Faculty & Research

Chitra Singla


Primary Area : Strategy


Email : chitras@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4882

Secretary : Viddhi Kotak

Phone : +91-79-7152 7901

Website : Personal Website


FPM/PhD, Corporate Strategy and Policy

M.Tech, (Environmental Engg. and Mgmt.)

B.E. , (Chemical Engg.)


Research Area

Internationalization of Indian Firms

Growth Strategies of Listed and Unlisted Family Business Firms/SMEs

Power Circulation in the Top Management Team of Family Business Firms

Internationalization of Family Businesses vis-à-vis Non-family Businesses

Power Circulation in the Top Management Teams of Family Business Firms

Succession in Family Business Firms

Comparison and Impact of CSR initiatives in Family Businesses vis-à-vis Non-family Businesses

Academic Experience

Associate Professor in Strategy Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Assistant Professor in Strategy Area (earlier known as Business Policy Area) , Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Since 2011

Assistant Professor in Strategic Management Department, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, 2010-2011


Kerai, A., Kumar, V., & Singla, C. (2023). Impact of TMT structural power asymmetry on family firm internationalization. International Business Review, 102134. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969593123000343

Singla, C., & Levasseur, L. (2022). The role of family in unfolding the process of external corporate venturing in small family businesses. Small Business Economics, 1-22. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11187-022-00677-8

Singla, C. (2019). Antecedents of inbound and outbound M&A: Industry-level analysis from India. Management International Review, 59, 703-739. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11575-019-00398-3

Singla Chitra, George Rejie, and Velyath R., 2017. Ownership structure and internationalization of Indian firms. Journal of Business Research, 81: 130-147. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.08.016.

Singla Chitra and George Rejie. 2013. Internationalization and Performance: A Contextual Analysis of Indian Firms. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, Issue 12, p: 2500-2506. Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296313002324

Singla Chitra, Veliyath, R., and George Rejie. 2013. Family Firms and Internationalization-Governance Relationships: Evidence of Secondary Agency Issues. Strategic Management Journal. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2111/pdf#!

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"Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development," IIMB Management Review, Vol. 21(2), June, 2009.


Singla Chitra. 2019. Grace Castings Ltd.: Contemplating Backward Integration. IVEY PUBLISHING. Available at https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/W19283-PDF-ENG?Ntt=chitra+singla&itemFindingMethod=Search; published in the academic year 2019-20.

Singla Chitra, Akshay; Gomkale, Advait; Acharya, Aditya Shekhar. 2018. Rajan Overseas: An Entrepreneurial Quest for Growth (co-authored with, registered at IIMA Case Unit (Case no.-BO 420; registered in the academic year 2017-18). Available at https://cases.iima.ac.in/index.php/rajan-overseas-an-entrepreneurial-quest-for-growth.html.

Singla Chitra, Raghuram G., Virmani Vineet. IFCI Limited (B) (co-authored with Vineet Virmani and Raghuram G.), registered with IIMA Case Unit (Case no.-BP0363(A)); available at https://cases.iima.ac.in/index.php/ifci-limited-b.html

Virmani Vineet, Raghuram G., Singla Chitra. IFCI Limited (A) (co-authored with Vineet Virmani and Raghuram G.), registered with IIMA Case Unit (Case no.-BP0363(A)); available at https://cases.iima.ac.in/index.php/ifci-limited-a.html

Singh Satbir, Goyal Anish, Singla Chitra. 2017. Hind Tea Private Limited (co-authored with Anish Goyal and Satbir Singh), registered with IIMA Case Unit (Case no.-BP-400; available at https://hbsp.harvard.edu/search?Nrpp=10&Ns=&Ntt=chitra%20singla&parentProductId=488046-PDF-ENG&N=4294963666&action=refined -registered in the academic year 2016-17.

Academic Conferences

She has presented her work in many reputed national and international conferences like Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Family Enterprises Research Conference, Academy of International Business etc.

Working Papers & Projects

Rejie George P. and Chitra Singla (2010), "Ownership structure, Board structure and Internationalization of Indian Firms: A Multi-theoretic Perspective".


She has done consulting assignments for large listed firms in the field of ‘Building Strategic Foresight' and for SMEs on the topic- ‘Barriers to Growth of SMEs'. She is an external consultant to ‘International Trade Centre' (ITC), a joint agency of WTO and United Nations since 2017.

Awards & Honors

2021 - Philip Thomas Memorial Case Award for the year 2021 for the case "Tega Industries Ltd - Journey of an Indian MNC (A) and (B)”

2020 - Madan Mohanka Award for Research in International Business at IIM Ahmedabad.

2019 - Delivered Keynote Address at 'SME Founders Conclave' organized by Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune and IIMA Alumni asso. at MCCIA Trade Tower, Pune.

2018 - ‘Most Promising Research Award' at Strategic Management Society Conference, India Chapter.

2018 - Madan Mohanka Award for Research in International Business at IIM Ahmedabad.

2009 - Best Paper Award for research work on Family Businesses at Academy of Management Conference, USA.