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  • Name: Dr. Rajiv R. Thakur
  • Designation: Dean-Development & Professor
  • Center: Strategy Environment and Entrepreneurship
  • Email: rajiv.thakur@bimtech.ac.in
  • Date Of joining: 21 May 2018

About

Dr. Rajiv R. Thakur is Dean-Development and Professor of Strategy at BIMTECH. In his previous assignment, he was Professor in Strategy area at IIM Jammu and was actively engaged in institution building initiatives in IIM Jammu’s inception days. Earlier Dr. Thakur as the Director of the institute, spearheaded the transformation of Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida campus and ensured its place amongst the select few Top PGDM institutions in the country ( NIRF rank 43rd 2017). His earlier stint at Jaipuria Jaipur Campus and AKGIM Ghaziabad as Director were equally fruitful and in a very short period of two years he ensured their turnaround. He was Professor at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad for over 5 years and was a lead member in establishing IMT Dubai.  Dr Thakur started his academic career at GIFT Visakhapatanam ( present;y GITAM University) as Associate Professor.  Dr Thakur started his career with the media industry and worked for over 10 years. He was associated with one of India’s leading media conglomerate The Times Group and earlier with The Statesman, New Delhi.

Academic Experience

June 30, 2017 – May 1, 2018 : Professor, Strategic Management
Indian Institute of Management Jammu (IIM Jammu)
March 27, 2013 – June 25, 2017 : Director and Professor
Jaipuria Institute of Management, NOIDA, India
Sep 29, 2011 – March 26, 2013 : Director and Professor
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, India
May 16, 2010 – Sep 25, 2011 : Director and Professor
AKGIM (Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of
Management), Ghaziabad, India
May 2005 – May 15, 2010 : Professor
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, (IMT Ghaziabad)
Sept. 2002 – May 2005 : Associate Professor
GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT), Visakhapatnam

 

Area of specialization

Strategy, International Business, Economics 

Awards & Achievements

Leadership Award and Emerging B School  Award by CSR

Awards Academic Honours

• Qualified National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), eligibility for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India, New Delhi.

• Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.

Books

Books Reviewed

• Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a Word Where Differences Still Matter, 1st Edition, 2007; Pankaj Ghemawat; Harvard Business School Press; pp 257;US$29.95;ISBN-13: 978-1-59139-866-0; Paradigm, Vol. XII No.1, pp 106-08, Jan-June, 2008.

Self Authored Books:

Authored Mission MBA, 2017 Prabhat Prakashan, New Delhi.

Authored MBA-Meri Manzil, 2016, Prabhat Prakashan, New Delhi.

Edited Books

• Social Media and Organizational Sustainability
  Rajiv R. Thakur, Shalini Srivastava, Jitender Sharma
  (ISBN: 978-93-85936-04-3)
  Bloomsbury Publishing India, 2016
 

• Creating A Sustainable Business, Managerial Implications and Challenges
  Rajiv R Thakur, Prerna Jain, Lokesh Vijayvargy
  ISBN 978-93-82563-51-8
  Bloomsbury Publishing India, 2012
 

• Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Building Competencies
  Rajiv R Thakur, Satish Thukral, Neeta Sahu and Vinod Gupta
  ISBN 9780230332324
  Macmillan Publishing India, 2011
 

• Challenges of Globalization, Strategies for Competitiveness
  Rajiv R Thakur, Satish Thukral, Neeta Sahu and Vinod Gupta
  ISBN 02303323215
  Macmillan Publishing India, 2011
 

• How of Strategy
  Rajiv Ranjan Thakur and Sanjay Kumar Singh
  ISBN 0230330622
  Mcmillan India, 2010
 

• Strategy and Organization (Ed.)
  Rajiv Ranjan Thakur and Sanjay Kumar Singh
  ISBN 0230330614
  Mcmillan India, 2010
 

• Innovation in Management Practices (Ed.)
  Rajiv Ranjan Thakur, Jayanthi Ranjan and Stephen Nicholos
  ISBN 023-0630716-7
  Mcmillan India, 2008
 

• Redefining Business Horizons (Ed.)
  B.S. Sahay, Rajiv Ranjan Thakur, Jayanthi Ranjan and Stephen Nicholos
  ISBN 023-0630715-9
  Mcmillan India, 2008
 

