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Prof. Ajeet N Mathur

Strategy and Economics


Educational Qualifications

  • MBA (PGDM, IIM), Ph.D. (IISc. Bangalore), DCWE (IGNOU), CE (TAKK, Tampere, Finland), HÄ (Viitakivi and Paris)

Academic Affiliations

Professor in Strategy and International Business concurrently affiliated to Economics and Business Policy Areas, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

  • Conference Director, Working Conference "Authority, Organisation, Strategies and Politics of Relatedness" (AOSPOR)
  • Faculty Chair, Family Business Organisation, Strategies, Internationalisation and Succession (FBOSIS)
  • Faculty Chair, Doing Business Abroad

  • Chairperson, Centre for Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (GEDI)  IIM Ahmedabad (2010- to date).

  • Conference Director, Working Conference "Managing You and Me in Roles and Systems" (MAYUMERS)
  • Faculty Chair, Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organisational Knowledge (SMICOK).
  • Visiting Professor Fresenius University, Cologne; Turku School of Economics, Finland; IAE Aix-en-Provence, France; Aalto University, Finland; Flame School of Business, Pune; Royal University of Bhutan; Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
  • Yoga Shikshak, Bihar School of Yoga, Munger
  • Visiting Professor, Aalto University School of Economics International Centre at Mikkeli 
  • Project Director, Finland-India Economic Relations
  •  Study of Finland-India Business Prospects 2007-2017 can be downloaded from: Finland-India Business Prospects 2007-2017

Previous Affiliations

  1. Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research and Secretary,Government of India, Planning Commission.
  2. EU-Tempus Professor of European Integration and Internationalisation
  3. Visiting Professor, University of Economics, and Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  4. Founding Professor of International Business, University of Tampere
  5. Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  6. IFCI Chair Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi
  7. Visiting Professor, K.U. Leuven, Belgium.
  8. Professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  9. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholar
  10. Senior Fulbright Scholar in Development Economics with the University of California at Berkeley
  11. UNDP Fellow at INSEAD, Fontainbleu, ISF Munich and Edinburgh University
  12. Visiting Professor, Bielefeld University. and Cornell University
  13. Turku School of Economics, Finland
  14. Aalto University, Finland.
  15. Flame School of Business, Pune


Management Development Programmes/Executive Education Programmes  

  1. Managing Organisational Knowledge and Business Intelligence
  2. International Business Strategies
  3. Developing Successful Teams
  4. Managing Cultural Diversity
  5. International Business Negotiations
  6. Strategies and the Future
  7. Family Business Organisation, Strategies, Internationalisation, and Succession (FBOSIS)
  8. Doing Business Abroad
  9. Doing Business in India
  10. Doing Business in Nordic Europe
  11. Group Relations Working Conference on Authority, Organisation, Strategies and Politics of Relatedness (AOSPOR) 
  12. Group Relations Conference  on Managing You and Me in Roles and Systems (MAYUMERS)
  13. Business in Emerging Economies
  14. Doing Business in Europe
  15. Workshop on Signs of Organisational Toxicity, Health and Enlightenment (SOOTHE)



Courses Taught

  1. Strategic Management (SM)
  2. Workshop on Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organisational Knowledge (SMICOK)
  3. Strategies and the Future (SF)
  4. International Business (IB)
  5. Europe as a Business Area (EBA)
  6. Workshop on Doing Business in Nordic Europe (DBNE)
  7. Doing Business in India (DBI)
  8. Developing Successful Teams (DST)
  9. Working Conference on Authority, Organisation, Strategies and Politics of Relatedness (AOSPOR) 
  10. Managing Cultural Diversity in International Business (MCDIB)
  11. Advanced Workshop for International Business Negotiations (AWIBN)
  12. Discovering and Designing Institutions (DADI)
  13. Corporate Governance (CG)
  14. Advanced Seminar on Action Research Methodologies (ASARM)
  15. International Strategic Management (ISM)
  16. Food and Agri-Business International Strategies and Organisation (FABISO) 
  17. Working Conference for couples and dyads: Managing You and Me in Roles and Systems (MAYUMERS)
  18. Mysteries of Management (MOM)
  19. Doing Busines Abroad (DBA)     
  20. Family Businesses: Organisation, Strategies, Internationalisation and Succession (FABISO)
  21. Business in Emerging Economies (BEE)
  22. Understanding the Global Organisational Context (UGOC)

Area of Research:

Research interests are in inter-disciplinary studies, multi-disciplinary studies, policy integration, strategic management, governance, competitiveness, international economic relations, missing markets, sustainable communities, harmony, group relations, organisational toxicity, labour markets, countervailing power and protests, country risk, political risk and strategic management of intellectual and social capital and organisational knowing.

