Research Agenda

IMT Nagpur believes that research plays a pivotal role in fostering the quality of thinking and the rigor of scholarship in its delivery of management education.

As an institution with a mission to develop Global Managers, IMT Nagpur will focus its research and scholarly inquiry to enhance the conceptual understanding of management principles and theories and to enable the applications of these principles and theories into the practice of management.

Besides these two objectives, IMT Nagpur believes that research in B schools should help in enhancing the quality of teaching-learning process. Research and scholarly inquiry should provide inputs to the design of course-level learning objectives both in content and pedagogy, thus enhancing individual learning and teaching effectiveness

The institute's mission is the principal element that drives the content and priorities of the research agenda. The research agenda covers the following broad areas:

    Business Management and Practices :
  • Global competitiveness
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Strategic Management
  • Business analytics
  • Knowledge management practices
    Leadership and Governance :
  • Corporate governance
  • Ethical responsibility of business
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate culture and change management
  • Leadership development
    National Development and the Environment :
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Economic, political and social issues
  • Environment issues
  • Sustainable development
    The Management of Business Education :
  • Pedagogical innovation
  • Case research and development
  • Managerial competencies development
    Operations and manufacturing :
  • Quality Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing systems-Theory of constraints
  • Product development and innovations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
    Financial management :
  • Corporate Finance-Information Asymmetry
  • Capital Markets- Agency Theory, Asset Allocation, Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Risk Management-Derivatives as a hygiene
  • Market Microstructure-Price Discovery, Noise
    Marketing management :
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Pricing
  • B2B Marketing
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Branding
    IT and Systems:
  • Virtual Learning/Blanket Learning
  • SOA-Service Oriented Architecture
  • IT Project Costing
  • Effectiveness of IT Systems
  • Neural Network/Genetic Algorithm
    HR and OB :
  • Employer Branding
  • Emotions/Emotional Labor
  • Cross Cultural HRM
  • Diversity Management
  • HRM metrics and Organizational Performance
Notwithstanding the priority areas indicated above, IMT NAGPUR will cultivate diversity of interests within the boundaries of its research agenda, and provide flexibility to faculty in the course of their research pursuits.