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    Naveen Goyal

    Area Of Specialization: Strategic Management

    Academic Qualification:-

     PhD (Strategic Management), IIM Calcutte (2016 - Ongoing)
     B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), IIT Roorkee (2008-2012)
     10+2 - Central Academy, CBSE (2008)
     10th - Halwasiya Vidya Vihar, CBSE (2006)

    PhD Dissertation

    Thesis Title: Mundane Practices and the Pursuit of Competitive Advantage.

    Thesis Advisory Committee: Prof. Biswatosh Saha (Chair). Prof. Kaushik Roy, Prof. Sankalp Pratap

    Thesis Motivation & Summary: Coming from a business family, I find a strong influence of society in the way Indian businesses operates. It motivated me to bridge sociological theories into mainstream management theories. In my thesis, I use the Practice lens to evaluate how the activity lens can illuminate previously overlooked aspect of designing practices to seek alignment among various highly distributed actors outside the firm boundary. These alignments are not through any strong contract, instead, are part of mundane daily practices which led to the building of a highly dynamic resource. I am conversing with Open Strategy literature to argue for the opening of resources that can result in continuous, active participation in core strategizing.

    Working Paper and Conferences:-

    Goyal, N., Saha, B. “Micro-negotiating alignment among distributed external participants through activity bundle to open core strategic decision”.

        • 41st Annual Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS), Toronto/Virtual, 18-21 September 2021 (Accepted, yet to present).

    Goyal, N., Saha, B. “Organizing to alter the ‘site of micro-competition’ to drive competitive advantage: A story from highly fragmented market”.

        • 12th Annual international symposium of Process Organization Studies (PROS), Rhodes, 1-4 September 2021 (Accepted, yet to present).

    Goyal, N., Saha, B. “Aligning activities to organize non-specifiable tasks outside firm boundaries”.

        • 37th Annual colloquium of European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), Amsterdam/Virtual, 8-10 July 2021(Accepted, yet to present).

    Goyal, N., Saha, B. “When giving up rarity of a relational asset generates value: Organizing to align a ‘nexus of practices’ in open network”.

        • 11th Annual international symposium of Process Organization Studies (PROS), Rhodes, 24-27 June 2020, Cancelled due to Covid-19.

    Doctoral Workshop:-

    • 80th Annual meeting of Academy Of Management (AOM) – SAP Early Career Program, 7-11 August 2020.
    • 37th Annual colloquium of European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), Amsterdam/Virtual, 2-4 July 2020.
    • Strategic Management Society (SMS) India Special Conference, Hyderabad, 15-18 December 2018.

    Teaching Assistance:-

    • Strategic Management (Compulsory, full credit, PGP Year – I, Virtual) – 2020-21.
    • Corporate Social Irresponsibility (Elective, full credit, PGP Year – II, Virtual) – 2020-21.
    • Creating and Managing New Venture (Elective, Half credit, PGPEX, Virtual) – 2020-21.
    • Strategy As Practice (Elective, Half credit, PGPEX, Virtual) – 2020-21.
    • Entrepreneurship (Elective, Half credit, PGPEX - VLMP, Virtual) – 2020-21.

    Professional Experience:-

    • S&B India (Senior Process Engineer | Noida, India) Jan'15 - May'16
    • Chicago Bridge & Iron (Project Engineering | Gurgaon, India), May'14 - Dec'14
    • Chicago Bridge & Iron (Estimation | The Hague, Netherlands), Jun'13 - Apr'14
    • Chicago Bridge & Iron (Process engineering | Gurgaon, India), Oct'12 - May'13

    Academic Achievement:-

    • All India Rank 2276 (99.29 percentile) in the IIT JEE 2008 among a pool of 3.2 Lakh aspirants.
    • All India Rank 386 (96.61 percentile) in GATE 2012 among a pool of 11407 aspirants.
    • Secured 96.17 percentile in CAT 2015 among a pool of 2.3 Lakh aspirants.

    Research Interests:-

    • Strategy-As-Practice (SAP), Open Strategy

    Position Of Responsibility:-

    New Initiative, Placement and External Relationship Representative, IIM Calcutta (2017-18):

    • Organized first FP alumni reunion (Yaadein’17) at IIMC Campus, 16-17 December 2017.
    • Organized end to end placement process for a few private Universities.
    • Organized bulk recruitment drive for 5 universities in India.
    • Organized placement drive for 3 corporate firms (consulting roles).
    • Organized lecture series to connect and learn from senior scholars.
    • Created an open online alumni database with edit access.

    Placement Representative, IIT Roorkee (2011-12):

    • Responsible for placement of 60 Chemical Engineering students.

    Event Participation & Prize:

    • 1st prize for ‘Photo with a Twist’ in Photopercept-2010 (IIT Roorkee).
    • Volunteered in design cell of SCHEMCON-2009 (IIT Roorkee).


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