Fellow (IIM Bangalore), B.E in Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University) Gold Medal

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Manikandan's research is focused on the growth and governance of business group organizations. His research on business groups has been published in leading practitioner and research journals such as Harvard Business Review and Strategic Management Journal, and has been cited in The Economist. His other major research interest includes the study of drivers of strategic choice in firms. He has presented his research at leading international conferences including the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Teaching Interests:

  • Competitive (Business) Strategy; Corporate Strategy; Strategic Leadership

Research Interests:

  • Business Groups; Strategic Leadership; Corporate Governance.

Manikandan, K. S., & Ramachandran, J. | Year – 2014
Beyond institutional voids: Business groups, incomplete markets, and organizational form. Strategic Management Journal, Volume 36 (598-617), doi: 10.1002/smj.2226/abstract

Manikandan. K.S., | Year – 2013
Growth And Persistence of Business Groups in Emerging Markets: Towards Solving the Puzzle[with J Ramachandran ]. Proceedings of the Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1(1), doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2012.93

Ramachandran, J., Manikandan, K. S., & Pant, P. | Year – 2013
Why Conglomerates Thrive (Outside the U.S.). Harvard Business Review, Volume 91 (110-119)

Competitive (Business) Strategy; Corporate Strategy; Strategic Leadership

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