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Dr. Sayan Chowdhury

Assistant Professor
Speciality Area : Digital Business and Analytics
Speciality Domain : Sustainable Operations, Green Supply Chains, Closed Loop Business Models, Sustainable Energy Policies

Sayan Chowdhury holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B). His doctoral dissertation in the area of Production and Operations Management (POM) at IIM B explores how firms can incorporate sustainable business practices without sacrificing their profitability. He has presented his work in reputed domestic and international conferences. Prior to joining Ph. D., Sayan has 3+ years of industry experience in construction and product management. After completing his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, he pursued  his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi after working as a civil engineer for 2 years. His research interest includes Green Supply Chains, Sustainable Operations and Circular Economy.  His current work focuses on emerging business models and sustainable supply chains leveraging emerging technologies.Outside of work he enjoys reading, watching plays, and playing the guitar.

Educational Qualification

  • PhD, Production & Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of JR Fellowship Award for academic performance and showing significant progress in research work at IIM Bangalore for two years (2021-23)
  • Best paper award at the POMS India International Conference at XLRI Jamshedpur-
    A research article by Prof. Sayan Chowdhury co-authored with Professor Nishant Kumar Verma at IIM Bangalore titled “Walking a Tightrope: Impact of Adopting Voluntary Right-to-Repair Policy on Firm Profit and Consumer Welfare” has won the first prize for best paper award in the POMS India Conference held at XLRI Jamshedpur this year. The article looks at the circumstances where firms are likely to adopt and support a right to repair policy voluntarily for their products and provides suggestions for firms and policy makers alike to create appropriate adoption in their business models and policies. There were more than 160 submissions from leading colleges in India such as IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI Gurgaon and ISB. Also, researchers from leading institutes from China, EU and US have participated in this conference this year.


Walking a Tightrope: Impact of Adopting Voluntary Right-to-Repair Policy on Firm Profit and Consumer Welfare – Co-authored with Prof. Nishant Kr. Verma, IIMB

  • POMS India International Conference, XLRI Jamshedpur (Dec’23 – Winner of Best Paper Award)
  • IMR Doctoral Conference (IMRDC), Bengaluru (Feb’23)
  • 13th POMS-HK International Conference, Online Mode (Jan’23)
  • 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management, Online Mode (Aug’22)

Refurbishment Strategy for a Multi-Product Firm with Vertically Differentiated Markets– Co-authored with Prof. Nishant Kr. Verma, IIMB

  • 32nd Annual POMS Conference, Online Mode (Apr’22)
  • ISDSI Global Conference, Bengaluru (Dec’22)
  • IIT KGP Management Doctoral Colloquium, Online Mode (Feb’22)
  • POMS India International Conference, Online Mode (Dec’21)

The Impact of Software Development & Support Strategies in Consumer Electronics: A Firm’s Perspective – Co-authored with Prof. Nishant Kr. Verma, IIMB

  • 31st Annual POMS Conference (Apr’22)

Work Experience

  • Senior Product Manager, ICICI Lombard GIC
  • Assistant Engineer, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited
  • Graduate Engineering Trainee, Gammon India Limited

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Understanding Workforce Management in the MSME sector workplace.

– Organization Structure options.

– Challenges of HR planning, talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, compensation and benefits for MSMEs.

– HR Policy, HR Manual, and Service Rules

– Employee relations – Central labour laws applicable to MSMEs; state amendments in Karnataka; other labour laws applicable in Karnataka; key compliance issues and penal provisions.

– Future implications of the proposed Labour Code.



Raising capital

– Utilization and allocation of capital

– Managing cost & cash

– Understanding the financial health of business

– Reporting

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