RAM KUMAR KAKANI

RAM KUMAR KAKANI

Professor
Finance, Accounting & Control

ramkumar[at]iimk[dot]ac[dot]in

  • (Currently on deputation to IIM Raipur)
  • Doctorate in Management, Fellow Program in Management, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India, Finance & Control
  • B. Tech., AU College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, Chemical Engineering

Teaching


"FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: 1) Corporate / Public Sector Leadership Workshop Training of Trainers: State Bank of India Training Faculty, 2019 2) Negotiation Workshop Pan-India Training of Trainers: (i) Northern region, Haryana Police Academy (HPA), 2018 (Madhuban); (ii) Western region, Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA), 2018 (Nashik) 3) Corporate / Public Sector Leadership Workshop Training of Trainers: SVPNPA, 2018 (Hyderabad) 4) Pedagogy and Personality, DCSMAT Business School, 2017 (Vagamon: Kerala) 5) Teaching Workshop, Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS), 2017 (Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh) 6) Facilitating "Corporate / Public Sector Leadership Development- Workshop, SVPNPA, 2015 (Hyderabad: Telangana) 7) Case Teaching Workshop, Marian College, 2014 (Kuttikanam: Kerala) 8) Strategic Management, Magarpatta City Institute of Management & Technology, 2013 (Pune: Maharashtra)"

Management Accounting I (earlier, Financial Accounting)

Anchors of Corporate / Public Sector Leadership

Corporate Corporate / Public Sector Leadership

Financial Management

Strategic Management

Other Professional Appointments


Chairman-s Nominee, General body member, National Center for Good Governance (earlier, National Institute of Administrative Research, NIAR), Government of India: 2013-14

Member, Editorial board, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: 2018-Present

"REVIEW AND EDITORIAL WORK FOR REFERRED JOURNALS: 1) Reviewer, Review of Public Personnel Administration: 2018-Present 2) Reviewer, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance: 2018-Present 3) Reviewer, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: 2015-18 4) Reviewer, Journal of Critical Incidents: 2017-18 5) Reviewer, International Journal of Public Sector Management: 2017-18 6) Reviewer, "IIM-B Management Review- (IMR): 2015. 7) Reviewer, "Quantitative Finance- Journal: 2008-09 8) Reviewer, "Vikalpa- Journal: 2008-09 9) Reviewer, "Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting- Journal: 2008"

Member, XLRI Faculty Review Committee: 2016 - 2019

Editorial Review Board Member & Manuscript Reviewer, "Decision- Journal: 2008-11

Member, Editorial board, "Management and Labour Studies- Journal: 2005-10

Member, Committee for capacity-building of Corporate / Public Sector Leadership development programmes of Indian public administrators, UNDP-Government of India PIIA Project, 2012-13

Corporate / Public Sector Leadership


Director, National Center for Corporate / Public Sector Leadership Development & Competency Assessment (NCLDCA), a registered society, part of Government of India, Mussoorie, 2012 - 2014

"BOARD LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS: 1) Board member, Medinfi Health Care Private Limited: 2014-18 2) Advisor, Syntizen Technologies: 2014-17 3) Advisory board member, Cite. Communities: 2013-17 4) Board member, National Center for Sustainable Community Systems (NC-SCS) Society: 2014 (also, Founder Member) 5) Advisory board member, Hages B Solutions Private Limited: 2005-07 6) Board member, Youth For Action: 2005-06 7) Board member, Strategic Management Forum of India (SMF): 2003-07 "

Head, Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL), XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2016 - 2018

In charge, Mid-Career Training Programs Cell, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, 2013

Head, Corporate Programs, XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2012

Chairperson (Finance Area), S P Jain Center of Management (SPJCM), Singapore, 2006 - 2008

Head, Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL), XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur, 2004 - 2006

Chairperson (Strategic Management Area), Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2004 - 2006

President, XLRI Staff Cooperative Credit Society: 2002-04, 2016-2019

Academic Positions


"Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, 2019  - Present"

Professor, XLRI Xavier Institute of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2015 - 2019

Professor, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, 2012 - 2015

ICCR Chair Professor, Lagos Business School (LBS), Lagos, Nigeria, Aug.-Dec. 2013 (sabbatical at LBSNAA Mussoorie)

Associate Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2005 - 2006 and 2008 - 2012

Professor, S P Jain Center of Management (SPJCM), Singapore, 2006 - 2008

Assistant Professor, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, 2001 - 2005

Research Scholar (Finance Area), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000

Significant Publications


Gupta, Vishal, Sanjeev Chopra, & Ram Kumar Kakani. Corporate / Public Sector Leadership competencies for effective public administration: a study of Indian Administrative Service officers. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 11(1), 98-120, 2018.

