Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Faculty Profile

Dinesh Jain

Designation
Assistant Professor
Academic Qualification
FPM (Ph.D) IIM Ahmedabad, M.B.A, B.E.
Professional Qualification
M.B.A (Management- Food and Agribusiness)
Areas of Specialization
Agri and Social Entrepreneurship, Rural Finance, Economics,    Food and Agribusiness Management
Courses taught/projects handled
Courses:
  1. Agro Based Entrepreneurship
  2. Social Entrepreneurship
  3. Managerial Economics
  4. Environmental Economics
  5. Economic Development
  6. Rural and Agricultural Finance
  7. Microfinance
  8. Entrepreneurial Finance
  9. Marketing to Bottom of the Pyramid (Rural Marketing)
  10. Sales and Distribution Management
  11. Agricultural Marketing
  12. Social development Project
  13. Block Chain Technology
  14. Project Management
Research Projects handled:

1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad
  • Research team Member for the project  “Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia” of Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) (Team lead: Prof Lin Crase & Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi) (April, 2016-September 2019)
  • Co-researcher (with Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi) for the study “Challenges of Food Security in India: Evolution, Institution Building and Transformation” of Asian Development Bank (October 2014-November, 2014) & “Investment Behaviour in Indian Agriculture”. (October 2014-December, 2014)
  • Co-researcher (with Prof. Vijay Paul Sharma) for the study “The Organization of the Agricultural Mechanization Industry in India: Structure, Conduct and Performance Analysis” of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington D.C. (September - October, 2014)
  • Co-researcher (with Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi) for the study “Biotechnology in Agriculture: Examining the Promise, Performance, Concerns and Economics. (November 2014)
  • Co-researcher (with Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi) for project “Enhancing Institutional Performance in Watershed Management in Andhra Pradesh,” of Australian Centre for Int. Agric. Research (ACIAR) (Sept,2010- June, 2014)
  • Co-researcher (with  Prof. Vijay P. Sharma) for project “Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia: Managing Agri. Comm.for Inclusive Growth in South Asia” (Sept-Nov, 2011)
  • Co-researcher (with Prof. Vijay Paul Sharma) for the study “High Value Agriculture in India: Past Trends and Future Prospects” of National Centre for Agricultural Economics & Policy Research (NCAP) and National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) (October, 2010- January, 2011).
  • Intern for study “Institutional Models &  Innovations in Development of AgroIndustries”(April- June, 2009)

2. Ministry Of Agriculture, Govt. of India – April, 2013- June, 2014
Co-researcher (with Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi) for the project “Returns to Bt cotton vis-à-vis Traditional Cotton Varieties: A Study Covering Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab”.  


3. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) - September, 2010- June, 2013.
Research team member for project “Enhancing Institutional Performance in Watershed Management in Andhra Pradesh, India.” Project Heads: Prof. Lin Crase, La Trobe University, Australia & Prof. Vasant P. Gandhi, IIMA.

4. The Global Development Network (GDN)-World Bank - August, 2011-May, 2012
Research team member for project “Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia: Managing Agri Commercialization for Inclusive Growth in S. Asia”. Team lead-Prof Vijay P. Sharma

Prof. Dinesh Jain holds a Doctorate (FPM) from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), Masters in Agribusiness Management, and Bachelors in Agricultural Engineering. He has a diverse experience of over 11 years working as a researcher at IIMA and later as a faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune. He has been visiting faculty to IIM Shillong and IIM Indore. He undertook a large number of important research projects supported by bodies such as ACIAR, FAO-United Nations, IFPRI, ADB, GDN and the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. His research and publications span various topics including institutional design and behaviour in water management, food & agriculture policy, biotechnology in agriculture, rural banking, agricultural and social entrepreneurship, and the impact of development programmes. Prof Jain has also conducted many Executive Development Programmes (EDPs) workshops and conferences in areas of Rural Finance, Banking, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and other development areas. He is Doctoral Thesis Advisor to multiple Ph.D Scholars.

