Vinayak A. Drave

Senior Research Associate

B.Sc. (CSJM University, Kanpur), M.B.A. (Gautam Buddha University, Gr. Noida),  Ph.D. candidate (IIT Kanpur)

Vinayak is a Faculty and Senior Research Associate 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. (Pursuing) 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
‘ 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.