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Prasad, Anshuman (full)
Anshuman
Prasad
Ph.D.
Professor
Business
Business Management
203-932-7124
Maxy 120A
Maxcy Hall
Personal

    Biography

    Dr. Anshuman Prasad is Professor of Management and University Research Scholar at the University of New Haven. Prior to coming to New Haven, he has taught in the Faculty of Management of the University of Calgary (Canada), and at the International MBA Program of the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland), one of Europe's leading MBA Programs. At the UNH College of Business he teaches courses in Strategic Management/Business Policy and Management Process.

    Professor Prasad has produced over 100 scholarly works, including books, research articles, book chapters, conference papers and presentations, and other intellectual contributions. His research has been published in some of the leading academic journals of the field, including Academy of Management ReviewOrganization ScienceOrganizational Research Methods; Human RelationsResearch in the Sociology of OrganizationsStudies in Cultures, Organizations and SocietiesJournal of Applied Behavioral Science; Journal of Business Communication; Journal of Management Education; and Journal of Management Inquiry. He is the editor of Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement(Palgrave Macmillan/St. Martin's Press, 2003), a pioneering scholarly book that has received strong endorsements from some of the leading researchers of the discipline, and a co-editor of Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity (Sage Publications, 1997), an acclaimed book on workplace diversity and multiculturalism. His books have been positively reviewed by top-tier journals like the Academy of Management Review; Administrative Science Quarterly; and Organization Studies. He brings an interdisciplinary orientation in his research, which deals with such themes as globalization and its implications for business and management, strategic action and corporate legitimacy in the global petroleum industry, workplace diversity and multiculturalism, organizational culture and ideology, resistance and empowerment in organizations, and epistemological and pedagogical issues.

    Dr. Prasad lends his expertise to a number of academic journals as editorial board member, special issue editor, and ad-hoc reviewer, and has acted as Program Committee Member/Track Chair at several important scholarly conferences in the United States and abroad. He served as Executive Committee Member (2002-2004) and Program Chair (2003-2004) for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, the world's largest scholarly association in the field of management. He has also served as Track Chair at conferences organized by the International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Group, EGOS (the European Group for Organizational Studies), and the Eastern Academy of Management. Professor Prasad has been invited to present his research at several major universities, including the University of Cambridge (U.K.), Rutgers University, and Lund University (Sweden). Before joining academe, he earned an MBA degree with concentration in finance, and worked as an executive in the commercial banking sector for nine years.

     

    Education

    Ph.D. Management: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    M.B.A.: Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India

    B.A. Honors: University of Delhi, India

    Professional Service

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, University of Warwick, Warwick, U.K. (July 2009)

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. (July 2007)

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. (July 2005)

    Program Chair, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management (2003-2004)

    Member, Executive Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management (2002-2004)

    Program Chair, PDW (Professional Development Workshops) Program, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management (2002-2003)

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, U.K., July 2003

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 2002

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 2001

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., July 2001

    Member, Program Committee & Track Chair, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meetings, May 2001

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 2000

    Convenor, 16th International Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Helsinki, Finland, July 2000

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 1999

    Convenor, International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., July 1999

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 1998

    Member, Scientific Committee, Sixth Bi-Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV), Istanbul, Turkey, July 1998

    Member, Program Committee, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 1997

     

    University Service

    Member, University Faculty Excellence Awards Selection Committee (Excellence in Research/Creative Activity), University of New Haven (2012)

    Member, COB Department of Economics & Finance Tenure & Promotion Committee (for considering Application for Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor), (2011-2012)

    Member, COB Department of Marketing & Quantitative Analysis Tenure & Promotion Committee (for considering Application for Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor), (2011-2012)

    Member, COB Department of Accounting Tenure & Promotion Committee (for considering Application for Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor), (2011-2012)

    Member, COB Hospitality & Tourism Management Tenure & Promotion Committee (for considering Application for Tenure and Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor), (2011-2012)

    Member, Department of Management & Sports Management Tenure & Promotion Committee, (2011-2012)

    Member, University Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Committee, University of New Haven (2011)

    Member, University Faculty Excellence Awards Selection Committee (Excellence in Research/Creative Activity), University of New Haven (2011)

    Member, COB Department of Economics & Finance Tenure & Promotion Committee (for considering Application for Promotion to the Rank of Full Professor), (2010-2011)

    Chair, Management Faculty Search Committee, University of New Haven (2009-2010)

    Chair, MMQA Department Tenure & Promotion Committee, University of New Haven (2009-2010)

    Member, Department of Management Faculty Search Committee, University of New Haven (2007-2008)

    Member, College of Business Professional Development Committee, University of New Haven (2007-2011)

    Member, College of Business Global Business Advisory Committee, University of New Haven (2006-)

    Member, College of Business Simulation Committee, University of New Haven (2006-2007)

    Course Leader, Department of Management, College of Business, University of New Haven (2006-)

    Member, Department of Management Tenure & Promotion Committee, University of New Haven (2006-2007)

    Member, University Tenure & Promotion Committee, University of New Haven (2001-2003)

    Member, University Sabbatical Leave Committee, University of New Haven (2001-2003)

    Member, University Core Curriculum Committee, University of New Haven (2000-2002)

    Member, University Academic Computer Facilities Committee, University of New Haven (2000-2002)

    Member, Management Faculty Search Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (2002-2003)

    Member, Department of Management Tenure & Promotion Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (2002-2003)

    Member, School of Business Strategic Planning Committee, University of New Haven (Spring 2002)

    Member, School of Business Faculty Development Committee, University of New Haven (2001-2002)

    Director, School of Business Doctoral Program, University of New Haven (2001-2005)

    Member, Department of Management Tenure & Promotion Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (2001-2002)