  1. Book: Gandhi Vasant P. & Jain, Dinesh (2016). Book- Introduction of Biotechnology in India’s Agriculture: Impact, Performance, and Economics, Springer, Singapore.
  2. Book: Sharma, Vijay Paul; Jain, Dinesh; and De, Sourovi (2012. Managing Agricultural Commercialization for Inclusive Growth in South Asia, Global Development Network

Book Chapters:    
  1. Zhang, Yue- Zhou, Gandhi Vasant P. & Jain, Dinesh (2017). Changes in Food Demand and Supply in the People’s Republic of China and the Subcontinent: Impacts on Global Food Security Book Chapter  in, Zhang, Yue- Zhou (2017) "Food Insecurity in Asia : Institutions Matter ", Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo
  2. Gandhi Vasant P. & Jain, Dinesh (2011). Institutional Innovations and Models in the Development of Agro-industries in India: Strengths, Weaknesses and Lessons. Book Chapter in C. A. da Silva and N. Mhlanga (eds.) Policies and Institutions in Support of Agro-Industries Development. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of UN Rome
Journal Papers:    
  1. Jain, Dinesh; Gandhi, Vasant P.; Johnson, Nicky; Crase, Lin (2019). The Behavior of Water Institutions and their Performance in Eastern India: A Study through Structural Equation Modelling, Under Review In ABDC Listed B Category Journal Water(MDPI) Available at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/participatory_irrigation_management
  2. Gandhi, Vasant P.; Johnson, Nicky;Neog, Kangkanika; Jain, Dinesh (2019). Structure, Participation, and Devolution in Water Institutions of Eastern India? Under Review In ABDC Listed B Category Journal Water(MDPI) Available at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/participatory_irrigation_management
  3. Jain, Dinesh & Gandhi, Vasant P. (2016). Reforming Watershed Management Institutions for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: Role of Institutional Interaction and Participative Decision Making. "Water Management for Sustainable Development" IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review, 5(1), 22-40 (Sage Publications) (B category eq.- Web of Science Listed)
  4. Thaker Deepa & Jain, Dinesh (2019). Users & Non - Users: Their Behavior Towards Organic Food Products with Special Focus on Ahmedabad, Sumedha Journal of Management- CMR College of Engineering & Technology, 8 (1): 79-94.
  5. Thaker Deepa & Jain, Dinesh (2019).   Insight On Organic Food Products In India, IJRAR - International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6 (1):619-627
  6. Thaker Deepa & Jain, Dinesh (2019).   Influence of Demographic factors on Awareness, Purchase Intention, Willingness to pay & Attitude of consumer towards organic food products, Unnati-The Business Journal. (Accepted)
  7. Gandhi, Vasant P, Jain, Dinesh & Argade, Ashish (2015). Biotechnology in Agriculture: Potential, Performance and Concerns, Agricultural Situation in India.72 (1), 34-40.Ministry Of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GOI.
  8. Jain, Dinesh (2016). Inclusive Development in Agri-Commodity Value Chain: Role of Institutions and Institutional Models. Amity Journal of Agribusiness, 1(1), 34-44

  • Working Paper: “Institutional Innovations and Models in the Development of Agro-Food Industries in India: Strengths, Weaknesses and Lessons”. IIMA Working Paper No. 2011-04-06
  • Working Paper:High Value Agriculture in India: Past Trends & Future Prospects.IIMA Working Paper 2011-07-02
  • Monograph/ Report 1.: Gandhi Vasant P., Jain, Dinesh, & Argade, Ashish (2015). Biotechnology in Agriculture: Potential, Performance and Concerns. Report. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management in Agriculture, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Monograph/ Report 2.: Sharma, Vijay P. and Jain, Dinesh (2011). High Value Agriculture in India: Past Trends & Future Prospects. Report. Ahmedabad: Centre for Management inAgriculture, IIMA
  • Article : SumUp National Magazine, Chhattisgarh- Potential and Challenges: Agro and Food Processing Industries in Chhattisgarh

