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Krishna Kumar Balaraman received the bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, in 1992, the postgraduate Diploma in intellectual property rights from the NLSIU, Bangalore, India, in 2006, and the postgraduate Diploma in management from IIM Bangalore, Bengaluru, India, in 2012. He has submitted his doctoral thesis at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, in the area of behavioral strategy and strategic management.

He has more than two decades of international leadership experience having led teams in developing products and solutions in leading edge communication and IT technologies. He advises start-ups on business models and strategies. He has taught Brand Management as a Visiting Faculty at IIM Shillong, India. He has co-authored a chapter on born-globals in International Business Strategy (Palgrave Macmillan) and has published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. His research interests include the areas of strategic alliances, behavioral strategy, strategic foresight, microfoundations of strategic capabilities, international business, entrepreneurship, and healthcare.

He regularly presents papers in international conferences such as Strategic Management Society (SMS) and Academy of International Business (AIB) conferences. He is an invited reviewer for journals such as the IEEE Engineering Management Review and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He has received AOM 2019 Best Reviewer recognition by Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Division of Academy of Management (AOM) and the only one from India to have been recognized so.

Teaching interests include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Strategic Networks and Alliances
  • Strategies for E-Business Models
  • International Business

His current Research interests include the areas of Strategic Management, International Business, Alliances and Networks, Behavioral Strategy, Strategic Foresight, Microfoundations of Organizational Capabilities, Entrepreneurship, Business Models, E-Business Strategies, Entrepreneurship, and Healthcare; Methods used : Mixed-Mode Research- Case Study, Survey, SEM – PLS and Co-variance based; Tools used : SPSS, AMOS, SmartPLS, MAXQDA, EViews

Refereed Journal Publications

Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P. (2019). Exploring an Extension to the Foresight Measure: A Mixed-Mode Study of Individual Managerial Employees, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2019.2919120

Refereed Sections in Books

Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K. (2017). Emerging-Market Born Globals: The Influence of Product-Related Factors on Internationalization Mode in the Indian Apparel Industry. International Business Strategy (pp. 193-213). Editors: S. Raghunath and Elizabeth L. Rose, Palgrave Macmillan UK, doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54468-1_9

Refereed Proceedings

Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P. (2017). Individual Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Information Acquisition. IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Conference (TEMSCON), 2017 IEEE (pp. 318-323), doi:10.1109/temscon.2017.7998396

Contribution to Research Community

  • AOM 2019 Best Reviewer recognition by Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Division
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Engineering Management Review
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS) Behavioral Strategy Interest Group (IG) communication team member
  • Session Chair in Academy of International Business (AIB) India 2017 Conference, Pune, India
  • Reviewer for – Strategic Management Society (SMS) conferences (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015); Academy of Management (AOM) conferences (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); Academy of International Business (AIB) conferences- AIB 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016; AIB-India 2017, 2013; AIB-SE 2013
  • Member of Academy of International Business (AIB) and India Chapter’s Ind-IB program to increase IB scholarship in India

Papers Presented at Refereed Conferences with Proceedings

Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., Individual Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Information Acquisition, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference - TEMSCON 2017, Santa Clara, June 2017.

Papers Presented at Refereed Conferences without Proceedings

  • Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October 2019.
  • Balaraman, K. K., & Parthasarathy, S., The Influence of Foresight on International Attention of Firms: An Exploratory Study of Indian EMNEs, Academy of International Business (AIB) - India Chapter Annual Conference, Hyderabad, April 2019.
  • Balaraman, K. K., Role of Integrative Mechanism in Developing Employee Foresight: A Mixed Mode Study, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Hyderabad, December 2018.
  • Balaraman, K. K., Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.
  • Balaraman, K. K., & Raghunath S., Use of Social Capital by Boundary Spanners in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective, Academy of International Business (AIB)- India Chapter Annual Conference, Pune, April, 2017.
  • Balaraman, K. K., Madhu Das, Raghunath S. , & Kambla V., Understanding Boundary Spanning in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 2016.
  • Balaraman, K. K., & Sundarraj, R. P., Sensing, Seizing, Transforming: Theoretical Perspective of Corporate Foresight in Strategic Alliances in India, The 4th Biennial Indian Academy of Management Conference 2015, Noida, December 2015.
  • Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K., Emerging Market Born Globals: The Influence of Product Related Factors on the Internationalization Mode of the Indian Apparel Industry, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Madrid, September 2014.
  • Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K, The Influence of Product Related Factors on the Internationalisation Modes of Indian Born Globals: The Case of the Indian Apparel Industry, Academy of International Business (AIB) - India Chapter Annual Conference, Bangalore, April 2013.

Workshops

  • Balaraman, K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., SMS 2019, Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Corporate Strategy Interest Group Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, October 2019.
  • Balaraman, K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., SMS 2019, Microfoundations of Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Integrative Methods and Instrumental Leadership, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, October 2019, Stakeholder, Partnerships, and Competitive Advantage Paper Development Workshop, October 2019.
  • Balaraman, K. K., Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study, Global Strategy IG -Paper Development Workshop, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.
  • Balaraman, K. K., Influence of Organizational Foresight on Alliance Management Capability: An Exploratory Study, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Behavioral Strategy and Corporate Strategy Interest Groups Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 2017.
  • Balaraman, K. K., & Raghunath S., Use of Social Capital by Boundary Spanners in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Emerging Economy Perspective, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Ind-IB Paper Development Workshop, Pune, April 2017 .
  • Balaraman,K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., Development of Individual Foresight Capability– A Measure of Employee Foresight in an Organizational Context, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Ind-IB Paper Development Workshop, Kozhikode, December 2016.
  • Balaraman,K.K. & Sundarraj, R. P., Sensing, Seizing, Transforming: Theoretical Perspective on the role of Foresight in Alliance Management Capability, Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter’s Paper Development Workshop, Pune, December 2015.
  • Raghunath, S., & Balaraman, K. K, The Influence of Product Related Factors on the Internationalisation Modes of Indian Born Globals: The Case of the Indian Apparel Industry, Academy of International Business - India Annual Conference, Bangalore, April 2013 (One of only 10 papers selected for Paper Development Workshop).
  • World Bank funded project with National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) support on Indian Healthcare. Conducted time-series multivariate analysis, and prepared preliminary data analysis and compilation (2016), published as “An Exploratory Study on the Benefits of Quality Accreditation: Financial Impact and Chief Executive Officer Perspectives” in IJRFHHA, 2017;5(2):60-67. DOI:10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1077
  • Co-Director of Advanced Business Leadership Program for Senior Management as part of Pegasus Consortium (2015-16)
  • Workshop for senior leadership of Quess Corp Ltd. – Managing Projects for Delivering Growth (2019, 2018)