    Member, Department of Management ‘Organizational Behavior and Theory’ Curriculum Development Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (2001-2002)

    Member, School of Business AACSB Steering Committee, University of New Haven (2000-2004)

    Chair, Management Faculty Search Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (2000-2001)

    Member, Core Curriculum Committee, University of New Haven (1999-2000)

    Member, Doctoral Committee, University of New Haven (1998-1999)

    Chair, AACSB Intellectual Contributions Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (1998-2004)

    Co-ordinator, School of Business Research Seminar Series, University of New Haven (1998-2005)

    Member, Management Faculty Search Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (1999)

    Member, Faculty Development Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (1997-1998)

    Member, Management Faculty Search Committee, School of Business, University of New Haven (1998)

    Member, Graduate Entrepreneurship Center Task Force, School of Business, University of New Haven (1997-98)

    Student Advisor, School of Business, University of New Haven (since Fall 1997)

    School of Business Representative, Connecticut Venture Group, University of New Haven (1997-1998)

    Faculty Advisor, Connecticut Venture Group Business Plan Competition, University of New Haven (1997-98)

    Faculty of Management Representative, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, University of Calgary (1995-1997)

    Co-ordinator, Faculty of Management Guest Lectures Series, University of Calgary (1995-97)   

    Reviewer, Faculty of Management Research Ethics Approval Committee, University of Calgary (1996-1997)

    Member, Faculty of Management Energy Group, University of Calgary (1994-1997)

    Member, Organizational Behavior Curriculum Review Group, University of Calgary (1995-1996)

    Member, Organization Theory Curriculum Redesign Group, University of Calgary (1995-1996)

     

    Honors and Awards

    Recognition (Fall 2010) for Completion of NSEE Experiential Education Academy, University of New Haven

    Best Journal Special Issue Award (Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009), Academy of Management, 2009

    Recognition for Outstanding Teaching, (Recognition conferred by Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society), University of New Haven, April 2005

    Sigma Beta Delta, the National Honor Society for Business Schools, University of New Haven, April 1999

    Best Paper Award Nomination, Eastern Academy of Management Conference, May 1996

    Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Honor Society for Business Schools, University of Massachusetts, May 1990

    5th Rank, MBA Class, Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India

     

    Affiliations

    Academy of Management

    Eastern Academy of Management

    Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

    European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

    Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS)

    International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Group

Academic Credentials

    Published Works

    "Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement," (2003), Palgrave Macmillan/St. Martin's Press

    Co-editor with P. Prasad, A. Mills, & M. B. Elmes, "Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity," (1997), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

    "Review of Critical Management Studies: A Reader, by C. Grey & H. Willmott (Eds.)," (2008), Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33(1): pp. 278-283

    "Organizational Challenges at the Periphery: Career Issues for the Socially Marginalized (with P. Prasad & C. D'Abate). In H. Gunz & M. Peiperl (eds.)," (2007), Handbook of Career Studies: pp. 169-187

    "The Jewel in the Crown: Postcolonial Theory and Workplace Diversity. In A. Konrad et al. (eds.)," (2006), Handbook of Workplace Diversity: pp. 121-144

    "Globalization as Radical Economic Transformation: Critical Implications," (2006), Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 5(1): pp. 101-117

    "The Contest over Meaning: Hermeneutics as an Interpretive Methodology for Understanding Texts," (2002), Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 5(1): pp. 12-33

    "Digging Deep for Meaning: A Critical Hermeneutic Analysis of CEO Letters to Shareholders in the Oil Industry (with R. Mir)," (2002), The Journal of Business Communication, Vol. 39(1): pp. 92-116

    "The Coming of Age of Interpretive Organizational Research (with P. Prasad)," (2002), Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 5: 4-11

    "Understanding Workplace Empowerment as Inclusion: An Historical Investigation of the Discourse of Difference in the United States," (2001), Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 37(1): pp. 51-69

    "(Un)Willing to Resist? The Discursive Production of Local Workplace Opposition (with P. Prasad)," (2001), Studies in Cultures, Organizations, and Societies, Vol. 7: 105-125

    "Stretching the Iron Cage: The Constitution and Implications of Routine Workplace Resistance (with P. Prasad)," (2000), Organization Science, Vol. 11(4): pp. 387-403

    "Everyday Struggles at the Workplace: The Nature and Implications of Routine Resistance in Contemporary Organizations (with P. Prasad)," (1998), Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 1998, Vol. 15: pp. 225-257

    "Provincializing Europe: Towards a Postcolonial Reconstruction," (1997), Studies in Cultures, Organizations, and Societies, Vol. 3: pp. 91-117

    "Ideology and Demystification (with J. M. Cavanaugh)," (1997), Journal of Management Education, Vol. 21(3): pp. 309-324

    "The Ideology of Professionalism and Work Computerization: An Institutionalist Study of Technological Change (with P. Prasad)," (1994), Human Relations, Vol. 47: 1433-1458

    "Reconceptualizing Alienation in Management Inquiry: Critical Organizational Scholarship and Workplace Empowerment (with P. Prasad)," (1993), Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 2(2): pp. 169-183

Industry Experience

    Academic Experience

    Professor, Department of Management: University of New Haven, 2004-Present

     

    Associate Professor, Department of Management: University of New Haven, 2000 - 2004

     

    Assistant Professor, Department of Management: University of New Haven, 1997 - 2000

     

    Visiting Professor: Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, International MBA Program, Helsinki, Finland, 1997

     

    Visiting Professor, Faculty of Management: University of Calgary, Canada, 1994-1997

     

    Teaching Associate, School of Management: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989-1992

     


    Executive Experience

    Various Executive Positions: State Bank of India, India, 9 years

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