Publications:

Books     
  • Ramachandran, Kavil., The 10 Commandments for Family Business, Sage Publications, New Delhi, January 2015
  • Pramodita Sharma, Philipp Sieger, Rob Nason, Ana Cristina Gonzalez, and Ramachandran, K (Eds) “Exploring Transgenerational Entrepreneurship: The Role of Resources and Capabilities” Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013
  • Craig, J., Kevin A and Ramachandran, K, “Family Enterprise in the Asia Pacific: Exploring Transgenerational Entrepreneurship in Family Firms”, Case collection., Edward Elgar Publishing Inc, UK, 2011
  • Ramachandran K., “Entrepreneurship Development : Indian cases on Change Agents”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008. Reprint in 2009,2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. Adjudged as one of the best books published in 2008 by Indian Society for Training and Development.
  • Morris, S., R. Basant, K. Das, A. Koshy, and K. Ramachandran, Overcoming Constraints to the Growth and Transformation of Small Firms, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, (2001)
  • Ramachandran, K., Managing a New Business Successfully, New Delhi: Global Business Press, (1993). Beaumont, S., K. Singh and K. Ramachandran (Eds), Development of Micro Enterprises by Women, New Delhi: British Council and Indian Institute of Management, (1992).
  • Harper, M. H. and K. Ramachandran (Eds), Small Business Promotion: case studies from developing countries, London: Intermediate Technology International, (1984).

Book Chapters

  • Ramachandran Kavil, Shefali Joshi and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Emerging Paradigms of Corporate Governance and Managerial Professionalization in Family Firms”, in Merchant Hemant (Ed), Handbook of Research on Emerging Markets, , Edward Elgar Publishing , Cheltenham, May 2016.

  • Ramachandran Kavil, “Institution Building”, in Rao TV, Anil Khandelwal and Rajen Gupta (Eds), Udai Pareek Memorial Volume, , SAGE Publishing, New Delhi , February 2016.

  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Challenges of Collective Leadership”, in Sharma Pramodita, Nunzia Auletta, Rocki-Lee DeWitt, Maria Josť Parada, Mohar Yusof (Eds), “Developing Next Generation Leaders for Transgenerational Entrepreneurial Family Enterprises”, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, November 2015

  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar “Professionalization Efforts at Aurobindo Pharma,” Chapter in Global STEP Booklet, Volume II; Sustaining Entrepreneurial Family Businesses: Developing the Core, Expanding the Boundaries, (Eds. Pramodita Sharma, Mohar Yosuf, Maria Jose Parada, Rocki Lee Dewitt and Nunzia Auletta), STEP, Babson College, USA, September 2014

  • Ramachandran Kavil, “Vimta Labs – Entrepreneurial Case Analysis, in Entrepreneurship a South Asia Perspective”, (Ed: Kuratko, DF and TV Rao), Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd, Delhi, Pgs 579 – 585, 2012

  • Ramachandran Kavil, John Ward, Sachin Waiker and Rachna Jha, "GMR Group - A case of serial entrepreneurship", included as chapter in the book titled “Family Enterprise in the Asia Pacific, Exploring Transgenerational Entrepreneurship in Family Firms”, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, UK.

  • Ramachandran, Kavil, "The Shakti Group: Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit alive in the Second Generation", included as chapter in the book titled “Family Enterprise in the Asia Pacific, Exploring Transgenerational Entrepreneurship in Family Firms”, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, UK

Published Paper
  • How Does Family Involvement Affect a Firm’s Internationalization? An Investigation of Indian Family Firms, Global Strategy Journal, 2017 (co- authors: Sougata Ray and Arindam Mondal) - Forthcoming
  • Family Values and Inter-Institutional Governance of Strategic Decision Making in Indian Family Firms, (Published in Asia Pacific Journal of Management (co- authors: Joseph Lampel and Ajay Bhalla)
  • Ramachandran Kavil with Vijay Marisetty, "Governance challenges for Family Controlled Firms while Globalising', Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 45, No. 1, July 2009  

 White paper

  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Sougata Ray and Ramachandran Kavil, Family Businesses: The emerging landscape (1990-2015), 2017

