Balaji Gopalan

Research Interest / Consulting Area
Production and Operations Management, Design and Innovation, Value Co-creation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Courses Offered
Production and Operations Management,  Production Planning and Control, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Data Analysis using Spreadsheets, Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship &  Value added course – “Beginning Guitar and Guitar Techniques”

Positions Held / Associated With
Assistant Professor, Presidency University, Bangalore
Assistant Professor, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (Harihar)
Assistant Professor, CMS Business School, Jain University (Bangalore)
And a few other institutes in the capacity of Assistant / Visiting Professor
Doctoral Candidate, Industrial Management Department, University of Vaasa, Finland
Graduate Student, School of Information Studies, Florida State University (USA)

Dr. Balaji GopalanM.Sc., M.E. & Ph. D
Assistant Professor - Operations
balajigopalan@sdmimd.ac.in

Dr. Balaji Gopalan has a total of 16 years of experience working in academics, research and consulting that includes working at institutes and companies in Finland, USA and India. He has completed his Doctorate in Science with a specialization in Industrial Management from the University of Vaasa, Finland. He has completed his M.Sc. in Information Studies from Florida State University, USA. He has an M.E. in Manufacturing Systems from BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan. He completed his B.E. in Industrial Production from SJCE, Mysore. 
 
He has been teaching Production and Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Data Analysis and a few other subjects at various management institutes. 
 
He has also worked as a full-time consultant for multinational companies in India, Finland and the USA.
 
He has presented papers at some of the prestigious conferences such as The American Marketing Association (AMA) affiliated International Service Research Conference (2012) in Helsinki (Finland), The Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference (2013) in Glasgow, UK and many of the conferences of the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) in 2015, 2016 and 2021 in India. 
 
He is the author of a Book titled “Value Co-creation - Internet for Development and Telecommunications” published by the LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany (2017). He has also participated in various student organizations during his college days as a member of the organizing committee for cultural events. He was the President of the Indian Students Association at Florida State University, USA (2005) and was a Graduate Student Leadership Award candidate at FSU, USA (2005). He is an active guitar player.  

Publications

Books

  1. Author of a book titled “Value Co-creation - Internet for Development and Telecommunications” published by the LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. (2017-03-16) - ISBN-13: 978-3-330-05835-4. 

International Publications

  1. Paper titled “Comprehending and Implementing Best Practices of Quality Management Across Industries” published in the International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT & Management. VOLUME NO. 7 (2017), ISSUE NO. 07 (JULY). ISSN 2231-5756. Authors: Prof. Balaji Gopalan. Dr. Revathi Iyer.
  2. Paper titled "Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI), Value Co-creators and Competitiveness of the Industry in India" published in the International Journal of Research in Computer Applications and Management. VOLUME NO. 7 (2017), ISSUE NO. 07 (JULY). ISSN 2231-1009. Authors: Prof. Balaji Gopalan. Dr. Revathi Iyer.
  3. Paper titled “Customer - the Value Co-creator” published in International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. Volume 6, Issue 04, April 2017, ISSN 2277-8616. Authors: Prof. Balaji Gopalan. Prof. Marko Kohtamäki (University of Vaasa, Finland)
International Conferences
 
  1. Paper titled “Analytical models for Open Innovation and Value Co-creation” accepted for presentation at the 2014 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Conference in Tampa, Florida (USA). Authors: Mr. Balaji Gopalan (University of Vaasa, Finland) and Prof. Ramachandran Natarajan (Dean, Business School, Tennessee Technological University, USA.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Value Co-creation and Open Innovation in Social Media” at the 2013 Strategic Management Society Conference, June 20–22, 2013 in Glasgow, UK. Authors: Mr. Balaji Gopalan, Prof. Marko Kohtamäki (University of Vaasa, Finland)
  3. Presented a paper titled “Open Innovation through Value Creation in Social Media” at the American Marketing Association (AMA) SERVSIG 2012 International Service Research Conference in Helsinki, Finland. Authors: Mr. Balaji Gopalan, Prof. Marko Kohtamäki (University of Vaasa, Finland)

National Conferences

  1. Paper titled "Customer Added Capital and Information Technology Added Capital for Developing Innovation Best Practices for India’s Economy" presented at the Symbiosis International Conference on Rigor, Relevance and Resilience in Business & Management Research February 12 - 14, 2021 | Virtual Mode. Authors: Dr. Balaji Gopalan (Presidency University, Bangalore), Dr. Ramachandran Natarajan (Tennessee Technological University, USA)
  2. Paper titled “Variables, Motivations and Metrics of Co-creation of Value for the Internet and Telecommunications - A Meta and Time Series Study” presented at the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) Conference (2016), Nasik, India. Author: Prof Balaji Gopalan
  3. Paper titled “Open Innovation in the Indian Context” presented at the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) Conference (2015), Pune, India and published as a chapter in a book titled “Innovative Management Solutions for Competitive Advantage”, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi (2016). Authors: Mr. Balaji Gopalan (University of Vaasa, Finland), Prof. Ramachandran Natarajan (Tennessee Technological University, USA)