• Innovation in CT (Ed.)
  Jayanthi Ranjan, Rajiv Ranjan Thakur and Stephen Nicholos
  ISBN 023-0630714-0
  Mcmillan India, 2008

Conference Papers

• Rajiv R Thakur, "Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)-A Study of its Role in Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development", Jaipuria International Journal of Management Research (JIJMR), 1(1), 16-23, December 2016.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, "Opportunities and Challenges for Indian SMEs to Up-scale their Businesses and Attain Sustainable Growth post 'Make in India' Mission" Conference proceedings of International Conference held at Poornima School of Management and Poornima University, Jaipur, 19-20th Feb'16

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, "Growth and development of manufacturing sector in India under 'Make in India' Mission - A case study of making and implementing right policies" International Journal Advances in Economics and Business Management (AEBM), ISSN: 2394-1545, Vol 2, Number 4, April-June 2015.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, Role of Make in India "Mission for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development", International Conference on Business Economics and Management (ICBEM'15), http://dx.doi.org/10.15242/ICEHM.ED0415034, April 2015.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, "Capacity Building In Human Capital For Sustainable Development - A Case Study of Delhi City" The Discussant, Volume 3 Issue 1, January-March 2015 (ISSN: 2250-3412).

• Rajiv R Thakur, "Responsible Business and Green Economy: A Study on Indian Business Initiatives", Creating A Sustainable Business, Managerial Implications and Challenges, pp3-9, Bloomsbury Publishing India, 2012

• Rajiv R. Thakur, Indian Agri Exports - Prospects and Challenges, Global Vistas, World Trade Trends & Developments, GIFT , Vol. (3) 3, Oct-Dec 2004.

• Rajiv R. Thakur, Patna Daily.com- 'What More?' Can Make A Different Bihar, Dec. 19, 2007

• Rajiv R. Thakur, Building Enterprise in Bihar Around Markets http://www.bihartimes.com/newsbihar/2008/Aug/newsbihar02, Aug 6, 2008

• Shailesh Kumar and Rajiv R Thakur, Strategic Approach in Redefining Service Desk Management: A Case Study of ICICI Prudential, Innovation in Management Practices, pp267-272, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Vijayendra Singh and Rajiv R Thakur, Understanding the Unfolding of Present Oil Scenario to Plan for a Better Future, Innovation in Management Practices, pp151-161, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Redefining Supply Chain for Global Competitive Advantage in Indian Agriculture Sector, Supply Chain Management for Competitiveness, pp 86-97, Macmillan India, Delhi; 2008,

• Ankur Jain and Thakur, Rajiv, R. "Promoting Higher Education in Emerging Economies, A Framework in Indian Context", Innovation in Management Practices, pp 307-315, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Piyush Ranade and Rajiv R Thakur, Improving Logistics Performances through Benchmarking for Achieving Global Excellence, Supply Chain Management For Competitiveness, pp 398-405, Macmillan India, 2008.

• Gaurav Kumar Anand and Rajiv R Thakur, Redesigning Business for Global Excellence: A Case Study on Hridai N Sugam, Business and Competitive Dynamics; pp 355-367, Macmillan India, 2008.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Study Material of Strategic Management course and Advance Strategic Management course of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Dept of Management Studies, 2005.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Case on Godrej Storage Solutions, Cases in Management pp 233-242, Allied Publishers, India, 2005.

Education

Ph.D. Economics
Masters Master of Business Administration
Masters MA in Economics
Bachelors BA(Hons.) Economics

Management Development Programme Initiatives

Conducted Sessions and programmes under the aegis of Centre for MDP & Consultancy, Jaipuria Noida, MDP Centre IMT Ghaziabad, GITAM.

Select Organizations :

Vizag Steel Plant, Railways, NTPC, NHPC, IFFCO, Power Grid, Kajaria Ceramics, Gini International, RIICO, CII JAIPUR Chapter.

Select Topics :

Strategic Management in Role Transition

Developing Global Competitive Advantage

Risk Taking Competencies

Creating and sustaining performing culture, Performance oriented development

Other Professional Experience

Industry Experience : 10 years
Worked with the media industry for over 10 years. worked with the country’s leading media conglomerate, The Times Group in Delhi for over 9 years. He held responsibilities in the International Marketing Division, Special Projects Division and several other national and international project assignments. Started career with The Statesman Ltd, New Delhi as Management Executive.

