Name Card

Palash Deb
Associate Professor
Academic Group: 
Strategic Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300 to 06 (Extn. 2036)
Contact Details: 
K-503, New Academic Block (NAB), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata -700104 I AM PRESENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 


Academic Background: 
PhD (Strategic Management) (Martin J Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA; 2007 - 2011)
Courses Taught: 
I have taught various courses in strategic management (including corporate strategy & corporate governance) and entrepreneurship at undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels at California State University San Marcos, USA, and IIM Calcutta.


Work Experience: 
Academic Experience: Associate Professor (July, 2016 – ) Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) of Strategic Management (College of Business Administration, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, USA) (2011 – 2016) Industry Experience: Consultant (Accenture, Express Towers, Mumbai, with assignment in Best Buy HQ in Minneapolis, Minnesota) (2006 – 2007) Equity Researcher, HSBC Global Off-Shore Equity Research (under Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets (CIBM) division, Bangalore, with assignment in HSBC HQ in Canary Wharf, London) (2005 – 2006) Business Analyst (GE Capital International Services, Analytics Centre of Excellence, Gurgaon, with assignments in GE offices in Kansas City & San Francisco) (2003 – 2005) Officer (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Kolkata, with assignment in CSIR HQ, Rafi Marg, New Delhi) (1995 – 2001) Executive Education: Acted as Programme Director and/or Instructor in various Management Development Programs and Long-term Development Programmes of IIM Calcutta. Conducted training program for the Board of Directors of Bandhan Bank. Taught executives at various levels, like Executive Directors, General Managers, Managers, etc. from the public sector (IDBI Bank, BHEL, ONGC, Indian Oil) and private sector (Bosch, Tata Steel, Deloitte, Accenture, AstraZeneca, Reliance-Nippon Asset Management, Century Cement). Also taught participants from abroad (Louvain School of Management, Belgium); launched new IIMC MDP program titled "Strategic Thinking: Creating and Sustaining Advantage" in July, 2018 Academic Administration at IIMC: Group Coordinator Joint Coordinator, Centre for Corporate Governance Member, PGP Committee Member, PGP Curriculum Review Committee Member, Library & Computer Services Committee Academic Administration at California State University San Marcos, USA: Member, Academic Senate Member, Departmental New Faculty Hiring Committee Member, Student Affairs Committee Member, University Scholarship Committee Invitations: Invited by Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad to join as an external expert for faculty recruitment (November 25, 2019) Invited by Adamas University, Barasat, to be Guest of Honor at their Induction Program & deliver a talk on “Expectations and Challenges: Sensitizing the Young Budding Managers” (August 2, 2018) Invited by IIM Indore to join as a panelist for a panel discussion on 'The Future of Management Education', as part of the Conference for Excellence in Research and Education, 2018 (May 5, 2018) Invited by Calcutta University to deliver talk on Corporate Governance in India (March 28, 2018)


