Avinash Kumar

Avinash Kumar

Designation

Assistant Professor
Academic Group: Marketing

Contact

Phone No.: +91-33-24678300 Extn. No. 2052
Email ID.: avinash@iimcal.ac.in

Academics

Academic Background:

1. Ph.D., IIM Lucknow
2. PGDRM, IRMA

Courses Taught:

I. Masters courses 1.Marketing Management 2.Business-to-Business Marketing 3.Sales and Distribution Management II. Doctoral courses 1. Advanced Marketing Theory 2. Research Methods in Marketing

Awards:

1.Best in track paper for the Under Studied Markets and Marketing Stakeholders track at the 2023 AMA Summer Academic Conference.

Consulting Interests:

  1. Rural and Low-income Markets
  2. Value Propositions and Service Ecosystem
  3. Social Enterprises
  4. Consumer Well-being

Experience

Work Experience:

1. Assistant Professor, Marketing, IIM Jammu, February 2022 to December 2022
2. Management Trainee-Marketing, National Fertilizers Limited, June 2016 to September 2016
3. Assistant Manager-Sales, GCMMF Ltd., May 2013 to May 2016 
 

Research

Journal Publications:

  • Singh, N., Kumar, A., & Dey, K. (2023). Unlocking the potential of knowledge economy for rural resilience: The role of digital platforms. Journal of Rural Studies, 104, 103164.
  • Ray, M., Kumar, A., & Srivastava, S. K. (2023). The impact of policy changes on the mustard ecosystem: a multi-stakeholder perspective. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies.
  • Kumar, A., Kumra, R., & Singh, R. (2022). Drivers, Barriers, and Facilitators of Entrepreneurship at BoP: Review, Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. Journal of Macromarketing, 42(3), 381-413.
  • Kumar, A., Kumra, R., & Singh, R. (2022). Base of the pyramid producers’ constraints: An integrated review and research agenda. Journal of Business Research, 140, 115-129.
  • Kumar, A., & Kumra, R. (2021). Television viewing and conspicuous consumption of households: evidence from India. Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Conferences:

  • Kumar, A., Kumra,R.,& Ranjan, K.R. (2023, July 31-August 3, 2023).Value propositions underlying BoP producers enablement by social enterprises: practice view [Paper presentation].AMA Summer Academic Conference,2023.
  • Kumar, A.,& Kumra, R.(2021, July 5-7).Value proposition for base of the pyramid producers: an abductive approach[Paper presentation].Academy of Marketing Conference,2021, online.
  • Kumar,A.,&Kumra,R.(2020, August 18-20). Television Viewing and Conspicuous Consumption at the Base of the Pyramid: An Empirical Examination [Paper presentation]. AMA Summer Academic Conference,2020, online.
  • Kumar,A.,&Kumra,R.(2019,December 12-14). Television Viewing and Conspicuous Consumption at the BoP: Evidence from India [Paper presentation]. Seventh PAN-IIM World Management Conference, New Delhi, India.

Research Interests:

  • Base of the Pyramid, Consumption, Subsistence Marketplaces,Value Proposition

Articles/Cases:

  • Kumar, A., Dey, K., & Gupta, K. B. (2023). Food Corporation of India: Making Public Procurement More Inclusive and Efficient. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 09728201231168246.
  • Dey, K. ,& Kumar,A. (2023).Need a bottom-up action plan to tackle climate change challenge.The Hindu Business Line. April 27, 2023 (print edition).
  • Dey, K. ,& Kumar,A. (2023).Dey, K. ,& Kumar,A. (2023).Digital public infra alone can’t lift farm fortunes.The Hindu Business Line. February 19, 2023 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A., & Kushankur D.(2021). Can GM mustard achieve Atmanirbharta in edible oils? The Hindu Business Line. November 12, 2022 (print edition).
  • Dey, K. ,& Kumar,A.(2022). Unlocking the potential of platform cooperatives. The Hindu Business Line. March 28, 2022 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A., & Kushankur D.(2021). Farm laws repealed, but ground reality still grim. The Hindu Business Line. November 23, 2021 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A.,& Kushankur D. (2021). Agri-digitisation brings both benefits and risks. The Hindu Business Line. October 27, 2021 (print edition).
  • Kumari,N., Dey,K., & Kumar,A. (2021). Business comes full circle. The Hindu Business Line. August 26, 2021 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A., & Dey, K. (2021). Funding education. The Hindu Business Line. August 4, 2021 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A., & Dey,K. (2020). Dairy, MSP, and FCI: Myths and Realities. The Hindu Business Line. December 2, 2020 (print edition).
  • Kumar,A., & Dey,K.. (2020). Why the humble spud needs a hand? The Hindu Business Line. November 5, 2020 (Print version).
  • Dey,K., & Kumar,A. (2020). For UP’s migrant workers, cane sector can be a sweetener. The Hindu Business Line. September 21, 2020 (Print version).