V Sridhar

Professor & Faculty-in-charge Library

Email: vsridhar@iiitb.ac.in


  • Ph.D. (University of Iowa)

Dr. V. Sridhar works in the area of telecommunications technology, management and policy. He has published many peer-reviewed articles in leading telecom and information systems journals. His book titled The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy was published by the Oxford University Press India (2012). He has co-authored a recent book titled The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics, published by the Oxford University Press (2014).


Dr. Sridhar has taught at Ohio University and American University in the U.S.; visiting scholar at Aalto University, Finland and University of Auckland, New Zealand; and was in the faculty of IIM Lucknow and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. Prior to joining IIITB, he was a Research Fellow at Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore, India.


He has been a member of Government of India committees on spectrum allocation and pricing. He has written more than 200 articles on telecom regulation and policy in prominent business newspapers and magazines. Dr. Sridhar has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, U.S.A.; PGDIE from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India and Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras, India.​


His complete profile and work can be accessed at: http://www.vsridhar.info 


Research Interests

  • Techno-Economics of Networks, Telecommunications/ Internet Policy and Regulation, Radio Spectrum Policy, Distributed Software Project Management, Platform Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Excellence in Research, Management Development Institute Gurgaon, 2007-2008. Nokia Visiting Fellow, Awarded by Nokia Research Foundation, Hosted by Networking Lab, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, Apr-June, 2007. Best Faculty Award, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, 2000-2001.

Selected Publications

Only the very recent ones are presented here. For complete list of publications, please refer to www.vsridhar.info 


  1. Prasad, R., and Sridhar, V. (2014). The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics. Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-809978-9; ISBN-10: 0-19-809978-9.
  2. Sridhar, V. (2012).Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-807553-0; ISBN-10: 0-19-807553-7.

In Peer reviewed Journals:

  1. Prasad, R., Sridhar, V., and Bunel, A. (2016). An Institutional Analysis of Spectrum Management in India, Journal of Information Policy, 6, 252-293.  
  2. Yadav, V., Adya, M., Nath, D., and Sridhar, V (2016) "Considerations for Effective Requirements Analysis in Offshore Software Development Projects: Lessons from Multi-method Research," Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 39, Article 11.
  3. Basaure, A., Sridhar, V. and Hämmäinen, H. (2016). Adoption of dynamic spectrum access technologies: a system dynamics approach. Telecommunication Systems. 63(2), 169-190, DOI 10.1007/s11235-015-0113-7.

In Newspapers and Magazines:

  1. Sridhar, V., and Prasad, R. (22 Mar 2017). Now to take that spectral leap. Economic Times.
  2. Sridhar, V. (9 February 2017). Is there more to start-ups than valuations? Financial Express.
  3. Podder, Sanjay, and Sridhar, V. (24 January 2017). Technology driving India’s SDG pursuit. Financial Express
  4. Sridhar, V., and Srikanth, T.K. (December 2016). 2017 outlook: the Top Five technology and business trends for India. YourStory.
  5. Sridhar, V. (15 December 2016). The changing face of IT. Financial Express.

Chapters in Edited Books/ Volumes

  1. Sridhar, V. (2016). Two-Sided Markets and their Impact on Economy: Cases from India. In Pursuing Competition and Regulatory Reforms for Achieving SDGs. ISBN: 978-81-8257-244-7, Jaipur, India: CUTS International, 253-278.



Post Graduate Courses (currently teaching):

  1. Techno-Economics of Networks
  2. IT Project and Product Management
  3. ICT Policy and Regulation

Undergraduate Courses(currently teaching):

  1. Microeconomics​

Research & Consulting

Ongoing Funded Research Projects​:

Sridhar, V. “Cross-border Digital Flows and its Economic Impacts”, selected for funding of $9,600 (one of 10 selected) in the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) 16th Round Regional Research Competition. Feb 2015-Jan 2016.

Sridhar, V., & Prasad, Rohit. A techno-economic study of Spectrum of the Commons and associated policy implications. Funded by the Indian Institute of Management IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence for Rs. 488,750), (Jan 2015-Dec 2015).


other Information

Fellow Programme (equivalent to Ph.D.) Thesis Guided


Dara, Rishabh. (2017). A Framework to Analyse the Telecommunications Policy Process in India. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (Thesis committee member).


Jain, Shilpi. (2013). Analysis of factors that influence adoption of Software as as Service (SaaS) in enterprises. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (Thesis committee member).


Kapur, Kavita. (2013). Team Member Attributes and Learning in Team Projects in Virtual Environment. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (Thesis committee member).


Yadav, Vanita. (2009). Flexible Global Software Development: Factors Affecting Success in the Requirements Analysis Phase. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (Thesis Supervisor).


Malik, Amit. (2009). Effectiveness of Virtual Teams in Requirements Analysis Phase of Off-Shored Software Projects. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (Thesis committee member).


Thomas, Joffy. (2007). Effects of Customer Trust on Word of Mouth and Purchase Intentions. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (Thesis committee member).


Jain, Piyush. (2005). Techno-Economic Modeling of Basic Telecommunication Services in India: A System Dynamics Approach. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India (Thesis Supervisor).


Examinership of Doctoral Dissertations


Michail Katsigiannis. (2016). Techno-economics of radio access networks: case of Finland. Department of Communications and Networking, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. Was the “opponent” of the PhD candidate at the Public Examination held at Aalto University on 11 November 2016.


Organizing/Chairing Conference Sessions


Co-Chair, Internet Researchers’ Conference 2017 (IRC 17) (Co-hosted with Centre for Internet & Society, Bengaluru, India). International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Bengaluru, India, 3-5 March 2017.


Co-Chair, Stakeholder Consultative Workshop on Public Wi-Fi (Co-hosted with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India). Bengaluru, 28 Septmber 2016.


Co-Chair. Symposium on Internet Policy & Governance. International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Bengaluru, India, 22 July 2016.

Editorial Board

  • Co-Editor (2009-2013), International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, (ISSN: 1548-0631, eISSN: 1548-064X), Idea Group Publishing.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Telecom Business Review. Symbiosis International University
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Global Information Management, Idea Group Publishing.​​​

Administrative Position Held

  • Dean (Rearch & Consulting: 2003-2008), Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India.