Journal Publications: 
1. Brannon, David L., Deb, Palash & Sreekumar, Vipin. 2022. Crowdfunding and Governance: A Review and Research Agenda. Global Journal of Accounting and Finance (forthcoming). 2. Sreekumar, Vipin, David, Priya Rachel & Deb, Palash. May 11, 2022. India’s startup explosion: more pitfalls than promise? LSE Business Review (digital article). 3. Sen, Prothit, Deb, Palash, & Kumar, Nirmalya. July 31, 2021. The Challenges of Work From Home for Organizational Design. California Management Review (digital article). 4. Deb, Palash & Sreekumar, Vipin. 2021. The Threat of Bankruptcy and Financing Strategy in Learning-Intensive Industries. Journal of Strategy and Management 14(4), 635–650. 5. Deb, Palash, David, Parthiban, O’Brien, Jonathan & Duru, Augustine. 2019. Attainment Discrepancy and Investment: Effects on Firm Performance. Journal of Business Research 99:186-196. 6. Deb, Palash, David, Parthiban & O’Brien, Jonathan. 2017. When is Cash Good or Bad for Firm Performance? Strategic Management Journal 38(2): 436 - 454. 7. Deb, Palash, & Wiklund, Johan. 2017. The Effects of CEO Founder Status and Stock Ownership on Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small Firms. Journal of Small Business Management 55(1): 32 - 55. 8. Deb, Palash. 2014. Cutting the ‘Gordian Knot’: Director Ownership, Underpricing, and Stock Liquidity in IPO Firms. Journal of Managerial Issues 26(2): 130–156. 9. Deb, Palash. 2013. Signaling Type and Post-IPO Performance. European Management Review 10(2): 99–116.
1. Attainment Discrepancy and R&D Search: The Role of Country-level Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Corporate Governance (accepted for presentation in SMS, London, 2022) 2. Does excess financial slack encourage innovation efforts? A cross-country examination (accepted for presentation in SMS, London, 2022) 3. Lights, Camera, Action: How CEO Relative Pay influences Firm Competitive Aggressiveness (accepted for presentation in AOM, Seattle, 2022) 4. Supply Chain Financing, IT Infrastructure Intensity, and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation; Academy of Management Conference (virtual), 7 – 11 August, 2020 (paper accepted but not presented) 5. Financing Choices in Learning-intensive Industries: Implications for Firm Survival; Academy of Management Conference (OMT Division), Boston, Massachusetts, 9 – 13 August, 2019. 6. Paper discussant, India Finance Conference, IIM Calcutta, December 20 - 22, 2018 7. The Influence of Corporate Governance on Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Corporate Opacity; Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, ISB, Hyderabad, December 15 - 18, 2018 8. Attainment Discrepancy and Investment: Effects on Firm Performance; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2017 9. Does Cash Lead to Value Creation or Value Appropriation? A Contextual Understanding; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Vancouver, Canada, 7 – 11 August, 2015 (presented by co-author) 10. The Industry Learning Environment and Firm Capital Structure; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Vancouver, Canada, 7 – 11 August, 2015 (presented by co-author) 11. Learning-by-doing and Capital Structure; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, 9 – 13 August, 2013. 12. Patent Signals and Post-IPO Performance; Western Academy of Management Conference (BPS division), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 13 – 16 March, 2013. 13. Signaling Type and Market Performance in IPO Firms; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), San Antonio, Texas, 12 – 16 August, 2011. 14. Cutting the Gordian Knot: Ownership, Underpricing, and their Implications for Liquidity in IPO Firms; Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Montreal, Canada, 6 – 10 August, 2010. 15. CEO Ownership and Founder Status as Antecedents of EO: A Contingency Based Approach; Academy of Management Conference (Entrepreneurship Division), Chicago, Illinois, 7 – 11 August, 2009. 16. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2008 17. CIBER Conference, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2008 Service: Ad hoc Reviewer for Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Managerial & Decision Economics, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Academy of Management, EURAM, Decision Theme Track Chair (with Michael Withers), ''Governance, Leadership and Human Capital' track, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, ISB, Hyderabad, December 15 - 18, 2018
Media: Palash Deb (2020). Evolve the right parameters to judge varsities. Deccan Chronicle / Asian Age. October 19, 2020. Palash Deb (2020). Chinks in the NEP armour. The Telegraph (India), September 17, 2020 Palash Deb (2019). The entry of foreign universities into India is a reform long awaited. The Telegraph (India), June 24, 2019 Palash Deb (2017). Research in IIMs: Chasing a chimera? Financial Express, November 06, 2017
Books/Book Chapters: 
1. Gannon, Martin J & Deb, Palash. 2017. Cross-Cultural Dimensions, Metaphors and Paradoxes: An Exploratory Comparative Analysis. In Advances in Culturally-Aware Intelligent Systems and in Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies, Faucher, Colette (ed.), Springer: 313–334. 2. Brandes, Pamela & Deb, Palash. 2013. Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: What Do We “Know” and Where Are We Going? In The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, Wright, M., Siegel, D.S., Keasey, K., & Filatotchev, I (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK: 222–245.
Research Interests: 
Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship Chair, PhD Thesis Advisory Committee, for Vipin Sreekumar Member, PhD Thesis Advisory Committee, Suvendu Naskar & Keerti Pendyal