Research Initiatives

Qualitative Aspects of Management Education and Ranking Methodologies; Enhancing Performance among Knowledge workers, Organizational Change and Role of Mediating Variables; Value creation in Management Education Institutions and others

Research Interest

Management Education, International Business, Strategies of Organization, Competitive Strategy 

Research Publications

International Publications

• Rajiv R Thakur & Shalini Srivastava, “From Resistance to Readiness:Role of Mediating Variables”, Accepted in Journal of Organizational Change Management, Emerald Publications( B Category Journal as per ABDC Ranking), December 2017

• Rajiv R Thakur & Deepak Singh, “Excellence in Management Education Through Right Value Creation: A Case Study of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida”, Accepted in Edited Book “Quality Assurance, Accreditation & Ranking – A Silent Revolution Waiting In Wings of Indian Higher Education”, by Bloomsbury, New Delhi, India, December 2017

• Deepika Jindal, Chandan Jee, Rajiv R. Thakur , “Nissan: Go-Global Strategy”, Business Strategy Series, Vol. 12, Issue:4, pp.195-201, Emerald Publishing, 2011

• Kamna Malik & Rajiv R.Thakur, Creating Value through IT-Emerging Patterns in Brick-and-Mortar B-Schools, International Journal of Innovation in Education, Vol 1, No.2, pp.148-172, 2010

• Kamna Malik & Rajiv R.Thakur, Creating Value through IT-Emerging Patterns in Brick-and-Mortar B-Schools, International Journal of Innovation in Education, Vol 1, No.2, pp.148-172, 2010

• Rajiv R. Thakur and B. S. Sahay, Value Creation in Indian Business Schools in The Changing Environment: A Theoretical Perspective, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Vol. 2, No 2, pp 113-130, U.K, October 2009.

• Rajiv R. Thakur and B. S. Sahay, Making Indian Management Education Globally Competitive, Published in Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, American Society of Business and Behavioural Sciences, San Diego, USA, Vol. 19, No 1, 2009

• Rajiv R. Thakur and B. S. Sahay, Excellence in Indian Business Schools through Accreditation, Journal of Global Flexible Systems Management, Volume 8, No 4, pp 9-16, 2007.

• Rajiv R. Thakur, The Changing Global Agri-Trade Regime and Indian Agri-exports, Global Business Review, pp 1-14, Vol. 6, No. 1, Sage, Jan-June 2005.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Case, The Times of India - Samay Samaj Safalta, Corporate Social Responsibility, Concept and Cases, pp 163-185, Excel Books, 2005

• Rajiv R.Thakur and B.S. Sahay, Excellence in India B Schools, The Economic Times, Edit Page, Jan 19, 2008

National and Others

• Rajiv R Thakur, “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)-A Study of its Role in Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development”, Jaipuria International Journal of Management Research (JIJMR), 1(1), 16-23, December 2016.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, “Opportunities and Challenges for Indian SMEs to Up-scale their Businesses and Attain Sustainable Growth post ‘Make in India’ Mission” Conference proceedings of International Conference held at Poornima School of Management and Poornima University, Jaipur, 19-20th Feb’16

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, “Growth and development of manufacturing sector in India under ‘Make in India’ Mission – A case study of making and implementing right policies” International Journal Advances in Economics and Business Management (AEBM), ISSN: 2394-1545., Vol 2, Number 4, April-June 2015.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, Role of Make in India “Mission for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development”, International Conference on Business Economics and Management (ICBEM’15), http://dx.doi.org/10.15242/ICEHM.ED0415034, April 2015.

• Rajiv R Thakur & Jitender Sharma, “Capacity Building In Human Capital For Sustainable Development - A Case Study of Delhi City” The Discussant, Volume 3 Issue 1, January-March 2015 (ISSN: 2250-3412).

• Rajiv R Thakur, “Responsible Business and Green Economy: A Study on Indian Business Initiatives”, Creating A Sustainable Business, Managerial Implications and Challenges, pp3-9, Bloomsbury Publishing India, 2012

• Rajiv R. Thakur, Indian Agri Exports – Prospects and Challenges, Global Vistas, World Trade Trends & Developments, GIFT , Vol. (3) 3, Oct-Dec 2004.

