Prof. Chitra singala

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Name Singla Chitra
Area Business Policy (BP)
Email chitras@iima.ac.in
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Research and Publications             MDP courses              Cases


Educational Qualifications

FPM/PhD (Corporate Strategy and Policy), M.Tech. (Environmental Engg. and Mgmt.), B.E. (Chemical Engg.)

Academic Affiliation

FPM/PhD (Corporate Strategy and Policy) from IIM Bangalore, India
M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, India
B.E. from Thapar Institute of Engg. and Tech., Patiala (Punjab), India

Professional Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor in Business Policy Area of IIM Ahmedabad since Apr., 2011.
  • Assistant Professor in Strategic Management Department of IIM Lucknow from Sept., 2010 to Apr., 2011. 

Area Of Research

Her research interest lies at the intersection of International Business and Corporate Governance.  She is interested in governance antecedents and consequences of internationalization among Indian firms. Her current work is looking at the family business firms in India. She is mainly examining the extent and mode of internationalization in such firms vis-a-vis non-family firms.

Current Research

 Corporate Governance and Family Business Firms

Publications/ Articles/ Cases



·         Singla Chitra, Veliyath, R., and George Rejie. 2013. Family Firms and Internationalization-Governance Relationships: Evidence of Secondary Agency Issues. Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming). Article first published online: 25 MAR 2013. Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2111/pdf#!


·         Singla Chitra and George Rejie. 2013. Internationalization and Performance: A Contextual Analysis of Indian Firms. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, Issue 12, p: 2500-2506. Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296313002324

 Conferences and Seminars:

·         Singla Chitra, Veliyath Rajaram and George Rejie P. 2010. Internationalization, Family  Business and Corporate Governance: An Emerging Market Perspective. In Leslie A. Toombs (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643. 

·         George Rejie P. and Singla Chitra. Ownership structure, Board structure and Internationalization: A Multi-theoretic Perspective. 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 6-10, in Montreal, Canada.

·          George Rejie P. and Singla Chitra. Ownership structure, Board structure and Internationalization of Indian Firms: A Multi-theoretic Perspective. Selected for the Seventh Annual JIBS/AIB Paper Development Workshop (PDW) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be held on June 26, 2010.

·         George Rejie P. and Singla Chitra. Internationalization and Performance-an Analysis of Indian Firms. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago.

·         Attended International Management Division’ Doctoral Consortium at 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago.

·         Invited to present on “How to Write Literature Reviews” in a workshop on ‘Strategic Management Research and Case Writing for Management Teachers’ at IIM Bangalore in 2009. 

 Working Papers:

·         Rejie George P. and Chitra Singla (2010), “Ownership structure, Board structure and Internationalization of Indian Firms: A Multi-theoretic Perspective”.

 Book Review:

  •  “Corporate Accountability and Sustainable Development,” IIMB Management Review, Vol. 21(2), June, 2009.




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