Ajnesh Prasad
Management and Organizations

Dr. Prasad's research covers the areas of entrepreneurship, gender and diversity in organizations and interpretive methods, topics which he addresses from diverse theoretical-critical perspectives, having published articles with poststructural, postmodernists, feminist, postcolonial, neo-Marxists and psychoanalytical approaches. Dr. Prasad is currently co-Chair of the Critical Management Studies divisionat the Academy of Management.
He has published over 40 articles and chapters, which include at least 20 contributions to scientific journals as Q1, including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Advances in Consumer Research,Business & Society,Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Gender, Work and Organization, Human Relations, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, as well as Journal of Business Ethics and Critical Perspectives on International Business, in which he has also co-edited special issues. He is also a member of the editorial committees of Human Relations and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. His first book was published by Emerald.
To date, Dr. Prasad has been beneficiary of about $15,000,000 USD in research funding, including grants and awards from national financial institutions, such as the British Academy (United Kingdom), The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) and Conacyt (Mexico). At the age of 31, he was admitted as the youngest member of the SNI Conacyt program level II.
Dr. Prasad wrote much of his doctoral thesis as a researcher graduate of Yale University. His doctoral research was funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and several other awards. He has taught courses in MBA and doctoral programs, and has supervised research students in levels of master and doctorate. Before arriving at the EGADE Business School, he was head teacher at the UNSW Business School (incorporated to the AGSM). He has also held research positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Rutgers University.

    • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Concentration: Organization
      Studies Schulich School of Business, York University
    • M.A. in Politica Studies
      Queen's University, Kingston
  • 2016 Newton Advanced Fellowship, British Academy (GBP 73,290)
  • 2016 Best Paper Award (‘Business History’ division), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • 2015 Finalist for Paper of the Year Award (amongst articles published in 2014), Human Relations
  • 2013 Best Paper Award (‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ division), Southern Management Association
  • 2013 Nominated for the William H. Newman Award (all-Academy award), Academy of Management
  • 2013 Best Paper Proceedings (top 10% of accepted papers), Academy of Management
  • 2012 Most Developmental Reviewer Award (‘Critical Management Studies’ division – 1 award given out of 129 reviewers), Academy of Management
  • 2012 Peace Fellowship, Canadian Friends of Peace Now (CAD 2,000)
  • 2012 Nominated for Best Dissertation Prize, York University
  • 2012 Best Paper Proceedings (top 10% of accepted papers), Academy of Management
  • 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship, Yale University, (USD 21,900)
  • 2009 Rutgers Research Fellowship, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University ( USD 12,500)
  • 2009 Dan David Prize Scholarship, Dan David Foundation, Tel Aviv University (USD 15,000)
  • 2009 John Wiley & Sons Outstanding Student Reviewer Award (‘Management & Organization Cognition’ division), Academy of Management
  • 2009 Student Excellence Award, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, University of Calgary (CAD 2,000)
  • 2008 Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CAD 40,000)
  • 2008 Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem Scholarship, Israel and Golda Kochinsky Centre for Jewish Studies, York University (CAD 25,000)
  • 2008 Best Paper Proceedings (top 10% of accepted papers), Academy of Management
  • 2008 Best Student Paper Award (‘Critical Management Studies’ division), Academy of Management
  • 2008 Most Promising Dissertation Award, Academy of Management
  • 2008 Best Paper Award (‘Social Responsibility’ division), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • 2008 Doctoral Student Fellowship, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (USD 1,000)
  • 2007 Doctoral Research Award for the Study of Gender in Management, Schulich School of Business
  • 2007 Best Student Paper Award, Midwest Sociological Society
  • 2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario (CAD 15,000)
  • 2006 Schulich Ph.D. Fellowship, Schulich School of Business (CAD 88,000)
  • 2006 Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit, Schulich School of Business (CAD 12,100)
  • 2005 Prize for Outstanding Student Paper (‘Sociology’ division), Southwestern Social Science Association
  • 2004 Queen’s Graduate Award, Queen’s University
  1. Khoury, T. A., & Prasad, A. (2016). Entrepreneurship amid concurrent institutional constraints in less developed countries. Business and Society, 55(7), 934-969.
  2. Fotaki, M., & Prasad, A. (2015). Questioning neoliberal capitalism and economic inequality in business schools. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14(4), 556-575.
  3. Prasad, A. (2014). You can’t go home again: And other psychoanalytic lessons from crossing a neo-colonial border. Human Relations, 67(2), 233-257.
  4. Prasad, A. (2013). Playing the game and trying not to lose myself: A doctoral student’s perspective on the institutional pressures for research output. Organization, 20(6), 936-948.
  5. Prasad, A. (2012). Beyond analytical dichotomies. Human Relations, 65(5), 567-595.