Prof Anjula Gurtoo

Centre for Society and Policy, IISc

Dr Anjula Gurtoo is a Professor at the Department of Management Studies and Chairs the Centre for Society and Policy at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  She is leading several national and international research projects in the domain of public and urban systems.

She obtained her master’s in psychology from the University of Delhi in 1992 and pursued doctoral research at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1998. She has been a Fellow of the International University of Japan, Niigata (2015), University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2006), and Social Science Research Council, Washington DC, USA (2003). She has authored three books and over 70 research articles in leading international refereed journals. She is a recipient of various national and international recognitions. She also has expert membership of various government and academic committees.

Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship, British High Commission, United Kingdom. 2017.

Emerald/IAM South Asia Management Research Fund Award, 2013. Highly Recommended Project: Out of the margins: the role of informal works in contemporary production systems. Emerald Group Publishing, United Kingdom (UK). 2013-2014.

Pt. Jawaharla Nehru National Award. Outstanding contribution in the field of Public Policy and Social Science. Department of Science and Technology. Government of Madhya Pradesh, India. 2010-2012.

United Kingdom-India Education and Research Initiative. Grant under the UK-India Staff Exchange. British Council. 2011-2012.

ICSB-IJGE-NWBC Best Paper on Women entrepreneurship. International Council of Small Business and University of Washington, D.C., USA. 2010.

Social Science Research Award. Special mention for overall contribution to research. International Development Research Centre (IDRC/CRDI), Canada. 2009.

Hernández-Chea, R.; Jain, A.; Bocken, N., and Gurtoo, A. (2021). The Business Model in Sustainability Transitions: A Conceptualization. Sustainability, Volume 13. https://

Afsharinia B., and Gurtoo, A. (2021). Impact of Maternal Conditions on The Nutritional Health of Children in India, Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, E-21-RA-141, Forthcoming.

Eppinger, E., Jain, A., Vimalnath, P., Gurtoo, A., Tietze, F., and Chea R.H. (2021). The Role of Intellectual Property for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions of Manufacturing Industries. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, htts://

Jain, A. and Gurtoo, A. (2021). Can the restrictive boundaries of intellectual property create a larger social impact? Current Science, Vol 120. Forthcoming

Naveen, B. R., and Gurtoo, A. (2020). The Cause Effect Relationship Model of Service Quality in relation with Overall Satisfaction. Transport Research Procedia,

Naveen, B. R., and Gurtoo, A. (2020).: ‘Using path analysis to build a sustainable transport service quality model’. Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development: The Case of India. Editors: Tanika Chakraborty, Deep Mukherjee and Sarani Saha, NY Koride, P. and Gurtoo, A. (2019). Individual borrowing and default behavior in surplus and constrained credit environments-Evidence from India. Current Science. Volume 117, No. 2, pp. 227-234.

Tirumalsety, R. and Gurtoo, A. (2019). Financial sources, capital structure and performance of social enterprises in India. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment.

Koride, P. and Gurtoo, A. (2019). A comparison of borrowing and default behavior between men and women in microfinance. Studies in Microeconomics. DOI:

Tirumalsety, R. and Gurtoo, A. (2019). Innovation Performance of Social Enterprises: An Empirical Study in India” Asian Journal of Innovation & Policy, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 238-273.

Ramu, N. B., and Gurtoo, A. (2019). Transport service quality and perceived service value: an international comparative survey in European and Indian context. International Journal of Comparative Management, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 7-32.

Archana, A.B. and Gurtoo, A. (2019). Exploring viral phenomenon methodology for tangible purchased products: Case of iPod and iPad. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Volume, 67, Issue 2, pp. 283-294. DIO:

Pratheeba, V., Gurtoo, A., and Mathew, M. (2017). Patent characteristics and the age-value relationship: study of OceanTomo auctioned US singletons for the period 2006-2008. R&D Management. Volume 48, Issue 3, pp. 271-289.

Archana, B. A., and Gurtoo, A. (2017). Growth of the viral phenomenon: development and testing of a new methodological framework. Australasian Marketing Journal, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 57- 66.

Verma, A., Velmurugan, S., Singh, S., Gurtoo, A., Ramanayya, T.V. and Kambhampati, R. (2017). Indian auto-mobility 2020: A perceptive picture. Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 25, pp. 4928-4941.

Archana, A.B. and Gurtoo, A. (2017). What determines viral phenomenon? View, comments and growth indicators of TED talk videos. Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 83-89.

Pratheeba, V., and Gurtoo, A. (2016). Trend and Sale of Computer & Communication Patents in United States. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp. 325-331.

Pratheeba V., Gurtoo, A. and Mathew. M. (2016). The relationship between patent age and selling price across bundling strategies for United States patents, predominately for computer and communication technology, World Patent Information, Volume 48, pp. 1-11.

Bhasi, A. B. and Gurtoo, A. (2016). Environmental vulnerabilities and impact of EMS: Study of Indian pharmaceutical small and medium scale industries. International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp. 1-26.

Gurtoo, A. (2015). Workplace conditions and employer relationship as predictor of economic well-being: Female domestic workers in India. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp. DOI: 10.1111/aswp.12076.

Bhasi, A. B. and Gurtoo, A. (2015). Environmental Practices in the Indian Pharmaceutical SMEs: An Assessment. Review of Integrated Business and Economics Research. Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 205-224.

Gurtoo, A. and Udayaadithya, A. (2014). Welfare schemes in India: decentralization dynamics and stakeholder influences. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 3/4, pp. 154 – 165

Gurtoo A. (2008). A framework for labour policy reforms in India: balancing economic growth and social development. Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 28, Issue 11-12, pp. 472-484.

Gurtoo, A. and Antony, S. J. (2007). Environment regulations: indirect and unintended consequences on economy and business. Management of Environment Quality, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 626-642.

Anuradha, N. S. and Gurtoo, A. (2007). Privatizing Aluminum India Limited (AIL): cultural dimensions in management of change. The Management Case Study Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 52-73.

Gurtoo, A. (2006). Mindset challenges at Aluminium India Limited: privatization of a StateOwned Enterprise. Asian Case Research Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp. 261-280.

Gurtoo, A. (2002). North Electricity Board: A case of restructuring in the Indian Power Industry. Asian Case Research Journal, 6(1): 27-43.

Gurtoo, A., and Pandey, R. (2001). Power sector in Uttar Pradesh: Past problems and initial phase of reforms. Economic and Political Weekly, 36(31): 2943-2953.

Gurtoo, A, and Tripathy, A. (2001). Workers’ orientation towards Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: A study of the Indian Automobile Industry. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management. 1(2/3/4): 304-318

Gurtoo, A, and Tripathy, A. (2000). Assessing workers attitude towards technological change. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 35(4): 519-531

Shaw, R., and Gurtoo, A. (2021). Global Pandemic and Human Security: Technology and
Development Perspective. Springer Nature, Singapore.

Gurtoo, A. and Williams, C. C. (2015). Developing Country Perspectives on Public Service Delivery. Springer Publication, New Delhi

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