Section Menu

Faculty Profile


Assistant Professor


Strategy and General Management



Date of Joining:

12th June 2024


  • Prof. Sumod is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and General Management area at TAPMI. He completed his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, an EQUIS and AMBA accredited business school, ranked amongst the top 5 B-schools in India. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering and post-graduation in Management from the University of Kerala.

    He has 8 years of industry experience and 4 years of teaching, research and consulting experience. His industry exposure includes stints with premier public and private sector organizations in India like State Bank of India and Infosys Limited. He was also associated with an international project funded by the Asian Development Bank and the Netherlands Embassy in the state of Kerala. His academic experience includes teaching postgraduate students and executive participants in management programs across India and the UAE. He is actively involved in Research, Consulting, and Management Development Programs. His research works have been published in reputed peer-reviewed journals. He is also affiliated as a consultant with top State-Owned Enterprises in India in CSR and Sustainability.


  • Prof. Sumod has delivered courses on Strategic Management, Principles of Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Competitive Strategy, ESG practices in business, etc. to a wide spectrum of students and practitioners.


  • Prof. Sumod primarily focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business practices in his research. He tries to explore the intersection of business strategy, environmental sustainability, and corporate social responsibility and investigate how firms create value while simultaneously addressing environmental challenges, social inequalities, and ethical dilemmas. By advancing knowledge in sustainable business practices, he aims to contribute to the development of more resilient, responsible, and socially conscious organizations.


  • Sumod, S. D., Prashant, P., Krishnan, J., & Shovan, C. Is there a method to madness? (2021). Predicting the success of Bollywood movies. Journal of Prediction Markets (ABDC- ‘B’)
  • Bhaskaran, R. K., Ting, I. W. K., Sukumaran, S. K., & Sumod, S. D. (2020). Environmental, social and governance initiatives and wealth creation of firms: An empirical examination. Managerial and Decision Economics (ABDC- B’, Scopus- ‘Q2’)
  • Javad, S., & Sumod, S. D. (2018). Navigating political terrain in organizations: The crucial role of leaders and HR. Human Resource Management International Digest (ABDC- ‘C’, Scopus- ‘Q4’)
  • Javad, S., & Sumod, S. D. (2015). It’s time to bring performance appraisal into the twenty-first century. Human Resource Management International Digest (ABDC- ‘C’, Scopus- ‘Q4’)
  • Sumod, S.D. (2023). Nidradaan (Gift of Sleep): A Corporate Social Innovation by Agarwal Packers and Movers for Truck Drivers in India- Case Diagnosis published in Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers (Scopus- ‘Q3’)

Conferences and Workshops

  • Sumod, S.D., (2019). Corporate Environmental Performance and Corporate Governance: Empirical evidence on the enabling role of social capital in emerging economies (Presented at British Academy of Management conference at Aston University, Birmingham, Sept 2019)
  • Sumod, S.D. (2018). Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in emerging markets: A board capital perspective (Poster presentation at SMS special conference, Hyderabad, Dec 2018)
  • Sumod S.D., & Javad, S. (2018). Diversification of Family Firms in Emerging Markets: A Board Capital Perspective. (Accepted for presentation at the British Academy of Management conference at the University of the West of England, Sept 2018)
  • Sumod, S.D. (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Resilience in Emerging Markets: A Board Capital Perspective. (Accepted for presentation at the British Academy of Management conference at the University of the West of England, Sept 2018)
  • Sumod, S.D. (2018). Corporate Governance and Diversification of Family Businesses-Learnings from the Arab World (Accepted for presentation at the 1st International Academic Conference: Family Business in the Arab World, held at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 2018)


  • Not Applicable

Media Coverage

  • Not Applicable