Our Faculty

Rajesh Jain

Assistant Professor (Grade – II)
  • Ph.D. Strategic Management, IIM Lucknow, 2023

Teaching Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) strategies
  • Family Business Management
  • Advanced corporate strategies
  • Advanced cooperative strategies
  • Advanced research methods in strategy and organizational research
  • Theories in strategy and organizational research
  • Philosophy of management


  • Research Associate, Centre for innovation incubation and entrepreneurship (CIIE) IIM Ahmedabad (Jan 2017 to May 2018)
  • Assistant Vice President (AVP), Overseas healthcare pvt ltd. (2012 to 2017)
  • Chief Business Head, Sundyota Numandis (2010 to 2012)
  • Executive Assistant (EA) to Director, Welspun India Ltd. (2008-2009)
  • Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Ipca Laboratories (2004-2008)

Training & Consulting Areas

  • M&A strategies
  • Advance corproate stratgies
  • Strategic leadership in turbulent times
  • Managing family businesses

Research Area

  • Family Businesses and their internationalization strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate social irresponsibility (CSiR)

Current Research Interests

  • Family firm internationalization strategies
  • Literature review using bibliometric analysis and meta-analysis
  • Application of fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA)

Professional Affiliation

  • Member of the Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Member of the Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Member of Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • Member of Strategic Management Forum


Journal Articles
  • Jain, R., Oh, C. H., & Shapiro, D. (2022). A bibliometric analysis and future research opportunities in multinational business review. Multinational Business Review, 30(3), 313–342. https://doi.org/10.1108/mbr-01-2022-0001 (Category: ABDC- B/ABS-2)
  • Khare, A., & Jain, R. (2022). Mapping the conceptual and intellectual structure of the consumer vulnerability field: A bibliometric analysis Journal of Business Research, 150, 567–584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.06.039 (Category: ABDC -A/ABS-3)
  • Jain, R., & Khare, A. (2022). Building the case for paradigmatic reflexivity in strategic management research using entrepreneurial opportunity as an exemplar. Philosophy of Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-022-00201-8 (Category: ABDC – C)
  • Jain, R. (2022). Do authors affiliated with emerging Asian contexts have proportionate representation in foreign entry mode choice research? Asian Journal of Business Research, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.14707/ajbr.220128 (Category: ABDC – C)
Case Studies:
  • Balodi, K. C., Jain, R., Kumar, T. B., & Banerjee, D. (2022). Platform revolution in the database management system industry: Evolution of SAP’s business model. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 204388692211067. https://doi.org/10.1177/20438869221106798 (Category: ABS-1/Scopus)
  • Bansal, J., Balodi, K. C., Jain, R., & Datta, S. (2022). Strategy and business model evolution at Adobe: Competing in Digital Media Software Industry. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 204388692211163. https://doi.org/10.1177/20438869221116391 (Category: ABS-1/Scopus)
Book Review:
  • Mendonca, V., & Jain, R. (2019). Boom country? the new wave of Indian enterprise. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 44(1), 55–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0256090919839893 (Category: ABS-1/Scopus)
Working Paper in IIM Ahmedabad Repository
  • Jain, R, Mendonca, V, Vohra, N & Sharma, S, 2018. “Does Entrepreneurial Logic Impact Funding Evaluation of Startups?,” IIMA Working Papers wp 2018-02-01, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.


  • GATE scholarship for pursuing Master in Pharmacy
  • Best paper award for the paper titled “Reimaging M&A Strategies to Prevent Deal Abandonment: Toward Incorporating Stakeholder Salience” at the 2nd Annual International Research Conference held at IIM Lucknow- Noida Campus during 07-11 December 2022