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Sai Prakash R. Iyer
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Sai Prakash R. Iyer

Adjunct Faculty in Business Policy and Strategy


  • FPM:(Corporate Strategy & Policy),2007 - IIM Bangalore, India
  • B.Tech(EEE),1992 - College of Engineering Trivandrum, India

Research Interest
  • Competitive strategy
  • Competition and competitive dynamics
  • Multisided platforms
  • Corporate strategy for multibusiness and family conglomerates
  • Strategy for government and not-for-profit organisations
  • ‘Battle-ready: Crafting Strategy to Beat Competition’, SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Oct 2021 https://www.battle-ready.co
Practitioner-focused Articles
Publications in Refereed Journals
  • (with Deepak K. Sinha) 'Technological Change: Random Shock or Conscious Choice?', Journal of High Technology Management Research, Vol.19/Issue.1, 2008
  • (with Thomas Joseph) 'Indian Cellular Industry: Is There First Mover Advantage?', South Asian Journal of Management, Vol.13/Issue.3, Jul-Sep 2006
Papers in Refereed Conferences
  • (with Bill Wan-Sing Hung & Deepak K. Sinha) 'Empirical determination of the extent of market and its conduct: A study of sugar producer prices and productivity in India', 2006 South and South East Asia Econometric Society Meeting, Dec 18-20 2006, Chennai, India.
  • 'Technological change: Random shock or conscious choice?', 2006 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) division, Aug 14-16 2006, Atlanta, GA.
  • 'Transient and permanent changes in environmental uncertainty', 2006 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management – Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) division, Aug 14-16 2006, Atlanta, GA
  • (with Bill Wan-Sing Hung & Deepak K Sinha) 'Integration of regional sugar markets in India', XI Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC XI), Nov 18-20 2005, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
  • 'Co-movement of yields of Indian government securities', 2 nd APAD Conference, Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives, July 28-30 2005, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
  • 'Entrepreneurial innovation by middle managers', Second AIMS International Conference on Management, Dec 28-31 2004, Indian Insititute of Management, Calcutta, India.
  • 'Influence of human and physical capital on organizational forms, ownership structure and rewards', 7th Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum – International Conference on Strategic Management of Innovation, May 13-15 2004, Indore, India.
  • (with Prarthan Desai) 'Management practice and research: An integrative process model', First AIMS International Conference on Management, Dec 28-30 2003, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.
Courses Taught
  • Industry & Competitor Analysis (elective)
  • Multi-sided Platform Business Strategy (elective)
  • Corporate Strategy (elective)
  • Vision to Execution (elective)
  • Strategic Management (core course)
  • Prof. Sai Prakash Iyer brings more than 22 years of experience spanning academics, management consulting and industry. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Business Policy & Strategy at IIM Udaipur and was earlier Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at IIM Calcutta.
  • Prof. Iyer has taught the core Strategic Management course as well as electives in competitive strategy, corporate strategy and strategy execution at IIMs Calcutta, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, Tiruchirappalli and Nagpur.
  • His consulting work is biased towards impact and implementability, and he advises the top management teams of a wide range of clients in terms of size and industry. His consulting engagements focus on topics such as strategies for growth, new ventures, turnaround, operational excellence etc., as well as organisational transformation and strategy execution. He was a Principal with the international management consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, based in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur and was responsible for the firm’s Strategy & Organisation as well as Public Sector practices in the Middle East. Earlier he was a profit center head with Siemens in India.
  • He holds an earned doctorate (Fellow) in Strategic Management from IIM Bangalore and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Kerala University.