Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra

Associate Professor, General Management & Rural Finance
Fellow (IRMA), MPhil (IIFM, Bhopal), MA (Sambalpur)
School: Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM)
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Teaching Interests

Managerial Analysis, Microfinance, Rural Financial Institutions and Services, Research Methods, Financing Agricultural value chains

Research Interests

Policy, Livelihoods, Management of Not-for-Profits, Rural Finance

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of Placement Committee, XSRM-level AACSB committee

Research & Publications


2018, JOURNAL: Governance of agricultural value chains: Coordination, control and safeguarding, Elsevier, Netherlands

2018, JOURNAL: Does impact assessment meet stakeholder expectation: case study of POSCO project in Odisha, Taylor and Francis, UK

2017, JOURNAL: Poverty Alleviation in Bihar: Alternative Views (Discussion Note), Sameeksha Trust, India

2016, JOURNAL: Managing International Development Projects: Case Studies of Implementation of Large-scale Projects in India, Sage Publications, India

2010, Journal: Dilution Process of Policy Implementation Strategy: An Analysis of Changes in the Guidelines for Watershed Development Programmes in India’, International Journal of Rural Management, India

2009, Journal: Integrated Impact Assessment Model for Explaining Differential Impact of Watershed Development Projects, UK, Beech Tree

2008, Journal: Water Harvesting and Recharge: A Misinterpretation, Economic and Political Weekly, India

2008, Journal: Feasibility of Tropical Pines in Koraput, Orissa’, The Indian Forester, India

2008, Journal: Planning of Watershed Development Projects in India: A Critical Review of Government funded Projects’, Journal of Rural Development, , India

2007, Journal: Institutionalisation of CPR management: Case Studies of Pastureland Management’, Economic and Political Weekly,


2019, Book: Microfinance Management, Cengage Learning, India

2011, Book: Management and Impact of Watershed Development Projects in Gujarat: A Study of Implementation Processes and Outcomes, Sarabrucken (Germany): VDM Verlag Dr Muller & Co. KG, ISBN: 9783639370355, Germany

#Book Chapter

2017, Chapter: Rethinking Tribe in Indian Context: Realities, Issues & Challenges (Eds. B. K. Das and R. K. Das), Rawat Publications, Jaipur, India

2010, Chapter: New Generation Initiatives in Agri-based Livelihoods’ in Datta, S and V Sharma (Eds) State of India’s Livelihood Report 2010, New Delhi: Sage Publications, India

2010, Chapter: Scope of Natural Resource Accounting in Watershed Management Programme’ in Mehta, Ashir S and P R Joshi (Eds) Issues in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Vadodara: Centre for Research in P, India

2008, Chapter: Chapters on Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, and Rajashan, The State of Panchayats: 2007-08, An Independent Assessment, Volume II: State/UT Reports, Anand: IRMA, India

2007, Chapter: Balanced Scorecard for NGOs: Challenges in Implementation, in Reddy, S. and V. N. Posa (Eds.) Balanced Scorecard: Multi Sector Perspectives, Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, India

2006, Chapter: Community Based Watersheds: A Novel Approach to Sustainable Freshwater Management’ in Grover, Velma (Ed.) Water: Global Common and Global Problems, Science Publishers, US, USA


2016, Case: Sikshasandhan: Funding Challenges and Mission Drift, Singapore: World Scientific

2009, Case: ARAVALI, Vikalpa, India

#Working Paper

2017, WorkingPaper: Evolving Space of Knowledge in Rural Management,

2017, WorkingPaper: Developing Institutions for Common Pool Resource Management: A Qualitative Study ,


2019, Conference-Attended: National Conference on Rural Management Education, Venue: Hyderabad

2018, Conference-Attended: Does IA meet Stakeholder Expectation, Venue: Durban

2018, Conference-Attended: Celebrating Commons Scholarship, Venue: Georgetown University Law Centre, Washingtown DC

2017, Conference-Attended: Problem of Matching Grant in Financing Cluster Development, Venue: Bhubaneswar

2017, Seminars-Talks: Seminar cum workshop on Collective Marketing, Venue: KVIC implementing partners

2017, Conference-Conducted: Towards a diversified food system: Emerging opportunities in Odisha, Venue: TCI-TARINA


2018, FDP-Attended: Multivariate Data Analysis , Venue: IIM Kozhikode

2017, Training-Conducted: Seminar -cum-workshop on Collective Marketing, Venue: KVIC

Projects / Consultancy

2018, SFURTI -Technical Agency Support, Client: KVIC, Status: On-going

2018, Impact Assessment of IFF and IHP, Client: GIZ, New Delhi, Status: On-going

2017, National Level Monitoring (NLM) of Rural Development Projects, Client: MoRD, Govt of India, Status: Completed

Work Experience

20 years experience in academics, industry and development organizations