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Assistant Professor, Co-Chair – MBA (International Business), Data Officer – Quality Cell.


Strategy and General Management


FPM (MDI Gurgaon)., MSc.Eng (FH SWF, Germany)., B.Mech Eng

Date of Joining:

2nd Aug 2021


  • Prof. Venkatesh, a performance-driven engineering professional, has around six years of B2B international business development work experience in the manufacturing and engineering R&D services, mainly for automotive, aerospace, and machinery sectors. His corporate background consists of technical and commercial expertise with an extensive scope of responsibility, proven success, and a track record of delivering optimal results in high-expectation environments through initiatives that exceed performance targets. Apart from ER&D services, he also worked in the finance sector for business/sales of financial products for around three years. After about nine years of work experience in the corporate sectors, he joined Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany, a high-ranked research institution funded by the German government, to complete his master’s in Systems Engineering & Engineering Management. He further continued his studies and completed his doctoral program in strategic management, including MBA coursework from MDI Gurgaon. He is currently a faculty member for the strategy & general management area at TAPMI. In addition, start-ups and medium-based manufacturing firms consult him in strategic management and operations management areas.  


  • International Business, Strategic Management.


  • Environmental Uncertainty, Crisis Preparedness and Response, Strategic Responsiveness, Hypercompetition, Corporate, and Business Strategy, International Business. 


    Research Papers

  • Dealing with Surprise Attacks: Decomposing ERM as a Dynamic Capability to Handle Crises, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 28(4), 515-536, 2021. 
  • Dynamic Capabilities in Crises: A State of the Art Review, Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 20(3), 1-18, 2021. 
  • Cases

  • Fluorescent Group: Blue Ocean Shift, IVEY Business School, Canada & Harvard Business School Case Collection, Product Number: 9B18M176, 2018. 

Conferences and Workshops

  • MDI Gurgaon national conference, “Managing Change in Evolving Economic Scenario,” 2017.
  • SDM Institute for Management Development, “Finance for Non Finance Managers,” 2013
  • Bangalore Management Association, “Presentation skills for Dynamic Managers,” 2012.
  • Bangalore Management Association, “Professional Excellence through Emotional Intelligence,” 2012.
  • SDM Institute for Management Development, ‘Effective Business Negotiations’, 2010.


  • Offered with research associate scholarship by advance production engineering & management area, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany, 2015.

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