Sanjay Kallapur

Professor, Accounting

Email sanjay_kallapur@isb.edu

Overview

Professor Sanjay Kallapur joined the Indian School of Business in 2005 from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, where he was a tenured associate professor. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Arizona, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of California at Irvine, and the National University of Singapore.

Professor Kallapur conducts research on financial and managerial accounting, auditing, and risk management. He has published in each of the top three accounting journals and his papers have been cited over 3,000 times (Google Scholar) and in regulatory policy documents in India and the UK. He is currently working on scientific inference in accounting research beyond the use of p-values.

He has been an editor of The Accounting Review from 2008 to 2011, the first person from outside North America to be appointed to that position. He has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for almost all the major accounting journals, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Financial Reporting.

Professor Kallapur serves on the Board of IDBI Bank where he serves on the risk management and audit committees. He previously served on the Board of the Life Insurance Corporation of India where he was on the audit and risk management committees. He was an International Council Member-at-large of the American Accounting Association from 2018 to 2021. He is a member of the Corporate Reporting Consortium of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Professor Kallapur served as associate or deputy dean for almost a decade at ISB. He started the PhD-equivalent Fellow Programme in Management at ISB, and has placed his students in faculty positions at the London School of Economics, IESEG Paris, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, and IIM Udaipur.

Professor Kallapur has a PhD in Business Economics and Accounting from Harvard University, and B.Com. and M.M.S. degrees from Mumbai University. He is professionally qualified as an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (CMA). 

Experience

Academic

  • 2007 - Present: Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2006 - 2007: Associate Professor of Accounting, Indian School of Business
  • 2006 - 2006: Visiting Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
  • 2005 - 2006: Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting, Indian School of Business
  • 2004 - 2006: Associate Professor of Management, Purdue University
  • 1998 - 2004: Assistant Professor of Management, Purdue University
  • 2002 - 2003: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California at Irvine
  • 1991 - 1998: Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Arizona
  • 1996 - 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Hongkong University of Science and Technology
  • 1989 - 1990: Instructor, Economics Department, Harvard University

In the Media

July , 2012: The Numbers Game, Reporting (E&Y's International Magazine).

May 3, 2011: Chairman Emeritus: India Inc's Timeless Transition, Times of India.

June 20, 2011: Research Quotient, Times of India.

November 17, 2011: We're Hiring, The Wall Street Journal.

June 13, 2011: Indian B-Schools Hope Cash Bonuses Fuel Research, Wall Street Journal India Real Time.

July 28, 2011: Satyam case set to drag on as 31 July deadline looms, The Mint.

December 15, 2011: Teachers Back in Learning Mode, Business Standard.

July 23, 2010: Retraining Faculty, Edu Tech.

January 30, 2009: Satyam and the Independent Directors, blog.

September , 2009: Quote on most influential business book, CNN International.

May 4, 2007: Interview on corporate governance in Indian Govt. Banks, India Knowledge@Wharton.

February , 2002: Mentioned my research on non-audit services, Orange Country Register.

March 31, 2002: Interviewed me on Enron-related accounting matters, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

February , 2002: Interviewed me on Enron-related accounting matters, WIBC - Network Indiana Radio.

December , 2001: Need to Pull Up Auditors for Audit Failures, Rediff.com.

Research & Publications