Faculty Details

Dr. Amar KJR Nayak

Professor, General Management & Strategic Management
NABARD Chair Professor

Ph.D.(IIT, Kharagpur), Research Fellow(Kobe University, Japan), MBA(IIM, Bangalore), B.E.(NIT, Rourkela, India)
Phone:+91 674 3983706
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Teaching Interests

Research Methodologies

Strategic Management
International Business
International Management
Indian Multinational Strategy

Non Competitive Strategies
Strategy, System & Sustainability

Research Interests

My research has been in understanding asymmetries in human actions and the antecedent issues of control and freedom. The key assumption of this analysis has been all human actions are either asymmetry generating actions or asymmetry reduction actions.

The prime theme that forms the basis for these research issues has been Sustainability. Arising out of this perspective, my research works have been on contextual understanding of traditional firm design, growth of multinational enterprises, institutional issues, globalization and control, efficiency, and optimal enterprise system design criteria for long-term sustainability in a real world context.

I am currently engaged in issues relating to simultaneous optimization of organizational design and institutional design for sustainability of rural agricultural communities. The toughest research area has been the "Transition Strategies" from the paradigm of competition to the paradigm of cooperation. Although, I enjoy engaging in multiple research methodologies, my prime methodological interest has evolved to Action Research methodology.

For the latest on my research engagement please see: www.navajyoti.org OR http://www.ximb.ac.in/ximb/index.php?id=363

Administrative Responsibilities

Coordinator, Strategic Management Group, XIMB: 2006-

Coordinator, XIMB-Centre for Case Research: 2005-

Member in Editorial Board

Journal of Case Research

Vilakshan: XIMB Journal of Management

Other Membership

Member, Board of Governors, Academy of International Business-India Chapter, 2005-

Member, Academy of International Business, World, 2005-

Member, Strategic Management Society, 2008-2011

Member, The Historical Society, 2006-

Member, Steering Committe, Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Orissa, 2007-08

Member, Sustainability Trust, 2009-

Research & Publications


2017, JOURNAL: • Efficiency, Effectiveness and Sustainability: The Basis of Competition & Cooperation, DIRECTOR, XIMB

2016, JOURNAL: Internationalization Strategies of Emerging Market Multinationals: A Five M Framework, Sage

2016, JOURNAL: • Convergence of Micro-finance and GP level Community Enterprise Systems to protect interests of vulnerable farmers, abc

2015, JOURNAL: Size & Design Complexity for Sustainability: A Perspective, XIMB

2014, JOURNAL: Logic, Language and Values of Cooperation versus Competition in the context of Sustainable Community Systems, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Italy

2014, JOURNAL: Asymetries in Organizations, Institutions and policy Signals in the Context of Sustainable Governance in India, LBSNAA

2011, Journal: Globalization: A Framework for Perpetuation of Asymmetries, Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management, March 2011

2010, Journal: Participation and Development Outcomes: Evidences from the Poor Districts of India , Journal of Management & Public Policy, vol. 1, No.2, June 2010

2010, Journal: Rural Drinking Water Supply: A Case of Basic Rural Infrastructure in the KBK districts of Orissa, Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management

2010, Journal: TATA Sons Ltd: Firm Characteristics expressed under Competition, Journal of Case Research

2010, Journal: ICICI Bank: Reaching Global Markets through Technology, Journal of Case Research

2010, Journal: Harnessing Water on the Hills: A Case of Watershed in Koraput District, Orissa, India, International Journal of Development and Social Research

2009, JOURNAL: 10. Limits to Competition: Case of India-Australia Cricket Test Series 2008-09, XIMB, India

2008, JOURNAL: India in the emerging Global Order: A Historical FDI Perspective, 1900s-2000, in the book, India in the emerging Global Order (eds), Amar KJR Nayak & M G Jomon, McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2008

2007, JOURNAL: Globalization & Disequilibrium of FDI in Natural Resources in India, Journal of the Fourth World

2007, JOURNAL: Does Direct Investment in Complementary Businesses make business sense to Foreign Companies in an emerging Economy? Case of British American Tobacco in India, 1906-2004, Global Business Review, Sage Publication

2006, JOURNAL: Foreign Direct Investment: A Review of Literature, Vilakshan XIMB Journal of Management, ISSN 0973-1954

2005, JOURNAL: Making Case Studies Deductive: A Sampling Method to Select Foreign Companies for studying their FDI Strategies in India, Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management, Volume II, Issue no.1, March,2005

2005, Journal: Globalization Process in India: A Historical Perspective Since Independence, 1947, South Asian Journal of Management, vloume 12, Issue 1, January-March 2005

2005, JOURNAL: FDI Model in Emerging Economies: Case of Suzuki Motor Corporation in India, The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol.6, Num. 1, March 2005


2017, Book: • Designing of Farmer Producer Organization for Sustainability of Smallholder Farmers, Sectoral Report on Agriculture and Rural Development (Book, NABARD Publication , INDIA

2012, Book: Implementing Community Enterprise System for Sustainability of Rural Agricultural Communities: A Manual, NABARD-XIMB-RBF