Current Research:

  1. Behavioural Foundations of Economics
  2. Finland-India Economic Relations
  3. Missing Markets in International Business
  4. Sui generis protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Folklore
  5. Business, Governance and Society: constitutional, labour, social security and intellectual property rights laws.
  6. How product markets and labour markets affect each other
  7. Risk and Uncertainty in strategies of the future


International Conferences (2009 - 2017)

  1. BELGIRATE III, 2009, Italy.
  2. TCI, 2009, Capetown, South Africa.
  3. APROS, 2009, Mexico.
  4. Indian Academy of Management , 2009, Jamshedpur, India.
  5. NICOM, 2010, Ahmedabad,  India
  6. EBEN, 2010, Tampere, Finland
  7. IAE 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  8. KNOWLEDGE & POWER, 2010, Finland
  9. WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP, 2010, Mandi, India
  11. SMF 2010, Ahmedabad, India
  12. MOLMED 2011, India
  13. EBEN 2011, Antwerp, Belgium
  15. EGOS 2012, Helsinki, Finland
  16. AIB India Chapter Conference, Bangalore, 2013
  17. EGOS 2013, Montreal, Canada
  18. World Yoga Convention, Munger, 2013.
  19. Indian Academy of Management Conference, Ahmedabad,2013
  20. Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, India, 2013
  21. 5th PIMG International Conference  on  Sustainability Management and the Power of Innovation, 2014, Gwalior.
  22. EIBA Conference 2014, Uppsala, Sweden
  23. AIB Conference 2015, Bangalore
  24. EIBA Conference 2015, Rio.
  25. CPPM Conference 2015, Bangalore.
  26. ISPSO Conference 2015, Rome.
  27. Creating Connections, Netherlands, 2015
  28. IMIT Seminar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015.
  29. FICCI Higher Education Summit 2015, New Delhi
  30. 12th International ETMU Conference, 2015 University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
  31. World Spirituality Conference, IIM Bangalore, 2016
  32. Women in Entrepreneurship Conference, Punjabi University of Patiala, 2016.
  33. ISPSO Conference Granada, 2016
  34. CPPM XI, IIM Bangalore 2016
  35. Jaipur Literary Festival, 2017
  36. ISPSO Copenhagen 2017
  37. EGOS Copenhagen 2017
  38. Competition Commission of India Conference 2017


Two cultures? Frontiers of Faith in Yoga and Psychoanalysis by Ajeet N. Mathur
(including dialogue with Sudhir Kakkar)
December 19-20, 2013



A. Articles in refereed scientific journals

A.1. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2012), "Search for Inclusive Growth amidst Exclusive Appropriation in Manipur," Economic and Political Weekly, 47, 9 (March 3, 2012), 61-66.

A.2. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2008), "How product markets and labour markets affect each other: Challenges for policy research in China and India" in Manpower Journal Volume XLIII, No. 3, July-September, 2008, 1-19.

A.3. Mathur, Ajeet N.(2007), "Whose Future? Dilemma of the Gandhian Eskimo", in Futures, 39 (7), September 2007, 895-901.

A.4. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2006), "Lost to Frankenstein Detail: The Unravelling and Salvaging of Strategy from the wonderland of Pixies, Goblins, Angels and Santa Claus" in Review of Professional Management, Volume 4, Issue 2 (July-December 2006), 10-16.

A.5. Joutsimäki, Sari and Mathur, Ajeet N.(2006), "Managing International Cultural Differences, Or Doing As the Romans (or Finns or Indians Do?" in Review of Professional Management, Volume 4, Issue 2 (July-December 2006), 1-9.

A.6. Mathur, Ajeet N. and Salmi, Anja (2006), "The politics of disharmony in management of gender differences', Vikalpa, 2006, 31 (3), 81-93.

A.7, Mathur, Ajeet N. (2005), "Conflicts between sustainable economic growth and shareholder value in international value chains", Fortune Journal of International Management, Volume 2, No.1, 141-160.

