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Dr. Karanam Nagaraja Rao


Assistant Professor [ Alliance School of Business ]
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Dr Karanam Nagaraja Rao is a Ph.D. in Management Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He worked for more than two decades in different capacities in LIC of India and also worked as State Operations Manager in charge of Karnataka in Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company for four years before joining academics.  He worked for one year (2009-10) as faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad and in 2011 joined Alliance University.

As his Post-Graduation is in Political Science, Doctorate from the faculty of Management Science, Profession by Insurance and inquisitiveness in spiritualism, his areas of interest in research and teaching include Constitutional Studies, Insurance and Risk Management, General Management areas such as Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and Spirituality in Management Studies.  He is currently teaching Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics to the MBA students and Indian Constitution to BBM students. Apart from that he is teaching Insurance and Risk Management for Commerce students.

He has to his credit more than 40 articles in national and international journals on topics related to Marketing, Insurance, Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Spirituality in Management.  Some of the journals where his articles are published include the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI) journal, IIM (Bangalore), Drishtikon (a journal of Symbiosis), Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, Management Journal from Banaras Hindu University, Organiser, Asia Pacific Journal Of Management, ISOL Journal, International Journal of Information Systems Management Research & Development, Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Research Journal of Social Science & Management to name a few.  One case is published in The European Case Center and two more are in the pipeline. He has attended more than 30 national and international conferences. He has written 30 short cases in the areas of Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship and administered these in the class room.

He has undergone Faculty Development Program from EDI and designed a couple of programs for MBA (Entrepreneurship) Specialization.

He did his Yoga (Instructor Course) from S.Vyasa University, Bangalore in 2015. He completed ‘Advanced Vedanta Course’ from Chinmaya International Foundation in 2012. As a matter of academic interest completed four levels of Sanskrit examinations including ‘Kovida’  from Samskrita Bharathi, Bangalore in 2015.

He is passionate in writing poems in English and Telugu and an avid reader of classical literature. Some of his Telugu articles are published in the Telugu magazines.

His books include “Principles and Practice of Risk and Insurance” (Novelty & Co Publishers) and “Smiling Sinews”- a book of jokes which is under publication. He has to his credited two edited books on “Rural Management in Post- Reform Era”- 2012, and “Rural Development in Post- Colonial Era”- 2012.

 

Research Paper Publications

  1.  ‘Bank Assurance channel is LIC’s Achilles heel  – Reasons and suggestions for improvement’, published in Insurance World, February 2016, page 48.,with Neha, Chabra
     
  2. ‘A Note on Term Assurance’, published in the Insurance World, Feb, 2016, Page no 33., with Neha, Chabra
     
  3. ‘Revitalizing the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility with Traditional Indian Wisdom’, published in Drishtikon, A Management Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, Sept, 2015, page 66-79., with  Nair, Aswathi
     
  4. ‘CSR Activities in Insurance Industry’, published in IRDAI Journal, Vol XIII, NO 11, Nov, issue Nov, 2015, page 20-23., with Neha, Chabra
     
  5. ‘Right to Timely Delivery of Services in Insurance Business’, published in IRDA Journal, Oct, 2015, Vol XIII, NO 10,    October, 2015, page 30-32, with Sukanya Kundu and Nair, Aswathi
     
  6. ‘Social Security – a social responsibility of the Insurer’, published in IRDA Journal, July, 2015, with Sukanya Kundu
     
  7. ‘Need to Revisit Hindu Scriptures’, published in Organizer, Vol 67, NO 12,  Sept, 2015, with Nair, Aswathi
     
  8. ‘Transformational Coaching and Mentoring Approach for Enhancing the Individual Efficiency : The Advaita Way’, published in the International Journal Research Publications Research Journal of Social Science & Management, Volume 05, Number 3, July, 2015, Page 19-25 with Kishore, Krishna
     
  9. ‘Indianization of Indian History’, published in Organizer, Vol 67, No. 3, July, 2015
     
  10. ‘An appraisal and forecasting of NPAs in Indian Banking Industry’, published in Al-Barkaat Journal of Finance and Management, Volume 7, No 1., July, 2015, page 31-40, with Neha, Chabra and Vamsi, Nelapati
     
  11. ‘Role of Insurance Companies in Disaster Management’, published in IRDA journal, April, 2015, with Aswathi Nair
     
  12. ‘Role of Insurance Companies in Disaster Management’, published in the IRDA journal, April, 2015 issue, with Aswathi Nair
     
  13. ‘Information Technology and Rural Reach- A study of Life Insurance in India’, published in IRDA Journal, February, 2015, with Aswathi Nair
     
  14. ‘Leadership Competencies for Organizational Excellence – Lessons from Bhagavad-gita’, published in the Journal Spurthi : IMSR Journal of Management Thoughts Bearing ISSN no : 2249-1201. Volume IV, ISSUE: 1 Januarys-June 2014, with Aswathi Nair
     
  15. ‘Life Insurance Penetration in Rural Areas- Indian Perspective’, published in the International Journal of Banking, Risk and Insurance, Volume 2, Issue 2, September 2014, with Satya Priya, P
     
