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.
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.
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.