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Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China (2017)
Journal Article
Yang, J., Nisar, T., & Prabhakar, G. P. (2017). Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China. Irish Journal of Management, 36(3), 147-161. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijm-2017-0016

This study aims to create a list of CSFs for China’s BOT projects to help organizations achieve project success. We first describe the role of CSFs in terms of three broad categories of whether BOT projects adopt strategies for risk transfer, the deg... Read More about Critical success factors for build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects in China.

Exploring the opportunity to improve SCM in farmer-supplier relationships in emerging economies (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P. (2016, November). Exploring the opportunity to improve SCM in farmer-supplier relationships in emerging economies. Presented at Developing Legal Research Networks around AgriTechnology and Agricultural Multifunctionality in Brazil and the United Kingdom, Passo Fundo, Brazil

This paper explores the possibility to provide a platform or a framework to the small and medium producers and often times less organized agricultural farmers’ in developing nations which can help them choose the most appropriate buyer for their prod... Read More about Exploring the opportunity to improve SCM in farmer-supplier relationships in emerging economies.

Innovation, energy efficiency, & sustainable development: A strategic shift from linear to non-linear models of development (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P. (2016, May). Innovation, energy efficiency, & sustainable development: A strategic shift from linear to non-linear models of development. Presented at Sustainable Development - Exploring Energy Efficiency Opportunities through Supply Chain and Operations Innovation

We need to realise that developing/emerging economies don’t have to copy the models/ routes adopted and proposed by the developed countries. Existing models may have become redundant, obsolete and inapplicable to the new world economies.

A family business perspective on emergence and potential of mass retail industry in India (2016)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P., & Saran, P. (2016). A family business perspective on emergence and potential of mass retail industry in India. Strategic Direction, 32(4), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-10-2015-0152

Mr. Birinder Singh Narula is a third generation member of the Darshan Singh (DS) family and is currently the Managing Director of Ebony Retail Holdings Private Limited. The DS family business started in 1940s and moved away from India in the 1960s wh... Read More about A family business perspective on emergence and potential of mass retail industry in India.

Made in India: An interview with Mr Vimal Mahendru, CEO, Indo-Asian Fusegear Ltd. (2016)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P., & Saran, P. (2016). Made in India: An interview with Mr Vimal Mahendru, CEO, Indo-Asian Fusegear Ltd. Strategic Direction, 32(2), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-09-2015-0137

© 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This br... Read More about Made in India: An interview with Mr Vimal Mahendru, CEO, Indo-Asian Fusegear Ltd..

Role of experience and luck in management success: An interview with R.V. Kanoria, Managing Director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd. (2016)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P., & Saran, P. (2016). Role of experience and luck in management success: An interview with R.V. Kanoria, Managing Director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd. Strategic Direction, 32(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-07-2015-0104

© 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This br... Read More about Role of experience and luck in management success: An interview with R.V. Kanoria, Managing Director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd..

Leadership insights from the top: Exploring leadership through the narratives of CEOs in India (2015)
Journal Article
Tripathi, S., Prabhakar, G. P., & Liddle, J. (2015). Leadership insights from the top: Exploring leadership through the narratives of CEOs in India. International Journal of Public Leadership, 11(3/4), 126-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPL-02-2015-0006

This paper highlights the corporate and non-corporate leadership practices in India, the effect of culture on such practices and how these drive management philosophies. Semi structured interviews were conducted with CEOs from India. The findings pro... Read More about Leadership insights from the top: Exploring leadership through the narratives of CEOs in India.

IT, outsourcing, real estate, and China: An old economy business leader’s take on boom sectors in India (2015)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P., & Saran, P. (2015). IT, outsourcing, real estate, and China: An old economy business leader’s take on boom sectors in India. Strategic Direction, 31(7), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-06-2015-0090

This article features an interview with Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman of Landmark Holdings. He is a third generation tycoon from the Dalmia group, an Indian business conglomerate. Today the family-owned business powerhouse has interests in cement, industri... Read More about IT, outsourcing, real estate, and China: An old economy business leader’s take on boom sectors in India.

The Indian business leader: An exploration of religious and cultural impact on organisational dynamics (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P., & Hancock, C. (2014, June). The Indian business leader: An exploration of religious and cultural impact on organisational dynamics. Presented at Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) 2014 Annual Meeting – Global Governance: Engaging New Norms and Emerging Challenges

In recent years a number of very public scandals involving the leadership of large international organisations and the ethical and moral stance adopted by business leaders have attracted media frenzy. Collins (2001) suggests that successful leaders a... Read More about The Indian business leader: An exploration of religious and cultural impact on organisational dynamics.

Indian business leaders’ perceptions of trade competition from China (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P., & Hancock, C. (2013, June). Indian business leaders’ perceptions of trade competition from China. Presented at Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) 2013 Annual Meeting: Leadership in Global Governance

Emerging as forces that could potentially re-set the global economic compass, China and India represent an important bilateral force against a climate of recession. This paper considers the perceptions of this growing economic relationship from an un... Read More about Indian business leaders’ perceptions of trade competition from China.

Leadership, vision, strategy, and the art of publishing in India: An interview with the legendary Tejeshwar Singh of Sage Publications (India) (2013)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P., Saran, P., & Liddle, J. (2013). Leadership, vision, strategy, and the art of publishing in India: An interview with the legendary Tejeshwar Singh of Sage Publications (India). Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(1), 51-57

This work highlights the experiences of the founder of a well-known publishing company and the revelations he had in this journey with the specific context of India, challenges he faced, his vision, business model, and his philosophy of management. T... Read More about Leadership, vision, strategy, and the art of publishing in India: An interview with the legendary Tejeshwar Singh of Sage Publications (India).

Leadership, WTO, commerce, and new strategies for corporatization of government institutions: A top Indian bureaucrat's take (2012)
Book Chapter
Prabhakar, G. P., & Saran, P. (2012). Leadership, WTO, commerce, and new strategies for corporatization of government institutions: A top Indian bureaucrat's take. In J. Diamond, & J. Liddle (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management, 161-172. Emerald Books

To provide a select perspective from India in terms of its Civil Services, leadership, and its unique challenges

CEOs in India: How leadership and management philosophies drive innovation (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Prabhakar, G. P., & Liddle, J. (2012, July). CEOs in India: How leadership and management philosophies drive innovation. Paper presented at Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) conference, Valencia, Spain

This work highlights the corporate and non-corporate leadership practices in India, the effect of culture and religion on such practices and how these drive innovation. Many qualities of a good leader, as defined by Indian CEOs were derived from the... Read More about CEOs in India: How leadership and management philosophies drive innovation.

Business leadership in India: An example from print media (2012)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P. (2012). Business leadership in India: An example from print media. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25(1),

Historically, India has been the seat of civilization either in the form of Indus Valley Civilization or for setting up of highly advanced educational systems offered by the ancient universities of Nalanda, Patliputra, Takshashila and others. Leaders... Read More about Business leadership in India: An example from print media.

Philosophy, SBUs, nationalization (2012)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P. (2012). Philosophy, SBUs, nationalization. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25(5),

The confluence of leadership and culture in the melting pot of India (2012)
Journal Article
Prabhakar, G. P. (2012). The confluence of leadership and culture in the melting pot of India. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25(4),

Global warming, climate change, sustainable and renewable sources of energy, bio fuels, bio technology and similar terms have gained unparallel importance across the globe these days. There is an increasing need to engage in undertaking the basic res... Read More about The confluence of leadership and culture in the melting pot of India.