Ph.D. in Management

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research topics

1. International Business and Strategy

My research focus is on Emerging Markets, Innovation and BOP studies. I am passionate about understanding innovative and inclusive business models that help in building nascent industries (‘market building') in emerging markets. Owing to my academic and managerial experience in the insurance sector, I am intrigued by the financial inclusion strategies (specifically leveraging of technology for reach, affordability and creating awareness) for the un-served and under-served segment.

2. Public policy initiatives in emerging / developing markets

Of late my research interests have tilted towards public policy initiatives in emerging / developing markets and relevance of reverse innovation towards cross pollinating learnings and experiences of such public policy initiatives in and between emerging markets and developed markets.



  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management

Communications & Seminars

  • Anand, M., 2018. Internationalization Strategy in and between Emerging Markets: Case of Airtel's Expansion in Africa, SMS Conference, ISB Hyderabad, India
  • Anand, M., Khanna, S. and Kathuria, M. Dec., 2017. Digital Reverse Innovation in Financial Inclusion - An Outlook from Emerging Markets, Indian Academy of Management Conference, IIM Indore, India
  • Anand, M., and Monin, P. Aug., 2014. A Dialogical Model of Market Building in Emerging Markets – Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA
  • Anand, M., Monin, P., and Belhoste, N. July, 2011. Innovation Processes in the Emerging Indian Insurance Market - EGOS Annual Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Anand, M. June, 2011. Serving the Un-Served and Under-Served Masses Innovatively: But, How? - Cases from Indian Insurance Industry. C.K. Prahalad SMS Special Conference, San Diego, USA
  • Anand, M. 2009. Innovation in Emerging Market based International Joint Ventures - A Knowledge Based Perspective. Academy of Management Conference Conference and BPS Doctoral Consortium, Chicago, USA
  • Anand, M. 2008. Entry of foreign players and impact on innovation in post-liberalized Indian insurance industry. International Management Conference, Imperial College, London, UK