Prof. Niraj Mankad
Ph.D in Strategy from IIT - Bombay, Mumbai ; MBA in Leeds University Business School, UK; B.E in Construction Engineering from Mumbai University, Mumbai
Assistant Professor – Operations Management
Prof.Mankad, a dynamic academician and researcher and an Engineer by education, his experience is spread across diverse industries like petrochemicals and plastics, software product and services and consulting. In his corporate career spanning almost a decade, he has worked with companies like Reliance Industries Ltd. and Mind Technologies. It is this diverse experience that makes him bring richness to the classroom besides providing with an inter-disciplinary approach to his research.
Niraj joined academics at a relatively young age after and taught at the ICFAI Business School Pune, Europe Asia Business School Pune and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune since 2004. Niraj has been involved in creating coursework on Technology Management for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India in the area of New Product Development, Building a Learning Organization and Failure of Firms – Evaluation of Technology Strategy. Prof.Mankad’s passion for learning and self-development steered him towards pursuing his Doctoral research from Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. The topic of his PhD is ‘Strategic Evolution of a Firm’s Digital Capabilities within the Entertainment Industry’.
Prof.Mankad’s research areas lie at the intersection of Technology, Innovation and Strategy under the domain of Management of Technology. Currently, his research focuses on the emerging digital technologies and its impact on the changing global business and Intellectual Property. He teaches courses on Management of Technology, Innovation Management, Operations Strategy and International Operations Management.
He has presented papers in international conferences like PICMET (Portland International Centre for Management of Engineering and Technology, USA) and national conferences held in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay.