Professor, Strategic Management
Chairperson - PhD Programme
Area Chair - Strategic Management
Ph.D. U of Minnesota
PGDM IIM Calcutta
BA (Hons.) Econ, LSR, Delhi U
Prof Shobha Das has a PhD degree from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, a PGDM from IIM Calcutta, and BA (Honors) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She was a recipient of the National Talent Search Scholarship for her higher secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Shobha worked as a Management Consultant in TCS after her PGDM, and after her PhD, she worked at the Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore (1994-2009), Qatar University (2009-2019), and joined IFMR GSB in 2019.
She pioneered the use of simulation software in Strategic Management in Singapore and Qatar, and now in IFMR GSB. Trained in the case method at the Harvard Business School (PCMPCL program), Dr Das has taught undergraduate, masters’, doctoral and executive courses. She has published research papers in well-known journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Science and Strategic Management Journal. She regularly presents her research at international conferences.
Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Das, A., & Das, S. S. (2021). E-Government and Entrepreneurship: Online Government Services and the Ease of Starting Business. Information Systems Frontiers, 1-13.
Ghantous, N. and Das, S.S. (2018). International franchising and performance: a resource-based perspective. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 46, 8, 744-763.
Ghantous, N., Das, S. S., & Chameroy, F. (2018). Governance capabilities and relationship performance in international franchising. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 40, 19-30.
Jabeen, F., Katsioloudes, M.I., & Das, S. S. (2015). Is family they key? Exploring the motivation and success factors of female Emirati entrepreneurs, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 25, 4, 375-394..
Das, S. S., & Das, A. (2014). India Shining? A two-wave study of business constraints on micro and small manufacturing firms in India. International Small Business Journal, 32, 2,180-203.
Reprinted with invitation in Asian Entrepreneurship, (2015), L.P. Dana (Ed.), Sage Publications. ISBN 9781-4739-1381-3.
Das, A., Hui, P.Z., & Das, S. S. (2013). Changing Student Attitudes towards Globalization: A study on the influence of International Business courses on students in Qatar and Hong Kong. Journal of Knowledge Globalization, 6(1), 23-46.
Das, S. S. & Udayasankar. K. (2013). An institutional model of international first-mover advantages. International Business Research and Practice, 7, 61-72.
Das, S. S. (2012). Environmental objectives and stakeholder influence in businesses of Qatar. International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 3, 3, 177-192.
Das, S. S. (2012). To partner or to acquire? A longitudinal study of alliances in the shipping industry. Maritime Policy and Management Journal, 38,2, 111-128.
Lim, E. N-K., Das, S. S., & Das, A. (2009). Diversification Strategy, Capital Structure, and The Asian Financial Crisis (1997-98): Evidence from Singapore Firms. Strategic Management Journal, 30,6, 577-594.
Lim P-X, & Das, S. S. (2009). Entry in the global liner shipping industry: A population ecology study, 1996-2006. Maritime Policy and Management Journal, 36(3), 197-213.
Das, S. S. & Haoying, Z. 2008. Innovation in high-technology SMEs : Insights from Singapore. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 5(4), 475-494.
Udayasankar, K. & Das, S. S. (2007). Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: The effects of regulation and competitiveness. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 15(2), 262-271.
Das, S. & Van de Ven, A. (2000). Competing with Product Technologies: A process model of strategy. Management Science, 46, 10, 1300-1316.
McEvily, S., Das, S., & McCabe, K. (2000). Avoiding Competence Substitution through Knowledge Sharing. Academy of Management Review, 25, 2, 294-311.
Das, S. & Das, A. (1996). Complementarities in information technology and the implications for management, Accounting & Business Review, 3, 1, 129-140.
Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
Das, A., Das, S. S. (2015). Online Government Services and Setting Up Business: Evidence from panel data. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).
Das, A., Al-Khouri, R. S. F., Das, S. S. (2013). Determinants of risk aversion: A Middle Eastern perspective. Decision Sciences Institute.
Das, S. S., Bahdo, A., Das, A. (2013). Examining the power of firms in the Qatar construction industry: A Strategic Management study. Decision Sciences Institute.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S. & Krishnamurthi, C. (2005). Integrating Multiple Theories of Corporate Governance: A Multi-Country Empirical Study, Best Papers, Academy of Management.. (Distinguished Paper Award; Glueck Best Paper Award finalist).
Udayasankar, K. & Das, S. S. (2004). Competitive Institutional Strategies: A new generic typology, Best Papers, Academy of Management. (Carolyn Dexter Award nominee)
Das, A., Das, S. S., Soh, C., & Neo, B.S. (2000). More bang from the IT buck – The Singapore experience, Association of Information Systems Proceedings.
Das, S. S. (1994). A question of wines and bottles? Examining new technology and competition between new technologies, Best Papers, Academy of Management, 335-339.
Das, A. & Das, S. S. (1993). Supporting diversity in technology: The role of MIS managers, International Conference on Information Systems Proceedings, 315-320.
Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
Das, S. S. (2021). Transitional Entrepreneurs in the Gulf : Examining transnational temporary migrant entrepreneurship in Qatar, Virtual, Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurs, Old Dominion University, supported by a grant from the E. W. Kauffman Foundation, 18-19 July 2021.
Das, S. S. & Das, A. (2020). Financial Inclusion in India: Overcoming the Digital Divide. Eighth Subsistence Marketplace Conference, Virtual, 31 May – 01 June.
Das, S. S. (2019). How green are my operations?” POMS, Washington, DC, USA. (accepted).
Das, S. S. (2018). Role of Stakeholders in Corporate sustainability: Comparing Firm Environmental Strategies in Extractive and Non-extractive Industries, American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, USA. (accepted).
Das, S. S, Malik, A., Mughal, R., & El-Mahdi, Z. (2017). Transnational Entrepreneurs in the Gulf: Towards an understanding of who, what and why, AIB, Dubai.(accepted)
Das, S. S. (2016). Through the “green” looking glass: Sustainability issues of firms in extractive and non-extractive industries, ANZAM, Brisbane, Australia.
Das, S. S.,Das, A., Ziegelmeyer, J. L., & Barfitt, L, (2016). A comparison of social media forwarding behaviors in the US and the Middle East, DSI, Austin, TX.
Das, S. S. (2016). A Different Kind of Entrepreneur, DSI, Austin, TX.
Das, A., Jansen, J. B., Das, S. S., & Ziegelmayer, J. L. (2016). Attention Allocation& Choice: An eye-tracking study,Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Boston, MA.
Ghantous, N., & Das, S. S. (2016), International Franchise Performance: An RBV perspective, European Marketing Academy Conference,, Oslo, Norway.
Das, A., & Das, S. S. (2015). Online Government Services and Setting Up Business: Evidence from panel data, PACIS, Singapore.
Das, S. S. & Chandra, R. (2015). Institutional changes and firm responses in the global pharmaceutical industry, AIB, Bengaluru, India.
Das, S. S. (2015). Here, there or somewhere else? A proposed framework for examining the starting and operating of businesses by Transnational Temporary Migrant Entrepreneurs, AIBNE, Boston, MA.
Das, S. S., (2015). Physical, Conceptual, and Situational: Assessing the novelty of technological innovations, NEDSI, Boston, MA.
Das, A., Ziegelmayer, J. L., & Das, S. S., (2014). Forwarding in Social Media: The role of user characteristics, DSI, Tampa, FL
Das, A., Ziegelmayer, J. L., & Das, S. S.. (2014). Words of Others: A mixed-effects analysis of forwarding in social media, AOM, Philadelphia, PA.
Das, S. S., & Udayasankar, K., (2014). Substitutes or Complements? Integrating agency and resource dependence theories to test the effects of shareholders and board of directors on CEO-Chairperson duality, SWDSI, Dallas, TX.
Al-Khouri, R. S. F., Das, A., & Das, S. S. (2013). Learning process for intelligent investing, Economics of Education Association, A Coruna, Spain.
Das, S. S., & Udayasankar, K., (2013), An institutional model of international first mover advantages, Midwest AIB, Chicago, IL.
Jabeen, F., Katsioloudes, M. I., & Das, S. S. (2012). Is family the key? Exploring the motivation and success factors of female Emirati entrepreneurs, AOM, Boston, MA.
Das, A., Hui, P. Z., & Das, S. S., (2012). Changing Minds: International Business and student attitudes towards globalization in Qatar and Hong Kong, AIB, Washington D. C.
Das, S. S. (2011). West meets East: Comparing business simulation experience from classrooms in the West and the East, AOM, San Antonio, TX.
Das, S. S. (2011). Green shoots in the desert: A first look at environmental sustainability in businesses of Qatar, AOM, San Antonio, TX.
Das, S. S. & Lim, P-X. (2008), To partner or to acquire? A longitudinal study of alliances in the shipping industry, AOM, Anaheim, CA.
