- India, Seminar, India Policy Foundation, Delhi, July 2013.
  • Corporate Social Performance of Indian companies’ Paper presented at the International Research Conference in CSR, Jamia Hamdard University, February, 2013.
  • Corporate Social Performance of Indian Public Sector Units on Strategic Governance and Stakeholder Dimensions Matrix’ Paper presentation (absentia) at Annual International Research Conference in Sustainable Development, June 2012. (with Pratigya Kwatra)
  • Does image-congruence enhance the purchase of luxury brands? Early development and international comparison s of a measurement scale for consumer/brand/store image-congruence, International Marketing Trends Conference 2012. 
  • Effectiveness of Institutional Inclusive Making: A Case of Sustainable Economic Development in India, Paper presentation (absentia) at Annual International Research Conference in Sustainable Development, June 2012. (with Sourabh Srivastava)
  • EU India Business Partnership – Strategic Paper and Future Direction, International conference on EU-India Business Relations, International Relations Centre, University of Warsaw, 2012.
  • Brand and Country-of-Origin Effect on Consumers' Decision to Purchase Luxury Products, Global Marketing Conference at Seoul, 2012.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Indian Business Practices, Industry Seminar, University of Slovak, Nitra, Slovak, 2011.
  • Country of Origin, Brands and Luxury Products Perception, Industry Seminar, University of Slovak, Nitra, Slovak, 2011.
  • Indian Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability – Lessons Learnt from Vedanta Corporation, Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale, Cameroun, 7-9 April, 2011. (with Pratigya Kwatra)
  • Policy Integration towards Achieving Inclusive Growth: A Case Study of Gujarat, International Conference 2010 - 'Sustainability: Management and Beyond', Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, December 2010.
  • Socio-economic Issues in Waste Management by Informal Sector in India, Transwaste Expert Conference 2010, Vienna Austria, November 2010.
  • Logic for Optimizing FDI Inflows: A Case Study of India, International Economic and Business Management Conference (IEBMC 2010), Malaysia, 2010.
  • Organizational Sustainability through Inclusive Growth, Executives Conference at Management Training Institute, SAIL, India, 2010.
  • Does The Country of Origin of Brands Still Help to Sell Luxury Products in the World? An International Research Investigation on Consumers in 7 Countries, Global Marketing Conference in Japan, September 2010.
  • Evaluating the Performance of Commercial Banks in India, International Conference on Management Practices and Research, India, December 2010.
  • Volatility Spillover between the Indian and U.S. Swap Markets, Asian Finance Association Annual Conference, China, 2010.
  • Behavior of GDI Flow and Investment Patterns in India between 2007-09, Annual conference by Economic Association of North India, April 2010.
  • Market Survey of Sustainable Development Practices in India, MDP conference, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, organized in India (New Delhi), January 2010.
  • Micro Finance and Sustainability at Lower Strata, International Panel Discussion for Group of Experts from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Rai University, 2009.
  • Comprehensive Policy for Inclusive Development in Developing Countries, International Conference on UN Millennium Development Goals, Budapest, Hungary, 2009 (In absentia). 
  • AIMS International Conference Paper Presentation, Time Series Properties of Indian Swap Market, New Delhi 27-29 December 2008,.
  • Higher Education in Economic Transformation: Building Capacity for Professionalism, AMDISA Annual Conference, Bhutan, 2009.   
  • Research Seminar, International Panel Conference, conference on sustainability and panel member for research projects, Rouen Business School, Rouen, France, 2008.
  • Micro Insurance Principles for Indian Market, presentation made to Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, 2007.
  • The Entrepreneurship Model of Business Education: Building Knowledge Economy, International conference, Szent Istavan University, December, Hungary, 2007.
  • Learning Behavior of Business School Students – A comparative Study of 3 Regions of India, ILTG International conference, Graz, Austria, 2006.
  • Commodity Derivatives Market Developments and Its Impact over the Financial Market: A Case of Indian Market, Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives Conference, Bangalore, India, July 2005.
  • Evolution of Micro-financial Credit and Lending in Indian Subcontinent, presented in the International Conference on Banking and Insurance, Philadelphia University-BIMTECH, 2005.

Consultancy Experience

  • M-CRIL India; USAID India Projects; ACA Belgium; Confederation of Indian Industry; ASSOCHAM; SAIL; IPF;
     

Education

Ph.D. Faculty of Management, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, 2005
Masters IMS, Devi Ahilya University; Allahabad University
Bachelors Allahabad University,1995

 

Management Development Programme Initiatives

  • Industry prorgammes for several organisations like SAIL, NTPC, CII, SSF, INNOVANT, EPSI, UGC Nepal, MCX and others.
     

