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IIMB Management Review

Journal of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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  • Business Strategies and Challenges in Indian IT services and software product organizations

  • Various aspects of software engineering management and project management in global IT and software organizations

  • Outsourcing of knowledge-intensive services

  • Globally distributed work

  • Human Resource Management in IT and ITES organizations

  • IT in Economic Development

  • Knowledge Management in Indian software and IT organizations

  • Innovation and Competition in IT industry

  • Governance in the Indian IT sector

  • Contemporary IT based learning systems

  • E-Governance

  • Quality of products, processes and services in the Indian IT industry

  • Metrics and data generation on Indian IT industry


  • Pal, Abhipsa, Dattathrani, Sai and De', R. ‘User-Level Security Issues in Mobile Payments’, 2017.

  • Dattathrani, Sai and De', R. 'Open-source vendor evaluation framework', 2016.

  • Dattathrani, Sai. 'Market Research Consultation Report for Agricultural Supply Chain Performance Monitoring Tool', 2016.


  • Rao, R.A. and De', R. ‘Open-Source Reuse and Strategic Imperatives’, in Sim, S.E. and Gallardo-Valencia, R.E. (eds) Finding Source Code on the Web for Remix and Reuse, Springer, pp. 187-204, 2013.

  • Prakash and De (2007) ‘Importance of development context in ICT4D projects: A study of computerization of land records in India’, Emerald Insight/ Information Technology & People/vol20 issue 3

  • Mahadevan, B. and Srinivasan, G. (2003). ‘Software for manufacturing cell formation: Issues and Experiences’, GT/CM World Symposium. July 28-30, 2003, Columbus, OH.

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal (2001) - Creating Organizational Culture for Knowledge Management, IIMB Review

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal and Prof. M.R. Rao (2002) - Developing Human Capital for Sustaining Growth of Indian IT Industry, AHRD Conference Book

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal and Mohan Thite (2003) - Human resource issues: challenges and strategies in the Indian software industry, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Development

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal and Prof. Mohan Thite (2006) - Nature and Importance of Soft Skills in Software Project Leaders, Asia Pacific Management Review (2006) 11(2), 405-413

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal, Prof. Naresh Khatri and Prof. R. Srinivasan (2011) - Managing growth: Human resource management challenges facing the Indian software industry, Journal of World Business Volume 47, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 159-166

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal, Rajesh Pandit and Divya Menon (2012) - Strategy to usher in the next phase of growth in the Indian IT industry, IIMB Management Review Volume 24, Issue 3, September 2012, Pages 164-179

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal, Prof. M.R. Rao and Sudheesh Venkatesh (2014) - Education and Employability: Learning from the Indian IT /ITES Industry, Book Chapter in the book published by Cologne University, Germany

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal, Prof. Dhara Shah and Prof. Mirriam Moeller (2020) - Career decisions of married Indian IT female expatriates, Journal of Global Mobility Vol. 7 No. 4, 2019, Pages: 395-418

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal, Pratyush Bharati, Kui Du, Abhijit Chaudhury (2021) - Idea Co-creation on Social Media Platforms: Towards a Theory of Social Ideation, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems


  • Prof Shankar Venkatgiri: Openworld - A study of open-source e-learning environments that can be integrated to enhance the learning portal at IIMB and make it replicable.

  • Prof Raghunath: Boundary Spanners and Client Vendor Relationships in IT Outsourcing: A Social Capital Perspective Social Media, Big Data and Innovation Business Models and Strategies for Cloud Computing

  • Market Research consultation report for Agricultural Supply Chain Performance Monitoring Tool. A final report on tool recommendation along with market outlook was submitted in September 2016

  • Research on open-source vendor evaluation to create a framework for evaluation of open-source vendors in India (completed in 2016-17)

  • Security in Mobile Payments: A Report on User Issues to focus on risks associated with Indian mobile phone-based payment systems (completed in 2016-17)

  • Changing nature of Alliances and Partnerships with the changing IT business models (completed in 2016-17)


  • Ramesh G; L S Murty (2011) Working paper of IIMB titled Determinants of Management Control at Responsibility Centre Level : Software Industry as a Case. D. V. R. Seshadri, James A. Narus (2004), Offshore Outsourcing of High Tech Jobs: The View from India

  • Prof. N.M. Agrawal (1998) - Managing Knowledge Workers: Benchmarking Indian IT Organization