2011, Book: Indian Multinationals: The Dynamics of Explosive Growth in a Developing Country Context, Palgrave Macmillan, UK & USA

2008, Book: India in the emerging Global Order (Book), McGraw-Hill Publisher, edited book, 2008

2008, Book: Multinationals in India: FDI and Complementation Strategy in Developing Country (Book), Palgarve-Macmillan, United Kingdom, July 2008 (Reprint for India & South Asia is available now)

2007, Book: 10. Natural Dyeing & Synthetic Dyeing: A comparison of Life Cycle Costing, XIMB-India Canada Environmental Facility

2006, Book: Sustainable Sewage Water Management (Book), Macmillan India Ltd., ISBN-10:1403-93016-3, ISBN-13:978-1403-93016-3

2005, Book: 9. Strategy Spells Success: 25 Years History of National Aluminium Company Limited, NALCO, India

#Book Edited

2012, BookEdit: Management@Grassroots, SFAC-XIMB

#Book Chapter

2015, Chapter: Organized Retailing and Agri-Business, Springer, India

2011, Chapter: Globalization, Foreign Capital and development, Regal Publication, New Delhi, India

2011, Chapter: Challenges of the Twenty First Century, A Trans-disciplinary Perspective, Macmillan Publishers india Ltd., New Delhi, India

2010, Chapter: Drivers of FDI Policies: A Historical Perspective, 1882-2005, Globlization, Foreign Capital, and Development (Book), Regal Publication, New Delhi

2010, Chapter: Foreign Direct Investment: A Review of Literature , Globalization and Sectoral Development (Book), Excel Books

#Working Paper

2011, WorkingPaper: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Sustainability, Sustainability Seminar Series 1.0

2010, WorkingPaper: Optimizing Asymmetries for Sustainability: A Prism for Agriculture and Rural Development in India,

2009, WorkingPaper: Asymmetries and Sustainability, Working Paper - XIMB RTS 7.7

2009, WorkingPaper: Globalization: Framework for Perpetuation of Asymmetries by Traditional Firm on the Marginalized,

2008, WorkingPaper: Variables towards Non Competitive Strategies - A Perspective, Creativity, BMMA, August 2008


2017, Conference-Conducted: First Symposium on Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems: Design & Systems Perspectives, Venue: XIMB

2017, Conference-Attended: An Action Research Project on In-Situ Water Conservation at NSWASS, Bhubaneswar , Venue: INDIA

2017, Conference-Attended: Trust: An Outlook, Venue: INDIA

2017, Conference-Attended: Effect of Firm Size on Performance Leading to Sustainability , Venue: INDIA

2016, Conference-Attended: Economies of Scope: context of smallholder farmers and sustainability’, Venue: ABC

2016, Conference-Attended: Financial Inclusion on Path to Sustainable Development Goals, Venue: National Conference-2016

2012, Conference-Attended: Institutional & Organizational Asymmetries: Small Producers and Sustainability of Rural Agricultural Communities, Venue:

2012, Conference-Attended: Optimal Market Boundary with minimal Characteristic Distance between Small Producer and Customers: A strategy to realize higher value by both small producers and consumers from a transaction, Venue:

2012, Conference-Attended: Integrated Low Cost Agriculture for Internal Consistency and External Synergy for Sustainability of Smallholder Farmers: Case of Nava Jyoti Agricultural Community, Venue:

2011, Conference-Attended: Nava Jyoti Producer Company: A Case towards optimising Asymmetries for a Sustainable Community Enterprise System for small resource poor Farmers/Producers in India, Venue:

2011, Conference-Attended: Optimizing Asymmetries for Sustainability: Design Issues of Producer Organization , Venue:

2010, Conference-Attended: Optimizing Asymmetries for Sustainability, Venue:

2010, Conference-Attended: Optimizing Asymmetries for Sustainability, Venue:

2009, Conference-Attended: From Traditional Firm and Producer Company to a sustainable Community Enterprise System , Venue:

2008, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Successful FDI Pattern of Hindustan Unilever Limited in India: 1932-2004 , Venue:

2008, Conference-Attended: Mobile Health Units (MHU), A Case of Managing Health without Doctors, Venue:

2008, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Is Investment in Complementary Businesses the key to success of Multinational Firms in India? , Venue:

2008, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Drivers of FDI Policies in India: A historical perspective, 1900s-2000 , Venue:

2008, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Micro-entrepreneurial Scheme in Action - A case of Hanna SHG under SGSY Scheme in Orissa, Venue:

2007, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: New Kids on the Block: Mulitnationals from Transforming Economies, Venue:

2007, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Is Investment in Complementary Businesses the key to success of Multinational Firms in India? , Venue:

2006, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Globalization of Foreign Direct Investment in India: 1900s-2000 , Venue:

2005, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: FDI Pattern of British American Tobacco in India: 1905-2004, Venue:

2004, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Demystifying the Globalization Process in India: 1947-2004, Venue:

2004, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Successful Foreign Direct Investment in India: A case of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Venue:

2004, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Globalization Process in India: A Clash of Developmental Objectives of Host with Growth Objectives of Foreign Companies, Venue:

2003, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Case Based Research Sampling Method: From Exploratory Research towards Theory Building , Venue:

2003, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: MNC De-listing in India: Is it a fair deal?, Venue:

2003, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Impact of Trade & Investment Policies of GATT/WTO on India, 1955-2000, Venue:

2002, CONFERENCE-ATTENDED: Foreign Investments in India: Disequilibria in Extraction-Manufacturing and Conservation of Natural Resources, Venue:

Projects / Consultancy

2013, Optimising Asymmetries in Community Enterprise System for Sustainability of Cooperation in the Community: The Case of Nava Jyoti PC, Client: Rabo Bank Foundation, Netherlands, Status: Ongoing

2013, Baseline Survey on Producer Companies and Natural Farming Practices in India, Client: NABARD - National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, Status: Ongoing

2011, Action Research on developing a Sustainable Community Enterprise System, Client: NABARD - National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, Status: Completed

2008, National Consultant for Business Platform and Knowledge Management, Client: FAO, New Delhi - UNO, Status:

2006, Book Manuscript - Sustainable Sewage Water Management: XIMB-CIFA-ICEF Approach, Client: Project Water, CENDERET, XIMB, Status:

2006, Impact Assessment of Quality of Life, Drought Proofing and Poverty Alleviation of the RLTAP schemes of the Government of India in the eight KBK districts of Orissa, India, Client: Comptroller & Auditor General, India, Status:

2005, Manuscript on the history of National Aluminium Company Limited, Client: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), Status:

2005, Comparative costing of natural dyeing and synthetic dyeing in India, Client: PDW - ICEF, Status:

0, Attitude Competency (MDP) , Client: J K Paper, NALCO, Super Gas, & Others, Status:

0, Commissioning of Petroleum Storage Facility for ONGC, Gandhar, India, Client: Oil & Natural Gas Commission, India , Status:

0, Commissioning of LLDPE/HDPE Swing Plant for IPCL, Nagothane, Maharastra. India., Client: Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, Status:

0, Hazard Prevention Study for petrochemical processing loops, Client: Indian Petrochemical Corporation Limited, Status:

0, Estimation of total demand for speciality chemicals in India, Client: National Chemical Industries Limited, Mumbai, Status:

0, Estimation of total demand for Poly vinyl chloride in the construction industry and agricultural sector, Client: Reliance Industries Limited, Status:

0, Comparative efficiency and cost estimation for PVC, Asbestos, CI & GI pipes in water and sewerage transport systems, Client: Reliance Industries Limited, Status:

0, Alternate Energy Systems: Power generation through Gobar Gas plant for a village of 500 families, Client: Research at Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Status:

0, Technical Seminar on PVC Pipes for Engineers in the Irrigation Department, Punjab. , Client: Reliance Industries Limited, Status:

0, Technical Seminar on PVC Pipes for Engineers in the Irrigation Department, Uttar Pradesh. , Client: Reliance Industries Limited, Status:

0, Training and Demonstration of using PVC pipes for drinking water , Client: Small Scale PVC Pipes Manufactures in India, Status:

Directorial / Advisory Position

Advisory role in ‘Implementation of the CSP Scheme PKVYin the state during 2016-17’, Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Duration: 21-6-2016 to 21-06-2016

Advisory role in ‘Start ups programme in Agriculture Sector’, Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Duration: 26-7-2016 to 26 July 2016

Advisory role in ‘Start ups programme in Agriculture Sector’, Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Dept. Of Agriculture& Farmers Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha,Duration: 19-8-2016 to 19-08-2016

Advisory role in ‘Input for Recruitment Rules for Design and Management of Agriculture markets and Business Planning and Project Formulation’, CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing , Jaipur,CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing , Jaipur,Duration: 1-8-2016 to 31-08-2016

Advisory role in Consultative Meet on ‘Organising Short-term Certificate Course on FPO Management for CEOs’, BIRD, Lucknow,BIRD, Lucknow,Duration: 22-2-2016 to 22-02-2016

Work Experience


Principal Investigator, All India Baseline Study on Producer Companies and Integrated Low Organic Agricultural Practices.

Principal Investigator, Action Research to develop a Sustainable Community Enterprise System. Supported by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Govt. of India, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and Sustainability Trust, 2009-11

Principal National Consultant, Food & Agricultural Organization, UNO, New Delhi, Aug-Oct 2008

Consultant, India-Canada Environmental Facility

Consultant, Comptroller and Auditor General, Government of India

Consultant, Sambalpuri Bastralaya Handloom Cooperative Society


Engineer - Operation and Commissioning, Engineers India Limited, New Delhi: 1991-1992

Product Development and Sales - National Organic Chemical Industries Ltd., Mumbai: 1994-1996

Manager - Business Development, Reliance Industries Limited, New Delhi: 1997-2000


Nava Jyoti PC - Community Enterprise System
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