A.8. Mathur, Ajeet N.(2005), "How small is beautiful and how large would be ugly ? The question of optimal size, spatial demarcations and risk calculus for sustainable local governance"(Federalism e sicurezza sociale: I problem dimensionali della governance locale nell esperienza dei paesi nordici, in Italian version), in Rivista del Diritto della Sicurezza Sociale – Italian Journal of Social Policy, 5 (2), 263-294.

A.9. Mathur, Ajeet N.(2004), "The Changing Role of the Firm with regard to Governance, Competitiveness, and International Economic Relations", in Abhigyan, Volume XXII, No. 1, April-June 2004, 24-31.

A.10. Mathur, Ajeet N.(2004), "Bioprospecting opens up a megabillion industry", Biospectrum, 2004 (2) March, 36-39.

A.11 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2004), "Designs of Healthcare Trade" in Economic and Political Weekly, Volume XXXIX, No. 20, 2004, 2036-2048.

A.12 Mathur, Ajeet N.(2003), "The Changing Role of the State with regard to Governance, Competitiveness, and International Economic Relations", in Review of Professional Management, 2003 (1), 1-10.

A.13 Mathur, Ajeet N.(2003), "Who Owns Traditional Knowledge", in Economic and Political Weekly, Volume XXXVIII No. 42, 2003, 4471-4481.

A.14 Mathur, Ajeet N.(1999), "The Human Price of Enterprise",ASCI Journal of Management 28 (2), 1999, 1-12.

A.15. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1995), "Industrial Restructuring and Labour in Post-Maastricht Europe",Decision, 1995, Vol. 21, No.4, October-December, 205-234.

A.16.Mathur, Ajeet N.(1994), "Labour Market Flexibility: Holy Grail or Banquo's Ghost ?", in Indian Journal of Labour Economics,Volume 37, No. 4, October-December 1994, 481-488.

A.17. Vanhulle, Cynthia and Mathur, Ajeet N,(1994), "Managing a Nation: Who is In Charge? The Market for Political Control",ASCI Journal of Management, 24(1), September1994, 1-13.

A.18. Mathur, Ajeet N.(1994), "The Future of Trade Unions", in Indian Journal of Social Work, Volume LV, No.2, April, 1994, 249-256.

A.19. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1993), "The experience of consultations during structural adjustment in India (1990-1992)", International Labour Review, Vol.132, No.3, 1993, 331-345.

A.20. Mathur, Ajeet N.(1992), "Technology Transfers and Organisation Development", Productivity Vol. 33 No.3, (Oct-Dec), 1992, 408-414.

A.21. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1991), "Economic Restructuring and Labour Markets: Untouched Agenda"Decision, Vol 18, No.4, October-December, 1991, 227-233.

A.22. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1991), "Managerial Productivity: Is It Measurable?",Sydenham Management Review , January, 1991 (Special Issue: Management Classics), 13-21.

A.23. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1988), "In Search of Unicorns",Decision, Vol. 14, No. 4, (October-December) 1987, 181-191.


B. Scientific articles in anthologies

B.1 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2016), "Chemistry looks to the future at Innovassynth" in Progress in International Business Research Series, Emerald, London.

B.2. Chattopadhyay, Gouranga and Mathur, Ajeet N. (2012), "Experiential Learning: The Indian Experience from the Proto-historic Period to the Present Times" in Eliat Aram, Robert Baxter and Aki Nutkevich (eds.) Tradition, Creativity and Succession in the Global Group Relations Network, Karnac Books, London, 2012, 23-40.

B.3. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2011) "Sojourn in Vogonia: Seeding Ideas, Planting Processes, Designing Bridges" in Vijaya Sherry Chand and T. V. Rao (Eds.) Nurturing Institutional Excellence, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Macmillan, New Delhi, 2011, 236-260.

B.4. Mattila, S. and Mathur, A. (2011), "Corporate Governance: A Chair with too Few Legs?" In R.K. Mishra, M. Sahay, S. Jhunjhunwala, S. Bavirishetty (Eds.),Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Way of Life.Macmillan, Advanced Research Series, 2011, MacMillan, New Delhi, 238-251.

B.5. Mathur, Ajeet N.(2011), "Dare to Think the Unthought Known?" in Ajeet N. Mathur (ed.), Dare to Think the Unthought Known,Second Revised Edition, Aivoairut, Tampere, 2011, 1-32.

