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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
  • B.Tech(EEE),1992 - College of Engineering Trivandrum

Research Interest
  • Competitive strategy
  • Competition and competitive dynamics
  • Multisided platforms
  • Corporate strategy for multibusiness and family conglomerates
  • Strategy for government and notforprofit organisations
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, JulSep 2006
Papers in Refereed Conferences
  • (with Bill WanSing 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 1820 2006, Chennai, India.
  • Technological change: Random shock or conscious choice?', 2006 Annual Meeting of the Academy of ManagementTechnology & Innovation Management (TIM) division, Aug 1416 2006, Atlanta, GA.
  • Transient and permanent changes in environmental uncertainty', 2006 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management – Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) division, Aug 1416 2006, Atlanta, GA
  • (with Bill WanSing Hung & Deepak K Sinha) `Integration of regional sugar markets in India', XI Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC XI), Nov 1820 2005, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
  • Comovement of yields of Indian government securities', 2 nd APAD Conference, Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives, July 2830 2005, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
  • Entrepreneurial innovation by middle managers', Second AIMS International Conference on Management, Dec 2831 2004, Indian Insitute 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 1315 2004, Indore, India.
  • (with Prarthan Desai) `Management practice and research: An integrative process model', First AIMS International Conference on Management, Dec 2830 2003, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.
Courses Taught
  • Strategic Management (core PGP course)
  • Industry & Competitor Analysis (elective)
  • Corporate Strategy (elective)
  • Vision to Execution (elective)
  • Prof. Sai Prakash Iyer brings more than 20 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.
  • He was a Principal with the international management consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, based in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. His consulting work focused on Strategy & Organization for large forprofit corporations as well as government sector. Earlier he was a profit center head with Siemens in India. He holds an earned doctorate (Fellow) in Strategic Management from IIM Bangalore.
  • Prof. Iyer has taught the core Strategic Management course as well as electives in competitive strategy and strategy execution at IIMs Calcutta, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam and Tiruchirappalli.