Vipin Gupta is a Principal Co-investigator
of the GLOBE program (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Effectiveness), involving collaboration of 170 investigators in 62
nations for the study of culture, leadership styles, and organizational
performance. As a Principal of the GLOBE project, he is a winner of
the coveted 2005 Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
from Society for Industrial Organization Psychologists, USA.
Professor Gupta has a
Ph.D. in management (1998) from the Wharton School, followed by a
Post-doc position (1999-2003). As part of his Ph.D. dissertation at
the Wharton School, he researched Japanese techniques, technology,
and FDI management, and developed a dynamic mathematical model for
measuring a unit of technological growth. He has a highly distinguished
academic background. He has been a Government of India National Talent
Search Scholar (1984-90), All-India merit rank holder in the Central
Board of Secondary Education Class XII Examination (1985), All-india
prize-winning rank holder in the examination by the Institute of Cost
and Works Accountants of India (1988), a top rank holder in B.Com.
(Hons) at the University of Delhi (1988), a gold medalist rank holder
at Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (1990), and a best dissertation
proposal award winner and research scholar at the University of Tokyo
(1994-95). He was also a finalist in the worldwide competition conducted
by the United Nations on the Cultural Origins of Variations in Development
Professor Gupta has taught
Strategy and international businesss at undergraduate and graduate
levels at Fordham University (1997-2003) and Grand Valley State University
(2003-2004), and at several business schools in India (1999-2003).
He has also offered research methods and case writing programs at
the doctorate and faculty level in several business schools in India.
He has offered several training programs and workshops on strategic
planning and cross-cultural management to senior executives and administrators
in the US and India.
His research has been
in three major areas: (1) strategic management, entrepreneurship,
and leadership; (2) cross-cultural research, and (3) technology, techniques,
and FDI. He has published two Sage books on the theme of strategic
management, performance, and leadership in the emerging markets. These
are: Creating Performing Organizations (Sage India, 2003) and Transformative
Organizations (Sage India, 2004). He has also authored the seminal
internationally acclaimed GLOBE book on cross-cultural research: Cultures,
Leadership and Organizations - The GLOBE study of 62 societies (Sage
USA, 2004). His pioneering contributions to the book include power
distance, industry vs. society influences on culture, cultural and
climatic clusters, and the unobtrusive and outcropping measures of
societal culture constructs. In addition, Prentice Hall of India is
publishing a comprehensive India-focused textbook authored by him
- Business Policy and Strategic Management: Text and Cases - in 2005.
Dr. Gupta has published
a number of refereed articles in leading international journals such
as Journal of Business Venturing, Research in Organizational Behavior,
Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, Multinational Business Review,
Journal of World Business, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics,
Journal of Case Studies, Advances in Global Leadership, Management
Review, and The Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business. He
has also presented papers in several conferences around the world,
including Academy of Management, IFSAM, EGOS, SIOP, Global Entrepreneurship
Conference, and Hawaii International Conference. He has been a Keynote
speaker in many conferences in India.
Dr. Gupta has received
several research grants, including from the National Science Foundation
($18,000 through GLOBE Research and Educational Foundation) and Japan
Foundation ($50,000 for Ph.D. research in Japan). He received a $30,000
grant from Marsh and Mclennan Companies for "Business Opportunities
in India" program at the Fordham University. As the Director
of this program, he organized the visits of Indian faculty and students
to the US, and of the American faculty and students to India; and
led joint Indo-US community service projects.
Professor Gupta is the
Director of the Globe India Development Center, a network of business
schools all over India who are studying values, effectiveness, and
change management styles of the CEOs in different states of India.
He has offered courses and workshops at more than 20 b-schools and
universities in India. He has been the founding editor of IBAT Journal
of Management, and a reviewer for many international journals and
international conferences. He has also worked with the Michigan Small
Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) in outreach activities
involving student team-led consulting to the small business clients.