  16. ‘Dharmic Education- A Panacea for Social Evils in Emerging Economies’, published in the Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization, University of Jyväskylä , Finland, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2014), ISSN 1239-2685,,November,2014, with Kishore, Krishna
     
  17. ‘Reasons of Banking Fraud- A case of Indian Public Sector Banks’, published in the International Journal of Information Systems Management Research & Development, ISSN (P): 2250-236X; ISSN (E): 2319-4480, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Jun 2014, pp.11-24., with Sukanya Kundu
     
  18. ‘Save the Policy-holder and Save the Insurer’, published in  Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority Journal, June, 2014 (A Government of India Publication), with Neha Chabra
     
  19. ‘Can we afford to ignore religion in Management education?’, published in Drishtikon: A Management Journal of Symbiosis, Volume 5, Issue 1, March- September, 2013, pp1-17., with Kumar Mukul and Ruchi Mishra
     
  20. ‘Legal & Regulatory Regime of CSR in India’, published in Spurthi- IMSR Journal of Management Thoughts, January- June, 2013, ISSN:2249-1201, with Rani, Manjula
     
  21. ‘Prince of Beggars and Half naked Fakir- Spiritual moorings’, published in Researchers’ World- Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce, April, 2013, ISSN:2231-4172, with Vidhu Gaur
     
  22. ‘Do Indian traditions antithetical to Entrepreneurship’, published in the ISOL Journal, 2013, with Vidhu Gaur
     
  23. ‘Green Entrepreneurship’, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship Research, Nov, 2012, with Venkata Kishta Reddy
     
  24. ‘Impact of Mass Media Communication in Rural Spectrum’, published in the Southern Economist, Vol 51, November, 2012, with Vidhu Gaur
     
  25. ‘Higher Perspectives of Success’, published in the International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol 2, July, 2012, with Vidhu Gaur
     
  26. ‘Women & Social Change’, IIM (B), Bangalore Journal, August, 2012, with Vidhu Gaur
     
  27. ‘Reflections of Entrepreneurial Culture in Geeta’, published in South Asian Journal of Marketing & Management Research, vol 2, Issue 7, 2012, ISSN 2249-877X, with Gaur, Vidhu
     
  28. ‘Integrating Dharma in Education’, published in Inner Voice of Bharath, July September, 2012, p 15 & 16, with Bharathi, D
     
  29. ‘Vedant and the art of Successful Management’, published in ISOL Research Foundation Journal, April, 2012, with Gaur, Vidhu,
     
  30. ‘Global Financial Crisis- Positives for India’, published in BHU Journal, February, 2012, with Dhananjaysingh
     
  31. ‘Making Management Education Relevant to Business Needs’, published in International Journal of Business Management, 2011, with Bhaskara Sindhuja
     
  32. ‘Reaching Rural Masses through Insupreneurship: A study with reference to life insurance in India’, published in Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, 2011, with Kumar Mukul & Kumari Ruchi
     
  33. ‘Drawing from spirituality for better leadership in Organization’, published in the journal of ISOL, Vol III., 2011, with Kumar Mukul and Kumari Ruchi
     
  34. ‘Exploring the Lives of Religious Characters for Management Education’, published in the journal of ISOL, Vol III, 2011
     
  35. ‘Moving beyond Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Entrepreneurship in Indian Life Insurance Industry’, published in IRDA journal, Feb, 2011
     
  36. ‘Disaster Management through Insurance’, published in IRDA Journal, November, 2010.
     
  37. ‘Changing rural customer profile- a case with life insurance’, published in Southern Economist, August, 2010, page no 41.
     
  38. ‘Myth or reality- a case with reference to policy holder protection in the rural sector’, published in the IRDA journal, July, 2010, page no 34., with Rajaram, Yadati
     
  39. ‘Challenges in designing need based products in life insurance for inclusive growth’, published in Southern Economist, May 15, page no 21.
     
  40. ‘Information distortion – hidden practices at the ground level’, published in IRDA journal, November, 2009, page no 24

 

Research Papers Presented/Published in the Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Analysis of Corporate Frauds in India from Ethical Perspective’, presented at the 12th AIMS International Conference January 2-5, 2015, IIM, Khozikode        
     
  2. ‘Awareness generation and Initiatives of the life insurance companies in India for inclusive growth’, presented at the Third Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking (ME15Dubai October Conference), October 16-18, 2015, ME15, Dubai written with Kundu, Sukanya
     
  3. ‘The Social Context of Entrepreneurship: Indian perspective’, presented and published in the proceedings of the 11th biennial conference on entrepreneurship, February, 2015, EDI, Ahmedabad, page no 99., written with     Mishra, Mukul
     
  4. ‘Sustainable Rural Development through Entrepreneurship Development Programs’, presented and published in the proceedings of 11th biennial conference on entrepreneurship, February, 2015,, EDI, Ahmedabad, page no 930, written with Dwivedi, Amit
     
  5. ‘Communal Harmony & National Integration’, presented at the 7th International Conference on Moving towards Harmonic Society: Envisioning Management, Leadership & Consciousness in Twenty First Century, April 23-25, 2014, Indus Business Academy, Bangalore
     
