Prof. (Dr.) Vinayak A. Drave

Assistant Professor

B.Sc.- Mathematics ( CSJM University, Kanpur );
MBA – Operations & Human Resource (GBU, Gr. Noida);
Ph.D. – Industrial & Management Engineering ( IIT Kanpur)

Prof. (Dr.) Vinayak is an Assistant Professor and Researcher in the area of Operations and Decision Sciences at Jindal Global Business School, O.P Jindal Global University. He also holds the position of  Visiting Researcher at the Department and Graduate Institute of Business Administration, College of Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan.Resolute in Technology management and Operations research, he possesses a convincing academic background with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mathematics followed by Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a dual specialization in Operations and Human resource management, UGC-NET fellow (2013) for Assistant Professorship and a doctorate degree, Ph.D. in Supply Chain and Technology Management from the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He is also associated with Shiv Nadar University, Gr. Noida as Visiting faculty and has conducted simulation workshop in Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad as a resource person.

Vinayak, in his demonstrated six years of research span has showcased 21 of his research
articles in several National/International conferences (mostly Scopus Indexed). Also, he is an author of a general management case published by Ivey Case Publishing and featured in Harvard Business Publishing. His interest in research are justified by considering a few of his recent publications in the journal of international repute like – International Journal of Information Management (CNRS-2, SCI Q1, ABDC-A*, Impact Factor 5.063), Industrial Marketing Management (CNRS-2, SCI-Q1, ABDC-A*, Impact Factor- 4.779) and Information Systems Frontier (FNEGE-Rank 3, SC-Q1, ABDC-A, Impact Factor-2.539). His doctoral thesis work deals with e-commerce retailers in India, which was recognized and published as a cover story by Storai, a quarterly magazine by Retailer’s Association of India. 

Apart from research and teaching, he also has interests in Entrepreneurship and new venture development activities. He is a recipient of the ‘Best Creative Business Idea for a New Venture ‘organized by Start-Up! Starts Now, Entrepreneurial camp in National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2018), fully sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He has also delivered a talk on ‘Engineering education in India’ at IEOM, Pilsen, Czech Republic (2019) as a distinguished speaker. He has also been awarded grants by Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dean of Resource and Alumni, IITK, for attending international conferences.

Rounding to international exposure, counties visited by him are Philippines, Thailand, Dubai, Czech Republic and Taiwan.

He offers a variety of courses in Operations, Strategy, and Information systems such as, Introduction to Operations Management, Business Mathematics and its application, Logistics Management, Total Quality Management, Service Operations, Big data analytics and application, Global Supply chain management strategy and Technology management, etc

Selected Refereed Publications (Journal)

  1. Shivam Gupta, Vinayak A. Drave, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Abdullah M. Baabdullah, Elvira Ismagilova (2019). “Achieving Superior Organizational Performance via Big Data Predictive Analytics: A Dynamic Capability View”, Industrial Marketing Management [CNRS Rank 2, ABDC-A*, SCI-Q1, Impact factor-4.779] (Article in Pre
  2. Shivam Gupta, Regis Meissonier, Vinayak A. Drave, David Roubaud (2019). “Examining the Impact of Cloud ERP on Sustainable Performance: A Dynamic Capability View”, International journal of Information Management [CNRS Rank 2, ABDC-A*, SCI-Q1, Impact factor-5.063.] (Article in Press
  3. Shivam Gupta, Vinayak A. Drave, Surajit Bag, Zongwei Luo (2019). “Leveraging Smart Supply Chain and Information System Agility for Supply Chain Flexibility”, Information Systems Frontiers DOI:10.1007/s10796-019- 09901-5 [FNEGE Rank 3, ABDC-A, SCI-Q1, Impact factor-2.539.]
  4. Shampy Kamboj, Shruti Rana and Vinayak A. Drave (2020) “Factors driving consumer engagement and intentions with gamification of mobile apps”. Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organization (JECO): Special Issue Gamification for Customer Engagement in E-Commerce, 18 (2) DOI: 10.4018/JECO.2020040102 [ABDC-B]

Published Case-Study / Exercise (Category “A” Publication)

  1. Kainth, J., Kannan T. S., and Drave, V. A. B2B Partnership in carbonated soft drink industry. Exercise for Management students / graduates, Ivey Publishing. Aug 2017. (Featured in Harvard Business Publishing) Pub Date: Aug 3, 2017, Product #: W17482-PDF-ENG, Discipline: General Management

Article in Magazine

  1. Vinayak A. Drave, R.R.K. Sharma, and Jyoti Kainth, The Critical Link: Changing interplay of Strategy, Supply Chain and Retail Formats, Published as Cover Story in STORAI a quarterly magazine by, Retailers Association of India, 9 (3), 2018. https://rai.net.in/march-april 2018/index.html

Books Published

  1. Drave, V. A. 2016, Cruise Tourism Management, Paradise Press. ISBN: 978-9386194565
  2. Drave, V. A. 2016, Hotel Housekeeping and Laundry Operations, Paradise Press. ISBN: 978-9386194541

  3. Drave, V. A. 2016, Cruise Line Operations & Management, Paradise Press. ISBN: 978

    9386194497

Papers Presented/Published at International Conferences(SCOPUS INDEXED)

  1. Sharma, RRK; Sharma; Alok Kumar, Drave, V. A., Kumar; Vimal, Lai;KK Review paper on Relating Failure Rate of Artificial Intelligence Projects To Strategy of the Firms’ In 10th IEOM International conference in Dubai. (Submitted)
  2. Drave, V. A., Sharma, RRK, Bhatt, Priyanka C., and Sharif. Technology Management and Adoption for Different E-tailer Formats: A Conceptual Framework, in 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23- 26, 2019
  3. Drave, V. A., Sharma, RRK., Sharif, and Rahman, A. Assessing Assimilation Gap in Higher Technical Educational Institutions: A Conceptual Framework, in 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2019.

