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    Vipin Sreekumar

    Area of Specialization: Strategic Management Minor Area: Economics

    About Me :-

    I am a doctoral candidate at IIM Calcutta with close to 5 years of industry experience in strategy related roles. I have completed my coursework and am currently in my doctoral thesis phase.

    Research Interests :-

    Corporate Strategy, Corporate Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

    Educational Background :-

    PhD (Strategic Management), IIM Calcutta
    PGDM - equivalent to MBA (Strategy & Finance), IIM Udaipur
    B.Tech (Computer Science), College of Engineering, Trivandrum

    Publications and Conferences :-

    -Deb, Palash. and Sreekumar, Vipin. (2021), “The threat of bankruptcy and financing strategy in learning-intensive industries”, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. [ABS; ABDC]

    - Deb, Palash., & Sreekumar, Vipin, “Financing Choices in Learning-intensive Industries: Implications for Firm Survival”, 9th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (OMT Division), Boston, Massachusetts, August 9 -13, 2019

    - Sreekumar, Vipin & Deb, Palash, “The Influence of Corporate Governance on Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Corporate Opacity”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) India Special Conference, Hyderabad, December 15 - 18, 2018

    - Sreekumar, Vipin, “A resource-based approach to understanding how startups can create sustainable competitive advantage in uncertain environments”, 6th PAN IIM World Management Conference, Bangalore, December 13 - 15, 2018

    - Sreekumar, Vipin., & Venkateswaran, Ramya, “How Does Firm Performance Influence Pay Dispersion: The Moderating Role of Institutional Advantage”, 1st PAN IIT International Management Conference, Roorkee 2018

    Teaching Assistance :-

    - Strategic Management (Compulsory course, MBA) 2020-21

    Career History (~5 years) :-

    - With Demustango Pvt Ltd. (a startup specializing in Industrial Automation) as Strategy Consultant
    - With Arthur D Little, Dubai as Manager in charge of Intellectual Content Management & Research
    - With Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd. as Associate Consultant in the Business Advisory Services
    - With Mu Sigma Business Solutions as Business Analyst
    - Internships with KPMG Risk Advisory and Clarion Shipping Services, Dubai

    Awards :-

    - Finalist for “That's Interesting!” Doctoral Workshop Award at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) India Special Conference, Hyderabad 2018
    - Selected for the CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Under Graduate Courses 2006

    Positions of Responsibility:-

    - Elected Student Representative of the Doctoral Program (2018-19)
    - Member of Doctoral Program and Research Committee (2018-19)
    - Member of IIM Calcutta Student Council (2018-19)
    - Captain of Squash Team, IIM Calcutta (2018-19)


    - Languages known: English, Hindi & Malayalam (working proficiency); German & Tamil (elementary proficiency)