Mathew J Manimala is the Director of XIME Bangalore. Prior to joining XIME in July 2015, he has served as a professor of Organisation Behaviour (2001-2015) and Chairperson-OBHRM Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), and as a senior member of the faculty and Chairman-HR Area at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad (1988-2001). At IIMB he has closely worked with the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) primarily to build the research competencies of the centre during its early years when he served as the Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship for two terms and as the Chairperson of NSRCEL for one term. He is a Senior Enterprise Fellow of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB), University of Essex, UK, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Management Innovation at Kinki University, Osaka, Japan. Currently, he is involved in setting up the International Consortium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research (ICIER) in collaboration with European and BRIC countries institutions.
Professor Manimala obtained an MBA degree from the University of Cochin, an MBSc degree from the University of Manchester and the Fellow in Management (Doctoral) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He has received several academic honours including a Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Research in the Field of New Enterprise Development (Heizer Award) from the Academy of Management. He has been awarded research fellowships by prestigious international agencies such as the European Foundation for Management Development (for a research fellowship at Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK: 1990-91) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (for a research fellowship at the University of Calgary, Canada: 1998-99). In July 2011 he was honoured by CMO-Asia with the ‘Best Professor of Human Resource Management’ Award at the 2nd Asia’s Best B-School Award function held at Singapore, and in February 2013 a similar award was conferred on him by ET NOW in association with B-School Affaire and the Word Education Congress. He is also a recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ of the National Federation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED).
The teaching, training and consultancy interests of Professor Manimala cover a wide range of topics in Organisation.
Professor Manimala has done extensive research in the area of Behaviour and Entrepreneurship. He has published more than 50 research papers and articles in refereed international journals and presented papers mostly in international conferences. Among the research projects carried out by him is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, a multi-country research project involving more than 30 countries, of which he was the leader of the India team for two years.
Also, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, and is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Management, published by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).
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