Dr. Rajesh K. Pillania is a prolific researcher and writer on strategy with more than 75 papers in international/national peer reviewed journals and conferences; two books on strategy and guest edited special issues of international journals of repute. In a recent study he was ranked jointly number one in average research productivity among management faculty in India for research output from 1968 to 2014. He is on the advisory board of many international research journals, professional bodies and conferences consisting of leading international academicians, industry leaders and policy makers.
Rajesh has offered consultancy and conducted training for various corporations (SPMCIL, CSIR etc) and government departments (Department of Science & Technology, Tourism Ministry etc). His work is used by practitioners' and quoted by researchers in various countries. His articles / views appear in newspapers / magzines in Europe, US and Asia. He is a sought after guest editor for special issues by number of international journals of repute. He has been invited by international conferences (ISMOT, MSKE), professional forums (IASK, Global Forum etc), industry associations (FICCI,CII etc), research centers (IPM, Beijing ; Chinese Academy of Sciences etc) and universities (UNU, Tsinghua etc) as an expert speaker. He has acted as a mentor / supervisor for doctoral students in many universities.
He has worked in the North America, South America, Europe and Asia and his academic and research experience includes University Business School, Panjab University (Chandigarh, India); Management Development Institute (Gurgaon, India); R. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (Maryland, USA); Harvard University (Boston, USA); and MCI Management Centre (Innsbruck, Austria) among others. He holds a PhD (Corporate Strategy) and MBA. He is MIT Sloan industry studies affiliate, a member of Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society, USA. His areas of interest and expertise are strategy, global strategy, emerging markets strategy, strategy in India, innovations, business models and strategic humor.