B.6. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2011), "Paradoxes of Globalization" in Ajeet N. Mathur (ed.), Dare to Think the Unthought Known, Second Revised Edition, Aivoairut, Tampere, 2011, 205-237.

B.7. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2010), "Ideas for Missing Markets of International Business in Rural Habitats" in Sanat Kumar Velayudhan and Guda Sridhar (eds.), Rural Marketing: Understanding Consumers & Development Issues, Excel Books, New Delhi, 251-277.

B.8. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2008), "The Shortage of Engineers and Technologists: Some Myths, Realities and Challenges" in Madhu Srivastava and A.K. Mathur (eds.) NTMIS at 25, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, April 2008, 45-52.

B.9. Mathur, Ajeet N. and Mattila,Sari (2007), "Intercultural Learning from ‘listening posts': Embeddedness, Diffusion and Evolution of subnational and supranational metacultures in Finland and India" in S. Manikutty ed., Learning, Teaching and Research in a borderless world, Macmillan, New Delhi, 1-20.

B.10. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2007), "Why does inter-group distrust turn violent?", in Sandra Dingli ed.Creative Thinking: Designing Future Possibilities, University of Malta Press, Malta, 240-248.

B.11. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2007), "Paradoxes of Globalisation" (Chapter 10) in Ajeet Mathur ed. Dare to think the unthought known? Aivoairut Publishing, Tampere, First Edition, 2006, 205-237.

B.12. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2006), "Dare to think the unthought known?" (Chapter 1) in Dare to think the unthought known? Aivoairut Publishing, First Edition, Tampere, 2006, 1-32.

B.13. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2005), "The Hidden Competitiveness Dimensions in Government-to-Government, Intra-national and International Economic Relations"in M. P. Gupta ed. Management Challenges and Best Business Practice for effective E-government, McGraw Hill, October, 2005.

B.14. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2005), "The Future of International Business in the Tampere Region" in Antti Kasvio and Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko (eds.), eCity: Analysing the efforts to generate local dynamism in the city of Tampere to meet the challenge of changing global economy, Tampere University Press, September 2005, 591-618.

B.15. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2004) "Inquiring Minds and Inquiry Frames" in Partha Nath Mukherjee and Chandan Sengupta (eds.), Indigenity and Universality, Sage, Thousand Oaks, 2004, 171-186.

B.16. Mathur, Ajeet N. and Matthan, Jacob (2004), "To serve or to rule: Paradoxes of shared authority and appropriated power in e-governance" in M.P. Gupta (ed.) Towards e-Governance, McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2004, 228-234.

B.17. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2003), "What Knowledge is of Most Worth?", Chapter 7, in William Pinar, Donna Trueit, William Doll and Hongyu Wang (eds.) Internationalization of Curriculum Studies, Peter Lang, New York, March 2003, 137-177.

B.18. Mathur, Ajeet N (2003) "Who Owns Traditional Knowledge?", Frontiers of e-Business Research, Volume II, 2003, 295-314.

B.19. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2002), "Is e-Business in healthcare injurious to health ? Data protection problems concerning inversion of private and public spaces in designing and maintaining healthcare databases", in Frontiers of e-Business Research, Volume I, 2002, 201-222.

B.20. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2002) "Do we have to choose between employment security and labour market flexibility?", (Chapter 3) in INDIA: Economic Reforms and Labour Policies, UNDP/ ILO-SAAT, 1996, 66-83.

B.21. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1995), "The Improbability of Full Employment" in Mihaly Simai (ed.) The Future of Work, Volume II, Zed Books, 1995, 154-177.

B.22. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1993) "The Exit Policy Controversy", in L.K. Deshpande and Gerry Rodgers (ed.) The Indian Labour Market and Economic Structural Change, B.R. Publishing, 1993, 81-107.

B.23. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1992), "‘Management Dynamism: Indian Experience", in Ikujiro Nonaka ed. Management Dynamism: A Study of Selected Companies in Asia, Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, June 1992, 53-103.

B.24. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1990), "The Dilemma of the Internal Consultant" in Pulin K. Garg and Indira J. Parikh (eds.) Organisation Design and Definitions, Volume II, Indian Society of Individual and Social Development, Ahmedabad, 74-85B.24. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1989), "Impact of Structural Change on Employment and Wages-The Employers' Perspective" in A.V. Jose (ed.) Employment and Structural Change in Indian Industries ILO-ARTEP, New Delhi.

