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Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar
Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
Area:
  • Strategic Management

rohit.k[at]iimranchi.ac.in

https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-rohit-kumar-b964355/


Qualifications
  • Executive Education on Participant Centered Learning from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur
  • MS (Insurance), ICFAI University
  • B.Sc. (Hons), St. Xavier ' s College, Ranchi (Institute Rank holder)

Teaching Areas

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Implementation and Evaluation
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Corporate Governance & CSR
  • Business Model & Innovation
  • Insurance Management & Healthcare Financing

National/ International Teaching/ Research Experiences

  • Industry Experience: 11 years
  • Academics:
  • Guest Faculty at IIM Sirmaur.
  • Guest Faculty at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. Course Coordinator for teaching Strategic Management module to MBA students. Also, Course Coordinator for teaching -Strategy Implementation and Evaluation module to PGDIBS students.
  • Guest Faculty at Goa Institute of Management, Goa. Invited as a faculty for teaching Strategic Management in Healthcare and Health Insurance module.
  • Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur. Course Coordinator for teaching " Health Insurance " module to final year MBA students.
  • Visiting Faculty at International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), New Delhi. Invited as a Course Coordinator for teaching " Health Insurance " module to first year MBA students.

Training & Consulting Areas:

  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation (customized framework and toolkit)
  • Design & evaluation of Company's Business Model
  • Design Thinking & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Advising on MVV and its implementation
  • Corporate Governance and CSR initiatives
  • Industry & Competitive Analysis
  • Leadership, Quality Excellence & Innovation
  • Balanced Scorecard & Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Healthcare Management & Healthcare Financing
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Risk Management

Research Areas

  • Strategies for Synergy
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Strategic Agility and Corporate Renewal
  • Healthcare Financing

Current Research Interests:

  • Corporate Governance and CSR
  • Core Competency & Dynamic Capabilities
  • Business Model & Innovation
  • Strategy game
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • How to use collaborative visualization for dealing with strategic issues/topics
  • Systems Thinking & Strategy

Professional Affiliation:

  • Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) administered by Centre for Management Services of AIMA, New Delhi
  • Fellow member of the Insurance Institute of India (F.I.I.I.)
  • Associate member of Chartered Insurance Institute, UK (A.C.I.I.)
  •  Certified Risk and Insurance Manager (C-RIM)
  • Member, Strategic Management Society (SMS), US
  • Board Member, Strategic Management Forum (SMF), India
  • Member, Institute of Certified Risk and Insurance Managers (ICRIM)
  •  Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S.A (ACFE)
  •  Member, Indian Health Economic Policy Association (IHEPA)

Publications/ Articles/ Cases


        Papers (in Press)

        Kumar, R., & Abraham, B. (2021). Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd: Can It Be An Indian Pharma’s Bellwether Again? Asian Journal of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1177/09734082211031368  (ABDC - C, Scopus Indexed)

        Chakrabarti, D., Kumar, R., Sarkar, S., & Mukherjee, A. (2021). A Case Study: How did IoT start-up Distronix change its business model to sustain growth in the pay-per-use economy. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. https://doi.org/10.1177/2043886920981587  (Scopus Indexed)

        Published

       1. Kumar, R,  K. Rangarajan and Nagarajan Ranganathan. (2011).  " Health Insurance in India- A study of provider’s perceptions in Delhi & NCR",  Journal of Health Management, V13 (3), pp. 259-277. Sage Publication.  https://doi.org/10.1177/097206341101300302  (ABDC - C, Scopus Indexed)

       2. Kumar, R,  K. Rangarajan. (2011). "Health Insurance in India: Factors Affecting Synergy among Insurers and Healthcare Providers", Artha Vijnana, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp.369-390, Pune, December 2011.ISSN 0004-3559, ZDB-ID 303536-0.  Available at http://www.econbiz.de/en/search/detailed-view/doc/all/health-insurance-in-india-factors-affecting-synergy-among-insurers-and-healthcare-providers-kumar-rohit/10009657033/?no_cache=1.

       3. Kumar, R. (2014). "Strategies for Synergy ", IRDA Journal, Volume XII, No.1, pp.17-35. Available at: http://www.irda.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/frmGeneral_List.aspx?DF=JRNL?=1. 

       4.  Kumar, R. (2015). "A Core Competency – Delivered on Time, Every Time", IRDA Journal, Volume XIII, No.10, pp.4-9. Available at: https://www.irdai.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/frmGeneral_Layout.aspx?page=PageNo2700&flag=1 
     
       5. Hiren Joshi, Kumar, R , Gulshan Achari. (2016). “CEO Wakeup Call: Frauds and Abuse in the Insurance Industry”, The Insurance Times, Vol. XXXVI, No. 07, pp. 15-18. Available at: https://www.bimabazaar.com/ceo-wake-up-call-frauds-abuse-in-the-insurance-industry

      6. Kumar, R, Swarup Dutta, K. Rangarajan. (2016). “Patanjali Ayurved - An Unconventional Business Machine”, Oakbrook Business Review (OBS). Vol. 2, No. 1. ISSN:2395-4647.