Das, S. S., & Delios, A., & Udayasankar, K. (2008). Competing to Comply? A Multi-Country Study of the Effects Of Competition And Regulation On Corporate Governance, AIB, Milan, Italy, 2008.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S., & Krishnamurthi, C. (2008). When Is Two Really Company? The Effects Of Competition And Regulation On Corporate Governance”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Governance, Center of Corporate Governance, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S., & Krishnamurthi, C. (2008). Integrating Multiple Theories of Corporate Governance: A Multi-Country Empirical Study, NZ Finance Colloquium, Massey University, New Zealand.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S., & Krishnamurthi, C. (20070. Integrating Multiple Theories of Corporate Governance: A Multi-Country Empirical Study”, Corporate Governance Center, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S., & Lim, P-X. (2006). Substitutes or Complements? The effect of ownership and board of directors on CEO-Chairperson duality, AOM, Atlanta, GA.
Udayasankar, K., Krishnamurthi, C., & Das, S. S. (2006). A Contingency-Based Theory of Ownership and Firm Performance, AOM, Atlanta, GA.
Lim, N-K., & Das, S. S. (2006). Capital Structure, Diversification Strategy and the Asian Financial Crisis: The Singapore evidence, AOM, Atlanta, GA..
Das, S. S. (2006). Empirical trends in corporate governance research”, Building Bridges: A Corporate Governance Workshop and Research Round Table, Panel Chair, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Udayasankar, K., Das, S. S. & Krishnamurthi, C. (2005). Integrating Multiple Theories of Corporate Governance: A Multi-Country Empirical Study, AOM, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Udayasankar, K., & Das, S. S. (2005). International Entrepreneurship, Institutions, and First-Mover Advantages”, AOM, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Soh, W-L C, Das, S. S., & Goh K-H. (2005). Strategic Groups, Resources Strategies, and Performance in B2B Electronic Marketplaces, AOM, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2005.
Udayasankar, K. & Das, S. S. (2004). Competitive Institutional Strategies: A new generic typology, AOM, New Orleans, LA.
Udayasankar, K. & Das, S. S. (2004). Dominant Institutions : An institutional model of first mover strategy and performance, British AOM, St. Andrews, Scotland, 2004.
Das, S. S. & Lim, N K. (2003). Corporate Strategy & Asian Financial Crisis: A longitudinal study of diversification of Singaporean firms, AOM, Seattle, WA.
Das, S. S. & Zheng, H. (2003). Innovation in High-tech SMEs: Insights from a two-phase study of Singaporean firms, AOM, Seattle, WA.
Das, A. & Das, S. S. (2001). Computing Power: Benchmarks and the construction of microprocessor performance, AOM, Washington, D.C.
Zheng, H., & Das, S. S. (2000). Managing rapid innovation in Singapore technopreneurial SMEs: A proposed research framework”, Asia AOM, Singapore.
Das, A., Das, S. S., Soh, C., & Neo, B.S. (2000). More bang from the IT buck – The Singapore experience, AIS, Brisbane, Australia.
Das, S. S., Yang, B-C., Kang, L-L., & Tan, F-L. (1999). Who will build and who will come? Examining three macro entrepreneurship models of technopolis development”, AOM, Chicago, IL.
Das, S. S. (1998). How new is new? Toward a framework to measure changes in technology, AOM, San Diego, CA.
McEvily, S., Das, S., & McCabe, K. (1996). Competitive benchmarking as credible commitment”, AOM, Cincinnati, OH.
McCabe, K., McEvily, S., & Das, S. (1995). Toward a framework for successful benchmarking: A study of information sharing among firms in United States and Singapore, Center for Innovation Management Studies, Lehigh University, PA.
Das, S. (1995). Winning battles, but losing wars : Organizational learning during intra- and inter-technology competition, INFORMS, Singapore.
Das, S. (1992). Technological competition in global markets: The role of compatibility and timing, TIMS/ORSA, San Francisco, CA.
Berger, A., Das, S., Fox, T., Galaskiewicz, J., Kamath, C., McEvily, W., & Sinclair, R. (1992). Public-private partnerships in the urban community: An example of an inter-organizational set, American Sociological Association, Cincinnati, OH.
Das, A. & Das, S. S. (1992). Facilitating learning in complex manufacturing environments, AOM, Las Vegas, NV.
Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation, CSR & Ethics, International Business, Organization Theory