  • Ramachandran Kavil with Navneet Bhatnagar, Togetherness in Indian Family Businesses, 2014

  • Ramachandran Kavil with Navneet Bhatnagar, Challenges faced by Family Businesses in India, April 2012

Recent Cases and teaching notes 

  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran K, "Aurobindo Pharma: Gearing up for the Future" (forthcoming, 2018)

  • Sankaran Manikutty, Ramachandran K, "Aravind Eye Hospital - Retaining the Legacy" (registered with Harvard Business Publishing, September 29, 2017)

  • Ramachandran K, Sonia Mehrotra, "Eastern Condiments - The Changing Curry Company" (registered with Ivey Publishing, March 2017)

  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran K, "Ketan Logistics - Charting the Next Route" (registered with Harvard Business Published, July 2016)

  • Sivakumar Alur, Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, "Leadership Succession at Achal - A Tough Nut to Crack" (registered with Harvard Business Publishing, September 2015)

  • Ramachandran Kavil, Alexander Mathew and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Professionalisation of Sudarshan Chemicals Industries Ltd” (registered with Ivey Publishing, March 2015)

  • Ramachandran Kavil, with Jayshree Suresh and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Zandu Pharmaceutical Works – The Take Over Bid, Parts A and B” (registered with Harvard Publishing, November 2014)

  • Ramachandran, Kavil, John Ward, Sachin Waiker and Rachna Jha, "Ensuring Family and Business Continuity at India’s GMR Group" registered Ivey Publishing, December 2011)

  • Alexander Mathew and Ramachandran Kavil, "Passing the Baton: Role Transition of BK Jhawar" (registered with Ivey Publishing, October 2011)

  • Ramachandran, Kavil, John Ward, Sachin Waiker and Rachna Jha, "India's Mewar Dynasty: Upholding 76 generations of service and custodianship", (registered with Ivey Publishing, November 2011)

  • Ramachandran, Kavil, "Professionalization of Ujwal Bharati" (registered with Ivey Publishing, 2010)

  • Charles Dhanaj, Ramachandran, Kavil and Dasari, Swetha. "Havells India - The Sylvania Acquisition Decision (A)", (registered with Ivey Publishing, 2009)

Upcoming Cases

  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran K, "Leadership Succession in Emami Group"

  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran Kavil, "The Unifinished Agenda: Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited'

  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran Kavil., "Dodlas Dilemma"

  • Ramachandran Kavil and Anil Sainani, “Vijay Kumar’s Optimissim”

  • Ramachandran, Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar “Touchdown Footwear Ltd : Challenges of Professionalisation

  • Ramachandran, Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Commotion at Star Products”

Columns

  • Why fast expansion is not always a good strategy for families, Campden Family Businesses, September 2009
  • Avoid unnecessary restructuring, Campden Family Businesses, November 2009

Major Conferences Organized

Successfully organized the following conferences at the ISB

  • Sixth Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 3 - 5, 2017
  • Fifth Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 6 – 8, 2015
  • Faculty Development Case Writing Workshop on Family Entrepreneurship, April 22 – 23, 2014
  • Fourth Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 1 – 3, 2013
  • Case Chase Competition, March 29 - 30, 2012
  • Third Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 4-6,2011
  • Mini Conference on Family Business : December 18, 2009
  • Second Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 6 -8 2009
  • First Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business : February 1- 3, 2008

Articles (recent and select)

