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About Vikalpa

'Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers' is a quarterly peer-reviewed open access journal published by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ( since January 1976. The journal adopts a broad view of the management discipline and encourages the publication research output under several formats read more



1 Rajesh Chandwani
Rajesh Chandwani is a faculty member in the Human Resource Management area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He is the Chairperson of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). He is a Fellow of IIM Bangalore. After completing his MD (Pediatrics) he has served as a Pediatrician in public health institutions. He has wide ranging interest in the human resource management and technology issues and challenges in the Indian healthcare sector.



1 Amaresh Panda 
Amaresh Panda is a research scholar at XIM University, India. He has submitted his thesis and is awaiting thesis defence to complete the PhD journey. He comes with around ten years of industry experience, mostly towards helping clients to move towards digital space and streamline their business. His research interests include the diversified attributes of virtual healthcare practices in India. 
1 Anubhav Mishra 
Anubhav Mishra is a faculty member in the Marketing Area at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is a Fellow of Marketing from IIM, Lucknow. He worked in Industry for eleven years. He has published in top-ranked national and international journals, such as International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Business Research, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Behavior. His research interests include online consumer behaviour, electronic word-of-mouth, fake news, and emergent technologies. 
1 Dr Bharat Gadhavi 
Dr Bharat Gadhavi is the Regional Director of HCG group of Hospitals, Gujarat & Rajasthan regions that comprises six hospitals. He is a Masters in General Surgery and has worked as a consultant general surgeon.With more than 19 years of hospital administration experience, Dr Bharat is also experienced in commissioning green field hospitals in Gujarat. He also has vast experience in hospital management and has been instrumental in innovating healthcare management processes.
1 Jang Bahadur
Jang Bahadur Singh is a faculty member in the Information Systems and Analytics Area, IIM Tiruchirappalli. He holds a doctorate from IIM Bangalore and M. Tech from IIT Kharagpur. His current research focuses on understanding information technology-related societal issues in India (such as digital divide and digital literacy) using large scale publicly available datasets. His interest also encompasses application of machine learning techniques for business-decision making.
1 Mayank Kumar
Mayank Kumar is  a faculty member at IIT Jodhpur. He obtained his PhD from IIM Trichy. During his PhD, he carried out an interdisciplinary study on the interface of Information Systems (IS), Healthcare, and Sociology. His ongoing research projects focus on issues related to the interaction of Information Technology (IT) with the broader social structure across contexts from diverse methodological and theoretical approaches.
1 Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi. He has a PhD in the area of Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi and MBA in Healthcare Management from Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur. He has completed an Executive Education Program in Participant Centered Learning from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. 
1 Smeeta Mishra
Smeeta Mishra is a faculty member at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Previously, she worked at IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad and Bowling Green State University, Ohio, amongst others. She publishes in the areas of online communication, media representations and gender studies. Her recent book “Digital Cultures” (Routledge Focus, 2021) explores contemporary digital practices including selfie-taking and self-tracking, digital manifestations of romance and infidelity, and social media campaigns. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from Syracuse University, New York.
1 Vimal Kumar M
Vimal Kumar M is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam. He is a doctoral graduate in the area of Information Systems and Analytics from the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. His research interests include societal development through information technology, social inclusion, fairness and privacy concerns of artificial intelligence (AI), and platform technologies. 
1 Viswanath Pingali
Viswanath Pingali is a faculty member in the economics area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. His research interests are healthcare economics, digital markets and behavioural economics. At IIMA, he teaches microeconomics and game theory. He has also consulted for several government agencies and companies. Prof Pingali has a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and an MS in quantitative economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.