  6. ‘Role of Prakrithi in Individual Satisfaction and Organizational Performance- An Ayurvedic Perspective’, presented at the 2nd International Conference on Vedic Foundations of Indian Management, November 25-27, 2013, New Delhi, written with Chaya, B.V., and Krishna Kishore
     
  7. ‘Do Indian traditions antithetical to Entrepreneurship’, presented at the ISOL conference, January 10-12, 2013, XIMB, Bhubaneswar written with Vidhu Gaur
     
  8. ‘Women & Social Change’, presented at the 7th International Conference on Public Policy, Aug, 2012, IIM (B), Bangalore, written with    Vidhu Gaur
     
  9. ‘Rural Penetration of Life Insurance Products in India’, presented at the International Conference on Innovation in Marketing for Emerging Markets- Global Challenges and Opportunities,       2012,   Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore organized by Academy of Indian Marketing and Alliance University, Bangalore, written with Satya Priya, P
     
  10. ‘Information Technology and Rural Reach- a study of life insurance in India’, presented at the 3rd Annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) World Conference, 2012, Alliance University, Bangalore, written with Dhananjaysingh
     
  11. ‘Legal & Regulatory Regime of CSR in India, presented at the International Conference-2012, organized by Department of Management Studies KMM Institute of Postgraduate Studies and KMM Institute of Technology and Science, Tirupati, written with Rani, Manjula
     
  12. ‘Vedant and the Art of Successful Management’, presented at the International Conference on Vedic Foundations of Indian Management, Haridvar, 2012, ISOL & Delhi University, written with Gaur, Vidhu
     
  13. ‘Global Financial Crisis- Positives for India’, presented at the International Workshop on Post Economic Meltdown Era- Challenges & Strategies 2012, BHU, Varanasi, Alliance University, Bangalore and AMDISSA, A SSARC Recognized body and SAARC, written with Dhananjaysingh
     
  14. ‘CSR in global perspective: Searching spiritual roots from Ancient Indian wisdom’, presented at the International Conference on Spiritual Paradigm for surmounting Global Management Crisis, 2012, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi and Clafin University, USA and California State University, USA, written with Pande Shyamlaldev
     
  15. ‘Dharmic education- a panacea for social evils in emerging economies’, presented at the International Conference of IACBE Asia Regional Conference 2011, Alliance University, Bangalore
     
  16. ‘Making Management Education Relevant to Business Needs’, presented at the International Conference on Global impact of Indian Management, April 27-28, 2011 Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore. written with Bhaskara Sindhuja
     
  17. ‘Changing Dimensions of Plagiarism in Contemporary Academics’, presented at the National Conference on India as an Emerging Super Power –Sustaining Movement, March 25-26, 2011, DY Patil Institute of Management Studies, Pune, written with Kumar Mukul & Kumari Ruchi
     
  18. ‘Corporate training- A Guru model drawn from ancient wisdom of India’, presented at the International Conference, March 10, 2011, organized by Indus Business Academy, Bangalore, written with Bhaskara Sindhuja
     
  19. ‘Drawing from Spirituality for Better Leadership in Organizations’, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership, February 1- 5, 2011, Haridwar organized by Gurukul Kangri Viswa Vidyalaya and IIT, Roorki written with Kumar Mukul & Kumari Ruchi
     
  20. ‘Inclusive Growth through Insupreneurship- A study with reference to Life Insurance in India’, resented at the 9th Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship, February 16-18, 2011, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, written with Kumar Mukul & Kumari Ruchi
     
  21. ‘Exploring the Lives of Religious Characters for Management Education’, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership, February 1-5, 2011, Haridwar, Gurukul Kangri Viswa Vidyalaya and IIT, Roorki
     
  22. ‘Moving Beyond Spirituality and Exploring Religious Roots in Management Education’, presented at the Eighth AIMS International Conference on Management (AIMS-8), January 1- 4, 2011, IIMA, Ahmedabad , written with Kumar Mukul & Kumari Ruchi

Cases Published

  1. ‘Chaitanya Chemicals- The tough journey with Entrepreneurial Spirit’,  European Case Competition House (ECCH), Nov, 2014, with Dwivedi, K. Amit

 

Books published:

  1. ‘Rural Management in Post- Reform Era’, 2012, an Edited Book published by Book well publications, New Delhi, (ISBN: 978-93-80574-31-8)
     
  2. ‘Rural Development in Post- Colonial Era’, 2012, an Edited Book published by Book well publications, New Delhi, (ISBN: 978-93-80574-30-1)
     
  3. ‘Principles And Practices Of Risk And Insurance’, 2013, with Shyamlal Pandey, published by Novelty & Co, Bihar, ISBN 978-93-81785-49-2

 

Book Chapters:

  1. ‘Case Study in Corporate Social Responsibility’ published in Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship by Book well Publishers, New Delhi, 2015, with Nair, Aswathi

 

Awards won

  1. Alliance Research Excellence Award for the year 2012-13 given by the Chancellor of Alliance University with a cash award of Rs 25, 000 at Alliance University
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