K. B. Akhilesh
Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Science

Phone: +91-80-2293 2397(off)
Fax: +91-80-23604534
E-Mail: kba@iisc.ac.in


Brief Research Highlights:

  • Professor K. B. Akhilesh – Senior Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. President of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli. He is also an Member, Board of Governors Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak.  He is also the co-ordinator for M.Tech program for Technology Management at Defense Institute of Advanced Technology. Professor Akhilesh completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science with a gold medal, Master of Social Work (Ist Rank) and Graduation in Science. He has guided over 30 doctoral students. His recent book is ‘R&D Management’ published by Springer.
  • Professor Akhilesh has been a Senior Professor of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour and Technology Management. He has published over 140 papers in Indian and international journals. He has authored 12 books. His specific research interest include Collective Intelligence at the team level, Family Business performance, Expertise Transfer, Team design for virtual work and product development, Vocational Skill development, Organizational development and Change Management.
  • Professor Akhilesh has served as an external Ph.D. examiner in India, South Africa and USA.
  • Professor Akhilesh has been a visiting faculty at many universities and organizations worldwide, including USA, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Lisbon Portugal, Belgium and Sweden. He was an (Adjunct Professor) at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and Visiting Professor at University of Hamburg, School of Information. He has taught two courses Knowledge Management and International Business Leaders in Pforzheim University and Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo, Germany. He was also invited as a Visiting Researcher by Japan Institute of Labor, Tokyo.
  • As a consultant and a trainer he has interacted with Daimler Chrysler, Airbus Industries, Pratt and Whitney USA, Lapp India, International Labor Organization, Volkswagon, Vee Tech, Honeywell, BSNL, 5th Central Pay Commission, Central Silk Board, DRDL (DRDO), LRDE, CPRI, Karnataka Power Corporation, KSRTC, KSFC, Kudremukh, Axes Technologies, Quest–Global, Central Power Research Institute, Siemens, ABB, HMT, BEL, HAL, ITI, BEML, WIPRO, TITAN, Philips Software, ACE Designers, Union Bank of India, World Bank, Azim Premji Foundation, Coffee Board, Rubber Board and others. As a corporate management trainer and facilitator, he has participated in over 1,000 Management Development Programs.
  • He is a member of Academy of Management, USA, National Institute of Personnel Management, National HRD Network and others. He is also a member of National Board of Accreditation, AICTE. He was honored for his life time contributions to HR by NIPM.

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