Dr. Raveendra Chittoor

Dr. Raveendra Chittoor
Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business & Canada Research Chair in Global Economy


PGDM (MBA), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad; FPM (PhD) in Strategic Management, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Office: BEC 426


  • Emerging markets
  • Emerging market multinational companies
  • Business groups (such as Samsung, Tata etc.)

Dr. Raveendra (“Ravee”) Chittoor, associate professor of strategy and international business and Canada Research Chair in Global Economy, joined the Gustavson School of Business at UVic in 2015 bringing research interests in the internationalization of emerging economy firms and the structure and strategies of family-owned business groups. He has a deep understanding of factors that led to the rapid expansion of emerging economies including India and their emergence as significant players in the global marketplace.

Ravee’s research program is broadly focused on understanding how institutions and institutional environment shape the structure of the markets and the strategies of firms operating in those markets. This work provides insights for students studying international business, managers and leaders of global firms for whom emerging market economies are becoming increasingly vital.

He has won many awards for his research and teaching and his research has been published (or accepted for publishing) in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Management International Review, Journal of International Management and Long Range Planning.

Prior to joining the University of Victoria, Ravee taught at the Indian School of Business and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has more than 12 years of industry experience in organizations such as IBM, CRISIL (a Standard & Poor’s company) and Mumbai-based Rajan Raheja group in senior management positions.

Chittoor, R., Kale, P., & Puranam, P. (2015). Business groups in developing capital markets: Towards a complementarity perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 36(9), 1277-1296.

Chen, G., Chittoor, R., & Vissa, B. (2015). Modernizing without westernizing: Social structure and economic action in the Indian financial sector. Academy of Management Journal, 58(2), 511-537.

Chittoor, R., Aulakh, P., & Ray, S. (Forthcoming). Accumulative and assimilative learning, institutional infrastructure and innovation orientation of developing economy firms. Global Strategy Journal, special issue on “Mutual Impact of Global Strategy and Organizational Learning”.

Chittoor, R., Aulakh, P., & Ray, S. (Forthcoming). What drives overseas acquisitions by Indian firms? A behavioral risk-taking perspective. Management International Review.

Gubbi, S., Aulakh, P., Ray, S., Sarkar, M.B., & Chittoor, R. (2010). Do international acquisitions by emerging economy firms create shareholder value? The case of Indian firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(3), 397-418.

Chittoor, R., Sarkar, M.B., Ray, S., & Aulakh, P. (2009). ‘Third-world copycats’ to ‘Emerging multinationals’: Institutional changes and organizational transformation in the Indian pharmaceutical industry. Organization Science, 20(1), 187-205.

  • Co-chair, Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of International Business meeting, Bengaluru, India, 2015.

  • Co-editor (with Preet Aulakh of Schulich School of Business) of the Special Issue on ‘Organizational Landscape in India’ in Long Range Planning.

  • Editorial review board member, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning.

  • Asia Academy of Management PDW Chair at Academy of Management 2011 conference.

  • Co-chair, Doctoral Consortium, Strategic Management Society Special India Conference, 2008.

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the journals – Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of Management Studies and Asia Pacific Journal of Management

  • ISB Research Fellow 2014-16

  • Professor of the Year 2014 Elective Courses, at Indian School of Business, Mohali campus

  • Best Paper Award at the World Management Conference – 2013 jointly conducted by the IIMs and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India

  • Nomination for the Best Paper Prize at the AIB Conference (2013)

  • Nomination for the Best Conference Paper Prize at the SMS conference (2008, 2009)

  • Best Reviewer Award at the AoM IM Division (2014) and at the AIB Conference (2008)

  • Runner-up, Best Proposal Award at the SMS India Special Conference (2008)

  • Highly Commended Award of the 2008 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the category ‘Management and Governance’

  • SAMS/AIB Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal at the AIB Conference (2006)

  • Strategy, International Business