Nayak, Amar KJR and Ram Kumar Kakani. Critical Perspectives on Public Systems Management in India: Through the Lens of District Administration, Taylor & Francis, Routledge Publishers, 2021, URL: https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Perspectives-on-Public-Systems-Management-in-India-Through-the/Nayak-Kakani/p/book/9780367540234

Gaurav Marathe & Ram Kumar Kakani (2019) Recognizing Innate Transformational Traits in Public Administrative Services: Are We Doing Right?, International Journal of Public Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2019.1644518

Kakani, Ram Kumar & Gaurav Marathe, 'A Day in the Life of a District Magistrate'. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-17-0041; 2018 [ISBN: 9781526437310].

Marathe, Gaurav & Ram Kumar Kakani, 'Sense-Making Framework for Effective Corporate / Public Sector Leadership'. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-17-0021; 2018 [ISBN: 9781526436184].

Kakani, Ram Kumar & Monika Verma, 'The Himalayan Challenge: Scale or Fail?'. Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 10; Fall 2017

Kakani, Ram Kumar, Santosh Sangem & Karunanidhy Thavaseelan, 'Creating a Customized Balanced Scorecard: Assessing and Optimizing Processes and Practices'. Journal: SAGE Business Cases, SBC-18-0040; 2019 [ISBN: 9781526465924].

Chakraborty, Sandip and Ram Kumar Kakani, 'Institutional Investment, Equity Volume and Volatility Spillover: Causalities and Asymmetries', Journal of International Finance Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 44, pp. 1-20, Sep. 2016.

Ramachandran, N and Ram Kumar Kakani. Financial Accounting for Management. 5th Edition, McGraw Hill Series, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2020 [ISBN: 978-93-89811-73-5 (Print) ISBN: 978-93-89811-74-2 (E-book)].

PUBLISHED THESIS: Kakani, Ram Kumar, 'Financial Performance and Diversification Strategy of Indian Business Groups,' Doctoral Dissertation, IIM Calcutta, 2002 published by Cambridge University Press India, 2015 [ISBN: 978-9-38-446337-3]

"RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS EDITED/PUBLISHED: 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar, Biswatosh Saha & V Nagi Reddy, 'Determinants of financial performance of Indian corporate sector in the post-liberalization era: An exploratory study', NSE Research Initiative Paper No. 5, National Stock Exchange of India, Nov. 2001."

"NATIONAL CASE PUBLICATIONS 1) Kakani, Ram Kumar and Basant Purohit, 'Revisiting Gandhigiri for Managerial Skills'. XLRI Case Development Center (XLCDC), Case XLRI151518; 2015"

Ross, Stephen A. Ross, Randolph W. Westerfield, Jeffrey Jaffe, Bradford D. Jordan, and Ram Kumar Kakani: Corporate Finance, 11/e (SIE), McGraw Hill Education, 2018 [ISBN: 978-93-5260-745-7].

Chakraborty, Sandip, Ram Kumar Kakani and Bernadette C. Canasa. 'Impact of International Outsourcing on Domestic Wage of Singapore Manufacturing Sector.' International Journal of Economics and Finance, 9(6): 82-97, 2017.

Marathe G., Gupta R.K., Ramachandra A.S., Kakani R.K. (2020) Transformational Corporate / Public Sector Leadership: Role of the Public Administration Training Institutes. In: Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_4132-1

Marathe G., Gupta R.K., Ramachandra A.S., Kakani R.K. (2020) Transformational Corporate / Public Sector Leadership: Role of the Public Administration Training Institutes. In: Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_4132-1

Balasubramanian G., Chopra S., Kakani R.K. (2020) Corporate / Public Sector Leadership Competencies of Public Administrators in Millennial India. In: Farazmand A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_4133-1

Nemiraja Jadiyappa, L. Emily Hickman, Ram Kumar Kakani & Qambar Abidi , Journal Articles, 2021

Journal of Business Research , Journal Articles, 2022

Review of Public Personnel Administration , Journal Articles, 2022

In News


"INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: 1) Blue Dart Express Limited, Kolkata, India (Winter 1996) Marketing Research Team Member, Evaluation of Aviation Division (Air Cargo Service) 2) Steel Authority of India Limited, Bokaro, India (1993-96) Job Profile: Shift in-charge (operations), Recovery section, Coke Ovens & Bye Products Plant 3) Engineers India Limited, Delhi, India (1992) Job Profile: Management Trainee (Technical). On the job training in process equipment designing and commissioning department"

Awards


Received Appreciation for training the IAS Officers in 2012-13. Also trained Mid-Career Civil Servants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, South Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Appointed as the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Management at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Abuja, Nigeria in 2013.