       7. Amit Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Swarup Kumar Dutta, Rohit Kumar, Arindam Mukherjee. (2017). "Reconceptualizing Co-opetition using Text Mining: Inductive Derivation of a Consensual Definition of the Field (1996-2015)", International Journal of Business Environment (IJBE). ISSN online: 1740-0597. (Scopus Indexed)

       8.  Kumar, R & Aditya Duggirala. (2017). “Demystifying Health Insurance Regulations”, The Journal of Insurance Institute of India, Vol. no. IV, Issue No. III, pp. 31-39. Available at: https://www.coi.org.in/downloads/Journals/Journal Jan-Mar 17/index.html

       9.  Amit Kumar, Kumar, R,  Md Reiazul. (2017). “Entrepreneurial Networks and Knowledge Transfer: The Moderating Role of Incubator/Accelerator Affiliation”, Asian Economic and Financial Review 7(11):1093-1107. DOI:10.18488/journal.aefr.2017.711.1093.1107.  (ABDC - C, Scopus Indexed)

       10.  Kaustav Saha, Kumar, R,  Swarup Dutta, Tanushree Dutta. (2017). “A Content Adequate Five-Dimensional Entrepreneurial Orientation Scale”, Journal of Business Venturing Insights (JBVI), Vol 8:41-49. ISSN: 2352-6734.DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.05.006.  (ABDC - A, Scopus Indexed)

       11. Kumar, R. (2019). “Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory, Drivers and Global Best Practices”, Journal of Development Research, Vol. 9, Issue3. ISSN No. 2229-7561.  Available at : https://vesim.ves.ac.in/images/jdr/July - September 2016.pdf

       12. Kumar, R. (2019). Max India: Talent Management Through Max Performance Excellence Framework. Indian Journal of Training and Development, 49(3), 33-38. Available at?:  https://www.istd.co.in/journals/IJTD-2019-July-Sep.pdf.

       13.  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. https://doi.org/10.1177/2516604219889241

       14.  Kumar, R, & 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

      15.  Kumar, R & Duggirala, A. (2019). Policyholder protection: towards building a robust complaint management system. IRDA Journal, XVII (1), 48-55. Available at: https://www.irdai.gov.in/ADMINCMS/cms/frmGeneral_List.aspx?DF=JRNL?=15  

      16.  Kumar, R & Aditya Duggirala. (2019). "Managing Health Insurance Business in a VUCA World", The Insurance Times, Vol. XXXIX, No.12, December, pp. 34-38. Available at: https://reader.magzter.com/preview/mclqyktcnbnpgiqf5e7ora3926240/392624#page/4 

       17.  Kumar, R. (2019). The Five Strategic Building Blocks of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility. In Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Springer Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24444-6_3.  (Scopus Indexed)

       18.  Kumar, R. (2020). "Strategy Mind-Map: How to Use and Practical Implications", The IUP Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. XVII, No. 1, 2020, pp1-13. Available at: https://search.proquest.com/docview/2425003576?pq-origsite=gscholar&fromopenview=true

       19.  Kumar, R. (2020). " Talent Management Strategy: Process, Early-Warning Signals, and Important Considerations",  Indian Journal of Training and Development, Vol 50 (1& 2), pp 106-111.  ISSN No. 0971-5592.

       20. Kumar, R. & Shukla, AK. (2020). " Dynamic Dalmia: Can They Do It Again?", Emerging Economies Cases Journal, Vol 2(1), pp 34-43.  https://doi.org/10.1177/2516604220928787.

       21. Abraham B. & Kumar, R. (2020). " Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd: Searching Its Glorious Days",  South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, Vol 9 (3), pp. 359-374.  https://doi.org/10.1177/2277977920959583.  (ABS-I, Scopus Indexed)

       22. Saha, K., Kumar, R., Dutta, S. K., & Tiwari, P. (2021). Validating multidimensional entrepreneurial orientation in emerging economies. European Business Review, 33(5), 797-817. https://doi.org/10.1108/EBR-07-2020-0184. (ABDC - B, Scopus Indexed)

        23. Virmani, N., Bera, S. and Kumar, R. (2021), "Identification and testing of barriers to sustainable manufacturing in the automobile industry: a focus on Indian MSMEs", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 857-880. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-08-2020-0413. (ABDC - B, Scopus Indexed) 