  • Ramachandran K, "Winding Road of Indian Family Businesses:Contributions of the Thomas
    Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business", Tharawat Magazine, November 2017
  • Ramachandran K, Nupur Pavan Bang, "Pep Up Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur", October 2017
  • Ramachandran K, Sougata Ray, "Need Swachh Minds for Swachh Bharat", Business Today, August 24, 2017
  • Ramachandran K, Sougata Ray, "Lessons from Infosys Turmoil", Business Standard, August 21, 2017
  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran K, Opinion | Professional CEOs Successful in
    Legacy Companies when Promoters Move Beyond ‘I, Me, Myself’, News18.com, August 21, 2017
  • Ramachandran K, Sougata Ray, "Sustaining the Legacy Beyond the Founder", Business Standard, July 29, 2017
  • Ramachandran K, "What Next-Gen Members should do for Responsible Ownership", Entrepreneur, June 2017
  • Ramachandran K, Sougata Ray, "Agents of Change", Business Standard, May 03, 2017
  • Ramachandran K., The Tata and Infosys Brands are Losers, The Hindu, March 11, 2017
  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran K., SMEs: Don't Push Succession Under the Carpet, Entrepreneur, February 27, 2017
  • Ramachandran K., Time to come of the Long Shadow, Business Standard, February 22, 2017
  • Ramachandran K., Challenges of Jugalbandi in a Promoter Led Business, Business Standard, January 26, 2017
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran K., Overcome the Challenges of Letting Go, Business World,  January 23, 2017
  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran K., World Class Aspirations, The Times of India, January 7, 2017
  • Nupur Pavan Bang, Ramachandran K., The Art of Balancing, Indian Management, January 1, 2017
  • Ramachandran K., Jayalalithaa's Style of Management, What Worked and What Didn't, News 18, December 7, 2016
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran K., When Boards Forget their Custodianship Role, Business Standard, December 2, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Institution Building and Self Centered Leaders, Business Standard, November 17, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Gridlock Leaders get Trapped into, Business Standard, November 16, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Every Outsider CEO's Burden, The Week, November 6, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Political dynasties and their similarities with family businesses, The Economic Times, October 30, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Tata-Mistry saga: When do succession and governance go for a toss? Forbes India Magazine, october 28, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Succession not Easy in Promoter Led Business, Business Standard, October 28, 2016
  • Ramachandran K.,  Churn at Tata Sons has dented Cyrus Mistry’s reputation: ISB
    Professor, First Post, October 24, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Interview on the book Ten Commandments for Family Business, Effective Executive, Vol XIX No 3, 2016 (ICFAI publishing)
  • Ramachandran K., Breaking the Growth Grid Lock in Family Business, Economic times, June 18, 2016
  • Ramachandran K., Retaining the Retainers, Keeping the Old guard Engaged and Motivated, People's Matter, September 2015
  • Ramachandran K., Lessons in Institution Building, Business Today, August 16, 2015
  • Ramachandran K., Reluctant Retiree, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, July 24, 2015
  • Ramachandran K and Navneet Bhatnagar, State of Family Togetherness in Indian Family Businesses, ISB Insight, April - June 2015
  • Navneet Bhatnagar and Ramachandran K, Continuity of Family Business Across Generations,ISB Insight, April - June 2015
  • Ramachandran K., Play By the Book, Smart Manager, June 2015
  • Ramachandran K., The Founders Dilemma, From Boys to Men, Business Standard, June 1, 2015
  • Ramachandran K., 40 Years Ago... and Now: The Way Families Managed their Businesses, Business Standard, October 13, 2014
  • Ramachandran K., Winds of change, The Economic Times Corporate Dossier, September 5, 2014
