Utpal Chattopadhyay



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PhD, M.Sc (Economics)

Area & Groups
Finance, Economics & Strategy

Ph. D (Economics), Delhi University, New Delhi, India

M. Sc. (Economics), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

B.Sc. (Economics Honours), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata, India

Post Graduate Certificate in Productivity Research, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity (of National Productivity Council of India)

Competitiveness, Inclusive Growth, Strategic Alliance/ Joint Ventures, MSMEs.

Managerial Economics, International Economics, Indian Economy, Economics of Strategy, Public Finance and Policy, Global Competitiveness.


Bhawsar, Pragya and Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2018), “Evaluation of Industry Cluster Competitiveness: A Quantitative Approach”, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 25, Emerald, Issue 7, pp. 2318-2343.

Chandan Kumar Jha, Vijaya Gupta, Utpal Chattopadhyay, Binilkumar Amarayil Sreeraman, (2018), "Migration as adaptation strategy to cope with climate change: A study of farmers’ migration in rural India", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 10 (1), pp 121-141, DOI 10.1108/IJCCSM-03-2017-0059.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal and Bhawsar, Pragya (2017), Effects of Changing Business Environment on Organization Performance: The Case of HMT Watches Ltd., South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, Vol. 6(1), pp 36-46.

Vellala, Paramasivan S, Madala, Mani K & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2016), Development of Composite Index for Inclusive Economic Growth: An Indian Perspective, International Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp 454-471.

Chattopadhyay, U. and Bhawsar, P. (2016) ‘Instabilities in international joint ventures: a study of the Tata DoCoMo case’, Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 20, Nos. 5/6, pp.300–319.

Jena, Pabitra Kumar and Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2016),’Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Inflows on Productivity: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis’, Productivity, Vol. 57, No. 3, October-December, pp 246-256.

Dubey Deva Dutt, Binilkumar AS, Chattopadhyay, Utpal & Gupta, Vijaya (2016), ‘Study of Non-Performing Assets in Indian Banks- A Brief Literature Review, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research (IJABER), Vol. 14, No. 12, pp 8767-8791.

Bhawsar, Pragya & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015), Competitiveness of Industrial Clusters: A Comparative Study of Pithampur and Indore Clusters, India, Journal of International Business and Economy, Vol. 16(2), pp 65-96.

Bhawsar, Pragya & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015), Evaluation of Cluster Competitiveness: Review, Framework, and the Methodology, Competition Forum (published by American Society for Competitiveness), Vol. 13(1), pp 75-91.

Bhawsar, Pragya & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015), Competitiveness: Review, Reflections and Directions, Global Business Review, Vol. 16(4), August, pp 665-679.

Saha, Aritra & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015), The Impact of International Joint Venture on Local Economy: A Case Study of Hero Honda, South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, Vol. 4(1), June, pp 14-26.

Bosamia, Dhwani  & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015),India’s Growth Engine in the next Decade: Manufacturing or Services?, JBIMS Spectrum, Vol. 3(1), pp 33-46.

Vellala, Paramasivan S, Madala, Mani K & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2014), A Theoretical Model for Inclusive Growth in Indian Context, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 4(13), pp 229-235.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal  & Bhawsar, Pragya (2014), The Impact of Globalization on Labour: Evidence from Suzuki Motor’s India Venture, International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Management, UK, Vol. 2(4), pp 1-20.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2013), Demystifying the Growth Story of Indian Passenger Car Industry, International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, Vol. 4 (3), pp 111-118.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2013), Making India a Telecom Manufacturing Hub: Emerging Issues and Challenges, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 75, pp 450-456.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal & Tavishi (2013), Economic Growth through Sustainability: The Case of Vedanta Project in Odisha, Global Journal of Finance and Management, Vol. 5(3), pp 57-65.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2013), Technological Innovations in Indian MSMEs: An Overview, Udyog Pragati, Vol. 37 (3), pp 9-18.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2010), New Initiatives in Skill Development, Yojana, Vol. 54,  pp 12-15.

Book /Book Chapters/ Conference Proceedings

Book: "Inclusive Growth – An Indian Perspective” with Paramasivan Sivasooriyan Vellala and Mani K Madala, as co-authors, Bookwell Publications, New Delhi (2020).

Vellela, Paramasivan S., Madala, Mani K and Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2018), Econometric Analysis of Growth Inclusiveness in India: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Data in Bhanumurthy  N.R, Shanmugan, K, Nerlekar, Shriram and Hegade, Sandeep (eds.), Advances in Finance & Applied Economics, Springer, Singapore, pp 19- 38.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2018), Go Solo, Grow Fast: Hyundai Motor’s Mantra for Success in Indian Market in Dey, Ajoy Kumar and Thatchenkery, Tojo (eds.), Leveraging Human Resources for Harmonizing Management practices and Fostering Entrepreneurship, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp 206-219.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal & Bhawsar, Pragya (2016), Hindustan Machine Tools Watches Ltd.: Behind the Times, in Sardana, GD and Thatchenkery, Tojo (eds.), Knowledge Creation and Organizational Well-being – Leveraging Talent Management and Appreciative Intelligence, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp 89-98.