Ranked in Top 1% Authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) from 2007-16

Paper titled,"The Tata Group after the JRD Period: Management and Ownership Structure" Ranked # 1 on SSRN's All-Time Hits List for "Corporate Governance: Case Studies", 2009-14

The "Best Young Teacher Award” for the year 2004-05 at the 17th Annual Management Convention, of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Hyderabad, 2005

Research Grant from the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Mumbai in 2001

"Aage og Elva Nimbs- Scholarship at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in 2000

Research Grant from the Aditya Birla Center for Management Research of London Business School in 1999

"Best Research Proposal” Award in the "Strategy- Category at the A V Birla workshop on Management Research, organized by Aditya Birla Center of London Business School and IIMs of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta in 1999

"Best Doctoral Students Paper Award' at the Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon in 1997

Research Areas


Financial & Accounting Analysis

Corporate / Public Sector Leadership in Public Administration

Corporate Strategy of India Inc.

Recent Consulting / Other Assignments


Vetted the business ideas and/or financial viability of number of NGOs and Start-Ups. The list includes: (i) Green Leaf Energy (2010); (ii) Oriental Group Cuisine (2010); (iii) Nueve Consultants (2010); (iv) Rummy Online (2011); (v) Anusa India IT Solutions (2011); (vi) Traders Hut (2011); (vii) Peer-to-Peer Lending (2013); (viii) Cite.Co (2013); (ix) Enterprise Systems Solutions Private Limited (2014); (x) Vedika Capital (2015); (xi) Konnect Consulting (2015); (xi) R Holding LLP (2017); (xii) Falcon E Austria (2018); (xiii) Global Wellness UAE (2018)

With Amar Nayak, 'Codifying the process underlying the dynamics of good District Administration' Bhopal District Study: 2017 - 2018

With Biswatosh Saha, 'Evaluation of Food-for-Work Scheme in Bihar', Prepared for the Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Government of India: 2004

With Rahul Shukla, 'Vision Building' Prepared for an emerging Eastern India-based Microfinance Bank: 2017

With Amar Nayak, 'Codifying the process underlying the dynamics of good District Administration' Osmanabad District Study: 2017

With Anita Sarkar, 'Leave of Absence' report and a global law complying (including FMLA/CFRA/NJFLA) manual for a Global Giant Consulting Firm: 2011-12

With Jackson P Fernandez & Arun Baheti, 'Business Plan-cum-Feasibility Study' Prepared for an established Singapore Firm: 2007

With E Venkat Ramnayya & Biswatosh Saha, 'Micro-Insurance - Review-cum-Feasibility Study' Prepared for an established NGO on behalf of a well-known International Aid Agency: 2006

With Azad K Purohit, 'Raising Finance through Capital Markets' Prepared for an established Developmental Consultancy organization on behalf of a well-known International Aid Agency: 2005

With R K Premarajan, Fr. P T Joseph SJ, & Sharad Sarin, 'Organizational Assessment & Recreating Excellence' Prepared for a large Business Group manufacturing affiliate (sectors biggest player): 2003

With Ashis K Pani & Prithwiraj Nath, 'Diagnostic-cum-Rehabilitation Study of a Sick Firm' Prepared for the Small Industries Service Institute, Government of India: 2003

With Project Head V Nagi Reddy 'External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme in Jalore' Prepared for the Government of Rajasthan: 2001

With Project Head N Ramachandran 'Activity Based Costing Application' Prepared for a National Laboratory, Government of India: 2000

With Project Head V Nagi Reddy 'External Evaluation of Post Literacy Programme in Tripura' Prepared for the Government of Tripura: 1999

With Project Head K K Bhattacharya 'Management Audit of a Regional Rural Bank' Prepared for the NABARD, Government of India: 1999

With Project Head Bani K Sinha 'Developing Marketing Strategy' Prepared for a large coal-based Public Sector Unit, Government of India: 1998

Current Projects


Psychological Preferences and Performance of Public Service Leaders

Financial Accounting Analysis

Portfolio Risk, Stress and Business Cycle

Coalition Politics and Asset Prices

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