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Swarup Kumar Dutta

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D: Centre for Environment Planning & Tech University.

Dr. Swarup Kumar Dutta currently working as an Associate Professor at I.I.M. Ranchi in the Area of Strategic Management with 16 years of academic experience and having an industry experience of about 13 years in varied sectors like metals, automotives and FMCG.

Participated and presented research papers in top conferences worldwide like Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management. Published a good amount of research papers in top journals, besides publishing cases. Brings in a good blend of industry insights into the classroom.

Subjects Taught:

Models and Frameworks of Strategic Analysis, Strategic Management, Principles of Management; Management Control Systems; International Strategic Management; Strategic Change and Transformation, Corporate Renewal and Revitalization, International Business Management, Corporate Strategy, Simulations in Strategy, Evolution of Strategic Thought.

Research Projects undertaken (in teams)
1. Innovation Patterns of Emerging Market Firms (2020- )
2. Componovation perspective of Innovation in Emerging markets (2019-20)
3. Studies of ambidexterity in Firms through Value Chain (2018-20)
4. Corporate Social Responsibility: A framework for evaluation of CSR Projects in Jharkhand (2017-18)
5. Study of ambidexterity capabilities of firms in Western India. (2012-2015)
6. Work Life Balance of employees of select few Banks in India. (2010-11)

Additional Information:
Visiting Faculty at IIM Rohtak, VGSOM- IIT Kharagpur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur

Membership of Professional Bodies:
Member of Ahmedabad Management Association affiliated to A.I.M.A.
Membership of Strategic Management Society

Management Development Programmes:
Acted as Programme leader and resource person for training senior managers in ABB, Torrent Pharma, ERDA, BPCL, Kalpataru Transmissions, Somany Tiles, GMDC, Aditya Birla Group, BPCL, Canara Bank, Asian Paints, Mafatlals, Canara Bank, JUVNL, RINL, NTPC, Maruti Suzuki, etc.

Teaching Areas

  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • Corporate Change and Transformation
  • Models and Frameworks of Strategic Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Models in Emerging Markets


  • Industrial : 13 years
  • Academic : 9 years

Training & Consulting Areas

  • Competition
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Change & Transformation
  • Business Excellence

Research Area

  • Ambidexterity
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Corporate Renewal and Revitalization
  • Business Models  & Emerging Markets

Current Research Interests

  • Competition
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Change & Transformation
  • Business Excellence