    Ramachandran K., Lessons for Political Parties and Corporates : Don't be trapped into Dynastic Culture, Economic Times, March 30, 2014
  • Ramachandran K., Institution Building : Experiences, Lessons and Challenges, The IUP Journal of Management Research, Vol. XIII, No. 1, 2014
  • John Ward, Ramachandran K, Sachin Waiker, Rachna Jha, "Ensuring Family and Business Continuity at India's GMR Group, ISB Insight, Volume 1, Issue 2, January - March 2014
  • Ramachandran K., When should Founder's call it a Day, Business Standard, October 9, 2013
  • Ramachandran K., Managing Family Business – a challenge and an opportunity, Dhanam Magazine, July 2013
  • Ramachandran K., Murthy's Return - Echo from the Past, Entrepreneur Magazine, July 17, 2013
  • Ramachandran K., Learn from the Tata Group, Business Standard, June 10, 2013
  • Ramachandran K., Expectations from Family Youth Entrepreneurs, FICCI Magazine, April 2013
  • Ramachandran K., What Family Business MBA programmes teach that generic MBA courses don't, Pagulguy, January 4, 2013
  • Ramachandran K., Triumph of Entrepreneurship, The Indian Express, December 28, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., The Ratan Tata Legacy, Entrepreneur Magazine, December 27, 2012
  • Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla and Ramachanrdan K., Indian Family Firms Treading a path between tradition and modernity, Raconteur,October 4, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., The Why and How of Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses, A TVRLS, July-September, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Let Professionals Play the Natural Game, The Economic Times, August 18, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Why Indian family businesses are acquiring hundreds of firms abroad, The Economic Times, July 21, 2012
  • Ramachandran K, Bhatnagar Navneet, "Integrity and Competence through Professionalisation, Indian Management, August 1, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Wealth Management in Indian Family Businesses remains the Doman of the Family, Indian Management, August 1, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Focus on the Rights, Roles & Duties, The Economic Times, July 14, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Family firms must pay attention to changing customer needs & relevance of their products, The Economic Times, June 30, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Row House (Cover Story Hiranandanis), Pg no. 10, Outlook Express, May 12, 2012
  • Ramachandran K., Women Entrepreneurship: Beyond SMEs, The Smart Manager, Issue, Volume 11, Issue 3, May - June 2012
    Ramachandran K., The Privileged Inheritors,  MSN News, March 9, 2012  
  • Ramachandran K.,He's Still Playing...Lessons from AM Naik, The Economic Times, March 11, 2012
  • Ramachandran K.,Patrimony in Young Hands, Dainik Bhaskar, January 12, 2012
  • Ramachandran K.,The Inheritors Born with Silver Spoon, Hungry for Gold, March 5, 2012, India Today
  • Ramachandran K.,Challenges for Cyrus, Economic times, November 29, 2011  Ramachandran, K., Together we rise, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, December 2, 2011     
  • Ramachandran, K., Challenges for Cyrus, The Economic Times, November 27, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., New gen must preserve wealth as family biz like relay race,  The Financial Express, October 12, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., Path to Prosperity, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, September 9, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., A Journey of Self Discovery, Business Today,  page number 72, August 7, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., Learn to Let Go, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, August 5, 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., Relay of Retirement, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, June 17, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., Redefine, Not  Retire, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, June 10, 2011 

