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Dr. Viswa Prasad G

Assistant Professor - Strategic Management

QUALIFICATION & SPECIALIZATION : Bachelor of Science- Bio-Chemistry; Master of Business Administration- HR and Marketing, Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Management Indore).

EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 5 years of Teaching/ 5 years of Research

Dr. Viswa Prasad G competed his Ph.D in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management Indore in 2020. He has around five years of teaching experience at PG level and five years of research experience. He got an opportunity to be part of the Crowd Sourcing Data Analysis Project 2020 Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (JFDI) as a data analyst and co-author. He works on CEO cognition, mergers and acquisitions, and international business management. His work got published in ABS and ABDC listed journals. His work also got accepted for the presentations at the reputed conferences such as Annual meeting of Academy of Management, Annual Conference of Strategic Management Society, and Annual Conference of Academy of International Business. He is a member of Strategic Management Society. His paper titled “Earnouts in Acquisitions: Impact of CEO Prevention Focus” received the best paper award at the 21st Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum held at IIM Lucknow in December 2019.

His teaching interests include fundamentals in strategic management, CEO and strategic decision making, mergers and acquisitions, and international business management.

Ph.D.- Strategic Management, 2015-2020, First Division

Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Qualified UGC NET and JRF in 2013 June

Ph.D. Thesis Title: CEO Prevention Focus and Merger and Acquisitions.

His thesis investigates how acquiring firm CEO’s prevention focus could result in the adoption of risk-mitigating choices in M&A related decisions.

Thesis Advisory Committee: Prof. Manish Popli (Chair Person), Prof. Srinivas Gunta (Advisory Member), and Prof. Radha Mukesh Ladkani (Advisory Member).

Master of Business Administration- HR and Marketing, 2007-2009, First Division

Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Bachelor of Science- Bio-Chemistry, 2004-2007, First Division

Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Intermediate- Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, 2002-2004, First Division

Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Secondary School Certificate Examination (or Xth Standard), 2002, First Division

Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Publications in ABDC/ABS listed journals

1. Gada, V. P., & Popli, M. (2018). Product and geographic scopes of target firm and equity control in cross‐border acquisitions: An information asymmetry perspective. Strategic Change, 27(4), 351-358. (ABS and ABDC listed journal publication).

2. Salwan, P., & Gada, V. P. (2018). Antecedents of Resilience: an Investigation into Bharat Forge. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), 449-461. (ABDC listed journal publication).

3. Gada, V. P. (2018). Book Review: Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson, Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle their Business Challenges. South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, 5(1), 117-121. (ABDC listed journal publication).

International Conference Papers

Gada, V.P., Popli, M., Spatial Distance in Location Choice of Cross-Border Acquisitions: Impact of Prevention Focus of Acquiring Firm’s CEO. Accepted for the presentation at AIB (Academy of International Business)-2020 conference, Miami, July 2-6, 2020.

2. Gada, V.P., Popli, M., Product and Geographic Scope of Target Firm and Equity Control in Cross Border Acquisitions- an Information Asymmetry Perspective, Accepted for the presentation at SMS (Strategic Management Society) special conference Costa Rica, December 14-16, 2017.

3. Gada, V.P., Popli, M., “Deal Duration in Acquisitions: Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus”, Presented at 38th SMS (Strategic Management Society) Annual Conference, Paris, France, September 22-25, 2018.

4. Gada, V.P., Goyal, L., Popli, M., “Earnouts in Acquisitions: Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus”, accepted for the presentation at 78th Annual Meeting Academy of Management, Chicago, United States, August 10-14, 2018.

5. Gada, V.P., “Resilience of Business Group Affiliated Firms: Role of Intra and Inter Business Group Differences”, Presented at SMS India special conference, Hyderabad, India, December 15-18, 2018.

National Conference Papers

Gada, V.P., Goyal, L., Popli, M., “Earnouts in Acquisitions: The Impact of CEO’s Prevention Focus”, presented at 21st Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Lucknow, December 27-29, 2019.

CEO Cognition

Mergers and Acquisitions

International Business Management

Other Members