B.25. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1989), "Effects of Legal and Contractual Regulations on Employment in Indian Industry", in Gus Edgren (ed.) Restructuring, Employment and Industrial Relations:Adjustment Issues in Asian Industries, ILO-ARTEP, New Delhi, 153-201.

B.26. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1989), "Human Response Development in India: By Whom, For Whom?", in Towards Organisational Effectiveness through HRD, HRD Network, New Delhi, 18-25.

B.27. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1990), "Technology Diffusion and the Indian Labour Market: Barriers and Gateways", in Gerry Rodgers ed. The Diffusion of High Tech and the Labour Market, ILO, Geneva.

B.28. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1977), "On the Management of Change and Conflict in Organisations', in Management Concepts and Techniques, Institution of Engineers, January.


C. Books/Monographs

C.1 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2016), Mysteries in Management, Penguin Random House, New Delhi .

C.2 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2012),Strategies for the future: Understanding International Business, IIMA Business Books Series, Random House, New Delhi.

C.3. Mathur, Ajeet N. (ed) (2011), Dare to Think the Unthought Known, Second Revised Edition, Aivoairut, Tampere.

C.4 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2009), Nepal, in Roger Blanpain ed. International Encyclopedia of Laws Series, Kluwer-Deventer, Dodrecht..

C.5 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2008), India's Human Capital and a vision for IAMR, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi.

C.6. Mathur, Ajeet N. (ed) (2006), Dare to think the Unthought Known, First Edition, Aivoairut, Tampere, March.

C.7. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2004), Missing Markets in World Trade: The Case for Sui Generis Protection of Traditional Knowledge, WTO-TRIPS series, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, August.

C.8. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2003), The role of information technology in designs of healthcare trade, World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi. September.

C.9. Mathur, Ajeet N., Ryynänen, Markku and Nystedt, Arne (2003), Communities at Risk, (as first author, co-authors Markku Ryynänen, and Arne Nystedt), Series A1:Studies 48, University of Tampere, March.

C.10. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2003), Nepal , in Roger Blanpain ed. International Encyclopedia of Labour Laws and Industrial Relations, Kluwer-Deventer, June.

C.11. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2002), Indo-French Economic Relations: A Study of Trade and Investment Potential, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, September 2002.

C.12. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2000), What Knowledge is of Most Worth?, Series A1: Studies 47, University of Tampere, Tampere.

C.13 Mathur, Ajeet N. (1998), Finland-India Economic Relations:A twinning study of trade and investment potential,ETLA, Helsinki, 1998; second reprint, 2002.

C.14. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1996), Labour Laws and Industrial Relations in Nepal, Kluwer, Dordrecht.

C.15. Veugelers, Reinhilde and Mathur, Ajeet N.(1993), Foreign Presence of Belgian Companies, NR 9327, K.U. Leuven, Belgium.

C.16. Van Hulle, Cynthia and Mathur, Ajeet N. (1993), Managing a Nation: Who Is In Charge? K.U. Leuven, Belgium.

C.17. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1993), Industrial Restructuring and the National Renewal Fund in India, Asian Development Bank, Manila.

C.18. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1993), Labour Institutions and Economic Development, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New Delhi.

C.19 Mathur, Ajeet N. (1992), Economic Restructuring and Employment Security in India : Separating Facts from Folklore, IIM Calcutta, January.

C.20. Mathur, Ajeet N., Sinha Anup and Bhattacharya, Hrishikesh (1992), Economic Restructuring and Tax Reforms : The Unresolved Agenda, WPS-175(92), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, February.

C.21. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1992) Compensatory Measures During Structural Adjustment in India, ILO-LEGREL, Geneva.

C.22. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1991), Industrial Restructuring and Union Power, ILO-ARTEP, World Employment Programme, Geneva and New Delhi.

C.23. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1991), Employment Security and Labour Market Flexibility in India, ILO, Geneva.

C.24. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1988) Green Signals, Red Flags and White Elephants : An Industrial Relations Perspective of National Choices and Consequences, Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, New Delhi.

C.25. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1987), Emerging Issues of Employment and Wages in Indian Manufacturing Enterprises, ILO-ARTEP, New Delhi, 1987.

C.26. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1987),A Study of Contractual, Legal and Customary Regulations on Hiring and Firing in Indian Manufacturing Industry, ILO-ARTEP, New Delhi, 1987.

C.27. Mathur, Ajeet N.(1986), Dynamics of Wages, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1986; Sangam Books (International Edition), 1988.

