Balaji Subramanian

Balaji Subramanian

Assistant Professor
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

Prof. Balaji Subramanian holds a PhD in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management area from IIM Kozhikode. His doctoral thesis was in the area of institutional theory and alternative organizations wherein he examined alternative schools in India. Prior to his PhD, he did his MBA (PGDM) from IIM Lucknow. He has close to 10 years of experience in industry and academics. Prior to joining IIM Visakhapatnam, he worked with Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai. He is fascinated in understanding and conducting research in the fields of institutions and organizations; alternative organizations and social enterprises; and teaching-learning processes.

Education: PhD (IIM Kozhikode), MBA (PGDM, IIM Lucknow), B.Tech (Madras Institute of Technology)

Teaching Interests: Organizational Theory, Alternative Organizations / Social Enterprises, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Human Resources Management, HR Analytics

Subjects Taught

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
  • Learning and Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • HR Analytics


  • Mapping the Intellectual Structure of Social Entrepreneurship Research: A Citation/Co-citation Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 166, 89–114 (2020)
  • Professionalisation and Hybridization Dynamics of Social Enterprises. Voluntas 31, 457-471 (2020)
  • Developing Platform Ecosystem for Resource Mobilization: The Case of Social Enterprises in India. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 20 (2), 71-85 (2018)
  • Do firm growth models work in service industries in developing economies?: An investigation of relationship between firms’ growth, size and age. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics
  • Benchmarking educational objectives of private schools: An empirical examination of vision and mission statements. In Chatterjee, D., Pati, S.P., Rajeev, P.N., & Dhal, M. (Eds), Let’s Learn (pp. 88-107). India: Bloomsbury (2014).


  • (2020) Fighting for legitimacy: The case of alternative schools in India. Sixth Biennial Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) Conference, IIM Tiruchirappalli, India (Won the best paper of the track award)
  • (2017). Institutional Complexity and Alternative Organizations: An Exploratory Study. British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • (2017). Survival of alternative organizations in mature fields: The case of an alternative school in India. 29th Society for the advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) annual conference, Université Claude Bernard, France
  • (2017). Power and Institutional Fields. 10th Global Studies Conference, 2017, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • (2017). ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium on Teaching, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India
  • (2014). Benchmarking educational objectives of private schools: An empirical examination of vision and mission statements. IIMK HR Summit, IIM Kozhikode, India. (Won the best paper of the conference award)

  • Designed and co-ordinated multiple management development programmes for training corporate executives
  • Handled training sessions on leadership, emotional intelligence and employee engagement for junior and middle management executives