Dr Saneesh Edacherian

Dr Saneesh Edacherian

Dubai Campus
Assistant Professor - Strategy and International Business
Programme Director - MSc International Business (Dubai)

Contact details

+971 44280500
University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Saneesh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy & International Business. His research explores how strategic leadership groups and entrepreneurial teams shape strategic outcomes such as innovation and internationalization. He uses Multivariate Analysis including Meta-analysis, and Topic Modeling in his research.

His emerging interests lie in extending the scholarly conversation and offering practitioner insights into responsible business practices around economic inequalities. He reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Business Research (ABS3) and the International Journal of Management Reviews (ABS3).

Before joining academia, Saneesh was a senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting and industry research firm, where he worked on projects across countries and industries. His industry insights were quoted in leading practitioner outlets such as The Financier Worldwide (UK), The Arabian Business, Global Pharma & Biotech Industry, Drug Development & Delivery (US), and Biospectrum Asia.


  • Ph.D. in Strategy (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India 2021)
  • Master of Business Administration (Anna University, India 2011)


  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management

Other activities


Fully funded Visiting Research Scholar to the Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK. From June 2019 to August 2019

Nominated for Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference 2021

Recipient of the 2018 Travel Award for Young Scholar by ONE division of the Academy of Management, to attend the AOM annual meeting 2018, Chicago, USA

Project grant of 2800 USD (Co-Investigator) by the Research & Publications Wing of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for the project on CEO Succession (2018)

Research Workshops Conducted

Hands-on Workshop on Meta-analysis for Management Research (jointly delivered with Dr. Amit Karna and Dr. Sai Kalubandi), at IIM Bangalore, December 2019

Introduction to Strategic Management (jointly delivered with Dr. Sai Kalubandi), in Doctoral Summer School, at IIM Ahmedabad April 2018

Hands-on Workshop on Meta-analysis for Management Research (jointly delivered with Dr. Amit Karna and Dr. Sai Kalubandi), at IIM Ahmedabad India, during the PAN IIM World Management Conference 2017

Hands-on Workshop on Meta-analysis for Management Research (jointly delivered with Dr. Amit Karna and Dr. Sai Kalubandi), at IIM Ahmedabad April 2017

Select International & Domestic Industry Consulting Assignments

Cost-benefit analysis and activity-based costing model for health and wellness services in the Middle East

Opportunity assessment and business plan development for mobile ECG device for a Singapore– based startup

Business valuation model and post-acquisition strategy for acquisition of a US-based healthcare analytics firm by a Japanese conglomerate

Patent valuation approach for a startup with a mushroom-based formulation for the treatment of skin cancer

Strategies to use mobile technology to enhance pregnancy care in the African health system

Developing a Chronic Disease Management program as a part of the market entry strategy for a large global kidney care provider that entered India through the acquisition of a large Indian kidney care provider



Edacherian, S., & Panicker, V. S. (2021). Do interlocks by different types of directors affect the nature of internationalization strategy of emerging market multinationals? International Business Review, 101953. (ABS 3)

Lahiri, S., Karna, A., Kalubandi, S. C., & Edacherian, S. (2022). Performance implications of outsourcing: A meta-analysis. Journal of Business Research, 139, 1303-1316. (ABS 3)

Languages and other information

  • English
  • Malayalam (fluent)
  • Tamil (fluent)
  • Hindi (fluent)

Media experience

Select International & Domestic Media Publications

  • Robust growth seen in GCC healthcare spend, Arabian Business, September 2012
  • Impact of recent Ranbaxy fiasco on Indian Pharma Exports, Pharma Bio World, June 2013
  • Demand for generics in Asia, Biospectrum Asia, September 2012
  • A Rise in IPOs revive investments for the Global Pharma & Biotech Industry, Drug Development & Delivery (US), November 2014
  • Is enough being done to manage the GCC diabetes bomb? Gulf Business, April 2013 Clinical trials market in APAC, Biospectrum Asia, 2013