Core Faculty

Dr. Anu Thakur

Assistant Professor
Finance

Research Interests

Corporate strategy, Internationalization, Business Groups, Emerging Markets, Institutional Voids

Academics

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar City, Punjab, India
  • UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination in Commerce, 2011.
  • Masters in Commerce (Corporate Finance, Management), Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar City, Punjab, India.
  • Bachelors in Commerce (Accounting), S.S.S.S. College of Commerce, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar City, Punjab, India.

Courses Taught:

Doctoral Course: Research Methodology

Post Graduate Courses:

Security Markets Operations, International Accounting, Financial Accounting, Business Finance, Banking and Insurance Services, Business Environment, Investment Planning, e-commerce, Computers Applications in Management (Excel).

Graduate Courses: Income Tax, Management Accounting

Excellence and Recognition:

  • Government of India’s Research Fellowship Award granted by the University Grants Commission (JRF) for the period 2011-2016.
  • Nominated for the Best Paper Award, Fourth Pan-IIM World Management Conference, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, December 2016.
  • Certificate of Appreciation issued by Commerce Talent Search Examination Foundation, Ludhiana, 2009.
  • Scholarship Award granted by Punjab State Government after the Senior Secondary Board Exams.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for 100% Attendance issued by S.S.S.S. College of Commerce for Women, 2009.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for 100% Attendance issued by St. Mary Girls High School, 2003-04.

Experience

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India from 9th July 2018 to 17th November, 2018.
  • Assistant Professor, University School of Financial Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar City, Punjab, India, from 17th January, 2017 to 31st May, 2018.
  • Full-Time Researcher (5 years) from 9th November, 2011 to 8th November, 2016.

Research

Journal Publications

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2018). Corporate Diversification and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Causality. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 202-225. (SJR: 0.226) (ABDC Ranking) (Scopus Indexed, Serial No-16280 and Source record id-10400153306, list online available on - https://www.scopus.com/home.uri accessed on 29/01/2019)*. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Emerald, United Kingdom.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2017). Choice of Diversification Strategies in an Emerging Market: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Industries. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 21-45. (SJR: 0.154) (ABDC Ranking) (Scopus Indexed, Serial No-18172 and Source record id- 29386, list online available on - https://www.scopus.com/home.uri accessed on 29/01/2019)*. Haworth Press Inc. Taylor & Francis, United States.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2017). Choice of Diversification Strategies in Dynamic environment: A study of Domestic Companies and Companies with Multi-National Operations. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Vol. 19 Issue 1, pp. 52-78. (SJR: 0.133) (ABDC Ranking) (Scopus Indexed, Serial No-15459 and Source record id- 21100236611, list online available on - https://www.scopus.com/home.uri accessed on 29/01/2019)*. Inderscience Publishers, Inderscience, Switzerland.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2016). Diversification Strategies of Multi-National and Domestic Companies in India: A Comparative Evaluation in the Dynamic Environment. Management and Labour Studies, Vol. 41 Issue 3, pp. 199-215. Sage Publishers.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2016). Diversification Strategies in the Changing Environment: Empirical Evidence from Indian Firms. Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 8 Issue 2, pp. 1-13. Haworth Press Inc. Taylor & Francis, United States.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2013). Nature, Extent and Pattern of Diversification in the Indian Corporate Sector. IPE Journal of Management, Vol. 3 Issue 2, pp. 1-22. Osmaina University, Hyderabad.

Conferences Attended:

Thakur, A. and Bhatia, A. (2018, May 3-6). Diversification Strategy and R&D Intensity in Indian Manufacturing Firms. 9th International Conference on Excellence in Research and Education-CERE 2018, Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

Thakur, A. (2017, December 16-17). Relationship between Diversification Strategies and Innovation: Evidence from India. International Conference on Research and Business Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2016, December 13-15). Testing a Causal Model of Corporate Diversification and Performance. Fourth Pan-IIM World Management Conference, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2016, May 5-8). Nature and Extent of Diversification in the Indian Corporate Sector: An Industry Analysis. International Conference on Excellence in Research and Education, Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2015, March 11-13). Diversification Strategies of Multi-National and Domestic Companies in India: A Comparative Evaluation in the Dynamic Environment. Global Conference on Managing in Recovering Markets, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2014, September 11-12). Differences in the Choice of Diversification Strategies of Multi-National Corporations and Indian Companies: An Empirical Investigation. International Conference on Global Performance Challenges: Building and sustaining Competitiveness, Amity University, Gurgaon.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012, March 16). Human Resource Accounting at Infosys Technologies Limited. PTU Sponsored HR Summit 2012 on Future of Strategic HR: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, KCL-IMT, Jalandhar.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012, March 10-11). Measurement of Extent of Diversification in NIFTY 50 Companies. National Conference on Changing Dimensions of Business, Global Institute of Management, Amritsar.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012, March 10). Women Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Lijjat Papad. National Seminar on Emerging Management Practices in the Global Business Environment, GNA-IMT, Phagwara.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012, February 25-26). Portrayal of Women in Advertisement. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Impact of Advertisement, Shahzada Nand College Amritsar.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012, January 20-21). Personal Wealth Management: Tax Considerations. PTU Sponsored National Conference on Global Economy on Emerging Challenges for Management Profession, Swami Satyanand College of Management & Technology, Amritsar.

Conference Publications/Proceedings:

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2014). Differences in the Choice of Diversification Strategies of Multi-National Corporations and Indian Companies: An Empirical Investigation. Edited book of Amity University, Gurgaon.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012). Human Resource Accounting at Infosys Technologies Limited. International Journal for Science and Emerging Technologies with Latest Trends, Vol. 1 Issue 1.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012). Women Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Lijjat Papad. Souvenir, National Seminar on Emerging Management Practices in the Global Business Environment.

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2012). Personal Wealth Management: Tax Considerations. Edited book of Swami Satyanand College of Management & Technology.

Papers accepted/submitted/in process/under review

Bhatia, A. and Thakur, A. (2019). Diversification Strategy and R&D Intensity in Indian Manufacturing Firms. European Journal of International Management. (Impact Factor: 0.672) (SJR: 0.487) (ABDC Ranking) Scopus Indexed, Serial No-10918 and Source record id- 17200154705, list online available on - https://www.scopus.com/home.uri accessed on 29/01/2019)*. Inderscience Publishers, Inderscience, United Kingdom.

Thakur, A. (NA). Antecedents of Firm’s Diversification Strategy: Empirical Evidence from Indian Manufacturing companies.

Thakur, A. (NA). Antecedents of Firm’s Diversification Strategy: Empirical Evidence from Indian Manufacturing companies.

Workshops Attended:

  • Workshop on 'Teaching through Stories' 'Joy of Teaching' 'Paper Development' 'Joy of Research' at IIM-Indore on 3-6 May, 2018.
  • Pre-conference workshop on "Conducting Meta Analysis" at IIM-Ahmedabad on 12th December, 2016.
  • Pre-conference workshop on "Research Writing" at IIM-Ahmedabad on 12th December, 2016.
  • Conference workshop on "Academic Writing", IIM-Indore on 7th May, 2016.
  • 5 days “National Workshop on Analytical Techniques for Research” at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab from 29th April to 5th May, 2015
  • One day workshop on the "use of Anti-Plagiarism software Turnitin and iThenticate" at GNDU, Amritsar on 19th May, 2014.
  • 2 days "National workshop on Statistical Analysis through SPSS" at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab from 20th Dec, 2011 to 21st Dec, 2011.
  • 5 days "National workshop on Time Series Econometrics" at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab from 19th Nov, 2011 to 23th Nov, 2011.