Dr. Piyush Verma

Associate Professor , Economics & Strategy

Dr. Piyush Verma

Associate Professor , Economics & Strategy

Contact


pverma[at]thapar.edu

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Economics, ‘Economic Analysis of Organized Research’, Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Commerce, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P.), India. 2002-06

Diploma in German Language, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P.), India. 2005-06

Proficiency Course in German Language, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P.), India. 2003-04

Master of Business Economics (M.B.E.), Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), India. 1997-99

B. A. Honours School in Economics, Government Mohindra College, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), India. 1994-97

Professional Experience


Academics & Research
 

Aug. 2015-present    Associate Professor – Economics, Strategy and Sustainability
L M Thapar School of Management,
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), Patiala.

2009-Aug. 2015    Assistant Professor – Economics and International Business
L M Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala.

2008-2009        Senior Research Associate
Centre for Food & Agribusiness Management (CFAM),
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Lucknow.

2006-2008        Guest Faculty (Economics & Rural Development)
Under-Graduate Degree Program Evening Centre, Faculty of Commerce, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.
Institute of Rural Development, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
 

Industry
 

2005-2006 Research Associate
IMAS Research Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow, (U.P.), India.


 

Tech-Entrepreneurship
 

Jan. 2019 – continue Co-Founder & Director (IP & Technology Transfer)
AGPHARM BIOINNOVATIONS LLP

AGPHARM BIOINNOVATIONS LLP –
a Bio-technology R&D enterprise focused on developing innovative & sustainable technological interventions for Agriculture, Pharma and Food industry.

First ‘Technology Startup’ established by a TIET faculty group and incubating under Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park (STEP) at TIET, Patiala, India.
 

Doctoral Research Supervision

  • 2018    ‘Impact of Sustainable Growth on Stock Returns and Systematic Risk: An
    Empirical Study on Indian Manufacturing Firms’,
    Research Scholar: Mr. Lalit Arora, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. (Co-supervisor)
     
  • 2018    ‘An Integrated Information Systems Framework for Enhancing Reverse
    Logistics Performance in Supply Chains’,
    Research Scholar: Mr. Ankit Mahindroo, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. (Co-supervisor)
     
  • 2018    ‘Impact of Quality Management and Process Integration on Supply Chain
    Performance in Indian Automotive Industry’,
    Research Scholar: Mr. Gaurav Goyal, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. (Co-supervisor)
     
  • 2017    ‘An Integrated Conceptual Framework of Cloud Computing Adoption in
    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in India’,
    Research Scholar: Mr. Devesh Kumar, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, India. (Co-supervisor)
     
  • 2016    ‘Value Relevance of Degree of Leverages and its Impact on Systematic
    Risk: An Empirical Study on Indian Manufacturing Firms’,
    Research Scholar: Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gupta, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, India. (Co-supervisor)
     
  • 2016    ‘Commodity Futures as an Asset Class: An Empirical Evidence from
    Indian Market’,
    Research Scholar: Ms Yashika Bansal, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, India. (Co-supervisor)

Research Publications

  1. Mahindroo, A., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2018). Information systems road map to enhance economic and operational reverse logistics performance. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 29(2), 215-240. (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  2. Arora, L., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2018). Revisiting the asset pricing paradigm using sustainable growth rate. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 16(1), 46-62.  (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  3. Arora, L., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2018). The Anatomy of Sustainable Growth Rate of Indian Manufacturing Firms. Global Business Review, 19(4), 1050-1071.     (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  4. Goyal, G., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2018). Mediating role of process simplification in process integration and upstream supply chain flexibility. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 67(5), 825-844.  (ABDC – ‘B’)   
     
  5. Mahindroo, A., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2018). Moderated influence of return frequency and resource commitment on information systems and reverse logistics strategic performance. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 67(3), 550-570.  (ABDC – ‘B’)
     
  6. Goyal, G., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2017). Interpretive structural modeling for integrating quality management in manufacturing and service counterparts. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 34(9), 1568-1591.  (ABDC – ‘B’)
     
  7. Kumar, D., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2017). Factors influencing cloud computing adoption by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(3), 73-96 (ABDC – ‘B’)
     
  8. Kumar, D., Samalia, H. V., & Verma, P. (2017). Exploring suitability of cloud computing for small and medium-sized enterprises in India. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 24(4), 814-832.  (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  9. Gupta, P. K., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2016). Impact of degrees of operating and financial leverage on systematic risk: Evidence from India. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 12(1), 140-148.  (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  10. Gupta, P. K., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2016). Value relevance of the degree of leverages. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 8(2), 166-182. (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  11. Gupta, P. K., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2016). Association between degree of leverages and firm value. Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, 8(1), 212-229.     (ABDC – ‘C’)
     
  12. Arora, L., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2016). Growth Measures and Stock Returns. Indian Journal of Finance, 10(11), 43-53.
     
  13. Bansal, Y., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2014). Co-Integration and causality between equity and commodity futures: Implications for portfolio diversification. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 14(5), 34-44.
     
