Sougata Ray is a Professor of Strategic Management and Dean at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
He has been researching extensively on how policy induced changes in institutional environment influence strategic behavior of emerging economy firms and how differences in quasi institutional environment, heterogeneity of firm characteristics and strategic intent of the top management lead to variations in strategy for growth, internationalization, innovations, entrepreneurship and sustainability of firms.
His most recent papers have appeared in Organization Science and Journal of International Business Studies. Sougata Ray has conceived and been leading the doctoral program in strategy and was instrumental in setting up the systematic innovation practices in Infosys Technologies Limited as the Head of Innovation Labs. He has also been serving as an independent director in the Boards of companies and is the President and Chairman of the Governing Board of an NGO – Parivaar Education Society.
Prof Ray has several distinguished achievements to his credit. After completing his doctoral programme in Management from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, Prof Ray had been part of the founding team of the youngest IIM at Indore.
He also served as the founder chairman of the post-graduate and management development programmes at the institute. Author of several research papers, he has also designed and conducted courses for post graduate and doctoral students and organised training programmes for working executives....
He has also provided consultancy to several corporates. According to a „pleasantly surprised‟ Prof Ray, “It‟s tough being an academician, teacher, researcher, institution builder and a consultant since each role is as important as the other. To do justice to all facets is a difficult task.”
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