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Abetti, Pier A.
Begley, Thomas
Chari, Murali
Clark, Brian
Demertzoglou, Pindaro
Durgee, Jeffrey F.
Edirisinghe, Chanaka
Francis, Bill B.
Francis, Sonja
Golden, Timothy
Gupta, Aparna
Hasan, Iftekhar
Huang, Dongling
Huang, Tingliang
Jiao, Yawen
Kumar, Shyam
Kuruzovich, Jason
Lu, Yingda
Maleyeff, John (Hartford)
Markovitch, Dmitri
McDermott, Christopher M.
McDermott, Margaret (Peggy)
Nam, Seunghan
Nevo, Dorit
O'Brien, Jonathan P.
O'Connor, Gina C.
Paulson, Albert S.
Peters, Lois S.
Peteros, Randall (Hartford)
Rainey, David (Hartford)
Ravichandran, T. (Ravi)
Sanderson, Susan W.
Stodder, James (Hartford)
Tracy, William
Triscari, Thomas Jr.
Wright, Frank X.
Wu, Qiang
Yayla-Kullu, Hesna Muge
Ye, Pengfei
Zhao, Hao
Shyam Kumar

Shyam Kumar

Associate Professor


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Technology Strategy
  • International Management and Business

Areas of Instruction

  • Corporate Strategy, Technology Strategy, Disruptive Innovation, Acquisitions and Alliances, and
    Managing Multi-Business Firms


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Academic Positions

  • Lally School of Management, 2007-Present
  • Baruch College, The City Univ. of New York, 2002-2007

Research and Publications

  • To view Professor Kumar’s CV, click here.

  • For a description of Prof. Kumar’s research papers, click here.

Selected Publications

  • Kumar, M.V.S, Dixit, J., and Francis, B. The Impact of Prior Market Reactions on Risk Taking in Acquisitions (Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal).
  • Kumar, M.V.S. The Costs of Related Diversification: The Effect of the Core Business on the Productivity of Related Segments. Organization Science, 2013, 24(6): 1827-1846
  • Kumar, M.V.S. (2011). Are Joint Ventures Positive Sum Games? The Relative Effects of Cooperative and Non Cooperative Behavior.  Strategic Management Journal, 32: 32-54.
  • Kumar, M.V.S. (2010). Differential Gains Between Partners in Joint Ventures:  The Role of Resource Appropriation and Private Benefits. Organization Science, 21: 232-248.
  • Kumar, M.V.S. (2009). The Relationship Between Product and International Diversification: The Effects of Short Run Constraints and Endogeneity. Strategic Management Journal30: 99-116.
  • Kumar, M.V.S. (2005). The Value from Acquiring and Divesting a Joint Venture: A Real Options Approach. Strategic Management Journal26: 321-331.

Teaching Awards and Recognition

  • Outstanding Professor, MBA Class of  2011, 2012, 2103, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Curriculum Design and Delivery, 2008, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dean’s Recognition for Teaching Excellence 2003, 2004, and 2007, Baruch College, The City University of New York 

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board member, Strategic Management Journal
  • Member, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, INFORMS

Non-Academic Experience

  • The Tata Iron and Steel Co., India.  


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