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Anirvan Pant
Associate Professor
Academic Group: 
Strategic Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300 to 06 (Extn. 781)
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 


Academic Background: 
Fellow (IIM Bangalore) ~ Ph.D. [Corporate Strategy & Policy] M.A. (Economics), University of Lucknow.
Courses Taught: 
Fellow Programme: Strategy Process Research Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics: Strategic Management Post Graduate Programme: Strategic Management, Strategic Leadership Post Graduate Programme for Executives: Strategic Leadership
2011. Finalist, Gunnar Hedlund Award 2010 / 2011 for best dissertation in the field of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics. 2011. Fundação Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy / IB Theory Award, Academy of Management annual meeting, San Antonio. 2009. Outstanding Reviewer Award 2005-2009, International Management Division, Academy of Management annual meeting, Chicago. 2006. Infosys Fellowship for doctoral research.


Work Experience: 
2001-2004. Tata Motors 2010-2012. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Journal Publications: 
2017. Pant, A. & Ramachandran, J. Navigating Identity Duality in Multinational Subsidiaries: A Paradox Lens on Identity Claims at Hindustan Unilever 1959 - 2015. Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming. 2017. Pant, A., & Ojha, A.K. Managerial Values and Organizational Identities in the Developing World. Journal of Human Values, 23(1). http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0971685816677441 2013. Ramachandran, J., Manikandan, K.S., & Pant, A. Why Conglomerates Thrive (Outside the U.S.). Harvard Business Review, December issue. http://hbr.org/2013/12/why-conglomerates-thrive-outside-the-us/ar/1 This article was cited in The Economist at: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21593412-conglomerates-once-seen-heading-extinction-are-spreading-their-wings-dodo 2012. Pant, A., & Ramachandran J. Legitimacy Beyond Borders: Indian Software Services Firms in the United States 1984 – 2004. Global Strategy Journal, special issue on Developing Country MNCs, 2 (3): 224-243. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2042-5805.2012.01037.x/abstract 2012. Ramachandran, J., Pant, A., & Pani, S.K. Building the BoP Producer ecosystem: The evolving engagement of Fabindia with Indian handloom artisans. Journal of Product Innovation Management, special issue on making products for and with the Base of the Pyramid, 29 (1): 33-51. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00877.x/abstract 2011. Pant, A., & Ramachandran J. How do subsidiaries confront institutional duality? Identity claims at Hindustan Lever 1961-2009. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2011/1/1.243.abstract 2010. Ramachandran, J. & Pant, A. The liabilities of origin: An emerging economy perspective on the costs of doing business abroad. In Devinney, TM, Pedersen, T & L Tihanyi (ed.), Advances in International Management: The Past, Present and Future of International Business and Management, Volume 23, New York, NY: Emerald. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?chapterid=1881260 2008. Pant, A., Gunta, S. & Ramachandran, J. Research in emerging economies: Reading small type in dim light in a speeding train? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2008/1/1.220.abstract
2007. Pant, A. & Ramachandran J. Bajaj Auto Limited: Inspiring Confidence. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 2006. Ramachandran, J. & Pant, A. Redefining the rules - profitably: In conversation with Bhaskar Bhat. IIMB Management Review, 18(2).
Research Interests: 
1. Multinationality and the processes of categorization, identity evolution, and legitimation; 2. Multinational subsidiary evolution and subsidiary strategy; 3. Business models and organizational forms in emerging economies.