B.E. (Mech.)- University Topper of Mechanical Engg.
State Owned Enterprises in the New World Order: Huge institutional transitions across the globe in national economic policies, as well as of SOEs’ internal functioning and associated value systems, social and cultural beliefs, and operating logics has thrown in new problems and challenges for SOEs. My research interest is in diagnosing challenges and looking for possibilities for managing or transcending them.
Social Entrepreneurship: I believe that literature on social entrepreneurship needs to expand its domain to a higher level and have to relook into the entrepreneurial processes that have been proposed in extant entrepreneurship literature. I believe that there is a need to revisit questions like how a collective handles the problems of uncertainty and innovates and organizes; how entities like government or commercial businesses, which were earlier thought of as touching the entrepreneur at the boundary and remaining as resource/ resource provider at best, become an active partner of the entrepreneurial activities.
Judicial Reforms- Adoption of principles of Management into Judiciary: There has been a rise in a normative discourse in the government, the masses and the judiciary about the need to bring in learning from other systems like those from the field of management studies into the judicial systems. However, what seems to be missing is an overall understanding of the theoretical foundations of what to import and how and under what conditions would such an import impact the judiciary for better or worse. My research interst is in helping the field of judiciary to bring about tenable judicial reforms
Burning Policy Issues like Reforms in Education Systems, Women Entrepreneurship, Gender issues and so on
Recent Consulting / Other Assignments
Social Impact Assessment of the Micro Enterprises Intervention of Kudumbashree (Kudumbasree is a Kerala State Mission for Poverty Eradication driven through an Innovative Model of Combination of Government and Community Based Enterprise in Kerala)
Social Development Projects at IIMK: Coordinator at IIMK Kozhikode and Kochi Campuses for over 2 years. Professors and students of management schools predominantly work with commercial organizations, while organizations working for creation of social value operate from a social benefit perspective. The latter are often unable to manage strategic and managerial challenges to ensure sustainability and scalability of their efforts. A partnership that Social Development Projects, a mandatory project course at IIMK, provides is that it creates a win-win situation for both. While professors and students get an opportunity to advance their learning and research, these organizations benefit as their delivery mechanisms and end results improve with infusion of management thinking.
Research on Court and Case Management: Reseach on Judicial Reforms
Social Entrepreneurship Research Projects
Recipient of the Doctoral Research Award for 2009-2010 by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, through the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute to fund travel and stay for six months towards doctoral research at Schulich Business School, York University, Toronto, Canada
Awarded Letter of Appreciation by Honorable Sitting Judge of Kerala High Court, Justice KT Shankaran in recognition of efforts to develop new pedagogy for Legal Management Program for Judges for Kerala Judicial Academy
Name on the Roll of Honor of the Institute (MIT-Muzaffarpur) for Academic Excellence: University Topper in Mechanical Engineering
Sports: Represented EIL in Petroleum Sports Control Board: PSCB Badminton Tournament 1999
Got two rounds of Revise and Resubmit in Academy of Management Review (AMR) for “MULTILEVEL PARADOXES IN STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES” coauthored with Prof S. Ray and Prof. P. Aulakh after which it was rejected. However, we have resubmitted it to another top tier journal of repute
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Padalkar M. and Sahasranamam S.) (2015) “Domestic Violence against Women in India and Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Agencies – A Panel Data Study” accepted for publication in Economics and Political Weekly
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Ray Sougata and Aulakh Preet S. ) (2015) “Is Institutional Traction a Double Edged Sword?: A Case of State Owned Enterprises” (IIMK Working Paper)
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Ray Sougata and Aulakh Preet S.1) (2015) “Institutional Traction: How State Owned Enterprises can Harness their Position from their Institutional Context?” (IIMK Working Paper)
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Rajeev Priya N.) (2015) “Courting Chaos: A Day in the life of a District Judge in India” (IIMK Working Paper)
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Rajeev Priya N.) (2015) “Social Obligation: Proposing a Compliment to Psychological Contract” (IIMK Working Paper)
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Ray Sougata and Aulakh Preet S.) (2013) “Does Position due to Institutional Context facilitate or constrain Productivity in State Owned Enterprises?” at Strategic Management Society Conference 2013 Conference at ISB Mohali
Sinha Anubha S. (co-author Ray Sougata and Aulakh Preet S.) (2013) “Redistribution and Legitimacy: Nurturing and Leveraging Institutional Traction in State Owned Enterprises” Strategic Management Society Conference 2013 Conference at ISB Mohali
“An Exploration of Multi-Level Paradoxes in State-Owned Enterprises" coauthored with Ray S. and Aulakh P.S. published and accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Management Meeting, August 6-10, in Montreal, Canada.
“SOEs: Competing in a globalized and liberalized world” coauthored with Ray S., published and accepted for presentation at Academy of International Business Conference 2010, June 25-29 at Rio de Janerio, Brazil
“An exploration of SOEs from the emerging economies" coauthored with Ray S., published and accepted for presentation at Academy of International Business Conference 2010, June 25-29 at Rio de Janerio, Brazil
"Effect of Complexity on Strategic Decision Making Process: A Quasi-Experimental Study" coauthored with Ray S. and Hazra A. published and accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Management Meeting, August 6-10, at Montreal, Canada.
"Founding Context and performance Evolution: A Longitudinal Study of emerging economy Firms" coauthored with Mukherjee I. and Ray S. published and accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting 2009, August 7-11, in Chicago, Illinois
“Multilevel Paradoxes in State-Owned Enterprises in Emerging Economies” coauthored with Ray S. and Aulakh P.S. published and accepted for presentation at the 2011 Journal of Management Alternative Meeting, October 22-23, in Hong Kong, China.
“Strategic Management of State Owned Enterprises: A Review and Reflections” Coauthored with Ray S., presented at Strategic Management Forum, IIM Bangalore Seminar 2009, May 27-29, in Bangalore, India.
1. Institutional traction: how state owned enterprises can harness their position from their institutional context? Anubha Sekhar Sinha, Sougata Ray, Preet S. Aulakh (2015) Abstract
2. Is institutional traction a double edged sword? : a case of state owned enterprises Anubha Sekhar Sinha, Sougata Ray, Preet S. Aulakh (2015) Abstract