  14. Bansal, Y., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2014). Commodity futures in portfolio diversification: Impact on investor’s utility. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, 6(2), 112-121
     
  15. Kumar, D., Samalia, H. V., Verma, P. & Singh, H. (2013). Stumbling blocks in cloud computing adoption pathway: A charter. Journal of Computer Technology and Application, 4(12), 635-642. 
     

International Conferences/ Seminars

  • Verma, P. (2018). Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability. Academy of Management Conference 2018 (AOM-2018). (August, 2018), Chicago, U.S.A.
     
  • Kumar, D., Samalia, H. V. & Verma, P. (2017). Assessing the Relevance of Cloud Computing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India. International Conference on Entrepreneurship for the XXI Century – Images and Perspectives. (November, 2017), University of Warsaw, Poland.
     
  • Mahindroo, A., Samalia, H. V. & Verma, P. (2017). Achieving Agility and Flexibility through Formalised Processes and Value Creating Systems in Reverse Logistics: A Mediation Analysis. 24th European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA 2017). (July, 2017), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
     
  • Singh, A., Verma, P. & Arora, R. (2017). Entrepreneurship and Development in Punjab. International Conference on ‘50 Years of Economic Development in Punjab. (March, 2017), CIPT, New Delhi and Dept. of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.
     
  • Arora, L., Kumar, S., & Verma, P. (2017). Examining the Growth-Risk Relationship using Panel VAR Model. 12th International Conference on Asian Financial Markets and Economic Development. (January, 2017), Shiga University, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics and Nagasaki University, Kyoto and Shiga, Japan.
     
  • Verma, P. (2016). S&T Policy. Fourth IndiaLICS Conference. (June, 2016), Colorado College, Colorado, USA.
     
  • Verma, P., Singh, G., Bhutiani, D. & Nair, P. (2016). Co-creation of scholarly practitioners through community of practice: A case based study of an Indian business school. Education for Sustainability Conference: A Community of Practice for More Effective Implementation of Higher Education for Sustainability in Asia. (April, 2016), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
     
  • Verma, P. (2016). Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Development. Third IndiaLICS Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Development. (March, 2016), Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
     
  • Verma, P., Sharma, H., & Arora, R. (2016). Building Social Entrepreneurship Eco-system for Sustainable Development. International Symposium on ‘Social Economy, Regional Development, and Poverty Reduction. (February, 2016), Centre for Economic Development & Administration, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
     
  • Verma, P., Bhutiani, D., Nair, P. & Groen, A. (2015). Teaching Sustainability to Managers: Science, Practice and Philosophy. International Greening Education Event-2015, European Organization for Sustainable Development GmbH (October, 2015), Karlsruhe, Germany.
     
  • Verma, P. & Sharma, H. (2014). Dynamic Capabilities: An Integrated Framework. High Tech Small Firms Conference 2014 (June, 2014), The Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS), School of Management and Governance, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
     
  • Verma, P., Bansal, Y. & Kumar, S. (2013). Inclusion of Commodity Futures for Portfolio Diversification: An Empirical Investigation. 2013 India Accounting and Finance (IAF) Conference (September, 2013), Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India.
     
  • Verma, P. & Sharma, H. (2012). Public Policy Challenges: Issues in building innovation capabilities. First International Conference on Development and Innovation in the Emerging Economies. (November, 2012), Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.
     

Consulting Projects

  • 2014    Institute-Industry Interaction (TU-Avantha Group) – The Global Green
    Company (Avantha Group), Bangalore, India.

    Project-I: Business Development Models in Food Processing Industry
    Project-II: Agri-Operations and Supply Chain Management
     
  • 2006    Preparation of District Perspective Plan (2005-2010) under National Rural
    Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)-2006, Govt. of India.

     
  • 2006    Assessment of the use of IT products and services in Indian Industry

    Research Associate
    at Information Marketing and Social Research (IMAS Research Pvt. Ltd.), Lucknow, India.

     

Research Projects

  • 2008    Quick Appraisal of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
    (NREGS) in Five Districts of Uttar Pradesh, Govt. of India.

    Senior Research Associate at Centre for Food & Agribusiness Management, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India.

     
  • 2004    A Report on Cultivation of Opium (Gum) Poppy: Some Issues – A Case
    Study of District Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), India.
        
    Independent Research Project for Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN),
    Uttar Pradesh Unit, Lucknow (U.P.), India.    

     

Outreach Activities

  • 2019    Resource Person- Capacity Building Program – Session on ‘Technology Business Incubation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions in India’ in the ‘Regional Program on Entrepreneurship in TVET’ (February, 2019) organized by the Colombo Plan Staff College at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2018    Organizer & Resource Person- Capacity Building Program – ‘5th IndiaLICS Training Program on Innovation Systems & Sustainable Development’ (September, 2018) at LMTSM in collaboration with Centre for Development Economics & Innovation Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala sponsored by the BMW Group India.
     
