T. K. Das is Professor of Strategic Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York. He is concurrently a member of the University’s Doctoral Faculty. By invitation, he also served in the honorary position of Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK, for the years 2009-2015.
Professor Das has received several awards for his research and teaching. In 2000, he was one of the faculty recipients of the University’s Award for Overall Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service. In 2001, he received the College’s Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Scholarship. In years 2003 to 2012, he was an Honoree at each of Baruch College’s First to Tenth [final, since discontinued] Annual Celebrations of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement. In 2005, he was awarded the College’s Abraham J. Briloff Prize in Ethics. In 2010, he received the College's Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Scholarship for a second time, a rare distinction since the inception of the Award in 1978.
Professor Das received his Ph.D. in Organization and Strategic Studies from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He also has degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Management, and a Professional Certification in Banking (and is a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance).
Professor Das has taught in various programs at the Zicklin School of Business, including the Ph.D., Executive MBA, Honors MBA, Full-Time MBA, Accelerated Part-Time MBA, Flextime MBA, and Executive Development Programs, principally in the area of strategic management.
Prior to entering the academic life, Professor Das had extensive experience as a senior business executive. His assignments ranged from branch manager to administrative and policy-making positions (relating to business development, human resource management, branch network administration and expansion, etc.) at both a regional office (controlling over 500 branches) and the corporate headquarters in one of the world’s largest commercial banking organizations (over 24,500 offices and 210,000 employees worldwide). His responsibilities at the corporate level included formulating and implementing a comprehensive organizational transformation program, directing a large number of external and in-house consultants, supervising adjunct teams of internal change agents, and conducting executive development programs for senior management in the areas of strategic management, organizational transformation, strategic thinking, strategic planning, change management, etc. He also developed an integrated management information system for planning, control, budgeting, and performance of all units of the bank, and worked as deputy head of the central computer facility. Concerning these and other executive responsibilities, he has published a number of articles that reflect on his experiences, discuss innovations in strategic organization and administrative practices, and generally promote managerial education and training. Later, in academia, he has made numerous presentations on management topics in seminars for senior executives from the erstwhile U.S.S.R., the newer countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and India. He has consulting interests in strategic management and planning, strategic alliances, organizational change, and executive development.
An active scholar, Professor Das conducts research on strategic alliance issues concerning cooperation, trust, risk, resources, control, internal tensions, governance, opportunism, conflict, harmony, learning, legitimacy, culture, interpretive frames, sensemaking, commitment, forbearance, innovation, technology, regulatory focus, developmental stages, temporalities, etc. He also has research interests in strategy making, organizational studies, temporal studies, and executive development.
A few years back, Professor Das was listed in "Most-Cited Authors in the Field of Management 1981-2004" in the Journal of Management (Podsakoff et al., 2008, "Scholarly Influence in the Field of Management: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Determinants of University and Author Impact in the Management Literature in the Past Quarter Century," Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 641-720; doi:10.1177/0149206308319533), based on a comprehensive survey of the 25,248 management scholars (current and deceased) who published during the past quarter century in terms of citation impact (covering 30 selected management journals and 1,693 universities, with a total of 739,472 university citations and 1,008,258 author citations in the Social Sciences Citation Index [SSCI, part of Web of Science (WOS), Thomson Reuters], the leading relational database that indexes over 1,950 selected journals across 50 social science disciplines). He is the only faculty member so recognized for a quarter-century of scholarly influence in management from the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College) as well as the only one from the City University of New York (CUNY).
Also, as in recent years, Professor Das continues to be among the most-cited faculty members in the Zicklin School of Business (currently with over 200 full-time faculty members) according to the citation statistics in the Web of Science (its constituent database, SSCI, indexes the faculty contributions of all Zicklin departments/disciplines along with contributions of about 1,700 universities). Going beyond the selective list of journals included in SSCI, the publications of Professor Das have been cited extensively in around 1,400 academic and professional journals that cover a wide range of disciplines. His publications have been cited over 6,200 times in the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), with h-index of 23, and over 22,400 times in the Google Scholar citation indices, with h-index of 41.
Professor Das is the author or editor of 26 academic research books on strategy and strategic alliances. Most recently, he has edited Time Issues in Strategy and Organization (2019) and Managing Interpartner Risks in Strategic Alliances (2019), and is the author of the much earlier The Subjective Side of Strategy Making: Future Orientations and Perceptions of Executives (1986). Four edited volumes are being developed for publication in 2020-2021, entitled Cultural Values in Strategy and Organization, Managing the Partners in Strategic Alliances, Innovation and Behavioral Strategy, and Managerial Practice Issues in Strategy and Organization.
Professor Das also has over 150 other publications, including articles in various academic and professional management journals, chapters in books, business cases, etc. His academic research has been published in over 45 journals, of which some of the later ones include (alphabetically) Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, British Journal of Management, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, International Journal of Strategic Change Management, International Review of Strategic Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of General Management, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal on Chain and Network Science, Long Range Planning, Management Decision, Management International Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, and Time & Society. During his years as a business executive, Professor Das published a number of booklets on bank management for practicing executives, and frequently contributed articles in such professional publications as Banker, Capital, Economic Affairs, Economic and Political Weekly (in the quarterly Review of Management special issues), Economic Times, Indian Management, Industrial Times, Journal of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Lok Udyog [Public Enterprise], Management in Government, and State Bank of India Monthly Review. He also received nationally recognized professional awards for management publications from the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance and the All India Management Association.
Professor Das served as a Senior Editor of Organization Studies [Sage Publications; https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/organization-studies] for 9 years (2004-2012), and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Trust Research [Routledge; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjtr20/1/1], International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, Journal of International Management [Elsevier; http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-international-management/] (returning, 2016-2021, after an earlier stint, 2000-2012), and Organization Studies; previously, he served as associate editor and editorial board member of several other journals, and has been an ad hoc editorial reviewer for over 70 journals. He is the (founding and current) Series Editor of three book series published by Information Age Publishing, Research in Strategic Alliances [http://infoagepub.com/series/Research-in-Strategic-Alliances], Research in Behavioral Strategy [http://infoagepub.com/series/Research-in-Behavioral-Strategy], and Research in Strategy Science [http://infoagepub.com/series/Research-in-Strategy-Science].
Professor Das has long been a biographee in several of Marquis Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in American Education. He was recently selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor reserved for biographees who have demonstrated unwavering excellence in their chosen fields and have been listed in Marquis Who’s Who publications for 20 or more consecutive years, among other criteria.
Mail Address: Department of Management, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B9-240, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A.
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Last updated: January 15, 2020.