Debadutta Kumar Panda is a Professor of strategic management at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad, India. He earned his doctorate in Economics, MSc in Agril. Economics, and Post-graduate in Management. He studied MSS in Qualitative Research Methods in the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), London. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He had conducted more than 20 consulting and sponsored studies for organizations like United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), MART, GVT, NABARD, NPCI, etc. He has published more than 40 research papers in academic journals of international repute and authored two books.