Fellow (IIM Ahmedabad), Dean (Research & International Relations) and Professor - Strategy

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Email: t.nag@imi-k.edu.in

Tirthankar Nag

Fellow (IIM Ahmedabad), Dean (Research & International Relations) and Professor - Strategy

Dr. Nag teaches strategic management, research methods, managing consulting engagements and developing infrastructure businesses. He has been teaching as a visiting faculty for doctoral courses in the energy sector at IIM Ahmedabad and strategic management at IIM Calcutta. He has authored a book and several book chapters, and peer reviewed papers in international journals. He has received several awards from IIM Ahmedabad and holds a certificate from the World Bank Institute. He also has a BE in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University. He has been a consultant for companies in the energy and water space on behalf of PWC, KPMG, and SBICAPS, dealing with strategy, policy and regulatory advisory.

He has also worked with CESC in distribution planning. He has provided advisory services to Indian and international organizations in the energy sector, including World Bank, UNEP, DFID, USAID and ADB.

Selected International Research Papers

  • Nag T., “Electricity Reforms and Firm Level Responses: Changing Ownership, Fuel Choices, and Technology Decisions”, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Vol. 23, No.2/3, 2005, pp. 260 – 79, online access at www.inderscience.com.
  • “Baselines for Carbon Emissions in the Indian and Chinese Power Sectors: Implications for International Emissions Trading”, Energy Policy, Vol. 34, 2006, online access at www.sciencedirect.com.
  • “Impact of Power Sector Reforms on Technology, Efficiency, and Emissions: Case Study of Andhra Pradesh,India”, Working Paper No. 20, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University.
  • “Impact of Power Sector Reforms on Technology, Efficiency, and Emissions: Case Study of Gujarat, India”, Working Paper No. 21, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University.
  • “Captive Power Plants: Case Study of Gujarat, India”, Working Paper No. 22, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University.
  • “Baselines for Carbon Emissions in the Indian and Chinese Power Sectors: Implications for the Clean Development Mechanism”, Working Paper No. 33, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University.

Books / Book Chapters

  • Nag T., Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices and Emerging Generation Markets, New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • “Agriculture Pump Sets: Converting Revenue Subsidy into Capital Subsidy”,in A Guide Book to Implement Agriculture Demand Side Management, New Delhi: India Core Publishing, 2011.
  • “Captive Generation in India: Dilemma of Dualism”,in India Infrastructure Report 2010, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • “Electricity Reforms, Firm Level Responses and Environmental Implications”, in Against the Current (Vol. III): Electricity Act and Technical Choices for the Power Sector in India, eds. Prem K. Kalra and JoelRuet, Centre De Sciences Humaines, 2006.

Conference Papers / Presentations

  • Nag T. “Strategies for Technology Selection under Environmental Constraints”. Paper presented at conference organized by AIT, Bangkok, Thailand, August 8 − 11, 2011.
  • “Evaluating Mitigation Potential for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Financial Analysis of Technologies”. Paper presented at workshop on Technology Needs Assessment, funded by GEF through UNEP and arranged by AIT, Bangkok, Thailand, September 15 −17, 2010.
  • “Corporate Responsibility for Sustainable Economic and Social Development”. Paper presented at Environment Partnership Summit 2009 organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal, February 19 − 21, 2009.
  • “Issues in Realization of CDM Benefits & Support Options for Policymakers”. Paper presented at conference organized by World Bank, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Oct 10 − 11, 2007.
  • Nag T., Shukla P.R, Biswas D, “Managing Emissions from Indian Electricity Sector”. Paper presented at The Fifth International Conference on Operational Research for Development (ICORD-V), XLRI Jamshedpur, December 19 − 21, 2005.
  • Nag T. “State Level Reforms, Firm Choices and Externalities: Case Study of Gujarat and AP”. Paper presented at conference on Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices, Emerging Markets and Externalities, sponsored by USAID, New Delhi, September 23 − 24, 2004.
  • “Financing the Climate-friendly Development Pathway”. Paper presented at conference on Development and Climate, organized by RIVM, The Netherlands, New Delhi, September 27 − 28, 2004.

Invited Discussions

  • Nag T. Television discussion on “India’s Energy Sector”, on February 19, 2010, arranged by Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd. in association with Bloomberg UTV.

Professional Service

  • Guiding Doctoral Candidates
    • Guiding doctoral candidates at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Guiding Entrepreneurs
    • Mentor at CIIE (Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship), IIM Ahmedabad.
  • “Agriculture Pump Sets: Converting Revenue Subsidy into Capital Subsidy”,in A Guide Book to Implement Agriculture Demand Side Management, New Delhi: India Core Publishing, 2011.
  • Transition: Policy and Environmental Shifts – Implications for Technology Strategies and Green Orientation, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012.
  • Bhattacharyya, A. K., & Nag, T., ‘Does corporate social responsibility yield returns? A study of Indian firms’, Financial Management, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, London, November, 2012, pp. 50−53.
  • Prof. Tirthankar Nag’s research paper titled ‘Strategies to improve urban water delivery in West Bengal, India: An analysis of water institutions and benchmarking of water delivery organizations’ shall be published in ‘Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability’ journal in its October 2013 issue.
  • Prof. Tirthankar Nag’s research proposal has been selected among the top ten research proposals in South Asia by ‘South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) in its 15th Round Regional Research Competition. SANEI is a SAARC recognized organization and the South Asian Regional Network Partner of Global Development Network.
  • Dr. Tirthankar Nag, Dean (Academics) and Dr. Buroshiva Dasgupta, Professor, developed a case study –The March of Jagran: Realizing & Sustaining Market Leadership– the growth story of Dainik Jagran, a Hindi daily – based on their study of Jagran Prakashan Ltd. It is an effort to highlight the business side of the print media and will be part of the curriculum at IMI Kolkata. This is an initiative to bridge the academia-industry gap and bring in real life decision-making inside the classroom. The case study was released in the IMI Kolkata campus on July 2, 2013 in presence of the representatives from Jagran Prakashan Ltd., the executives from the media fraternity, a faculty member from Colorado State University and the faculty members from IMI Kolkata.

Awards & Recognition

    • Award for Best Thesis Proposal from IIM Ahmedabad.
    • Sahir Memorial Award from IIM Ahmedabad.
    • World Bank Institute’s Certificate for “Transparency in Infrastructure Concessions” Conducted across Multiple Nations.
    • Recognition from Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad for Contribution to Development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India for 2011−12.
    • Selected in 13th Regional Research Competition Conducted by SANEI across South Asia.
    • State Education Board’s Merit Award for Outstanding Performance in Higher Secondary & Secondary Examination.