Salpekar, Tanay, Bendle, Arpit and Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2015), Competitive Advantage of Nagpur as a Logistic Hub Post Implementation of Goods and Services Tax, in Lamba, JS, Mulay, Rahul, Jain Rinku and Mahindroo, Prerna, Redefining Boundaries Supply Chain Perspectives, M2W Media, New Delhi.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal & Bhawsar, Pragya  (2015), DoCoMo Says Sayonara to Tata, in, Sardana, GD and Thatchenkery, Tojo (eds.), Optimizing Business Growth Strategies for Scaling Up, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp 444-456.

Saha, Aritra & Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2014), The Impact of Hero Honda Joint Venture on Indian Two Wheeler Industry, in Shukla, Smita, Malusare, Rakesh & Deshpande, Aruna (eds.) Management Innovation and Intervention for Sustainable Development, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.

Thakur, Barun Kumar, Gupta, Vijaya and Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2013), Arsenic Groundwater Contamination Related Socio-Economic Problems in India: Issues and Challenges, in  S. Nautiyal et al. (eds.) Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation Impacts of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Engineering, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2013), Manufacturing in India: The Road Ahead, in D’Silva Stephen et al. (eds.) Managing Business in Turbulent Times, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2012), Globalization and Its Impact on India's Services Trade, in Muktha, MJ et al. (eds.) Effects of Globalisation on India’s Services Sector: Opportunities & Challenges, Shroff  Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2012), Trade in Services and India's Inclusive Growth, in Jain, Pooja and Kakar, Deepti (eds.) Service Led Inclusive Growth The Indian Perspective, JIMS New Delhi.

Chattopadhyay, Utpal (2010), Competitiveness of Indian Manufacturing: Issues, Challenges and Antidotes, in Mukherjee, K. et al. (eds.), Core Sector Management for Global Competitiveness, Excel Books, New Delhi.

Received Faculty Excellence and Student Development Award from NITIE Alumni Association (NAA) in 2019.

Received Sage Best Case on South Asian Perspectives Award from Sage Publications on the case titled "HMT Watches Ltd.: Behind the Times". The case (with Ms. Pragya Bhawsar as co-author) was presented in International Conference on Management Cases (ICMC 2016), organized by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida, December 1-2, 2016.

Received Best Reserach Paper Award on the paper titled "The Impact of Hero Honda Joint Venture on Indian Two Wheeler Industry". The paper (with Mr. Aritra Saha as co-author) presented in International Management Research Conference on Management Innovation and Intervention for Sustainable Development organized by Mumbai University, Mumbai, Feb. 28-Mar 1 2014.

Management Development Programmes (MDPs)/ Unit based Programmes (UBPs)

  • Managerial Decision Making during Covid19 (MDP as course co-ordinator)
  • Managerial Skills for Technical Personnel for Indian Rare Earth Limited (UBP as course co-ordinator)
  • Supply Chain Management for Beroe Consulting (I) Pvt. Ltd. (UBP as course co-ordinator)
  • UBP (Leadership Development Programme) for L&T (as Faculty)
  • UBP for Tata Electricals (as Faculty )
  • Supervisory Development Programme for L&T (as Faculty)
  • Finance for Non-Finance Executives (MDP as Faculty).

Pre-Consultancy Surveys (PCS)

Conducted PCS in the following industries/ organisations as Team Leader/ Member:

  • Exide Industries Ltd., Kolkata (June 2019)- Time & Motion Study
  • Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. Pune (June 2019)- Industrial Engineering Study
  • SREI Equipment Finance Ltd., Kolkata (August 2018)-Manpower Optimization
  • Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Chennai (May 2018)-Ergonomics Study
  • Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST), Mumbai (Feb 2018)-Productivity Improvement Study
  • JCT Ltd., Phagwara (January 2015)-Productivity Improvement Study
  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Udaipur (Feb 2014)- Traffic Impact Study

Industry Tours

Conducted/ part of the following industry tours for NITIE students:

  • Nasik Engineering Cluster (NEC) - February, 2015 
  • SM Auto Pvt Ltd., Nasik- February, 2015 
  • General Electric (GE) multi-modal manufacturing facility, Chakan, Pune - November, 2015
  • MSME Cluster at Satara- June 2016
  • Tata Motors plant, Pune- March 2018



Associate Dean (Student Welfare & Hostel Management), since November 2021

Chief Warden (PGP Hostels), since May 2019-April 2022

Chairperson, Library Advisory Committee, March 2019-April 2022

Area Co-ordinator (Economics & Strategy Area), Feb 2014-March 2015

Programme Co-ordinator (PGDIM Programme), May 2018- April 2019

Centre Co-ordinator, Centre for Global Competitiveness of MSMEs, May 2014-April 2017

Hostel Warden (Boys' Hostel), July 2011-March 2013 and August 2017-April 2019

Member of PGP Committee, May 2018-April 2019

Member of Reserach Advisory Committee, May 2015-April 2017.