My expertise is in Strategic Management and Development Economics however, I also teach Marketing, Organization Change, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business Consultation at MBA and DBA level. I also taught Academic Writing (Research) and Research Methodology to PhD students. In the past, I have also taught subjects like Organization Behavior, Performance Management, International Business, and Managerial Economics at graduate and post graduate level.
I am currently working on Destination Image management but I have been involved in the following Research Projects in my last assignment with U(2010-2015):
Member FRGS (Fundamental Research Grant, Malaysia) – An integrated customer centric framework to study intentions to use Islamic banking products in Malaysia.
Member ERGS (Exploratory Research Grant, Malaysia) – Exploring governance framework for optimum performance of GTP, Malaysia.
Head, VRGS (Visiting Research Grant, UUM) – Training needs analysis of Malaysian companies – case studies.
Head, CRGS (Case Study Research Grant, UUM) – Tenaga Nasional – SOP vs CSR.
Case Writing - Apart from writing research papers with my students (published in Scopus or refereed journals), I have contributed with real life business management cases that are being published by Sage and Emerald. In 2014, I participated in 6 international case writing competitions on behalf of UUM.
In addition to teaching and research, my contributions were as follows:
EDP - I was Director, Executive Development Programs (EDP) at OYAGSB September, 2011- July, 2014. EDP was started in September, 2011 with no seed money. By December, 2013 the EDP unit had net profit of about USD 50,000 before I quit.
Consultancy – Strategic Analysis and Succession Planning in a Malaysian company SerindIT Sdn Bhd dealing in IT services.
Course Design - Besides these, I have designed various courses e.g. Business Negotiations and Innovation and New Business for DBA courses and revised Strategic Management for MBA. I also have contributed as Course Coordinator.
International Ties – Actively promoted international ties with ICFAI, Hyderabad, India, UEL, London, UK and AIT, Bangkok, Thailand besides maintaining relationship with NIFM, Faridabad, India.
Have contributed as Session Chair and as participant in conferences e.g. PRME 2014, Kuala Lumpur and in various academic committees.
Doctoral Degree: I was awarded Fellow of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) – EQUIS accredited Business School in 1985. This is a doctoral degree recognized by University Grants Commission, India as well as internationally (IIMA has been 11th in Financial Times Global Business Schools rankings in 2011-12). The thesis guide was Dr. C. Rangarajan (Governor/Dy. Governor, Reserve Bank of India – also awarded Best Central Bank Governor Award several times). The title of the thesis was “Use of Simulation Techniques in Public Policy: Case of paper industry in India”. I won the Best Thesis Proposal Award in 1982 from Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
Post-Graduation: MA in Economics from Rajasthan University, Jaipur in 1972, when the Head of Economics Department was Prof Dr Raj Krishna (Ex-Chief Agricultural Economist of World Bank and later Vice Chancellor, Delhi University). My specialization was Econometrics, Economic Growth and Development and Mathematical Statistics. I got the highest marks in University for the paper Economic Growth and Development.
Graduation: BA from Rajasthan University, Jaipur in 1970 with specialization in Economics, Psychology and Philosophy. I got the second highest marks in University for the paper Symbolic Logic.
Chauhan, A. (2016). Strategies for Business Consultation. Partridge Publications, Singapore (Forthcoming: in print).
Chauhan, A. (1993). Design of an Information Retrieval System – An Indian Case Study in Seshagiri, N., Rao, I.K.R. Rao & Sathyanarayana, N.V. (Ed). Database Production and Distribution. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi.
Bhatia, B.S. & Chauhan, A. (1977). Satellite Instructional TV Experiment – Media Utilization in Rural Areas. ISRO Press, Bangalore.
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