C.28. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1977), A Study of the Industrial Potential of West Bengal (Volumes I, II and III), Tata Economic Consultancy Services, Bombay, 1977 (co-authored with Hannan Ezekiel, Sankar De and D.Saha).


D. Doctoral Dissertation and Other academic theses

D.1 Mathur, Ajeet N., Ryynänen, Markku and Nystedt, Arne (2003), Do the Northern Lights Shine Brightly? Some Late Lessons of Early Warnings from Spatial Inequalities (mimeo),UNU-WIDER, Helsinki.

D.2 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2001), Are Finland's local communities sustainable without internationalisation? Series A3:35, University of Tampere, 2001.

D.3 Mathur, Ajeet N. (1996), The role of institutions in complex humanitarian emergencies (mimeo), UNU-WIDER, Helsinki.

D.4 Mathur, Ajeet N. (1982) A Study of the Dynamics of Wage Determination of Industrial Employees, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Doctoral Dissertation submitted on 14.8.1982 and accepted for Ph.D. Degree awarded on 24.5.1983.


E. Other publications

E.1. Mathur, Ajeet N. (2004), "Pienet kunnat elinkelvottomia?" (in Finnish, Are small communities viable ?), Alakerta, , Aamulehti, Tampere, 5.11.2004.

E.2 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2003), "Missing Markets in World Trade", From the Ivory Tower Series, Financial Express, New Delhi, 29.12.2003.

E.3 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2002), "India And Scandinavia: Does The Twain Meet" (pages 2-64) in Scandinavia: Business beyond boundaries, Financial Express, July, 2002.

E.4 Mathur, Ajeet N. (2001), "The Role of Information Technology in Designs of Healthcare Trade" (for WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, Working Group 4 on ‘Health and the International Economy'), WHO Geneva, August 2001 (mimeo, processed).

E.5. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1998), "India's economic ties with Finland", The Pioneer, Lucknow and New Delhi, 17.9.1998, p.10.

E.6 Mathur, Ajeet N. (1995) " Palvelut:strateginen virhe vai sekaannus?" (in Finnish, Strategic Mistake or Confusion?), Yliopistouutiset, Tampereen Yliopisto, Tampere, Numero 32 Vuosikerta 34, 27.11.1995, p. 13.

E.7. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1992) "The Impact of Industrial Restructuring on Labour", in The Financial Express, New Delhi, 19.2.1992 and The Economic Times, Mumbai, 13.8.1992.

E.8. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1988) "Why some unemployed are unemployable", Business World, February 15-28, 1988.

E.9. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1988), "Human Resource Development: Do we have the Vision?", in AIAET Journal (Special Issue), New Delhi, 1988.

E.10. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1987), "Organisational Development- Unintended Consequences: Dilemma of the Internal Consultant', in The Economic Times, 7.4.1987.

E.11. Mathur, Ajeet N.(1985), "Organisational Development:A Blueprint for Efficiency?", The Manager, September, 1-8.

E.12. Mathur, Ajeet N.(1986) "National Wage Policy - A Glance through AICPI", Business Standard, Volume XII, No. 123, July 31, 1986.

E.13. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1981), "Need for National Level Wage Policy", The Economic Times, Vol. XXI, No. 167, August 19, 1981.

E.14. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1981), "Dimensions of Industrial Conflict - A Case Study", Proceedings of the Seminar on Conflict Management, Shriram Centre, Delhi.

E.15. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1980), "Issues in Wage and Salary Administration", Department of Industrial Management, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December. (mimeo).

E.16. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1979), "Organisation Development: Perspectives on Theory and Practice", Department of Industrial Management, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, April, (mimeo).

E.17. Mathur, Ajeet N. and Chakraborty, Satyesh (1977) "Irrigation Pricing in West Bengal", State Planning Board, West Bengal April, 1977 (mimeo).

E.18. Mathur, Ajeet N., and Kumar, Arun (1977), "On the Relative Backwardness of Regions" (mimeo), IIM Calcutta, 1977.

E.19. Mathur, Ajeet N. (1976), "The Challenges for Public Administration in Developing Countries", Seminar on Administrative Problems, IIM Calcutta, December 1, 1976 (mimeo).