  1. Jain, Dinesh; Gandhi, Vasant P.;Johnson, Nicky; Crase, Lin (2019). The Behavior of Water Institutions and their Performance in Eastern India: A Study through Structural Equation Modelling, Workshops on “Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support productive & sustainable agriculture in South Asia” at Patna and Guwahati on 17th and 19th Sept 2019.
  2. Jain, Dinesh (2018). “Determinants of institutional performance in Participatory Irrigation Management in Eastern India: Structural Equation Modelling” at  Interim workshop of project“ Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia” at Bangkok , Thailand during 12-14 Nov, 2018
  3. Gandhi, Vasant. P., Jain, Dinesh and Khandker Varsha (2018), “Biotechnology in Agriculture: Examining the Promise, Performance, Concerns and Economics” National Conference On Agro-Economic Research organised by Agro-Economic Research Centres & Units of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India at  Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi during January 30-31 2018
  4. Gandhi, Vasant. P., Jain, Dinesh & Johnson, Nicky (2017). Case studies on Participatory Irrigation Management in Assam and Bihar at  Interim workshop of project“ Efficient Participatory Irrigation Institutions to Support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia” organised by Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and IIM Ahmedabad at Colombo Sri Lanka (26-29 Sept.)
  5. Gandhi, Vasant. P. & Jain, Dinesh (2016). “Prospects and Consumer Risk-Perceptions of Biotechnology in India: What Are the Determinants and Possibilities? at 91st Annual Conf. of Western Economic Association International, Jun 29- Jul 03, 2016, Oregon,USA
  6. Jain, Dinesh (2016) “Responsible Investment in Indian Agriculture: Nature, Status, Institutional Efforts and Challenges”. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on WTO, Trade and Agriculture at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade IIFT, Delhi, 20-21 Oct, 2016
  7. Jain Dinesh & Satya R Acharya (2016) Transforming agricultural innovations into agri-entrepreneurship. International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies, Jan.6-7,2016 at Institute of Rural Management  Anand (IRMA), INDIA
  8. Jain Dinesh & Gandhi, Vasant. P. (2016) Redesigning supply chains in agribusiness for the twenty-first century: Institutional innovations and models. International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies Jan.6-7,2016 at IRMA, Anand, INDIA
  9. Jain Dinesh (2015) “Examining Linkages between Trade Reforms And Food Security In India: Nature, Status And Implications”. Paper presented at 4th Int. Conference on WTO, Trade and Agriculture: Issues and Challenges at IIFT, New Delhi (INDIA) during 29-30 October
  10. Jain, Dinesh & Gandhi, Vasant. P. (2012). “Institutional Performance in Natural Resource Management: A Study of Institutional Interaction in the Implementation of Watershed Development in Andhra Pradesh, India” at 56th Australian Agriculture and Resource Economists’ Society (AARES) Annual Conference, Fremantle, Australia, 7-10 February
  11. Gandhi, Vasant. P. & Jain, Dinesh (2013) “Growth and Development of Agribusiness Sector: Nature, Drivers, Models & Challenges” at  73rd Annual Conference, Indian Society of Agriculture Economics (ISAE),  Hyderabad
  12. Jain, Dinesh & Gandhi, Vasant. P. (2013). Institutional Interaction and Participative Decision Making in The Implementation of Watershed Development Programmes: Role and Importance. Paper presented at ACIAR Project Workshop,Canberra (Australia),April 22
  13. 6th Doctoral Colloquium at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - Enhancing Institutional Performance in Rural Dev. Programmes: Importance of Institutional Interaction
  14. Sharma, Vijay Paul; Jain, Dinesh; and De, Sourovi (2012, 2013). “Managing Agricultural Commercialization for Inclusive Growth in South Asia,”Interim Workshops of Global Development Network (GDN) Project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia at Colombo (Oct. 22-23) & Paris, Feb 27-28

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