Sumit Majumdar

Professor - Management
Tags: Information Systems

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Business Administration
University of Minnesota - 1990
M.M.S. - Finance
University of Bombay, India - 1977
B.Com - Accounting and Economics
University of Bombay, India - 1975


On General Purpose Technology Diffusion and Firm Performance: It Pays to Join the Digital Bandwagon! forthcoming in Technology in Society (2009) with Hsihui Chang. 2009 - Publication
Retentions, Relationships and Innovations: The Financing of R&D in India, forthcoming in Economics of Innovation and New Technology (2009) 2009 - Publication
Corporate Borrowing and Profitability in an Emerging Market Economy, forthcoming in Managerial and Decision Economics (2009) with Kunal Sen 2009 - Publication
Financial Considerations and Technology Investment Patterns in a Network Industry, Technology in Society (2009), 31, 42-52, with Sujoy Chakravarty and Hsihui Chang. 2009 - Publication
Crowding Out! Evaluating the Role of State Companies on the Dynamics of Competitiveness in Indian Industry, in Industrial and Corporate Change (2009), 18, 1, 165-207 2009 - Publication
The Entrepreneurial Revolution and Productivity in Indian Industry, India Review, 8, 2, 1-36 (2009) 2009 - Publication
Foreign Ownership and Firm Scope in India, European Journal of Law and Economics (2009), 27,1 39-52, with Deepak Datta. 2009 - Publication
A Positive Sum Strategy: How Good Regulations Promote Diffusion of Technology and Economic Efficiency, forthcoming in Technology in Society (2009) with Ulku Yaylacicegi. 2009 - Publication
Technology Transfer by Foreign Firms and the Utilization of Competencies Within Indian Industry. Journal of Technology Transfer. 6. 2. (2008): 89-113. 2008 - Publication
Foreign Exchange Legislation Transformation and Enterprise Demography in India. European Journal of Law and Economics. 25. (2008): 39-56. 2008 - Publication


Why Privatize? The Decline of Public Ownership in India and its Impact on Industrial Performance
2007–2007 International Conference on Comparative Development, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, December 2007.
Governance in India: Implications for Businesses and Foreign Direct Investment
2005–2005 Presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore, January 2005
Quest for Efficiency: The Impact of Mergers on Performance in the US Telecommunications Industry
2006–2006 Presented at the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics meeting, Valencia, Spain, September 2007 and at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Arlington VA, September, 2006
Organizer and Chair, professional development symposium, Corporate Environmental Management and the Resource Based View
2005–2005 The Academy of Management annual meeting, Honolulu, 2005
Panelist for a symposium on India's IT and Software Sector
2008–2008 The Academy of Management annual meeting, Anaheim, August 2008

Additional Information

Referee for
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Computers and Operations Research
  • Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Economica
  • Economics of Transition
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • European Journal of Operations Research
  • European Transactions on Telecommunications
  • Fiscal Studies
  • Free Press
  • Hong Kong University Grants Committee
  • Human Relations
  • Industrial and Corporate Change
  • Information Economics and Policy
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Information Systems Research
  • International Journal of Industrial Organization
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • International Transactions on Operations Research;
  • Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of
  • Development Economics
  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Journal of Economics and Business
  • Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Journal of International Management
  • Journal of Financial Stability
  • Journal of International Trade and Economic
  • Development
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Journal of Productivity Analysis
  • Journal of Technology Transfer
  • Law and Policy
  • Management Accounting Research
  • Managerial and Decision Economics
  • Manchester School
  • Marketing Science
  • MIT Press
  • National Science Foundation
  • Organizational Research Methods
  • Research Policy
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Review of Industrial Organization
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Telecommunications Policy
  • University of California Energy Institute
Principal Employment History
  • Summer 1976: Trainee based at the Thana (Bombay, India) factory of Richardson Hindustan Ltd., Bombay (now Procter and Gamble India Ltd.)
  • 1977 to 1979: Junior Consultant, Management Consultancy Services Division, Lovelock and Lewes, Chartered Accountants, Calcutta, India
  • 1979 to 1980: Teaching Associate, Academic Faculty of Accounting, College of Administrative Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 1980 to 1986: Employed in various positions, finally finishing as Audit Manager in the Audit Division, with Neville Russell, Chartered Accountants, working primarily in the insurance sector, London, UK
  • 1986 to 1990: Research Associate, Strategic Management Research Center, and Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 1990 to 1998: Assistant Professor of Corporate Strategy, University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 1998 to 2002: Professor of Strategic Management, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, London, UK
  • 2002 to date: Professor of Technology Strategy, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA
Secondary Employment History
  • Summer 1984: Seconded to the Audit Commission for Local Authorities in England and Wales
  • Summer 1993 and Winter 1994: Visiting faculty member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay, India and guest faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • Summer 2009, Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
  • Fall 2009, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

News Articles

India Enterprise Forum to Explore Country’s Global Future
With 2,000 ethnic groups, 1,600 languages and dialects and a population of 1.2 billion – constituting the world’s largest democracy – India has become a land of allure and exploration for leaders and experts worldwide. 

Prominent leaders from international business, government, academia and law will gather on May 15 at the India Enterprise Forum, which will be held at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management. The group will explore what is required for India to continue its growth trajectory and to fuel the global economy.