vipin gupta












My teaching philosophy is based on the following 5 principles:

1. Original Thinkers
In my teaching, I seek to encourage original understanding of the core concepts, frameworks, models and tools in the fields of strategic and international management.

2. Cases, Games, and Technology
I strive towards an interactive learning culture, using cases, games, and technology as aids.

3. Knowledge Flexibility
My goal has been to help the students appreciate how various tools can be applied quite flexibly to gain an informed and intuitive understanding of any business context, and to make effective decisions for problem solving and strategic growth.

4. Comparative Meta-physics
I prefer to build a cross-cultural and comparative overview of the concepts and of their applications, and seek to use illustrations from the corporate experiences in the US, Europe, Japan, and other nations to get across a meta-physical view of strategic decision-making. I use cases and videos of firms from different regions and different historical periods to convey the dynamic nature of concepts, and the need to prudently apply these concepts for transnational effectiveness.

5. Practical Applications
I inculcate the competencies for application to practical domains, such as tourist attraction spots and community service organizations, besides the top management teams of the corporations, non-profit organizations, and small service enterprises. I have sought to give my students an opportunity to work on projects with real world feeling, involving outreach activities in the university and in the city, and involving international collaborations with student teams in overseas universities through Internet interactions. I include a capstone project in my courses for student team-based consulting to the Small Business Clients in the region.

Illustrative Client Comments:
"I just never took the time to thank you for the help you gave us in getting this class project. I was very impressed with the research these students completed for us. Of course, I felt they went above & beyond by giving us that huge folder of additional research information. We also took great interest in the research the India students did as well."

"We wanted to thank you and your students for allowing us to be a part of such a great project. What a great group! We loved their ideas and are impressed with their insight for such a short period of time. We have already implemented several of their ideas! Please thank them for us!!!"