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    Ashutosh Jha

    Management Information Systems

    About Me

    Ashutosh Jha is a doctoral student at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, in the Management Information Systems (MIS) Group. He has completed the coursework phase of the doctoral program and is in the dissertation phase, currently. He has completed his B.E.(Hons.) from BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE). He has also served under various capacities in the IT/ITES industry for six years. While he started his career as a Software Developer, he later moved on to the System Engineering and Architecture roles, whereby he was majorly responsible for overseeing the End-to-End (E2E) design and Data Architecture of Java/J2EE/XML based Web-Service applications - crucial for the Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) of various VoIP based products and services - of firms such as AT&T and British Telecom (BT).

    His broader research interests lie at the intersection of people, technology, and organizations. His focused research interests currently include: adoption and diffusion of ICT innovations, techno-economics of mobile information systems, radio spectrum management, social and business implications of mobile broadband services, and regulations and policy-making in the Indian telecommunications sector.

    Educational background:-

    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India | (2012- )

    Doctoral Student (Management Information Systems)

    BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus | (2004- 2008)

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)

    Research Interests:-

    Adoption and Diffuson of ICT Innovations, Techno-economics of Telecom Innovations, Radio Spectrum Management, Policymaking in India's Telecommunications Sector, Business Implications of ISMAC. E-Governance. ICT and Development.

    Journal Papers:

    Jha, A. and Saha, D.,“Techno-commercial feasibility analysis of 4G mobile services in India”, In Press, Accepted Manuscript in IIMB Management Review.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). “Forecasting and analysing the characteristics of 3G and 4G Mobile Broadband diffusion in India: a comparative evaluation of Bass, Norton-Bass, Gompertz, and Logistic growth models.” Completed 1st round of Review and Resubmit (R&R) in ABDC-A journal.

    Book Chapters:

    A. Jha and D. Saha, “Techno-economics behind Provisioning 4G LTE Mobile Services over Sub 1 GHz Frequency bands: A case study for Indian telecom circles”, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer. (Accepted and Forthcoming)

    Conference Prceedings:

    Chakrabarty, M., Jha, A., & Ray, P. (2019). Demonetisation and Movement Toward Cashless Economy in India: Appearance and Illusions? In 2019 World Finance Conference. To be held at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile. (Accepted and to be presented).

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Techno-managerial Considerations for 5G Deployment in India. In 28th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT). National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.

    Silal, P., Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Managing E-Government Development for Reducing Corruption via Effective Policymaking: Empirical Evidences from Cross-Country Analyses. In the thirteenth International Conference on Digital Society and eGovernments (ICDS 2019). Athens, Greece – *Received the Best Paper Award.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2019). Coverage and Capacity Dynamics in 4G-LTE Deployment in India. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC 2019). Auckland, New Zealand.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Diffusion and Forecast of Mobile Service Generations in Germany, UK, France and Italy – A Comparative Analysis Based On Bass, Gompertz and Simple Logistic Growth Models. In 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018). Portsmouth, UK.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Techno-Economic Analysis of 5G Deployment Scenarios involving Massive MIMO HetNets over mmWave : A Case Study on the US State of Texas. In 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences – HICSS, (pp. 5839-5848). - *Nominated for Best Paper Award.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2018). Techno-Economics of 4G-LTE Deployment in India: Forecasting the Innovation Adoption and Evaluating the Profitability Potential. In 2018 6th Pan-IIM World Management Conference. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

    Jha, A., Silal, P., & Saha, D. (2018). Exploring the Role of ICT Access on Corruption Control: Analysis of Country-Cohorts using Panel Data Regression. In 2018 6th Pan-IIM World Management Conference. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2017). Why is 700 MHz band a good proposition for provisioning pan-India 4G LTE services?: A comparative techno-economic evaluation study. In 2017 9th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS) (pp. 229–236). IEEE.

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2015). Techno-economic assessment of the potential for LTE based 4G mobile services in rural India. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommuncations Systems (ANTS) (pp. 28–33). Kolkata: IEEE.

    Business Case Studies:

    Jha, A., & Saha, D. (2017). Dematerializing Academic Records in Digital India: an e-Governance Initiative of CDSL. IIMC Case Research Center (IIMCCRC).

    Working Papers:

    A. Jha and D. Saha, “Offering fourth generation (4G) mobile services in India: a techno- economic assessment from the operators’ perspective,” IIM Calcutta WPS No. 764, 2015. Available at:

    A. Jha, “An Overview of Security and Privacy Issues in Big Data” (June 9, 2016). Available at SSRN:

    Workshops and Tutorials:

    2018: Conducted a 9 hour workshop on 'R Prgramming for Managers'. The audience comprised the students of Post Graduate Program For Executives For Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM). Feedback rating - 4.7/5.

    2018: Tutorial Session on 'Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Commuications'. The audience comprised the students of Post Graduate Program For Executives For Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM).

    Reviewer Responsibilities:

    1. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    2. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
    3. Journal of Global Information Management (IGI Global), Ranked A in ABDC list
    4. Decision, Springer

    Detailed Work Experience:-

    October, 2013 – April,2014. Tech Mahindra – Bangalore, British Telecom (BT) Account

    1. Solution Designer for Telecom Billing system, in the ANDES DESIGN group of ‘British Telecom’ account of Tech Mahindra

    February, 2010 – September, 2013. IBM – Bangalore, AT&T Account

    1. (2011-13) – Business Design Consultant in the ‘Systems Engineering and Architecture (SE&A)’ team.
    2. (2010-11) - Application developer in the GCP (Global Communications Platform) Team. GCP is the backbone unit for many of AT&T’s services, and is a part of the Enterprise Data Architecture of AT&T.

    August, 2008 – December, 2009. Tech Mahindra, Chennai (erstwhile Satyam Computers)

    1. Application developer in the Automotive and Aerospace Center of Excellence (AACE) team, which is the R&D unit of Mahindra Satyam. The state-of-the art center focused on automotive engineering solutions, automotive electronics, supply chain, automotive enterprise solution and digital manufacturing.

    Certifications and Awards:

    1. Best Paper Nomination in 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 51), Hawaii, January 3-6, 2018.
    2. Won the Ford Fellowship Delegate Grant for the Workshop on 'How to engage in Broadband policy and regulatory processes?’, held at IIT Delhi, 19-22 August 2016.
    3. IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer (SR8907253)
    4. IBM Certified SOA Professional (SR8907253)
    5. Received merit scholarship from BITS-Pilani, Goa campus (2004-05)
    6. Ranked 2nd in state in Class XII board merit list (2004)
    7. Ranked 5th in state in Class X board merit list (2002)

    Extra-curricular activities:

    1. Brown Belt’ martial artist in ‘Kyokushin Karate’.
    2. Erstwhile member of the cultural committee at IBM Bangalore.
    3. Erstwhile Editor of the departmental Newsletter of R&D wing at Mahindra-Satyam.