The Center for Business Research was the inception of Rev. Fr. Antony Joseph S.J., then Rector and Vice President of BJES, with the express intent that SJIM will not be a passive transmitter of business knowledge, but rather, an active creator and disseminator of knowledge in management. The Center has been guided by the former Director of the institute, Rev. Dr. Peter S.J., and thereafter by Rev. Fr. Manoj D’Souza, our current Executive Director. The SJIM management keenly appreciates and emphasizes that the output of the Center should be rigorous, peer reviewed and in keeping with the highest international standards for research. The management takes an active role in the Center, providing it with resources and encouragement.
Dr. Caren Rodrigues has a doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore). Her areas of specialization are Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, with a minor in Economics. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM) and European Management Review, and she has presented several papers at the Academy of Management and its affiliates. Dr. Caren has a consistently excellent academic record, winning the Director's Merit Award in IIM Bangalore and scoring 1600/1600 in the GRE. Dr. Caren has undertaken corporate consulting and management development at Nova Nordisk, Goodrich Aerospace, Toshiba and Defence Research and Development Organization (Government of India). Dr. Caren was also a winner of the Wings of Excellence Award, called the Oscar for Young Academics, at the St Gallen Symposium, and has co-authored a Harvard Business School Case. She was awarded the Junior Faculty Award at the Midwest Academy of Management (an Academy of Management affiliate) in October 2016. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Modern Indian Studies, Chair of Economics and Social Education at the University of Cologne, a German EQUIS accredited business school.
Dr. Anup Krishnamurthy has a doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. His area of specialization is Marketing. Dr. Anup’s research has been published in Journal of Services Marketing, Management International Review and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. He has also presented his work at conferences conducted by Yale University and affiliates of the Academy of Management, among others. In a further testament to his research acumen, he has won Outstanding Reviewer twice, once at the Midwest Academy of Management in October 2016 and at the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence. He has undertaken consulting and executive development projects for Nike India, Defence Research and Development Organization (Government of India) and Nova Nordisk. Dr. Anup has won research scholarships and grants from IIM Bangalore and Yale University, and collaborates with faculty from a number of reputed business schools, including IIM Bangalore, IIM Shillong, the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), considered the world’s best business school for Marketing, and the EQUIS accredited INSEAD France. Dr. Anup’s doctoral thesis was judged the best marketing thesis in India for the year 2016-17, by the Scientific Committee for the Best Thesis Award of the International Marketing Trends Congress and ESCP Europe. His thesis, titled ‘Exploring Consumer Satisfaction and Loyalty’, was selected from among marketing theses of completed doctorates from reputed business schools across India, and he represented India at the 2017 International Best Thesis Award - Marketing Trends in Madrid (Spain) in January, 2017.