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Prof. Swanand Deodhar

Information Systems

Educational Qualifications

2014-2018, Ph.D. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

2008-2014, Fellow of Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

2005-2007, MBA (Information Technology), Symbiosis International University


Academic Affiliation

2018-ongoing, Assistant Professor (Information Systems Area), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

2013-2014, Assistant Professor (Technology Management), Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, NMIMS, Mumbai

2011-2013 Assistant Professor, Information Systems Management, Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi


Professional Affiliation




Relational Databases (University of Minnesota)

Business Models in Digital Economy (Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering)

Introduction to MIS (Fortune Institute of International Business)

Area of Research

My broad area of interest is examining human behavior in crowd-based platforms. Within this, I examine online investment networks, crowdsourcing contests. and open source software communities.

Journal Publications

Deodhar, S. J., Subramani, M., & Zaheer, A. (2017) Geography of Online Network Ties: A Predictive Modelling Perspective. Decision Support Systems. 99. 9-17.

Deodhar, S. J., Saxena, K., Ruohonen, M., & Gupta, R. (2012). Strategies for Software-Based Hybrid Business Models. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 21(4). 274-294.

Articles under Review

Deodhar, S. J., Burtch, G., & Subramani, M. (2017) Understanding User Participation in Crowdsourcing Contests: A Status Theoretic Perspective

Deodhar, S.J., Subramani, M., Zaheer, A. (2018) Doing What Other Do: Understanding Susceptibility to Ambient Social Information in Online Platforms

Articles under Development

Deodhar, S.J., Subramani, M., & Zaheer, A. (2018) Whom Do They Prefer for Making Money? Determinants of Information Source Preference in Online Platforms 

Book Chapter

Deodhar, S. J. (2015) Multiple Case Study: From Research Problem to Research Design in a Doctoral Setting—A Student's Experiential Musings. Qualitative Research in Management: Methods and Experiences. R. Gupta & R. Awasthy (Ed.). New Delhi: SAGE. ISBN: 935-1-50103-5

Deodhar, S. J., Saxena, K., Gupta, R.., & Ruohonen, M. (2011). Business Model of an FOS-ERP Product: Case of Openbravo. Free and Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems and Strategies. IGI Global Publishing, Penn ISBN: 978-1-61350-486-4

Teaching Cases

Deodhar, S. J., Saxena, K., & Gupta R (2014). Liferay: Story of a Content Management System, Richard Ivey College of Business, University of Western Ontario. URL:



Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors




Selected and completed Google's Summer of Code through Ruby Foundation

Qualified NET in Management






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