       24. Kumar, R., & Duggirala, A. (2021). Health insurance as a healthcare financing mechanism in India: key strategic insights and a business model perspective. Vikalpa, 46(2), 1–17.   https://doi.org/10.1177/02560909211027089. (ABS-I, Scopus Indexed)

        25. Kesharbani, N. K., Kumar, R., & Borah, M. J. (2021). The little rice recipe for continuous business growth in an emerging economy. Rutgers Business Review, 6(3), 366-381. https://rbr.business.rutgers.edu/article/little-rice-recipe-continuous-business-growth-emerging-economy.  (ABDC - B, Scopus Indexed)

       26.  Duggirala, A., & Kumar, R. (2021). The Welfare State in India: From Segmented Approach to Systems Approach in Social Protection. Indian Journal of Human Development, 15(3), 547–556. https://doi.org/10.1177/09737030211062091. (Scopus Indexed)

       27. Kumar, R. and Bose, P. (2022), "Case Study Telecom industry and competitive landscape in India: will MTNL and BSNL successfully recover?", IIM Ranchi Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 82-98. https://doi.org/10.1108/IRJMS-12-2021-0179 

        Books/ Book Chapter

        1. Kumar, R. (2010) "Health Insurance: The Need of the Hour", Raj Publication House, Jaipur. Available at: http://www.amazon.in/Health-insurance-need-Rohit-kumar/dp/9381005052

        2. Kumar, R. (2019) The Five Strategic Building Blocks of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).In: Mitra N., Schmidpeter R. (eds) Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24444-6_3.

        3. Manas, J B. & Kumar, R. (2020). Exploring Strategic Innovation: Prescriptive and Exploratory Opportunities. In: Samik S., Punit S (eds) Unlocking Management Research: A Road Map to Future Business. ANVESH 2020 . pp 319-326. NIRMA University, ISBN978-81-949561-0-5

        4. Neeraj, K. &  Kumar, R. (2020).  Ten Critical Aspects of Strategy and Innovation. In: Samik S., Punit S (eds) Unlocking Management Research: A Road Map to Future Business. ANVESH 2020. pp 311-318.  NIRMA University, ISBN978-81-949561-0-5.

       5. Kumar, R. & Kumar, A. (2020).  Conceptualizing Corporate Entrepreneurship Capability and Its Linkages Towards Firm Performance.  In, Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. pp 1771-1796.  IGI Global.  DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9615-8.ch080. ISBN13: 9781522596158.

        6. Kumar, R., Dutta, S. K., Ahsan, F. M., Mukherjee, S., & Dasgupta, S. A. (Eds.). (2021). Strategic management and entrepreneurship: a reflection on the last three decades and the way forward.  Alexis Foundation.

        Conference proceedings and Presentation

      1.    Rohit Kumar. (2016). “CSR Global Best Practices and Vision Framework for India”. Proceedings of International Conference - 2016 on Corporate Finance, Governance and Sustainability. October21-23. Delhi School of Business, New Delhi, India.

      2.   Amit Kumar, Rohit Kumar. (2016).“Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Entrepreneurial Networks: The Moderating Role of Incubator/Accelerator Affiliation”. Proceedings of Strategic Management Society: SMS Special Conference in Hong Kong, December 10-12. Hong Kong.

      3.    Kaustav Saha, Rohit Kumar, Swarup Dutta. (2016). “Entrepreneurial Orientation in Emerging Economies: Networking as sixth Dimension”. Proceedings of Strategic Management Society: SMS Special Conference in Hong Kong, December 10-12. Hong Kong.

      4.   Rohit Kumar. (2016). “Assessment of the Role of Private Health Insurance”. HEAT 2016. Organized by the Healthcare Committee, T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Nov 11-12, Manipal, India.

      5.    Rohit Kumar. (2017). “Healthcare Financing: Strategic Choices for Gaining Competitive Advantage”. Proceedings of20th Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM-2017), Nirma University, Jan 05-07, Ahmedabad, India.

      6.    Kaustav Saha, Rohit Kumar, Swarup Dutta, Tanushree Dutta. (2017). Paper titled “A Content Adequate Five-Dimensional Entrepreneurial Orientation Scale”, accepted for presented during the Academy of Management (AoM) Meeting taking place on August 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

      7.    Kumar, R. (2018, November 14-16).Health Insurance in India: Key Success Factors and the Need for Business Model Innovation. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference for Sustainability and Responsibility (ICSR), Cologne, Germany.

      8.   Kumar, R. (2018, December 13-14).The building blocks of CSR framework: key components and drivers in the Indian context. Paper presented at the 8th PRIME Asia Forum, Mumbai: SPJIMR.

