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Dr. Abhishek Kumar Sinha

Area Chair – General Management , Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Strategy and Innovation Management, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani), PGDM (General Management / Marketing, Goa Institute of Management)



General Management / Strategy and Innovation

Courses taught:

  • Strategic Management
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation for Marketing

Industry experience and academic research experience: 17 years

  • Assistant Professor, General Management, MPSTME, NMIMS (Deemed to be University) Mumbai. Dec 2021 till date)
  • Ph.D. Scholar (Full time) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani . From July 2016 to Oct 2021
  • Co-Founder / Managing Partner at Goa Industrial Services from April 2012 to July 2016
  • Co-Founder / Director at Mango Earthmovers Pvt Ltd. October 2009 to March 2012
  • Manager (NRI Services) at HDFC Bank Ltd., Goa. March 2008 – October 2009
  • Sales Manager (Bancassurance) at ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, Mumbai. March 2006 – March 2008


  • AMFI Mutual Fund (Advisors) Module Certificate
  • Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) for Assistant Professor

Service Activities (Within Organization)

  • Faculty In-Charge Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell
  • Area Chair- General Management

Service Activities (Outside Organization)

  • Reviewer, Journal of Economic Studies (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC B, Chartered ABS, ESCI)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Innovation Science (SCOPUS Q1, Chartered ABS, ESCI)
  • Journal of Economic Studies (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC B, Chartered ABS, ESCI)
  • International Journal of Innovation Science (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC B, Chartered ABS, ESCI)

Community/Social Services:


  • Best Case study Award at the Annual Conference on Emerging Markets Innovation at Goa Institute of Management. Feb 2020.
  • Outstanding Student Contribution Award for organizing ‘International Conference of Economics and Finance’ at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, 2019.
  • Student Advisory Council (SAC) at Goa Institute of Management, 2005-06.

Journal Publications

  • Sinha, A.K., Mishra, A.K., RL, M. and Prabhudesai, R. (2022), "Examining the determinants of small firms' performance in India", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 71 No. 6, pp. 2496-2533. (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC ‘B’, Web of Science –ESCI)
  • Mishra, A.K., Kumar, A. and Sinha, A.(2019), "The shape of income distribution and decomposition of the changes in income inequality in India: 2005-2012", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 46 No. 3, pp. 760-776. (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC B, Web of Science –ESCI)
  • Prabhudesai, R., Pangarkar, N., Prasad, C.V.V.S.N.V. and Sinha, A.K. (2022), "Performance impact of behavioural factors in alliances by SMEs: an empirical analysis", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. (SCOPUS Q1, ABDC ‘B’, Web of Science –ESCI)
  • Mishra, A.K., Sinha, A.K., Khasnis, A. and Vadlamani, S.T. (2021), "Exploring firm-level innovation and productivity in India", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 583-609. (SCOPUS Q1, Web of Science –ESCI)
  • R L, M., Mishra, A.K. and Sinha, A.K.(2021), "Does institutional ownership affect firms' international investments? empirical evidence from India", Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 50-63. (SCOPUS Q2, ABDC ‘C’, Web of Science –ESCI)
  • Sinha, A.K., Mishra, A. K. and Y. Patel, (2019). ‘Firm size, R&D Expenditure, and International Orientation: An Empirical Analysis of Performance of Indian Firms' in International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development”, Vol. 11(4), pp. 311-336. SCOPUS Q2)
  • Sinha, A.K., A. K. Mishra, Manogna R L and Prabhudesai (2022). 'Determinants of Sustainable Financial and Innovation Performance: A Panel Data Analysis of Indian Manufacturing SMEs' accepted for publication in International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2022.10041291 (SCOPUS)

Book Chapter :

  • Sinha, A.K., Mishra, A.K. and R L, Manogna (2021). Examining the Performance of MSME Firm in India: An Empirical Analysis at Industry Level. In: Mishra, A.K., Vinzé, A.S., Gupta, R.S., Menon, R. (Eds.) Advances in Innovation, Trade and Business: Evidence from Emerging Economies. Springer Book Series: Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham.

Conference Publication:

  • International Conference on Entrepreneurship & Family Business at IIT Bombay. January 2020. Title - Performance of small firms and the determinants of research and development investment in India: A panel data analysis
  • The 2nd International Conference on Economics & Finance at The Department of Economics, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus in association with Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri, USA. January 2020
  • 7th PAN IIM World Management Conference at The Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak December 2019. Title -Examining the Performance and the Determinants of R&D Investments in Small and Medium Firms in India: New Empirical Evidence Using Panel Data Regression
  • 6th PAN-IIM World Management Conference at The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Understanding Firm-Level Innovation and Productivity in India - Introduction. 1st International Conference on Economics and Finance at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus. February 2018.

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