Somnath Dutta

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Name: Somnath Dutta#
Designation:Assistant Professor


Area:Strategic Management & Marketing

  • Educational Qualifications
      PhD EFPM (Strategic Management) pursuing from XLRI Jamshedpur
      Master MBM (Marketing Management) VGSOM IIT Kharagpur
      Bachelors Bsc.(Tech) ( Textile Technology) Calcutta University
  • Academic & Professional Experience

    • Academic experience ( around six years)

      BIMTECH Bhubaneswar July 2015 onwards


      Visiting Professor Strategic Management BIMTECH Bhubneshwar (2014)

      INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT PATNA (An AICTE Approved Management Institute funded by the Vikramshila Educational and welfare society Patna)

      CHANDRAGUPT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT PATNA (An AICTE Approved Management Institute, fully funded by the State Government of Bihar)

  • Research Interests

    • Competitive Strategy

      Strategic Alliance

      Knowledge Management


      Managing Innovation and Creativity
  • Publications

    • International Publication Book

      "The Alchemy Of Co Creation : Who Adds Value And How" Paper accepted for presentation at the 4th International Conference on “Innovation In Management: The Cutting Edge Of Business Education And Practice In An Epoch Of Global Collaboration” held in Poznan, Poland during May 21-22 2009
      “Dynamics of Institutional Legacy, Organizational Imprints and Entrepreneurial Strategy: A Longitudinal Study in Emerging Economy” Paper presented at the 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS) held at Washington DC October 12th and 14th, 2009 (Co-authored with Prof. Sougata Ray and Indrajeet Mukherjee of IIM Calcutta.)

      Tourism Enterprise Survey of Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda : A tourism department Govt. of Bihar project, funded by International Financial Corporation (IFC).

      "Maitri" Design and Delivery of a module for image transformation of Bihar Police Services. A Bihar Police department project funded by DFID.

      Evaluation of MGNREGA Diwas. A project of Bihar Rural Development Department – Ongoing.

      Evaluation and Follow up of management training of Block Education Officers. An education department of Govt. of Bihar Project.

      Training :
      Trained more than 2000 participants from middle & senior Management of Corporate & Government Organizations on the following topics:-
      Managerial Leadership and Conflict Resolution
      Effective Strategic Change Management
      Organizational Crisis Management
      Essential Negotiation Skills
      Strategic Choice for Competitive Success
      Balancing Organizational Performance: Strategy Implementation Tools & Techniques
      Successful Strategy Execution : A value Chain Approach
      Taking Right Decisions : Decision Making and Problem Solving Skills
      Strategic Insight for Managers
      Success through Competitive Intelligence
      Managing Creativity and Innovation<
      Event Management
      Crisis Management for the Police Force (Customized module for officers of the Police force.)
      Negotiation Skills for Public Servants (Customized module for Govt. officers.)
      Planning for the Development Sector : A Logical Framework Approach : ( Middle and Senior Management of NGOs and Government Organizations)

      MDP Coordinator of the Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (Oct’10 to July’12) : Was responsible for budgeting, proposing, promoting and execution of 14 management development programs involving around 2000 participants and project value of around Rs.1.5 Crores. Was responsible for
      Conducting TNA for the clients
      Course design and customization of modules as per client requirement
      Costing and budgeting for the programs
      Preparation of all TOR and proposal
      Negotiation with clients
      Organization of resource persons
      Delivery and execution of the program
      Maintenance of all expense documents
      Surplus Calculation and distribution
      Coordination with internal audit for audit and utilization certificate for all projects

      List of clients serviced as the MDP coordinator
      Bihar Public Service Commission
      Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation Ltd (COMFED)
      Power Grid Corporation of India ( A Govt. of India enterprise)
      Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (BIPARD)
      Bihar Police Department
      Department of Post Govt. of India
      Education Department Govt. of Bihar
      Bihar School Examination Board
      Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society
      Jeevika (Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society)
      Kilkari ( Bihar Bal Bhavan)
      Deloitte ( as vendor as well as coordinator and monitor for funding agency DFID)
      IFC ( as technical collaborators and funding agency)
      NICEF (as technical collaborators)

  • Other Professional Experience

    • Corporate (11 years) Petrochemical Industry (Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd)
      Acrylic Fiber Plant (Consolidated Fibers and Chemicals Ltd. A Duncan Goenka Concern)
      Textile Spinning Plant (Vardhman Spinning & General Mills Group);

  • Achievements and Awards
    • • Recipient of the “Society for the Advancement of Management Studies” scholarship for attending the 6th annual Doctoral Workshop of the Strategic Management Society held at Washington, D.C. on the 10th of October 2009.

      • “International Alliance: Impact on Creativity and Performance of Professional Service Firms-Study of Indian Advertising Agencies” was in the nomination run for the best PhD paper award at the 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS) held at Washington DC October 12th and 14th, 2009.

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