Professional Affiliation

  •  AIMA


    Publication in International Journals:
    Research Papers:
  • Swarup Kumar Dutta & Saurav Snehvrat (2022): From Paradoxes to Tradeoffs: Metaroutine enabled multi ambidexterity at Tata Motors India, International Journal of Organizational Analysis,  Vol .30, No.6, pp. 1554-1568.https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-06-2020-2276.
  • Swarup Kumar Dutta(2022): Emerging Market Firms and Dual Business Models- An Indian Perspective, Journal of Business Models,Vol. 10, No-2, pp. 83-94
  • K.Saha, R.Kumar & Swarup Kumar Dutta (2021): Validating Multidimensional Entrepreneurial Orientation in emerging economies, European Business Review, Vol.33, No.5, pp. 397-417.
  • Swarup Kumar Dutta (2020): How emerging market firms like Xiaomi and Narayana Hrudayalaya use componovation approach to innovate. Rutgers Business Review, 5(3), 310-318.
  • Swarup Kumar Dutta and Saurav Snehvrat (2020): A Componovation perspective of Innovation in emerging markets- Evidences from Indian Organizations, Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol-62(1), 65-75, Wiley
  • Saurav Snehvrat & Swarup Kumar Dutta (2018): Multilevel Ambidexterity in New Product Introduction at Tata Motors, India- The Role of Metaroutines, Journal of Organizational Effectiveness- People and Performance, Vol-5(3), 2018, 211-235, Emerald
  • Saurav Snehvrat, Swarup Kumar Dutta, Amit Kumar and Rahul Kumar (2018): The State of Ambidexterity Research- A Data Mining Approach, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol-26(2), 343-367, Emerald
  • Amit Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Swarup Kumar Dutta, Rohit Kumar and Arindam Mukherjee (2017): Reconceptualising co-opetition using text mining: inductive derivation of a consensual definition of the field (1996- 2015), International Journal of Business Environment, Vol-9(2)- 114-137, Inderscience.
  • Amit Kumar and Swarup Dutta (2017): Tacit knowledge transfer in coopetition: an empirical investigation of the role of business group (BG) affiliation, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol-10(4), 453-468, Emerald
  • Kaustav Saha, Rohit Kumar, Swarup Dutta & Tanuree Dutta (2017): A content adequate five-dimensional entrepreneurial orientation scale, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol-8, 41-49, Elsevier
  • Mahua Guha, Swarup Kumar Dutta & G. Das (2016): The effect of information sharing and reward within a product innovation team, International Journal of Strategic Management; Vol-16(2), 101-121, International Academy of Business & Economics
  • Dutta, S.K & Mahua Guha (2015): Coexistence of Structural and Contextual Ambidexterity- A Study of Indian Firms, International Journal of Applied Management Services, Vol-7(3);177- 193 (Inderscience Publication)
  • Dutta, S.K (2013): The Role of ambidexterity as a mediator in the Environmental Dynamism- Organizational Context-Strategic Renewal Relationship among established firms in India. Jindal Journal of Business Research, Vol-2(1)- 27-41; Sage Publication
  • Cases:
  • S. Sarkar, A, Shah & Swarup Kumar Dutta (2021): Bollywood in Transition- Chiragdeep’s reflection of the Indian Film Industry, Emerging Economies Cases Journal, Forthcoming Issue.
  • Kumar, R., & Dutta, S. K. (2019). Max India group: how to create a culture of maxism? Emerging Economies Cases Journal, 1(1-2), 43-51.Sage.
  • Rohit Kumar, & Dutta, S. K., (2019). Business excellence framework as a competitive advantage: The case of max group. Case Folio, XIX(4), 47-60. Available at: https://www.icmrindia.org/casestudies/catalogue/Operations/OPER139.htm
  • Dutta,S.K & Rojers Joseph,(2017): Guardian Life Care- Customer Centricity as a value Proposition, Ivey Publishing, case no- 9B17A028, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Rohit Kumar, Dutta, S.K. & Rangarajan, K. (2016): Patanjali Ayurved- An unconventional Business Machine, Vol- 2(1)-32- 39, Oakbrook Business Review
  • Dutta, S.K(2014): Eveready Industries- The lamp that Changed the Fortunes, Asian Case Research Journal, Vol-18(1);1- 34; World Scientific Publication
  • Publication in Indian Journals:
  • Dutta, S.K. Promoting Ambidexterity in Established Firms: The Role of Organizational , Vilakshan Sep-Dec 2013( XIMB Publication)
  • Dutta, S.K. Whole Foods Market- A revolutionary Management Model at Work- Pacific Business Review International. July 2013.
  • Dutta, S.K., and P. Bhawsar. The Strategic Shift at L&T- From an Engineering and Construction Company to a High-Tech Engineering Driven Conglomerate. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation Volume- 6. Issue-1- Jan- Mar-2013.
  • Dutta, S.K. The mediating role of Ambidexterity in facilitating Market orientation of Firms, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Forthcoming issue, Jan- March 2013. School of Management and Communication Studies, Cochin.
  • Dutta, S.K. The mediating or moderating role of Organizational Context in facilitating Ambidexterity, March 2013,Vol-7-Issue-1, Great Lakes Herald.
  • Dutta, S.K: Dynamic capabilities: Fostering Ambidexterity, April-June 2012, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Vol.- IX, Number II, pp. 81-91, School of Management and Communication Studies, Cochin.
  • Dutta, S.K: Developing Dynamic capabilities in Organizations: A pathway to Corporate Renewal
