Dr. Sai Chittaranjan Kalubandi is an Assistant Professor in Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and IIMB Young Faculty Research Chair. His research interests are in corporate governance, nonmarket strategies, and meta-analysis. He studies these issues in the context of international business, strategic CSR, and entrepreneurship. Sai earned his B.Com (Hons.), M.B.A. (Finance), and M.Phil (Management) from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). He is a joint recipient of the Prof. Tirath Gupta Memorial Thesis Award in 2019 for his doctoral thesis titled “Essays on the internal markets of business groups”. Before joining the doctoral programme at IIMA, Sai served as an Assistant Professor at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and as a Guest Faculty at IIMB.
Sai has presented his research at several international conferences such as the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 7th Israel Strategy Conference, and Strategic Management Society Special Conference in India. A paper based on his doctoral thesis was shortlisted for the GSJ Best Paper Award at the SMS Special Conference in India.