Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Dr. G Venkat Raman is currently a Professor in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management, Indore. Venkat is primarily a Sinologist. Apart from China studies, Venkat has developed a keen interest in the subject of Business Ethics during the last more than eleven years of his association with IIM Indore and IIM Kozhikode. Given his Political Science background, Venkat brings in fresh perspectives in his teaching pedagogy and research.
Venkat has co-authored a paper that got published in the Journal of Business Ethics arguing for a novel pedagogy called the Integrated Live Case Method. Apart from teaching core courses like Introduction to International relations (for UG participants) and Ethics and CSR (for PG participants) he offers elective courses like Power Rivalries and Global Governance in the twenty-first century, Understanding the China Challenge, and Political Risk Management.
He has completed his doctoral studies from the School of Government in China’s premier university, Peking University, Beijing. Venkat is a fluent Mandarin speaker. He has also worked in Beijing as a professional for two years and eight months. He has been a visiting Fellow in the BRICS centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, and visiting Faculty in ICN Nancy, France. His areas of research interest are China’s interface with Global Governance and Business Ethics pedagogy.
Venkat has also co-authored case studies on Indian businesses in China. These cases are part of prestigious case centres like ISB, Hyderabad and China Europe International Business school, Shanghai. Venkat is a mentor and advisor to the India China Fellowship Committee, Asia century Foundation, New Delhi. He is also member, Board of trustees, Azad foundation, New Delhi, which works for the financial empowerment of women below the poverty line by training them in non-traditional livelihoods. He also contributes articles in popular media outlets like Founding Fuel, Financial Express and Quint. Venkat has also been invited as a guest speaker in various fora to speak on themes related to China studies.