Bala Bhaskaran

Visiting Faculty

Bala Bhaskaran



B Tech




Areas of Specialization

Finance & Strategy

Bala Bhaskaran

Visiting Faculty

Teaching/Training :

  • Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Management Control Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Biography
  • Books
  • Research Publications
  • Associations

Prof Bala Bhaskaran is a management professional with active interest in teaching, research, consultancy and institution building. He is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore. After 18 years of corporate experience he switched to management education. He initiated and nurtured Icfai Business School, as a significant B-School at Ahmedabad. Later on he was associated with a number of B-Schools at Ahmedabad.


His areas of interest include finance, strategy, entrepreneurship and knowledge management. He has published 3 edited books, and several papers and cases in national and international journals. He is a reviewer for cases for few international journals. He has been conducting workshops on case method of teaching and case writing. He founded two journals – ‘Oakbrook Business Review’ for Oakbrook Business School and ‘The Fountainhead’ for Shanti Business School.


Prof Bala Bhaskaran is a non-executive director on the board of few companies. He is also on the board of few educational institutions. He has travelled abroad – Europe, America and the Far East - in connection with technology missions and for university tie-ups.

  1. Strategic Leadership – Concepts and Experiences. Icfai University Press, Hyderabad 2006.
  2. Futurology – Initiatives and Forecasts. Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2007
  3. KPO – Shifting Paradigm. Icfai University Press. Hyderabad. 2007.
  4. Cluster Initiatives – Engines of Economic Growth.  Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2008
International Journals
  1. Telangana – A Morton’s Fork. Asian Journal of Management Cases. Vol.8, No.1, March 2011 [Sage Journal]
  2. Atlas Labs –Gearing for Growth. Asian Journal of Management Cases, Vol.12, No.1, March 2015. [Sage Journal]
  3. Volkswagen on the Touchstone. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases. Vol.7, No.1, March 2018. [Sage Journal]
  4. Tata Group – Trauma of Transition. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases. June 2019. [Sage Journal]
  5. Walmart’s Acquisition of Flipkart – Emerging Paradigm of Digital Era. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases. April 2020. [Sage Journal]
  6. Strategic Firm Response to Developing Economy Challenges. Global  Business Review. Vol.12, No.1, Feb 2011 [Sage Journal]

Under review / in pipe-line

  1. Kailash Satyarthi – Redeeming the Innocence of Childhood
  2. Chanda Kochhar@ICICI Bank – Paradigm of Caesar’s wife
  1. Life Member, All India Management Association
  2. Life Member, HRD Network
  3. Member, Institute of Management Consultants of India