  4. Hanif, Jagadeesan, Drave, V. A., Bhatt, Priyanka C., Mobile Application development: A comprehensive and systematic Literature Review, in 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2019.

  5. Gupta, S., Drave, V. A., Meissonier, R., and Al Qundus, J., 2019, Jun 3-5., Impact of Enablers of Industry 4.0 on Sustainable Performance: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation, In 24th Conference of Association Information & Management, France.

  6. Saluja, H.K., Sharma, R. R. K., Yadav, V. K., and Drave, V. A. Big-data for Interactive Advertisement: Few Propositions in IEOM 2018, South Africa, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2018.

  7. Saluja, H.K., Sharma, R. R. K., Yadav, V. K., and Drave, V. A. How to decide the content of the tailor-made message to e-consumers by considering their Personalities and Culture in IEOM 2018, South Africa, Oct 29- Nov 1, 2018.

  8. Sharma, R. R. K. and Drave, V. A. Relating Flexibility, Scalability and Security Issues in Internet of Things (IoT) To Strategy of the Firm in IEOM 2018, Paris. July 26-27, 2018

  9. Drave, V. A. and Sharma, R.R.K. Technology Management for Different Types of Retail Formats: A Prospectus of IoT in IEOM 2018, Paris. July 26-27, 2018

  10. Rahman, A., Sharma R.R.K. and Drave, V. A. Effect of Internal Environment in a Virtual Team in IEOM 2018, Paris. July 26-27, 2018

  11. Sharma, R. R. K., Drave, V. A. and Rahman, A. Identifying factors that facilitate functioning of Virtual Teams in Supply Chain with different Strategy Orientation in IEOM 2018, Bandung, Indonesia. March 6-8, 2018,

  12. Sharma, R. R. K., Drave, V. A. and Mangal, T. Market Mavens in the E-World: Indian Context, in IEOM 2018, Bandung, Indonesia. March 6-8, 2018

  13. Sharma, R.R.K., Drave, V. A. Reducing the Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem (CLSP) with setup, Production, Shortage, and Inventory Cost to CLSP with Set up production and Inventory Cost, in IEOM 2018, Bandung, Indonesia. March 6-8, 2018


Papers Presented/Published at International Conferences

  1. Sharif, Hanif, and Drave, V. A. Impact of Strategic Supplier Management on Sustainable Financial Performance of Organizations, in National Conference on Entrepreneurship development and technological innovation, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, March 01-02, 2019.
  2. Drave, V. A., Pandiya, B., and Upadhyay, Chandra Kant. Employer Branding in higher educational institutes, in National conference And Industry Academia Interface on Managing Sustainable Development, IIIT Allahabad, Feb 22-23, 2019
  3. Sharma, R. R. K., Rahman, A., and Drave, V. A. Enterprise Social Media (Esm): An Integrated View in International Conference on Management and Information Systems, Bangkok. Sept 21-22, 2018.

  4. Sharma, R. R. K., Drave, V. A. and Rahman, A. Relating Dimensions of Virtual Teams to dimensions of BiG Five Factor of Personality in International Conference on Management and Information Systems, Bangkok. Sept 21-22, 2018.

  5. Sharma, R. R. K., Drave, V. A. and Dey, S. Relating Supply Chain Attributes to its Strategy in International Conference on Management and Information Systems, Bangkok. Sept 21-22, 2018.

  6. Sharma, R. R. K., and Drave, V. A. Integrating Different Views of Personality Dimensions in International Conference on Management and Information Systems, Bangkok. Sept 21-22, 2018.

  7. Drave, V. A., & Sharma, R. R. K. (2016). Identification of Drivers Affecting the Performance of Different Format of Retailers. In International Conference on Business Management, ICBM-2016, UAE. March 25- 26th, 2016.

  8. Drave, V. A., & Sharma, R. R. K. (2016). Relating Organization Strategy and Structure to Different Types of Retail Formats. In International Conference on Business Management, ICBM-2016, UAE. March 25-26th, 2016

I have a core research interest in studying the supply chain and its optimization techniques. Related to the core, I also share my interest in developing a theoretical framework for technology applications/ adoption for designing optimum industrial solutions.  Considering the importance of information systems in technology management I am closely studying disruptive technologies like Big data predictive analysis (BDPA), Internet of Things (IoT), and applications of Blockchain for designing a scalable process for industry. 

I offer a variety of core and applied courses in the domain of Operations, Strategy, Information systems and technology management such as Introduction to Operations Management, Business Mathematics and its application, Business Research Methodology  Logistics Management, Total Quality Management, Service Operations, Big data analytics and application, Global Supply chain management strategy and Technology management, etc.

  • Distinguished Speaker: “Global Engineering Education in India”, at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Checz Republic, July 23-26, 2019. http://ieomsociety.org/program-pilsen2019.pdf
  • Session Chair: Session Name:” Knowledge Management”, at International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Checz Republic, July 23-26, 2019. http://ieomsociety.org/program-pilsen2019.pdf
  • “Best Creativity award for New entrepreneur venture” at Startup starts now! 2018, Entrepreneurial camp awarded by ministry of education, Taiwan.
  • Certificate of Appreciation in “Performance Development Lab” (MBA) Gautam Buddha University, Apr 2012
  • Excellence Award top 5 finalist “Best Potential Manager” (MBA) Gautam Buddha University, Dec 2011
  • Bronze Medalist Regional Level Taekwondo Sep 2005
  • Awarded Pratham Sopan in The Bharat Scouts and Guides Oct 2000
  • Gold Medalist Social Service (Helpage India) Sep 1999