Prior to QMU, Vivek was a growth strategy consultant, who helped companies achieve breakthrough growth, especially through innovation. Over 20 years across 3 continents, Vivek has advised scores of large multinationals, including The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Brambles, Lloyd TSB and The Times of India Group, as well as many startups. He has also advised governments, including the office of the governor of an American state.
In his first teaching stint, Vivek created and taught a capstone course for the Executive MBA programme at Central European University, where he also served as a member of the Academic Senate. Since then, he has taught topics of management, strategy and innovation across Europe, including at Copenhagen Business School and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, among others.
Vivek earned his Master of Business Administration from Emory University's Goizueta Business School as a Woodruff Fellow on a full scholarship in 2006 and a Master of Business Economics from University of Delhi in 2001.
Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:
- Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Member, Association of Management
- Member, The CASE Association
- Member, British Mensa
Vivek utilises mixed methods, including: statistical analysis, textual analysis, experimental design, grounded theory, case study, interviews, ethnography, and agent-based simulations.
Active Research Interests
- Behaviour and behavioural economics
- Intelligence and AI
- Innovation, and
Research Centre Membership
Vivek Pundir Research Publication (QMU eResearch)
Vivek teaches modules that draw upon his industry experience and skill-set, including management, innovation, strategy, negotiation, leadership and analytics. His courses, at both Executive and postgraduate levels, have been well-received, including comments along the lines of, “one of the top 5 most engaging professors I have had at Copenhagen Business School through 5 years” in formal anonymous student-evaluations.
Vivek likes to make his sessions interactive, sharing his own professional experiences and encouraging students to share their experiences and perspectives. He incorporates learning technologies in his teaching to enrich the class experience - while some teachers tell students to turn off their phones, Vivek is often seen asking students to get their phones out! Coming from the business world, Vivek always strives to make his classes engaging and business-relevant.
Vivek's teaching areas include:
- Strategy as Practice
- Critical Issues in International Management
- Strategy & Leadership
- Business Consultancy in Practice
- Business Incubation Programme
- Organisational Leadership
- PG Capstone
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)