• Rajiv R. Thakur, Patna Daily.com, Rajiv R. Thakur, Building Enterprise in Bihar Around Markets http://www.bihartimes.com/newsbihar/ 2008/Aug/newsbihar02, Aug 6, 2008

• Shailesh Kumar and Rajiv R Thakur, Strategic Approach in Redefining Service Desk Management: A Case Study of ICICI Prudential, Innovation in Management Practices, pp267-272, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Vijayendra Singh and Rajiv R Thakur, Understanding the Unfolding of Present Oil Scenario to Plan for a Better Future, Innovation in Management Practices, pp151-161, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Redefining Supply Chain for Global Competitive Advantage in Indian Agriculture Sector, Supply Chain Management for Competitiveness, pp 86-97, Macmillan India, Delhi; 2008.

• Ankur Jain and Thakur, Rajiv, R. “Promoting Higher Education in Emerging Economies, A Framework in Indian Context”, Innovation in Management Practices, pp 307-315, Mcmillan India, 2008.

• Piyush Ranade and Rajiv R Thakur, Improving Logistics Performances through Benchmarking for Achieving Global Excellence, Supply Chain Management For Competitiveness, pp 398-405, Macmillan India, 2008.

• Gaurav Kumar Anand and Rajiv R Thakur, Redesigning Business for Global Excellence: A Case Study on Hridai N Sugam, Business and Competitive Dynamics; pp 355-367, Macmillan India, 2008.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Study Material of Strategic Management course and Advance Strategic Management course of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Dept of Management Studies, 2005.

• Rajiv R Thakur, Case on Godrej Storage Solutions, Cases in Management pp 233-242, Allied Publishers, India, 2005.

Seminar Coordinator

International/National Conferences Organized:

 

• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016: "The Role of Social Media for Organizational Sustainability (ICROSMOS)" in association with our International associates Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), Finland, Eastern Mennonite University, USA, School of Business and Law, University of East London, UK and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), New Zealand was successfully conducted on February 12th-13th, 2016 at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida.

• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017: "International Conference on Management Practices for the New Economy (ICMAPRANE)" is scheduled on February 10-11, 2017.

• International Conference on 'Creating Sustainable Business: Managerial Implications and Challenges' at Jaipuria, Jaipur scheduled on December, 7-9 2012 in association with Eastern Mennonite University, USA, University of Applied Sciences, Finland; University of Illinios, USA and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN,) India, Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, India http://www.icsbmc12.jaipuria.ac.in/

• Conceptualized and Operationalized International Conference on Emerging Marketing Challenges in Changing Global Business Environment" ICEMAC-2011 and International Conference on "Organizations in the New Millennium Challenges & Opportunities" (ICON 2011) which were successfully organized at AKGIM.

• Conference Patron, International Conference on Challenges of Globalization and Strategies for Competitiveness, ICCGC 2011, jointly organized with NISEBUD, A Govt of India Institution, scheduled on January 14-15, 2011

• Conference Co-Chair, International Conference on Strategy and Organization (ICSO 2010) jointly organized with NHRD, India, at IMT, Ghaziabad during 14-15, May, 2010.

• Conference Co-Chair, International Conference on Innovation in Redefining Business Horizon (IIRB 2008) jointly organized with University of New Castle Australia, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management Domaine France and Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), India, at IMT, Ghaziabad during 18-19 December, 2008.

• As the Programme Director, conducted a two day National Seminar on 'Agri-Export Zones' at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam during 28-29 October, 2004.

• The programme, supported by APEDA and NHB was very successful and a large no. participants from all across the country attended the programme including the chief guest, Chairman APEDA.

• Organized a Ten day National Workshop on 'Developing Global Mindset' organized by GIFT in association with Vizag Steel Plant for senior executives of Vizag steel plant and other private and public sector units, Nov-Dec 2004.

• Organized a one day workshop for senior officials of East Coast Railways, Visakhapatnam, April 3, 2005.

Seminar Speakers

Delivered faculty seminars at F H Kufstein, Austria; University of New Castle, Australia and University of Tenaga, Kauala Lumpur Malaysia, 2006.

Talks on TV & Radio:

• Panelist in TV Talk Shows aired in Delhi NCR related to Current Affairs, Higher Education and others

• National level AIR talks.

Visiting Faculty

Taught courses on International Business Strategy at F H Kufstein University, Austria, University of Newcastle, Australia, IMT Dubai and other reputed colleges in India. Has been teaching Online programmes conducted by NIIT Imperia and U18, New Delhi.

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