Academics

Kamala Gollakota

Professor, Sch of Bus

Degrees: Ph.D. Management Science (Organizations and Strategic Management) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Post Graduate Diploma, Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India; B.A. Economics, University of Delhi, India

Office: URSB Management & Business , Hornby Hall #126

Office Hours: Hornby Hall

Phone: 909/748-8768 Campus Ext. 8768

E-mail: kamala_gollakota@redlands.edu

Portrait

Academic InterestsĀ andĀ Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • International Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business engagement for poverty alleviation
  • Performance Measurement

Professional Background Highlights

Kamala Gollakota is currently an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Redlands. Prior to joining the Redland’s School of Business, she was a faculty member at the University of South Dakota. She also worked as a Human Resources professional at Crompton Greaves Limited. She has published numerous articles that have appeared in books and journals such as Journal of Management Studies, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Journal of Management History, Decision, and the Journal of the International Associations for Case Studies. Her recent research on Business Strategies for operating at the Base of the Pyramid will be published in the Thunderbird International Business Journal. She has co-authored a textbook Strategic Management that was published by Prentice-Hall (India). Her research interests have included organizational decline and turnaround, downsizing, and corporate governance. Her current research interest is on the role of business organizations as an agent for world good.

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Human Resource Management

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Management Science (Organizations and Strategic Management)
    University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (1991)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Personnel Management and Industrial Relations)
    Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India (1981)
  • B.A. (honors), Economics
    University of Delhi, India (1979)

Previous Teaching Experience

University of South Dakota

  • August 1995- 2005: Associate Professor
  • August 1989- August 1995: Assistant Professor

University of Maryland Union College

June 2003 Adjunct Associate Professor – Online MBA program

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

August 1985- August 1989: Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant/Instructor

Courses taught: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, International Management and Human Resource Management

Previous Relevant Work Experience

July 1981 – July 1982: Management Trainee – Crompton Greaves Limited

July 1982 – July 1985: Human Resource Management officer

Responsible for all Human Resource activities of the Northern Region Sales office. Duties included recruitment, selection, training, coordination of performance appraisal and other HR activities.

Significant Publications and Presentations

Publications

Gollakota, K, Gupta, V & Bork, J. (forthcoming). Reaching Customers At The Base Of The Pyramid – A Two-Stage Business Strategy. Thunderbird International Business Review. Accepted for publication.

Gollakota, K. (2009). ResMed – Waking up to Sleep. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies. Forthcoming.

Ragothaman, S and Gollakota, K. (2009). The Effect of Firm Characteristics on Corporate Governance: An Empirical Study in the United States. International Journal of Management August, vol. 26 no.2.

Gollakota, K. (2008). ICT Use by Businesses in Rural India: The Case of EID Parry’s Indiagriline. International Journal of Information Management Volume 28, No. 4. pp 336-341.

Gupta, V., Gollakota, K., & Srinivasan R. (2007) Strategic Management. Prentice Hall (India). 2nd Edition. Reprinted in 2009.

Gollakota, K and Gupta, V. (2006) “History, Ownership and Corporate Governance in India” Journal of Management History. Volume 12, No:2, 185-198.

Gupta, V and Gollakota, K. (2005) Critical Challenges for Indian Business Schools as Partners in Development. Special Issue of Decision on 'Management Education in India' Volume 32, No. 2, July-Dec.

Gupta, V., Gollakota, K., & Srinivasan R. (2005) Strategic Management. Prentice Hall (India).

Gupta, V., Gollakota, K., & Sreekumar A. (2005)“Quality in Business Education: A Study of the Indian Context” in Business and Management Education in Transitioning and Developing Countries: A Handbook edited by John McIntyre and Alan Ilon. M.E. Sharpe Publishers. (0-7656-1504-5)

Gupta, V and Gollakota K. (2005) “Governance of Publicly Funded Business Schools”. Business and Management Education in Transitioning and Developing Countries: A Handbook edited by John McIntyre and Alan Ilon. M.E. Sharpe Publishers. (0-7656-1504-5)

Gupta, V. and Gollakota, K. (2004). Business Education in India: The Quality Dialogue. IBAT Journal of Management, 1(2): 1-18.

Gollakota, K. & Gupta,V. (2004). “Worldcom Inc: Survival at Stake” Journal of the International Academy of Case Studies. Vol 10 (3) pp 49-65; Instructors’ notes. Vol 10 (4) pp 67-76.

Paswan, A., & Gollakota, K. (2004) “Peer Evaluation Dimensions, Satisfaction, and Reward: An Investigation in a Group Task Environment” Journal of Education for Business, March-April Vol 79, Issue 4, 225-232.

Gupta, V., & Gollakota, K. (2002). “Typologies of Organization Culture - A review and synthesis” in Creating Performing Organizations Sage Publications.

Arogyaswamy, K., & Yasai-Ardekani, M. (1997). “The Impact of Cutbacks, Efficiency Improvements, and Investments in Technology on Organizational Turnaround” IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Volume 44, No. 1, pp. 3-11.