      9.    Kumar, R. (2018, December 25-27).Corporate entrepreneurship as practice. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Forum Annual Convention 2018, Tiruchirappalli: Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli.

      10.  Saha, K & Kumar, R. (2018, December 15-18).  Deconstructing Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions in Emerging Economies. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Conference (SMS), Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

      11.  Kumar, R. (2018, December 25-27). Design thinking, innovation &corporate entrepreneurship (DICE). Paper presented at the Strategic Management Forum Annual Convention 2018, Tiruchirappalli: Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli.

      12.  Rohit Kumar. (2020, January 3-5). Health financing in India: key success factors business model and strategic choices for gaining competitive advantage, Presented in conference on Customer, Competition and Marketing Strategy (NICOM 2020), Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.

      13.  Kumar, R. (2020, January 03-05). Policy holder protection – keyaspects, service recovery and global best practices on complaint management system. Paper presented in the 23rd Nirma International Conference onManagement (NICOM – 2020): Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.

      14.  Kumar, R. (2019, December 27-29). Strategy mind-map: usage and practical implications. Paper presented in the 21st Annual Convention of Strategic Management forum: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India.

       15.  Borah, M., Kumar, R. & Kesharbani, N. (2021, Sept 18-21). Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Debate of Female Entrepreneurship: Moderating Role of Self-efficacy During a Crisis. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), Toronto, Canada.

       16.  Kesharbani, N., Kumar, R. (2021, August 31- September 3). Navigating in disruption with inclusive “Strategic Continuum”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (BAM) organized by Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom.

       17.  Kumar, R. & Hazarika, K. (2021, June 11-13). Battling COVID-19: A Case Study of an Institute of National Importance. Paper presented at the International Summit on Management Case Studies (ISMCs 2021) organized by IIM Ranchi, India.

       18.  Kumar, R. & Sarkar, D. (2021, June 11-13). Responsible management education: Can a five-tiered framework and an internal stakeholder perspective help battle COVID-19? Paper presented at the International Summit on Management Case Studies (ISMCs 2021) organized by IIM Ranchi, India.

       19.  Borah, M., Kumar, R. & Kesharbani, N. (2021, Dec 16-17). Socio-Cognitive Analysis of Female Social Entrepreneurship and the Role Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Paper presented at the 08th PAN IIM World Management Conference organized by IIM Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

       20. Kumar, R. & Bose, P. (2021, Dec 27-30). Vodafone-Idea: How to Survive the Competitive Telecom Battle in India? Paper presented at the Strategic Management Forum (SMF) – Annual Conference 2021 organised by IIM Nagpur, India.

       21. Kumar, R. & Bose, P. (2022, Jan 7-9). BSNL and MTNL: Can they Recover from Industry Rivalry and Competitive Battles in the Indian Telecon Industry? Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Indian Association of Management (INDAM) Conference 2022 organized by IIM Rohtak, India.

       22. Kumar, R. & Gupta, D. (2022, Jan 7-9). A Case Study on Titan Watches’ Strategic Shift - Will it Work? Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Indian Association of Management (INDAM) Conference 2022 organized by IIM Rohtak, India.


        


    Awards

    • Prof. Rohit Kumar has successfully completed the AIB Faculty Development Workshop South Asia Regional Series during the month of November 2021.
    • Prof. Rohit Kumar was invited as the Speaker for the Colloquium on "Driving Agenda 2030: Research for Societal and Business Sustainability", organised by Goa Institute of Management in collaboration with UNPRME India on18th November 2021.
    • Prof. Rohit Kumar was the panellist for the panel discussion on 'Research in Healthcare in India' organized by Vikalpa, The Journal for Decision Makers, IIM Ahmedabad, Sage Publication on 11th October 2021.
    • Prof. Rohit Kumar was the Jury Member for the final evaluation process of the Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav - An Online Essay Writing Competition (for North India) organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India on September 21, 2021.
    • Prof. Rohit Kumar was the Guest of Honour for the Webinar on "Dynamics of Enterprise Talent through Open Innovation in the Success of Startups" organised by MSME Development Institute, Ranchi, Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME on August 27, 2021. 
    • Dr. Rohit Kumar was awarded 3rd Runner Up (Fourth Prize) as Young Trainer's Award in the National Competition for Innovative Training Practices: 2019-2020 ) organized by Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) at Ahmedabad on 17 November 2019.
    • Aviva Director ' s Award (2014)
    • Max Bupa CEO Award (2012)
    • President CPCU Scholarship awarded by AICPCU, USA, 2012
    • Senior Assessor - Max Performance Excellence Framework (MPEF), Max Group
    • Ph.D. Research Scholarship awarded by Insurance Institute of India, 2012