Sourav Mukherji

Professor | Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Professor Sourav Mukherji is a Professor in the area of Organizational Behaviour & HRM at IIMB. He is an engineer from IIT, Kharagpur and a Fellow of IIMB. His major research interests are in the areas of Corporate Strategy and Structure, Organization Learning and Knowledge Management. Prior to joining IIMB as a faculty, Mukherji has worked in the Boston Consulting Group, IBM and Oracle. As a doctoral student at IIMB, he won the ‘Infosys Fellowship’, awarded for research in the IT industry He is currently engaged in studying the managerial and organizational innovations that have contributed to the competitiveness of leading Indian organizations in software services, automotive components and pharmaceutical industries. He has presented papers in international conferences, spoken at corporate forums and published in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to knowledge management and outsourcing of knowledge intensive services.


Professor Mukherji's research interest is inclusivity and social enterprises – businesses that address the needs of the poor in a financially sustainable manner. In this domain, he has published several case studies and papers in academic and practitioner oriented journals. He also received UNDP Fellowship for Research in Inclusive Business Models and Villgrow Fellowship for Research on Social Entrepreneurship.

Research Areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Inclusive Business Models, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organization Design

Significant Publications

Published Case Studies:

  • S Mukherji, K Basu, and M Muller, Reliance Retail's Banana Value Chain, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2013
  • S Mukherji, Rural Shores: Service Excellence at Indian Hinterland, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2013
  • H Sanga, S Mukherji, and V Jha, RHCF: Reaching Primary Healthcare to the Base of The Pyramid, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2013
  • S Mukherji, C Rodriguez, and S Pavisetty, LabourNet: Empowering Informal Sector Labourers, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2012
  • S Mukherji and P D Jose, SELCO: Harnessing Sunlight to Create Livelihood, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2011
  • S Mukherji and P D Jose, Vaatsalya Hospitals: Affordable Healthcare in Proximity, Harvard Business Publishing for Educators, 2011
  • S Mukherji and P D Jose, "IDE Nepal: Creating a Smallholder Ecosystem", Case study published in UNDP's Growing Inclusive Markets 2.0, 2010 (short version) and a longer version published in Proceedings of International Case Conference, Goa, November 2009

Conference Presentations / Proceedings:

  • S Mukherji and U P Makheja, "Inclusiveness through Social Business Models: Two Cases from Unorganized Labour Sector in India", in N M Agrawal, M G Jomom, B Varkkey, and C Banerjee (eds.) Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Human Resource Development, McGraw Hill, 2013
  • K Basu, M Mueller, and S Mukherji, "CSR Sensemaking: A Cross National Perspective", Academy of Management Conference, Boston, 2012
  • M Mueller, S Mukherji, and K Basu, "Sensemaking and Sensegiving in Culturally Sensitive Organizations: A Cross National Perspective", 2012 EGOS Colloquium, Helsinki
  • S Mukherji, "Inclusive Business Model: Experience of Developing a Course on Sustainability", Oikos Faculty Sympozium, Gronen, 2012
  • S Mukherji, "Doing Well by Doing Good: Proposing an Analytical Framework", 4th SGBED Research Symposium, IIM Bangalore, July 9-11, 2012
  • S Mukherji, "From Social Entrepreneurship to Institutional Entrepreneurship: The Case of Rural Shores". 2013 Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School (Oxford), 16-19 July, 2013
  • S Mukherji, "Inclusive Healthcare in India: Comparing Three Models", Oikos UNDP Academy, Kaubad Switzerland, December 2009
  • S Mukherji and C Rodriguez, "Labornet: Balancing Social Value with Commercial Value", 7th Annual Sattar Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, November 2010,
  • S Mukherji, "Vaatsalya Hospitals: Making Healthcare Inclusive", Proceedings of SMF International Conference on Challenges to Inclusive Growth in Emerging Economies, Ahmedabad, December 2010


Professor Mukherji is passionate about teaching. He receives high ratings both from young MBA students and industry practitioners attending Executive Education Programmes. He was awarded the IIMB Alumni Award for Faculty of the Year and the IBM Faculty Award.


At IIMB, Sourav has held several leadership positions such as Chairperson of the Post Graduate (MBA) Programme (2014-2015), Chairperson Placements (2006-2009), Chairperson of IIMB Task Force for EQUIS Accreditation (2009-10) and has been a member of several high level committees such as IIMB Branding Committee, Executive MBA Design Committee, MBA Curriculum Review Committee, and IIMB Faculty Committee on Governance.


  • Fellow, IIM Bangalore
  • BTech (Honours), IIT Kharagpur


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