  • Vol., 3&4 Jan-June 2012. Nirma University Journal of Business
  • Dutta, S.K: Parenting Advantages of Diversified Conglomerates: An Indian Perspective, Oct-Dec 2011, GITAM Journal of Management, Vol-9, no-4,pp. 25-42, GITAM Institute of Management
  • Dutta, S.K: Superior Management Model: Renewal Perspective.July-Sept2011, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Vol-VIII, no-3,pp. 61-69, School of Management and Communication Studies, Cochin.
  • Dutta, S.K: Challenges of Building an Ambidextrous Organization. Oct-Dec 2011, HRM Review, Vol IX, No 10, pp. 6-11, Icfai University Press.
  • Dutta, S.K: The value creation logic of corporate centres in diversified corporations: A corporate configuration Model Perspective, GITAM Journal of Management, Vol-8, no.-4, pp. 35-51, Oct – Dec. 2010, Gitam Institute of Management
  • Dutta, S.K: Towards a Superior Management Model at Work, HRM Review,Aug2010,pp. 22-27, Icfai University Press
  • Dutta, S.K: Building a Culture of Innovation Democracy, HRM Review, Sep. 2009, pp. 08-15 Icfai University Press.
  • Dutta, S.K: A Behavioral Framework for Corporate Transformation through Renewal & Revitalization, HRM Review Aug 2009,pp. 29-35, Icfai University Press
  • Dutta S.K.: Kao Corporation: Transformation of a Company to a University, HRM Review Oct 2008, pp. 53-57, Icfai University Press.
  • Dutta, S.K.; Better Inventory Management through Exchange Curves- The Icfai Journal of Operations Management Aug2007, Vol VI no-3,pp.18-28, Icfai University Press.
  • Articles in Magazines / Periodicals:
  • Dutta, S.K.: Whole Foods market- Creating a Community of Purpose. Global CEO-June2009.
  • Dutta S.K.; Redefining Global Strategy Book summary- Global CEO, Aug 2008.
  • Dutta S.K.; The strategic Shift from 3S to 3P Model- HRM Review, July 2008.
  • Dutta. S.K.; Intangible Assets as a Competitive Advantage Effective Executive, April 2008.
  • Dutta, S.K.; Role of Corporate centres in diversified Corporations- How can it add value to their underlying Businesses- Global CEO- Sep2007.
  • Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges ,The Role of the Corporate Centre: Adding value to its underlying Businesses, Wisdom Publications, Swarup Kumar Dutta,2008
  • Vision-2020- Managerial Challenges and Strategies, Corporate Renewal and Revitalization- Building the Framework, Wisdom Publications, Swarup Kumar Dutta,2009
  • Managing in Turbulent Times- Business Ecosystem & Macro Perspectives, Perspectives of Parenting Advantage of Diversified Indian Conglomerates, Excel India Publishers, Swarup Kumar Dutta, 2011.
  • Epoch Strategies for Marketing, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Building Ambidextrous Organizations for Sustainable Growth, Excel India Publishers, Swarup Kumar,2012
  • New Perspectives in Marketing Communications, Enhancing Market Orientation of Firms: Building Ambidexterity through Organizational Context, Swarup Kumar Dutta,2013
    International Conference Presentations:
  • The Role of Ambidexterity as A Mediator or Moderator in Facilitating Strategic Renewal. 2nd PAN IIM- World Management Conference, IIM Kozhikode, Nov 2014
  • Ambidexterity as a mediator in the Environmental Dynamism, Organization Context and Strategic Renewal Relationship among established Firms in India. IAM Conference, 2013, I.I.M. Ahmedabad
  • Promoting Ambidexterity in Established Firms: The Role of Organizational Context. PAN-IIM Research Conference, Goa 30th May-01st June 2013.
  • The Mediating Role of Ambidexterity In Strategic Renewal: An Empirical Study, .Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore, Jan30-31, 2013.
  • Enhancing Market Orientation of Firms: Building Ambidexterity through Organizational Context, Nirma International Conference in Management, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Jan 2013
  • Global Recession to Global Recovery, Nirma International Conference in Management, Institute of Management, Nirma University Jan 2012, Ahmedabad, Swarup Kumar Dutta and Pragya Bhavsar.
  • International Case Masters Competition, I.I.M. Ahmedabad, March 23, 2011, Swarup Kumar Dutta
  • Nirma International Conference in Management, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Jan 6-8, 2011, Swarup Kumar Dutta
  • International Conference of Strategic Management Forum on Challenges to Inclusive Growth in the Emerging Economies, I.I.M. Ahmedabad, Dec 15 to 17, 2010, Swarup Kumar Dutta
  • International Conference on Strategy and Organization, I.M.T Ghaziabad, May 14-15 2010
  • Globalization- Challenges and Opportunities, International Conference in Management, IBS Ahmedabad, Jan 2009


  • The case presented at International Case Masters Competition, IIM Ahmedabad in March 2011 was adjudged in the top five in the Emerging Markets Category.
  • Was given the Best Teacher Award at Icfai Business School Ahmedabad for 2009-10.
  • Got a special award for the paper presented in the International Conference, IBSAICON2009 on Vision-2020- Managerial Challenges and Strategies.
  • Team Leader of the paper that won the 2nd prize in the Annual Awards for outstanding Young Managers Competition conducted by Baroda Management Association on Best Practices of your organization in May 2004.
  • Member of the team that won the 3rd prize in the Young Managers Competition in Bharuch District for the competition on Challenges & Roles of Young Managers in the New Millennium, 2000.