Other Professional Experience

  • Founding Head, Office of International Affairs, BIMTECH
  • Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi.
  • Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Visiting Professor FH Joanneum, University of Applied Science, Graz, Austria and KEDGE Business School, France

 

Research Initiatives

  • British Council Grant on Social Entrepreneurship Project SEEP, 20,000 UKP, 2015-16. (with Hull University, UK)
  • EU Research Grant, Erasmus Mundus, UNIQUE – University quality benchmark in EU, Africa and Asia, EURO 40,000, 2013-15. (with FHJ Austria)
  • Research Grant, Pilot - National Ethics Survey for India at Workplace, Ethics Resource Centre, USD 4,000, 2012.
  • Think Tanks and Policy and Research Influence in India, India Policy Foundation, INR 330,000, 2011.   
  • Research Grant, Strategic Behavior of Incumbent Firms in India, Brunel University Research Grant, UKP 3000, in partnership with Brunel University, 2011. (with Satwinder Singh).
  • Research Grant, International Brand Perception Study, Ferragamo Plc, Italy, EURO 13,000, in partnership with Florence University, Italy, 2009 (with Neoma Business School, France).
  • Research Grant, Principles of Micro Insurance Regulations: Indian Case Study, BIS funded through FINNMARK, USD 14,000, 2009 (with MCRIL).
  • Research and Consulting Grant, Insurance Certification Demand Mapping and LOMA contextualization, USD, 9000, USAID, 2008.
  • Research Grant, Cross Cultural Learning Styles in 3 Regions, European Union funded project, EURO 40,000, in partnership with FH Joanneum, Austria, 2005-07 (with FHJ Austria).
  • Research Grant, Economic Benefits of Derivatives Market in India, APAD funded, USD 2000, 2003.

Research Interest

  • Emerging Markets and Business
  • Emerging Market Multinationals
  • Sustainable Development
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Business Education
  • Strategy, Emerging Market and Sustainability, Digital transformation

 

Research Publications

  • Democratisation of Marketing Approaches, Indian Management, March 2017, Vol 56, Issue2.
  • Human Resource Management in India: Strategy, Performance and Complementarity, submitted in European Management Review, under review (expected in 2017).
  • Barriers to Entry- An Empirical Investigation in the context of Indian Market, Journal of Business Research, under review (expected in 2017).
  • Social media marketing efforts of luxury brands: Influence on brand equity and consumer behavior, Journal of Business Research, Volume 69, Issue 12, December 2016. Doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.181
  • Sectoral Optimization of India’s Foreign Direct Investment Inflows – Does it Support Economic Development? International Journal of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 1, Jan 2017, pp 99-120. DOI: 10.1504/IJBISE.2016.081600
  • Mentoring to Leading, Indian Management, April, 2016.
  • Performance Framework in Third Party Logistics – A Cross National Literature Review -  under review process with IJOPM, Emerald (under review 2016). 
  • A Study of Important Factors for the Performance Measurement of Third Party Logistics (3PL) Organizations in the Indian Logistics Industry, Manthan - The Journal of Innovation, Vol X, Issue 1, Jan- Jun 2015 edition, ISSN 0974 -7141, Pg. 105 – 110. (with Smriti Asthana)
  • Think Tanks, Research Influence and Public Policy in India, Vision - Journal of Business Perspectives, vol. 18. (with N N Sharma and Uday Jha, 2014).
  • Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil, Russia, India and China, International Journal of Business, Accounting and Finance, Volume 8, no 1. (with Malhotra D K, Lloyd Russow, 2014).
  • Cross cultural analysis of comfort with foreign cultures (CFC) in multinational firms, International Journal of Cross Cultural Competence and Management, Vol.3, No. 2 . (with Jain, V., 2014).
  • Corporate Social Performance of Indian Multinational Manufacturing Companies, Amity Business Review, Vol 14 no 2. (with Kwatra P., 2013)
  • Modeling links between the decision making process and luxury brand attachment: An international comparison, Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, Vol. 23, No. 4, 361–378. (with Godey Bruno, et al, 2013).
  • A Framework to Study Level of Comfort between Employees of Local and Foreign Cultures in Multinational Firms, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 8, No.4. (with Jain, V., 2013).
  • Corporate Social Performance in Strategic Governance and Stakeholder Dimensions: Evidence of Indian Multinational Manufacturing Companies, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, Vol. 9 no. 3 239-248. (with Kwatra P, Patel G N., 2013).
  • Brand and Country-of-Origin Effect on Consumers’ Decision to Purchase Luxury Products, Journal of Business Research, Volume 65, Issue 10. (Godey, Bruno et al 2012).
  • Behavioural Pattern of FDI Inflows: Autoregressive Study. International Business Research; Vol. 5, No. 10. (with H Chaturvedi and Kasidi F., 2012).
  • An Empirical Examination of Volatility Spillover between the Indian and US Swap Markets, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 7 Iss: 3. (with Vivek Bhargava, D. K. Malhotra, Philip Russel, 2012) 
  • Evaluating the Performance of Commercial Banks in India, Asia Pacific Journal of Finance and Banking Research, Vol. 5. No. 5. 2011. (D. K. Malhotra; Raymond Poteau, 2011).   
  • Detecting Data Errors and Inaccuracy: A Study on Indian FDI Inflows, The Journal of Applied Economic Research, vol. 4 no. 4. (with Kasidi, Faraji, H Chaturvedi, 2010). 
  • An International Perspective on Luxury Brand and Country of Origin Effect, Journal of Brand Management, vol. 16, numbers 5-6. (with Aiello, Gaetano; Donvito, Raffaele; et al, 2009).
  • Information and Stock Market Volatility: A Study of SENSEX, Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, vol 4 no 2; 2005.
  • Weather Derivative Market and A Model Based on Water Table, Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, vol 1 no1. 2002.
  • Managing Financial Risk through Superior Knowledge, Indore Manager, vol 9 no 6. 2001.
     

