Kunal Mankodi

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Ganpat University)
Areas of interest
Business Clusters and SMEs Competitiveness, Business Models and Multi-sided Platforms

Kunal Mankodi is a faculty member in the area of Management and Organizations with teaching interest in the area of strategic management. He holds a PhD in management with his dissertation on ‘Assessment of Enablers and Inhibitors of Collaboration in SMEs in Pharmaceutical Clusters in Gujarat’ where he studied factors that impact collaboration decision by pharmaceutical SMEs in Gujarat. He holds a Masters in Business Administration with Marketing specialization.

Currently, Kunal is the faculty chair of the Career Development Centre at Ahmedabad University. Prior to this, he chaired the admissions committee of the graduate programmes of the management school.

He has published research papers and presented papers at reputed national and international conferences.

His research interest areas include Business Clusters, SME competitiveness, and Platform-based business models.

Conference Presentations

Mankodi, K. (2016). “CSR in Business Clusters for Sustainable Regional Development – A Case Study”, 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainability (SUSCON 5, 2016), March 17-19, 2016

Mankodi, K. and Acharya P. (2015). ‘Perception of Entrepreneurial Success for Small Businesses: A General Framework’, Ahmedabad University Conference on Management (AUCOM) 2015, at Amrut Mody School of Management, February 6-7, 2015

Journal Publication

Mankodi, K., “Innovation For Creating Sustainable Lifestyle Brands: A Case Study", IUP Journal of Business Strategy, June, 2016 vol. XIII, No.2 ISSN 0972 – 9259

Conference Proceedings

Mankodi, K., “Innovations for Creating Sustainable Lifestyle Brands: A Case Study”, Proceedings of the 20th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Trondheim, Norway 18-20 June 2014; ISBN: 978-82-91917-34-4

Newspaper Article

Kunal Mankodi, “Academia-industry linkage, an essential cog for quality management education”, DNA Campus, Ahmedabad, June 17, 2016

Kunal has a teaching experience of more than 11 years. He teaches courses on Business Strategy at both - the Under Graduate as well as Post Graduate programmes. He also teaches strategy area electives on Strategies for Firms in Emerging Markets, Corporate Strategy, Advanced Business Strategy. He has also taught a course on Fundamentals of Management in the Masters for Heritage Management programme.

He has taught Competitive Strategy in Executive Management Program for JMC Projects Ltd. (One year program) - an Organization Based Program, catering specifically to the need of the organization with specific inputs on the construction industry.


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