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Dr. Hitesh Kalro

Assistant Professor & Faculty In Charge – Alumni Activities

Phone - (022) 4235-5832

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Academic and Professional Qualification

  • PhD, Marketing Strategy and Innovation, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 2016 
  • MSc., International Business, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2008 
  • B.E., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hindustan College of Engineering (Anna University Certified), India, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Best presentation in the Innovation and Management Stream at the Midland Regional Doctoral Colloquium at University of Birmingham, 2013

Teaching Experience

Sessional Lecturer, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, (September 2013 – April 2016)

Industry Experience

  • Business Development Executive, Frost & Sullivan, Chennai, India, (March 2010 – September 2010)
  • Business Analyst, Mobius Knowledge Services, Chennai, India, (September 2009 – March 2010)
  • Research Executive (part-time), Vector Research, Birmingham, (February 2008 – April 2008)
  • Business Development Executive, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Chennai, India, September (2006 – April 2007)

Ph.D. Topic

The Impact of Ambidextrous Market Learning on Product Advantage and Product Performance in High-Tech Firms

Research Interest

Strategy and competitive advantage, Marketing strategy implementation, Innovation management in high-tech industries, Entrepreneurship and Small business Management, Research Methods

Recent Publications 

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Kalro, H., Rafiq, M., and Wang, C.L., The Impact of Ambidextrous Market Learning on Product Advantage and Product Performance in High-Tech Firms, British Journal of Management (Under Review)
Research in Progress
  • Kalro, H., Cadogan.W.J, Rafiq, M., The role of entrepreneurial orientation and market learning on product advantage: Evidence from UK high-tech firms. 
  • Kalro, H., Rafiq, M., The curvilinear effect of ambidextrous market learning on product performance.
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