H. Recent Case Studies (2006-16)


I.1 ITC (A) IIMA/BP/0313A with Teaching Note

I.2 ITC (B) IIMA/BP/0313B with Teaching Note

I.3 Slow as the Proverbial Snail? IIMA/BP/IB1

I.4 Thermax ‘A' IIMA/BP/0319A with Teaching Note

I.5 Thermax ‘B' IIMA/BP/0319B with Teaching Note

I.6 Thermax ‘C' IIMA/BP/0319C with Teaching Note

I.7 Oilon IIMA/BP/336 with Teaching Note

I.8 Chemistry looks to the Future at Innovassynth Technologies IIMA/BP/367 with Teaching Note

I.9 Endless Choices in an Investors' Paradise: The Case of Togo IIMA/ECO/356 with Teaching Note

I.10 Under the Banyan Tree of SEWA (case under development)

I.11 TEGA in 1998 (case draft under discussion with company )

I.12 TEGA in 2014 (video case)

I.13 Dr Lal PathLabs (A) with Teaching Note

I.14 Dr Lal PathLabs (B) with Teaching Note


(only an indicative list of few typical assignments undertaken)

  1. Design of 'temporary learning institutions' for Xerox, Stora-Enso, and Times Group to explore strategy and facilitation of strategy retreats for Bhutan Telecom and Sonata Software top management teams. .
  2. Business Environment Analysis for SEACOMD subsidiaries of BAT Industries, U.K.
  3. Advising the CEO and top management team of a knowledge-intensive multinational Finnish enterprise on strategic management of organisational knowledge, intellectual capital, and business intelligence.
  4. Corporate Governance review in a Scandinavian firm to ascertain adequacy and robustness of systems and processes in managing cross-border value chains in Asia.
  5. Developing multicultural teams for managing institutional diversity and cultural differences in structuring and sustaining international business collaborations.
  6. Sensitising women leaders, and teams of women and men to politics of disharmony in the management of gender differences to build adequate systems and processes for effective functioning in business enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and leaders in electoral politics to overcome under-representation and explore more effective management styles.
  7. Managing change and transformation by facilitating organisational diagnosis in an Indian insurance company and enabling it undertake organisational restructuring and build systems and processes for corporate strategy and human response development.
  8. Capacity building for managing a first generation entrepreneurial family engineering business aspiring to treble its business volumes in three years through international business.
  9. Mentoring newly appointed foreign CEO of a British Chemical Multinational in India in structuring interfaces with heads of strategic business units and significant others in the business environment.
  10. Advising a French Foundation on establishing mountain universities in Central Asian Republics.
  11. Member-Secretary of the Committee to Review the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR) established by the Government of India to remandate the institution for 15-year human capital planning, labour market flexibility, interactivity between labour and product markets and curriculum design for vocations of the future and implementing the Committee's recommendations by leading the transformation as Director, IAMR.
  12. Establishing a new private limited company in the European Union including recruiting its Board of Directors and top management team to manage the firm as a turnkey project.
  13. Closing Asia's largest coal-tar distillation based naphtha producing chemical process plant in Jharia, Bihar when it was incurably sick.
  14. Managing Change and Transformation through management of technology and innovation in a German family business.
  15. Designing Management Development for Volkswagen, Audi Division.
  16. Designing a Programme for Channel Partners of Carrier Refrigeration and Airconditioning Limited
  17. Bridging Strategy and HR for East India Hotels (Oberoi Group)
  18. Succession Planning in a Family Business
  19. Strategy for transformation and internationalisation  in a textile machinery firm
  20. Turnaround of a company in distress faced with "wicked problems"
  21. On Human Response Development Issues, Organisation Development and the design of institutions.
  22. On Governance, competitiveness and international economic relations for governments and international organizations. 
  23. Strategies for public and private enterprises. Advisory roles in strategies for business sustainability and development of local and regional governance units in India, Europe and U.S.A.

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
2016 Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award
2014 Professor of the Year Award
2007 First Recipient of IIM Ahmedabad's Research and Publications Cash Award for Paper "Future, Whose Future?" published in the journal Futures.
2005 Research Award from Liikesivistysrahasto, Finland for "Finland-India Economic Relations"
2001 IFCI Chair at ICRIER, New Delhi
2000 Best Teacher in the EU Tempus Programme
1993 Senior Fulbright Award in Development Economics
1990 British Council Award together with invitation to lecture at British Universities
1977 Bharat Chamber of Commerce Award for the best approach to management problems
1972 President of India's Gold Medal for Best All Round Student



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