Sanjay Kallapur

Professor, Accounting



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.

Professor Kallapur conducts research on financial and managerial accounting, auditing, corporate governance, and risk management. He has published in each of the top three accounting journals and his papers have been cited over 4,000 times (Google Scholar) and in regulatory policy documents in India and the UK. The American Accounting Association recently published his monograph on scientific inference in accounting research beyond the use of p-values.

He is the founding editor-in-chief of Accounting Theory and Practice, a research journal focusing on India, published by Elsevier. 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.

Professor Kallapur is a member of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), the regulatory body overseeing the accounting and auditing of listed companies in India. He is an independent director 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.

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, Aalto University, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, and IIM Udaipur.

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



  • 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Research & Publications