  • Ramachandran, K., Ownership Structures in Business Families need Clearly Articulated Goals to keep Fued at Bay, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, May 27, 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., Change, Adapt, Adopt, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, May 6 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., Codes of Conduct, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, March 18, 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., Communication’s 4 D, How Business Families can Avoid the Pitfalls of Poor Communication, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, February 25, 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., Stumble and Fall, Economic Times Corporate Dossier, February 4, 2011

  • Ramachandran, K., On Succession Planning Family Run Business, People Matters, October 2010

  • Ramachandran, K., Ten Success Principles, Business Today (pgs.116,118), March 2010
  • Ramachandran, K., Succession is like a relay race, The Entrepreneur, October 2009
  • Ramachandran,K., and Rachna Jha., Family and Corporate Philanthropy: Emerging Trends in India, ISB Insight, Autumn 09.
  • Ramachandran, K., and Vijaya Marisetty., Governance Challenges for Family Controlled Firms while Globalizing, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 45, No.1, July 2009.
  • Ramachandran, K., Professionalizing Growth Oriented Family Businesses – Challenges and Approaches, People Matters, July 2009.
  • Ramachandran K., Satisfying Solution for a Compelling Need makes Sulabh an Entrepreneurial Success, Vikalpa, Volume 34, January – March 2009.
  • Ramachandran,K., and Sougata Ray., The role of government in the formation of late emerging entrepreneurial clusters of India. In Phillip Phan, S.Venkataraman and R.Velamuri, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions around the World: Theory, Evidence and Implications. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK, 228 – 275 (2008).
  • Ramachandran, K., Family Matters - What can family businesses do to improve governance, BSensex (February – March 2008).
  • Ramachandran, K., Ten Commandments for an ‘Excellent’ and ‘Lasting’ Family Business, ISB Insight (February 2008).
  • Ramachandran, K , Why Governance is Challenging for Family Business, ISB Insight, September 2006.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, Networking and Resource Strategies in New Ventures: a study of information technology start-ups, Journal of Entrepreneurship, June 2006.
  • Ramachandran, K., T.P. Devarajan and S. Ray, Corporate Entrepreneurship: How?, Vikalpa, January-March 2006.
  • Ramachandran,K., and T.P.Devarajan, Market Approach to Policing – Some International Trends, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, January – December 2005.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, Creating IT Industrial Clusters: Learning from strategies of early and late movers in T. Thatchenkery and R. Stough (eds), Information Communication Technology and Economic Development: Learning from the Indian Experience, Edward Elgar, Northampton, USA, 2005.
  • Ramachandran, K. and Voleti, S., Business Process Outsourcing (BPO): Emerging Scenario and Strategic Options for IT – enabled services, Vikalpa, January-March, 2004. This was reprinted in Shikarpur, D. (Ed.), BPO Digest, Ameya Prakashan, Pune, 2004.
  • Voleti, S. and K. Ramachandran, BPO in India, The Economic Times General Management Review, June 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K., How Dotcoms can be Winners: Lessons from Internet’s Business Logic, Venture Capital, Vol.5, No.3, July 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K, Customer Dissatisfaction as a Source of Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Nanyang Business Review, Vol.2, No.2, July-December, 2003. This paper was reprinted by the Singapore Accountant, Vol. 20, No.2, March-April 2004.
  • Kumar, S.V. and Ramachandran, K., Entrepreneurship, Small Industry and Exports: the Indian Scene, Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, December, 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, Entrepreneurial Resource Strategies in New Ventures, The Economic Times General Management Review, October-December 2002.
  • Ramachandran, K., Management Strategies of Venture Capital Funded Firms, Journal of Entrepreneurship, June, 2001.
  • Ramachandran, K. and G. S. Yip, It's Time to Globalise Now, General Management Review, Volume 11, Number 1, 2000.
  • Ramachandran, K.. and G. Yip, India: Giving Multinationals a Chance, in Asian Advantage: Global Strategy in the Pacific Region, Ed: George Yip, Addison Wesley Longman , 1998
  • Ramachandran, K., Competitive Innovations and Customer Value Management, Strategic Marketing, Vol. 1, Issue 4, 1998.
  • Ramachandran, K., Building Competitiveness in Small Firms: the role of training, The Social Engineer, July, 1996.
  • Ray, S. and K. Ramachandran, A Framework for Developing a Comprehensive Theory of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Volume 5, Number 1, 1996.
  • Ramachandran, K., Strategic Planning in Small Enterprises: Some Empirical Evidence, Vikalpa Volume 19, Number 3, 1994.
  • Ramachandran, K., Promoting Small Enterprises - an interventionist mechanism, Small Enterprise Development Journal, December, 1993.
  • Ramachandran K. and S. Ramnarayan, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Networking: some Indian evidence, Journal of Business Venturing, November, 1993.
  • Ramachandran, K., Poor Woman Entrepreneurs: lessons from Asian countries, Small Enterprise Development Journal, March, 1993

Papers submitted to Journals

  • Inter-organizational Power within Family Business Group and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from India, Journal of Business Research, 2016 (co - authors : Sougata Ray, Amit Baran Chakrabarti)

Research Papers completed and accepted for presentations at International conferences in 2016 and 2017

  • Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla, Ramachandran Kavil, "Inter-Institutional Venture Governance in Indian Family Firms", British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, 2017
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, "Bridging the Leadership Gap: How Indian Family Firms are Developing the Next Generation Members", Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), 2017
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, "Prearping the Next Generational Battle Ready: Learnings from Indian Family Firms", The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), 2017
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, "Perfecting the Mould: How Indian Family Firms are Developing their Next Generation Leaders", European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), 2017
  • Arindam Mondal, Ramachandran Kavil, Sarada Gadepalli " How Managerial Discretion Influences
    Internationalization of Indian Family Managed Firms", Academy of Management (AOM), 2017
  • Navneet Bhatnagar, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, "Preparing the Ground for Next Generation Leadership", Academy of Manaement (AOM), 2017
  • Arindam Mondal, Shantanu Bhadra and Ramachandran Kavil, “Does Family Involvement Matter for Internationalization of Firms? An Investigation into Emerging Multinationals from India”, Academy of Management (AOM), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti , “The influence of family business group on new venture creation: Evidence from India”, European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), 2016
  • Amit Baran Chakrabarti, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, “ Spatial strategy of family firms in domestic acquisition based growth”, European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil , Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “The influence of family business group heterogeneity on new venture creation: Evidence from India”, European Academy of Management Conference (Euram), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray, Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “ Impact of Family Business Group Characteristics on New Venture Creation: Evidence from India”, The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti , “Impact of Distance on Acquisitions by Family Firms: Evidence from India”, The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “Inter-organizational Power within Family Business Group: Impact on New Venture Creation”, The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray, Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “New venture creation by family business groups: Evidence from India”, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “The effect of distance in the acquisition based growth of family firms: Evidence from India”, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti , “Family Business Group Heterogeneity and New Venture Creation: Evidence from India”, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), 2016
  • Amit Baran Chakrabarti, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, “Merger & Acquisition by Family Firms: The Effect of Distance”, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference ( SMS), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “Effect of Business Group Heterogeneity on New Venture Creation: Evidence from India”, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference ( SMS), 2016
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Sougata Ray and Amit Baran Chakrabarti, “Effect of Family Business Group Heterogeneity on New Venture Creation: Evidence from India”, STEP Global Conference 2016
  • Arindam Mondal, Ramachandran Kavil and Sougata Ray, “Do Family Ownership and Management Matter for Internationalization of Firms? Evidences from India”, Academy of International Business (AIB), 2016

Besides, there are about 40 non-refereed articles on entrepreneurship, SMEs, venture capital and IT published in financial dailies and magazines since 2000. The following papers were presented at various national and international conferences.

