Brief Profile of Prof. P. Balabhaskaran, Director
IBS (ICFAI Business School), Ahmedabad
Tech from IIT Madras 1972
PGDM from IIM Bangalore 1976
from ICFAI Hyderabad 1992
CMC from IMCI Mumbai 1999
a. From 1972 to 1974 and 1976 to 1981:
Worked in industry in the areas of production planning, control, industrial
engineering, and corporate planning.
b. From 1981 to 1994: worked in
financial institution in the areas of project planning, evaluation,
monitoring and rehabilitation. Was actively involved in computerization of
the internal processes.
c. Worked as an independent management
consultant catering to mid-size companies during 1994 and 1995. The
assignments included technical assessment of existing plan for take-over,
expansion plan and loans indication in the areas of Kraft paper, refractory
bricks, cotton yarn, glazed tiles etc, market assessment, feasibility
studies, financial restructuring etc
d. Associated with ICFAI Business
School since May 1995. Was involved in initiating the centre at
Ahmedabad from modest beginning to the current state of 500 students, 27
faculty members and 45 researchers. Created academic delivery system,
mobilized faculty resources and created the academic ambiance. At
present designated as Director of the Ahmedabad Campus. In addition
involved in the core group of IBS trying to establish campuses
1. Strategic Leadership: Concepts
and Experiences; Icfai University Press, Feb 2006
2. Futurology: Initiatives and
Forecasts; Icfai University Press Apr 2007.
3. KPO: A Shifting Paradigm;
Icfai University Press, Sep 2007.
4. Cluster Initiatives:
Engine of Economic Growth, Icfai University Press, July 2008
b. Papers, Articles, Cases
1. Ganga Papers Ltd; A
case published in IIM-B Reports 1991
2. Privatisation: Ground Realities;
an article published in ICAI Journal, June 1994
3. Innovating for Competitiveness:
Icfai Journal of Management Research, May 2001. [This was
presented in the Nirma
International Conference held at Nirma Institute of Management in Jan
2001 and won the Best
4. Project Identification:
Strategic Options; an article published in Projects and Profits, May
5. Managing for Value-Creation;
an article published in Global CEO Sep 2005.
6. Futurology, In Perspective;
an article published in Icfai Journal of Management Research, June
7. Relevance of Some Future Studies;
an article published in Icfai Journal of Management
Research, April 2007.
8. Knowledge Era: Triggering the Paradigm Shift;
an article published in Global CEO, June 2007.
9. A Framework for Cluster
Initiatives in the Indian Context, an article published in Cluster
10 Cluster Development: The Indian
Experience an article published in Cluster Initiatives, July
1. Individualised Corporation by
Sumantra Ghoshal; this book review is included in the book
Concepts and Experiences’.
2. Leadership Engine by Noel Tichy and
Ram Charan; This Book-Review is included in the edited
Concepts and Experiences.’
3. Millennium Project: Review of the
book ‘End of Poverty’ by Jeffrey Sachs, Penguin 2005; this is
included in the edited book
‘Futurology: Forecasts and Initiatives.’
4. Learning the Gestalt Way: review
of the book ‘A Whole New Mind’ By Daniel H Pink, Penguin
2005. This was included in the
edited book, ‘KPO: A Shifting Paradigm.’
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