Professor & Vice Dean
B.E. (Kashmir University);
M.E. (IIT Roorkee);
Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Koul is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Jindal Global Business School, India. Her industry, teaching and research experience spans 35 years. She earned a PhD from IIT Delhi, a Masters of System Engineering and Operation Research from IIT Roorkee and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Kashmir, India. She comes to full-time teaching after 24 years in the industry, at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, India, where she held positions of increasing responsibility related to the analysis of emerging techno-economic changes, technology acquisition alternatives, organisational restructuring, and formulation of business strategies. In addition, she has over 14 years’ experience of teaching Management Studies in India and North American Universities.
Dr Koul has to her credit over 45 refereed publications and two books for postgraduate management students. She is a recipient of the National Education Award 2012 as Best Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management; the 2014 OP Jindal Teaching Excellence Award; the 2018 ‘Professor Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leader’ Award; and the 2019 ‘100 Most Dedicated Professors’ Award. On the research front, she is the recipient of the OP Jindal Research Excellence Awards (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018); the 2013 AIMS-Great Lakes Outstanding Woman Management Researcher Award (Gold Medal) and 2019 AIMS International Outstanding Management Researcher Award. Her conference publications received Best Paper Award in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019. She is also the recipient of research funding as the principal investigator for ‘Application of Balanced Scorecard’, and Strategic Orientations of Manufacturing Strategy and Performance’ of Small Medium Enterprises is being researched.
Dr Koul is an active life member of the System Dynamics Society of India, Institute of Material Management and CILT-India. She is on the Editorial Board of Int. J. of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalization, International Journal of Electronic Transport; and AIMS International Journal of Management where she was the recipient of ‘Outstanding Editor’ for 2010 and 2015. She is on the Advisory Board of several educational institutes in India, where her contributions to the advancement of the student community and modern teaching philosophy are well recognised. Her current research focuses on system dynamics models, supply chain management, SMEs and organisational communication.
With a demonstrated interdisciplinary background – proficient hands-on practical experience backed by theoretical knowledge – my research adopts techniques and practices from Decision Making, System Dynamics Modelling, Organizational Strategy, Corporate Communication and Information Systems.
My first interest lays in the Governance and the Operational Strategy of the Government and the Industry. By conducting policy experiments and identifying the right set of decision variables my research renders a better understanding of complex problems faced by policymakers. Secondly, I research areas of Supply Chain Management and Facility Logistics to identify the most favourable suppliers and optimal vendors that are of strategic importance to industries today. My third research interest is the development of business tools for the measurement of effectiveness between Manufacturing Strategy and Firm Performance; currently being pursued on Small Medium Enterprises through funded research.
I expect these research interests in the coming 2-3 years to culminate into application-oriented research for improving decision-making and organizational performance. Also, a number of case studies dealing in concepts and managerial challenges for MBA and BBA level are forthcoming.
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