Arogyaswamy, K. (1996). “Sex Discrimination” Ready Reference: American Justice, Mark Rehn (editor) pp.717-721. Salem Press: CA.

Arogyaswamy, K. (1995) “Why downsizing doesn't always payoff” 1995 Handbook of Business Strategy Bristol Voss and David Wiley (editors) pp. 19-24

Faulkner & Gray Arogyaswamy, K., Barker, V., and Yasai-Ardekani, M. (1995). “Firm Turnaround: An integrative contingency model” Journal of Management Studies, Volume 32, No. 4, pp. 493-525

Arogyaswamy, K. (1994)."Use of a Computer Simulation in Teaching Strategic Management", Journal of Computing in Small Colleges Volume 10, No. 5, pp. 142-145

Arogyaswamy, K. (1994)."Genentech is launched". In Sobczack A.J. (Ed) Great Events from History II: Business and Commerce Volume 4, pp. 1616-1620, Salem Press: CA.

Conference Presentations

Gollakota, K and Gupta, V (2009). “Corporations, the Poor and Value Analysis: To Serve or be Served?” Presentation at the Annual Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. August 7-11, 2009.

Gollakota, K & Doshi, K (2009). “Sustainability and Impact of Microfinance: Accion, San Diego” Presented in the poster session and Virtual Global Forum at the 2009 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: “Manage by Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation,” June 2-5, 2009, Cleveland.

Gollakota, K & Doshi, K (2009). “ Influences on Diffusion of Technology in Rural Areas.” Presented at the 2009 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: “Manage by Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation,” June 2-5, 2009, Cleveland.

Gollakota, K and Pick J. (2008) “Evaluating Private Sector ICT Initiatives in Rural India” Presented at the Strategic Management Society India Special Conference. December 12-14. Hyderabad, India.

Pick, J., Gollakota, K. Falatoonzadeh, H. & Greene, R. (2008). “Readiness of Small Enterprises for GIS: The Question of Strategy”. Presented at the 14th Annual Americas Conference on Information Systems in Toronto on 14-17 August.

Pick, J. Gollakota, K. and Falatoonzadeh, H (2008). “GIS for Advantage in Marketing and Routing: Case Study of a Small Home Accessories Firm” Presented at the 2008 Spatial Analysis for Business Conference, April 27. Chicago.

Gollakota, K, Pick, James and Falatoonzadeh, Hamid.(2008) “ABC Blinds”. Presented at the Western Casewriters Association Conference, March. Oakland, CA.

Gollakota, K. (2007) “ResMed” Annual North American Case Research Conference October 18-21 at Keystone, CO.

Ragothaman, S. and Gollakota, K. (2007). “An Empirical Analysis of Firm Characteristics and Corporate Governance”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute. April 13-14 Chicago.

Gollakota. K (2006) “ICT use by businesses in rural India: The case of EID Parry’s Indiagriline”. Presentation at the Global Forum on Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change. (Academy of Management, United Nations Global Compact). Cleveland. Ohio. October.

Gupta, V and Gollakota K (2006) “Technological Growth in Pre-Medieval China: Moving beyond Traditional Thinking”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia. August, 2006.

Gollakota, K. “Daktronics” (2005) Presented at the Annual North American Case Research Association (NACRA). Falmouth, MA October 27-29.

Gollakota, K and Gupta, V. (2005) “History, Ownership Forms and Corporate Governance Systems: A study of the Indian Context”. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Honolulu, Hawaii August 5-10.

V. Gupta and Gollakota, K. (2003)“Quality in Business Education: A Study of the Indian Context”. Presented at the Conference Business Education and Emerging Markets: Trends and Prospects, November 7.

Arogyaswamy, K. (1999) “Things Are Not Always What They Seem: Outsiders Perceptions of Ethics and Ethical Standards of Diverse Insiders" Midwest Academy of Management Conference.

Loeb, S. &Arogyaswamy, K (1994). "Sexism in Advertising and the Glass Ceiling". Proceedings of the ASAC Vol 15, No. 11, pp 70-79.

Arogyaswamy, B. & Arogyaswamy, K.(1994) "Gestalts of Turnaround - A Neural Network Application". Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Management Thomas C. Head and Trudy Verser (eds.) pp. 55-60.

Arogyaswamy, K. and Yasai-Ardekani, M. (1993) "The Impact of timing of strategies on the extent of organizational turnaround." Abstract in the Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society 13th Annual International Conference, Chicago, September.

Arogyaswamy, K., and Yasai-Ardekani, M.(1992) Impact of efficiency, cutback and rejuvenation strategies on organizational turnaround. Abstract in the Proceedings of The EURO XII/TIMS XXXI Joint International Conference, Helsinki.

Arogyaswamy, K., & Yasai-Ardekani, M. (1990) Towards a Dynamic Approach to Modeling Organizational Turnaround. Abstract in the Proceedings of Academy of Management, 50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August.

Professional Affiliations

  • Strategic Management Society
  • Academy of Management

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