K. Ramakrishnan

K. Ramakrishnan
Professor and Head
School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems

K. Ramakrishnan has over two decades of professional experience spanning the corporate sector and academics. He has been a voracious reader, humble student, and an earnest practitioner of texts pertaining to ancient philosophy and traditions, especially those classified as Advaita Vedanta. Having been exposed to the world of management of organizations variously as an employee, student, teacher, trainer, researcher, and consultant, he is aware of the limitations of the constructs utilized to comprehend and explain management, that have their origin primarily in the developed markets of the world. His endeavour is thus to dig into the treasure trove of wisdom already contained in our scriptures, with a view to help understand the modern organization in light of frameworks based on sound ancient knowledge. Obviously, such efforts are primarily driven by research, without which most assertions will at best be labelled claims sans rigourous evidence. The Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth provides him a nurturing environment to diligently proceed with his pursuits, due to the concomitance between his personal goals and the organization’s vision and values.   

Education

  • PhD (Strategic Management), IIM Calcutta
  • MBA, IRMA, BE, CEG, Anna University, Madras; Jyotish Acharya, BVB, New Delhi

Area of Teaching

  • Ethics and Values with an emphasis on Business Ethics
  • Applications of Shastraic knowledge to modern management and particularly to Strategic Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Rural Marketing

Research Interests

  • Ethics and Values
  • Spirituality
  • Applying Shastraic knowledge to modern management and particularly to Strategic Management
  • Social & Spiritual Entrepreneurship

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Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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