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Prof. Chitra Singla


  • Associate Professor in Strategy Area of IIM Ahmedabad.

Educational Qualifications

  • FPM/PhD (Corporate Strategy and Policy)
  • M.Tech. (Environmental Engg. and Mgmt.)
  • B.E. (Chemical Engg.)

Academic Affiliation

  • FPM/PhD (Corporate Strategy and Policy) from IIM Bangalore, India
  • M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, India
  • B.E. from Thapar Institute of Engg. and Tech., Patiala (Punjab), India

Professional Affiliation

  • Associate Professor in Business Policy Area of IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Assistant Professor in Business Policy Area of IIM Ahmedabad since Apr., 2011.
  • Assistant Professor in Strategic Management Department of IIM Lucknow from Sept., 2010 to Apr., 2011. 



  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • International Business
  • Family Business Dynamics

Area of Reserch:

  • 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


Current Research:

  • 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



Journal Articles:                 



Working Papers:

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


Book Review:

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



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.


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.

Executive Education Programmes:
1) Faculty Chair: Young Entrepreneurs Program
2) Faculty Chair: Succeeding in Emerging Markets
3) Faculty Chair: Strategies for Winning in International Markets
4) Online Direct to device (D2D) programme on 'Strategic Management'.
5) Two sessions (3 hours) every weekend for a period of 3-4 months.


Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
March 2020 Madan Mohanka Award for Research in International Business at IIM Ahmedabad.
January 16, 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.
December 2018 ‘Most Promising Research Award' at Strategic Management Society Conference, India Chapter.
March 2018 Madan Mohanka Award for Research in International Business at IIM Ahmedabad.
August 2009 Best Paper Award for research work on Family Businesses at Academy of Management Conference, USA.




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