  • Sougata Ray, Ramachandran Kavil and Arindam Mondal, “International Trajectories of Family Owned Multinationals: The Study of Indian Family Businesses”, Global Strategy Journal Workshop (GSJ), Milan, November 2015
  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Familial Socio-political Influences on New Venture Creation in Family Business”, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Burlington, June 2015
  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, ‘Family Togetherness’ in Governance and Family Business Sustainability”, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Burlington, June 2015
  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “New Venture Creation in Family Business: Influence of Familial Socio-political Forces”, European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Poland, June 2015
  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Do Family Business Leaders Really Cooperate with Non-Family Executives - Process Challenges of Professionalization”, International Family Enterprise Research Academy Annual Conference, Lappeeranta, Finland, June 2014
  • Ramachandran Kavil and Navneet Bhatnagar, “New Venture Creation in Indian Family Firms: Dynamics of Family versus Non-family Champions”, International Family Enterprise Research Academy Annual Conference, Lappeeranta, Finland, June 2014
  • Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla, and Ramachandran Kavil, ‘The Family Firm as an Inter-Institutional System: New Venture Creation in Indian Family Firms’ - 29th EGOs Colloquium Bridging Continents, Cultures & World views, Montreal, July 4, 2013
  • Ramachandran Kavil, Ajay Bhalla and Navneet Bhatnagar, “Professionalization Of Family Business: Managing Process and Governance Challenges”, International Family Enterprise Research Academy Annual Conference, St Gallen, June 2013
  • Nagalakshmi Damaraju, Saras Sarasvathy, Balagopal Vissa, Suresh Kotha, and Ramachandran, Kavil, Panel discussion on ‘Strategic Entrepreneurial Networks’, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, August 12, 2013
  • Ramachandran, Kavil with Ajay Bhalla and Joseph Lampel, “Guarding the Family Jewels: An Inter Institutional Perspective of Venture Creation in Family Firms”, Academy Of Management Annual Conference, Boston, August 2012
  • Ramachandran, Kavil with Raveendra Chittoor, Ajay Bhalla and Sougata Ray, “Family Business Groups and Corporate Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Indian Firms", Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio, US, August 2011
  • Ramachandran, Kavil with Alexander Mathew, Professionalisation of family business: A conceptual framework– Paper accepted for presentation at the Family Business Symposium Australia, August 2011
  • Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla and Ramachandran K., "Building Corporate Venture Engine in Indian Family Firms", Strategic Management Society Conference, 2010 (nominated for best paper award)
  • Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla and Ramachandran K., "New ventures creation and Diversification Strategies of Family Business Groups in India", 30th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), October 2009
  • Ramachandran, K. A. Devi and J.Ramachandram. Innovations in Management Education, Administration – Learnings from the Indian School of Business, Conference on Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Imperatives for Sustainable Global and Knowledge Based Economy, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Ahmedabad, 17-19 December 2008.
  • Ramachandran, K. Entrepreneurship in Family Business – Case study of GMR group, STEP Workshop, ISB, Hyderabad, 31 January 2008.
  • Ramachandran, K. Wealth Effects of Family Succession: A Case of Indian Family Business Groups, First Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business, ISB, Hyderabad, 1 February 2008.
  • Ramachandran, K. Family Business Research: Emerging trends, First Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business, ISB, Hyderabad, 1 February 2008.
  • Ramachandran, K. Financing Indian SMEs, Workshop organized by INVESTEC and the University of East London from, UK, 24 - 25 September 2007.
  • Ramachandran,K. Family and Non –Family Executives at the Top: learning from Indian Family Businesses, Asia Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tokyo, 19 – 21 December 2006.
  • Ramachandran, K., Indian Family Businesses: their survival beyond three generations, 35th EISB Conference, Barcelona, 12-14 September 2005.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, Formation of Information Technology Clusters: How Late Movers Follow Models Different from Early Movers, 35th EISB Conference, Barcelona, 12-14 September 2005.
  • Short listed for the best Paper award.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S.Ray, “Networking and Resource Strategies in New Ventures: a study of information technology start-ups, 6th Biennial Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Ahmedabad, 10-12 Feb 2005.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, New Venture Resource Strategies: Learning and Conceptualisation from IT Start-ups, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Seattle, 1-6 August, 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, Creating IT Industrial Clusters: Learnings from strategies of early and late movers, International Workshop on Development Challenges and IT, Bangalore, 3-5 March, 2003.
  • Devarajan, T.P., K. Ramachandran and S. Ramnarayan, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Thriving Innovation Activity, 7th International Conference on Global Business & Economic Development, Bangkok, 8-11 January, 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K. and T.P. Devarajan, How Entrepreneurs Exploit Global Opportunities, 7th International Conference on Global Business & Economic Development, Bangkok, forthcoming 8-11 January, 2003.
  • Ramachandran, K. and T.P. Devarajan, How Export-Oriented Firms Develop Winning Competitive Strategies, 5th Biennial Conference on Current Trends in Entrepreneurship Research, Ahmedabad, 6-8 January 2003.
  • Devarajan, T.P., K. Ramachandran and S. Ramnarayan, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Firm Success in Global Markets, Academy of International Business (AIB) India, Mumbai, January 31, February 1 & 2, 2003.
  • Voleti, S. and K. Ramachandran, Emerging Typology of and Strategic Options for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) players in India, Academy of International Business (AIB) India, Mumbai, 31 January, 1- 2 February, 2003.
  • Devarajan, T.P., K. Ramachandran and S. Ramnarayan, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Firm Success, First International Conference on Human Resources in Asia, Bangalore, 28-29 October 2002.
  • Ramachandran, K., Services Marketing: a strategic perspective, Seminar on Challenges in Services Marketing, Hyderabad, 14 December 2001.
  • Ramachandran, K. and S. Ray, New Venture Resource Strategies: Learning and Conceptualisation from IT Start-ups, Fourth Strategic Management Forum Conference, Ahmedabad, 24-26 May 2001.
  • Ramachandran, K., Networking Among Institutions: an agenda for action, National Conference on Entrepreneurship in the New Millennium: challenges and prospects, Hyderabad, 8-9 January 2001.

Board of Directors

  • APITCO (Public sector)
  • NetElixir (Entrepreneurial venture)
  • My IndiEye (Entrepreneurial venture)
  • TIHCL

 

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