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  1. Pawan Kumar Chugan
  2. Professor - General Management, Nirma University
  3. Ph.D
  4. Business, management, and accounting
  5. Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Pawan Kumar Chugan, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute of Management,

Nirma University,

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India



Area: International Business, Economics, Supply Chain & Logistics Management


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Prof. Chugan holds a first class M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Rajasthan; a Master of Population Studies (MPS) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, Ph. D. in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi and a post masters Diploma in Economic Planning from Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. He has varied experience of over 38 years in trade, industry, teaching and research. Before joining the Institute of Management at Nirma University in September 2002, he was Manager, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), where he worked in various capacities for more than 24 years in the area of International Business. He has also headed the Western Region office of Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Mumbai as a Deputy Director General and also served as the Hon. Executive Secretary to India Iran Chamber of Commerce under the aegis of FIEO Mumbai. He has visited about 25 countries and implemented several export development programmes with financial assistance from international organizations like ITC/UNDP, CFTC/UKTA (London), JETRO (Tokyo) and Ministry of Commerce and has led industrial/trade delegations to Japan, Thailand, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Argentina and Chile; and MBA students’ study cum business tours to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, USA and U. K. and has established several international linkages abroad.


A recipient of Polish Government’s Scholarship at Warsaw School of Economics and UGC’s Teachers Fellowship at JNU, New Delhi, Dr. Chugan has organized/chaired/participated in several international and national  seminars/conferences/meetings, has to his credit six books and several papers published in national and international journals. He is a member of editorial advisory board of several journals such as the Monthly Journal on Advances in Management; Global Journal of Enterprise Information System; Indian Journal of Training and Development (IJTD); International Journal of Commerce, Economics and Research (IJCER); and Journal of Commerce, Economics and Research (JCER). He is a regional editor Asia for Journal of Global Business and Technology (JGBT), and is on the Board of Directors of the Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) at State University of New York, USA.


He has also been appointed as Editor-in-Chief for Universal Journal of Industrial & Business Management published by Horizon Research Publishing (HRPUB), Corporation, Alhambra, CA, USA. He is a Ph.D. guide at Nirma University and Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya (University) Gandhinagar, and International Examiner for the Doctoral Thesis School of Business, University of Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa. As a visiting professor he has taught at Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (MUST), Babol, Iran; Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar; and Amity Global Business School, Ahmedabad and was an expert panel member/examiner of Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is a member of several professional/management associations such as: Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Tempe, USA, Association of Indian Management Scholars (AIMS), Houston; Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), New Delhi; Indian Society of Training & Development (STD), New Delhi, Regional Science Association, India, Kolkata,  All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, and  Universal Association of Computer and Electronics Engineers (UACEE) under the umbrella of The Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors ( IRED),  Santa Barbara, California, USA.   He has been the recipient of “Global Excellence Award” (two times 2007 and 2012) from the Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA), State University of New York at Old Westbury, USA. His research interest includes various topics / subjects under the mainstream of international business and economics.

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