Faculty | SPJIMR


A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

We have more than 53 full time faculty members, of which 36 are PhDs. The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business

Tulsi Jayakumar is a Professor of Economics and the Chairperson of the Family Managed Business at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research. SPJIMR’s FMB programme is a pioneer post-graduate management programme for scions of family managed businesses, in its 20th year. An alumnus of the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Jayakumar has a rich experience of teaching across various Institutes and business schools across the country in her academic career spanning more than 25 years.

Dr. Jayakumar is a well-reputed scholar in her field. She regularly contributes to business newspapers including the Mint, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line and the Free Press Journal. Her articles have been widely discussed and deliberated upon in the social media as well. Her cases published with global case repositories like Ivey and distributed by Harvard are used across top B-schools in the world, and have been re-published in international text books. Her recent case on a Family Managed Business, Agarwal Packers & Movers won critical acclaim and was featured by the Case Centre. She also has contributed to national and international journals including the Economic & Political Weekly, Journal of Business Strategy, Competitiveness Review and the South Asian Journal of Management. Recently she has co-authored a book on Financial Markets and Institutions, published by Pearson.



Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business


  • Rethinking The Role Of Management Education In Developing A ‘New’ Locus Of CSR Responsibility:  An Indian Case Study jointly with Prof. Rukaiya Joshi and published in Journal of Work Applied Management, Emerald Publishing
  • Assessing PPPs In Indian Ports : The Boundary Conditions published in Scientific Management And Advanced Research Trust (SMART)
  • From Philanthropy to Strategic Corporate Sustainability: A Case Study in India published in Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Journal of Business Strategy ABDC 'B'
  • Behavioural Lessons from Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Sale published in Competitiveness Review, An International Business Review
  • Talenthouse India: Crowdsourcing the Indian National Anthem published in Journal of Business Strategy, Emerald Insight ABDC B
  • Ensuring Durable Fiscal Space Through Public Debt Sustainability: An Indian Perspective jointly with Prof. R.K.Pattnaik and published in International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research (IJABER) ABDC C
  • Corporate Social Innovations At Agarwal Packers And Movers Limited published in Journal of Business Strategy; Strategy; Emerald Publication
  • Sholay 3D: Recreating Magic? published in South Asian Journal of Management (SAJM)
  • Social Capital Creation in Indian Rural Cooperatives in the era of Globalisation published in SMART Journal of Business Management Studies ABDC C
  • India-SAARC Trade In Recovering Markets: An Augmented Trade Model published in SMART Journal of Business Management Studies ABDC C
  • CSR Communication in Emerging Economies: Need for a New Paradigm: A Case Study of a Multinational and an Indian Trans - National’s CSR Communication in India published in International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation
  • Role of co-operatives in rural credit delivery system in the era of globalization published in Wealth – International Journal of Money, Banking and Finance
  • MNC-CSR in Conflict Zones: A Case Study of HUL's North East Operations in India published in Vikalpa, the IIM Ahmedabad journal
  • Factor Income Inequalities in India (Special Article) Best Paper Award Award 2015 published in Yojana - A development; Monthly; Special Issue

Case Studies & Teaching Note

  • Building a Backdoor to the iPhone: An ethical dilemma published in Ivey Publishing
  • Agarwal Packers and Movers: Competing for ‘Moving’ Experiences published in Ivey Publishing; Feauted in The casecentre
  • Strides Arcolab Limited’s Dividend Payout Decision published in Ivey Publishing 10th best selling global case
  • Sudarshan Chemicals India: Crowd-sourcing for Corporate Sustainability published inIvey Publishing
  • AirAsia India: Clash for the Indian Skies published in Ivey Publishing ; top 20 best-selling cases in April 2015
  • Prince Pipes and Fittings Pvt. Ltd., India published in Ivey Publishing
  • Whose Business is it Anyway? published in The Casecentre.org
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd: Creating Shared Value in a VUCA World published in ISB-Ivey Global case competition 2013


  • How Sinful is the ‘Original Sin’? Emerging Market Economies and External Vulnerability published in Himalaya Publishing House
  • Turning the Wheel of Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards Integrating Corporate Social Innovation with the Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda published in Book: Revolutionsing Corporate Social Responsibility. Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow; Hard-cover Eds : R.K. Singh, Shulagna Sarkar, Punam Singh Publisher: Academic Foundation
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd. : Creating Shared Value in a VUCA world published in Book: International Marketing 11 Edition; Editors:  Terpstra, Foley, Sarathy; Publisher:  Naper Publishing Group
  • Mahindra & Mahindra: Rising to be a Socially Responsible Corporate. published in Mishra, RK. and Sarkar, S. (2017) ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Driving a sustainable future’ Edited book published by Academic Foundation, New Delhi ISBN 978-93-32704-11-4

Articles (listed are some of the articles)

  • Demonetisation is dead ! Long live demonetisation published in Financial Express
  • Note ban's impact captured incorrectly? published in Free Press Journal
  • The problem wioth household debt published in Live Mint
  • Budget 2017 and the fiscal stance published in Free Press Journal 
  • Using Behavioural Nudges rather than surgical strikes o curb corruption published in Forbes Online
  • Budget 2017-18 : Agenda for Structural Reform published in Maharashtra Economic Development Council, Monthly Ecnomic Digest, Theme-Theme:Budget Suggestions
  • Crowdsourcing workers and mobile banking acceptance – an empirical study published in Internet Research; An ABDC "A" manuscript; Manuscript ID IntR-09-2016-0270
  • Watch out for more financial disruption published in The Hindu Business Line
  • This is not demonetisation published in The Free Press Journal
  • Good neighbours, bad neighbours published in The Hindu Business Line
  • The myth of the barking dog published in Live MINT
  • Whither state of the economy? published in The Free Press Journal
  • Monetary policy and public debt published in Live Mint




Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business

Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business

Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business

Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar

Chairperson - Family Managed Business

Conferences (Recent)

  • Role of Management Education in Developing a 'new' Locus of CSR Responsibility presented by Dr. Tulsi and Prof. Rukaiya at Fourteenth AIMS International Conference on Management, MICA Ahmedabad
  • Assessing Public Debt Sustainability in India presented by Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar & Dr. R.K. Pattnaik at International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (ICFMCF) 2016, IIT Madras, Chennai
  • Ensuring Durable Fiscal Space through Public Debt Sustainability presented by Dr. R.K. Pattnaik & Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar at 3rd International conference on Applied Business and Economic Research, New Delhi

Seminars/ Workshops (Recent)

  • Global Colloquium on Participant-Centred learning at Shanghai
  • Seminar on Bombay Chamber of Commerce- EPW: Budget and Demonetisation
  • Workshop on Bombay Chamber of Commerce- EPW: Budget and Demonetisation
  • workshop on Towards Teaching Excellence
  • Global Colloquium on Participant-Centred learning at Harvard, Boston USA
  • Workshop on Thought Leadership
  • Workshop on Research Methodology: Om Narasimhan & Rajesh Chandy

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