 

Selected Publications

  • Singh Rahul, Indian Higher Education and Research Ecosystem – Way Forward to a World Class Knowledge Nation, Book on Higher Education, Ed book by Dr H Chaturvedi, Bloomsbury Publication, 2015.
  • Sheth Jagdish N and Rahul Singh, Globalization of Indian multinationals: what lies ahead? in Handbook of emerging market multinational corporations, Edgar Publications, 2015.
  • Asthana,S. and Singh, R., A Framework of Third party Logistics – A Cross National Literature Review, Global Supply Chain and Emerging Markets, Bloomsbury Publication, 2015.
  • Singh, Rahul and Jitendra Mishra, Impact of GATS Policy on Higher Education: A Perceptual Study of Stakeholders from Business Education, International conference proceedings, Szent Istavan University, December, Hungary, 2007.
  • Schmalzer, Thomas and Rahul Singh, Higher Education, Gender and Demographic Impact, Implications for Learning and Teaching in A Globalized World, McMillan, New Delhi, 2007.
  • Singh Rahul, Reinsurance: Global Environment and Indian Challenges, in edited book ‘Insurance: Theory and Practices edited by Nalini P Tripathy and Prabir Pal, PHI, New Delhi, 2005. 
  • Singh, Rahul, Welfare of Derivatives in Emerging Economies, Proceedings of International Conference, Volume III, ICFAI Press, Hyderabad, 2003.

Seminar Coordinator

  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program – Sustainability in India, EU business group, 2016.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program, Mexico business group, 2015.
  • FDP co-director, Business Education – Curriculum and Pedagogy Issues, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2015.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program – Sustainability in India, EU business group, 2014.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program, Mexico business group, 2014.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program – Sustainability in India, EU business group, 2013.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program, Mexico business group, 2013.
  • Seminar, Contemporary Issues in Emerging Market Research, Faculty Development Program, BIMTECH, 2013.
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program – Sustainability in India, EU business group, 2012.
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Planning, session for Goldman Sachs Program for Women Entrepreneurs, 2012-13
  • Program Director, Emerging Market Program, Mexico business group, 2012.
  • FDP coordinator, Curriculum Development and Pedagogy, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2012.
  • Key Address, ‘Managing Business with Social Needs’ National conference by Presidential Business School, Nepal, 2012.
  • Academic Board Address, Business Education in South Asian Context, Global Institute, Nepal, 2011.
  • Faculty Development Program on ‘Research Agenda in Business Schools- The Pressing Issues’, 2010.
  • Organizational Excellence and Capacity Building Program for University Grants Commission, Nepal, 2010.
  • 9 workshops for senior members of the society to catch aspirations for the Vision documentation, Confederation of Indian Industry, 2009.
  • Capacity Building FDP for Business School professors, Birla Institute of Management Technology and EPSI, 2009.  
  • International conference technical session on International Cross Cultural management at FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria (Organizing member), 2005. 
  • International conference technical session on International Cross Cultural management at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (Organizing member), 2006.
  • Organized National Seminars on Financial Market, Inclusion and Insurance Business, Birla Institute of Management Technology, 2006.
  • International conference technical session chair and paper presentation, Asia Pacific Derivatives Association Annual conference, Indian Institute of Management, Banglore (Organizing member).
  • Series of workshops conducted for MP Police officers, Indore; and Indian Army officers, Mhow, Indore; 1999-2000.

Visiting Faculty

  • Visiting Professor to FH Joanneum, Austria.
  • Visiting Professor to KEDGE Business School, France.

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