  • 2018    Organizer & Panelist- Professional Development Workshop – Contemporizing Development Economics Research on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability’ (August, 2018), Academy of Management Conference 2018, Chicago, USA
     
  • 2017    Resource Person- FDP – Session on ‘Creativity & Innovation – An Essence For Entrepreneurial Success’ in Faculty Development Program on ‘Business Start-ups through Innovation and Incubation’ (November, 2017) sponsored by NSTEDB, DST and organized by Entrepreneurship Development & Industrial Coordination Department (EDIC), National Institute for Technical Teachers, Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2016    Resource Person- FDP – Session on ‘Intellectual Property Audit’ in Short-Term Training Program on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Patenting’ (May, 2016) organized by EDIC, National Institute for Technical Teachers, Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2016    Resource Person-FDP – Session on ‘Technology Business Incubators’ in Faculty Development Program on ‘Entrepreneurship Development and Global Business Foundation Skills’ (May, 2016) organized by EDIC, National Institute for Technical Teachers, Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2016    Resource Person- FDP – Session on ‘Management of Technology & Innovation: Industry Dynamics’ in Faculty Development Program on ‘Innovation, Youth & Social Entrepreneurship’ (January, 2016) organized by EDIC, National Institute for Technical Teachers, Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2015    Organizer & Resource Person- MDP – ‘Management Development Program on ‘Sustainable Business Models’ (September, 2015) in collaboration with MART at LM Thapar School of Management, TIET Dera Bassi Campus, Mohali, India.
     
  • 2012    Resource Person- MDP – Session on ‘International Business & Strategy’ in the ‘Awareness Program on Indo German Business Relationship – 2012’ (February, 2012) organized by CII-Avantha Centre for Competitiveness for SMEs at CII Chandigarh, India.
     
  • 2011    Co-coordinator & Resource Person- FDP – ‘Workshop on Statistical Modelling & Analysis for Management Research’ (October, 2011) at LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, India.
     
  • 2011    Resource Person- MDP – Session on ‘International Business & Strategy’ in the ‘3rd Indo-German Manager Training Programme – 2011’ (September, 2011) organized by CII-Avantha Centre for Competitiveness for SMEs, India and the Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology, Germany at CII Gurgaon, India.
     

Teaching & Research Concentration

  • Graduate/ Undergraduate Program Teaching:   

    Business Economics; Strategic Management; Management of Innovation & Technology; Sustainable Business Strategies; Globalization & Growth; Competing in Emerging Markets; Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

     
  • Doctoral Program Teaching & Research:    

    Advanced Seminar in Strategic Management; Data Modelling and Analysis; Econometrics; Development Economics & Policy.
     

Academic Administration

  • Member, Senate- Thapar University (2010-2012)
     
  • PG Coordinator- MBA Program, LM Thapar School of Management, TU (2011-2013)
     
  • Chair- Doctoral Research Program, LM Thapar School of Management, TU (2013-2016)
     
  • Member, Senate-LMTSM, LM Thapar School of Management, TIET (2014-continue)
     

Institution Building

  • Founder & Coordinator – Centre for Sustainability Innovations & Strategy (CSIS)
    LM Thapar School of Management, (2015-continue)
     
  • Co-coordinator – Environment & Sustainability Club
    LM Thapar School of Management, (2015-continue
     
  • TIET–U.Groningen Collaboration: Member-TIET Faculty Delegation to University of Groningen, The Netherlands for training; & development of core course for ‘Embedding Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education’ in B.E./B.Tech. Programs. (Feb.-March, 2016)
     
  • TIET–TAU Academic & Research Collaboration: Member-TIET Faculty Delegation to Tel Aviv University, Israel for exploring academic & research collaborations in the area of Bio-Technology and Food Security. (April, 2016)
     
  • LMTSM–TAU Academic Collaboration: Member-LMTSM Delegation to Tel Aviv University, Israel for development of a 1+1 Joint Degree Program [MBA+MA (Environmental Studies)] in collaboration with the Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES), TAU, Israel. (April, 2015)
     
  • LMTSM–U.Twente Collaboration: Member-LMTSM Faculty Delegation to University of Twente, The Netherlands for developing  ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship Core’ for MBA Program. (June-July, 2014
     

Awards

  • January 2020    Technology Entrepreneurship Award

    Social Alpha 2019 (Quest for Agri-tech Innovations) – Our biotechnology R&D startup (AGPHARM BIOINNOVATIONS LLP) is among top 5 winning startups out of more than 300 competing startups in this pan India Innovation Challenge for our innovative and high commercial potential product (A novel bio-volatile for enhancing the shelf-life of fruits & vegetables) launched by the Tata Trusts, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IAIN, IIT Kanpur and State Govt. of U.P., India.
     

Professional Memberships/ Affiliations

  • Life Member – Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE)
     
  • Annual Memberships – Academy of Management (AOM); Strategic Management Society (SMS); &
    Academy of International Business (AIB)
     
  • Reviewer – Millennial Asia
     
  • Member – Editorial Review Board, Amity Journal of Entrepreneurship and Leadership
     
  • Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer – JODAS, AJSTIDS, JMD
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