Ishtiaq P
MAHMOOD, Ishtiaq P Assoc Professor, PhD Programme Coordinator Department:  Strategy & Policy Office:  BIZ1 6-35 Contact:  (65) 6516-6387 Email: Curriculum Vitae

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Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood is an Associate Professor at the NUS Business School where he studies and works with multinational and indigenous companies on their emerging market strategies. He joined the NUS faculty in 1999, after obtaining an economics degree from Oberlin College (1992) and a Ph.D. from Harvard (1999), and an interim stint as a management consultant in Chicago. From 2012 to 201 ...[More+]

Research Interests
  • Emerging Market Strategy
  • Business Groups
  • Frugal Innovation
Selected Publications
  • Journal Articles
    • Firm restructuring during an economy-wide shock across institutional environments, with Natarajan S and Singh, Kulwant (2016), Organization Science, forthcoming
    • Centralization of intragroup equity ties and performance of business group affiliates, with ZHU H and Aks Z (2016), Strategic Management Journal, 37(9), 1827-2007
    • Political Connections and Business Strategy: The Impact of Types and Destinations of Political Ties on Business Diversification in Closed and Open Political Economic Contexts, with Chung, Chi-Nien and Will Mitchell (2016), Global Strategy Journal, published on line DOI: 10.1002/gsj.1148
    • The evolving impact of combinatorial opportunities and exhaustion on innovation by business groups as market development increases: The case of Taiwan, with Chi-Nien, Chung and Will Mitchell (2013), Management Science, 59 (5)
    • Endogeneity in International Business Research, with David Reeb and Mariko Sakakibara (2012), Journal of International Business Studies , 43 (3)
    • Where Can Capabilities Come From? Network Ties and Capability Acquisition in Business Groups, with Zhu Hongjin and Edward Zajac (2011), Strategic Management Journal, 32 (8)
    • Whether and How: Effects of International Joint Ventures on Local Innovation, with Zheng Weiting (2009), RESEARCH POLICY , 38 (9)
    • Inter-industry Differences in Profitability: Legacy of the Structure-Efficiency Debate Revisited, with Chang-yang Lee (2009), Industrial and Corporate Change, 18 (3)
    • Diversification and Performance: Evidence from East Asian Firms, with Abhirup Chakrabarti and Kulwant Singh (2007), Strategic Management Journal, 28 (2)
    • When & How Does Group Affiliation Promote Firm Innovation: A Tale of Two Emerging Economies, with Sea-Jin Chang and Chi-Nien Chung (2006), Organization Science , 17 (5)
    • Government's Dilemma: The Institutional Framework for Imitation and Innovation, with Carlos Rufin (2005), Academy of Management Review, 30 (2)
    • Dynamic Inducements in R&D Investments: Market Signals and Network Locations, with Will Mitchell and Soh Pek Hooi (2004), Academy of Management Journal, 47 (6)
    • Two Faces: Effects of Business Group Market Share on Innovation in Emerging Economies, with Will Mitchell (2004), Management Science, 50 (10), (An earlier version of the paper won the Haynes prize at the AIB in 2001)
    • Entry Barrier-Innovation Debate Revisited, with Chang-yang Lee (2004), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 54(4)
    • Technological Dynamism in Asia, with Jasjit Singh (2003), RESEARCH POLICY , 32 (6)
  • Books/Monographs
    • Samsung Electronics: Global Strategies, with Sea-jin Chang and Chris Zintel (2013), IMD Case
    • Consumer Surplus, (2013), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, edited by David J. Teece and Mie Augier (eds.), Macmillan
    • Business Groups in Taiwan, with Chung Chi-Nien (2011), Oxford Handbook on Business Groups, edited by Asli Colpan, James Lincoln, and Takeshi Hikino, Oxford University Press
    • The Financial Crisis: Impact and Implications for Singapore Business, (2009), edited by Leong Siew Meng and Ishtiaq P. Mahmood, Singapore: NUS Business School
    • Strategy, Structure and Performance Over Time: Taiwanese Business Groups in Institutional Transition, with Chung Chi-Nien (2006), Business Groups in East Asia: Financial Crisis, Restructuring, & New Growth, edited by Sea-Jin Chang, Oxford University Press
    • IPC, with Kulwant Singh (2001), published in Business Strategy in Asia: a Casebook, by Kulwant Singh, Nitin Pangarkar, and Lim Gaik Eng, Thomson Learning
  • Others
    • Innovating in Emerging Markets: 7-Eleven Indonesia, with Dieleman, Marleen and Darmawan P (2015), Innovating in Emerging Markets: 7-Eleven Indonesia
Awards & Honors
  • Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award (Rising Star) - 2014
  • Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business, Milan - 2008
  • University Young Researcher Award (NUS) - 2007
  • Outstanding Researcher Award Recognition List (NUS) - 2006
  • Nominee for University Young Researcher Award (NUS) - 2006
  • IM Division Best Paper Award (Finalist), Academy of Management - 2005
  • Haynes Prize (Runner Up), Academy of International Business, Stockholm - 2004
  • Department Outstanding Researcher Award (NUS) - 2004
  • Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award (NUS) - 2004
  • Haynes Prize (Winner), Academy of International Business, Sydney - 2001
Education Qualifications
  • Ph.D. (1999), Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, USA, 1999
  • B.A. (1992), High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College, USA, 1992
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 2006 - current
  • Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Innovation, IMD, 2013 - 2015
  • Professor of Strategy & Innovation, IMD, Lausanne , 2012 - 2013
  • Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, 2007
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Strategy and Policy, School of Business, National University of Singapore, 1999 - 2006
  • Instructor, Harvard Institute for International Development, 1998
Corporate Experience
  • Management Consultant, Levitan and Associates, Boston, 1995 - 1997
  • Analyst, The MAC Group/Gemini Consulting, Chicago, 1992 - 1993
  • Executive Education: Partnership Programs (East Asia, Emerging Markets, US/Europe)
  • Executive Education: NUS-Toyota Trading Corporation GALP Program
  • Executive Education: NUS-ISB General Management Program
  • Executive Education: NUS-Panasonic EDS Program
  • Executive Education: NUS-Panasonic PEDP Program
  • Executive Education: Business Strategies for Asia
  • BZD6781, Seminar in Strategic Management
  • BMA5112, Asian Business Environment
  • BSP3001, Business Policy & Strategy

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