V Sridhar

Professor & Faculty-in-charge Library

Email: vsridhar@iiitb.ac.in

Education

  • Ph.D. (University of Iowa)

Dr. V. Sridhar is Professor at the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), India.  He has published many articles in peer-reviewed leading telecom and information systems journals. He is the author of two books published by the Oxford University Press: The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy (2012), and The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics (2014). He is authoring his third book titled Emerging ICT Policies and Regulation: Roadmap to Digital Economies in contract with Springer Nature publications. Dr. Sridhar has taught at many Institutions in the USA, Finland, New Zealand and India. He was also a visiting scholar at Aalto University, Finland and was the recipient of Nokia Visiting Fellowship. Prior to joining IIIT-B Dr. Sridhar was a Research Fellow at Sasken Technologies, India. He has been a member of Government of India committees on Telecom and IT. He has written more than 300 articles in prominent business newspapers and magazines relating to telecom regulation and policy in India. Dr. Sridhar is very active in organizing and chairing conferences on telecom regulation and policy and has received funding from different sources for his research projects.

Dr. Sridhar has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, U.S.A., Masters in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India and B.E. from the University of Madras, India.

His 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

  • Fourth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Award 2010, IGI Global (for the Best Article titled “Challenges of Information Security Management in an R&D Services Company: Case of WirelessComSoft” in the Journal of Cases in Information Technology). 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 

 

Books:

  1. Sridhar, V. (2019). Emerging ICT Polices and Regulations: Roadmap to Digital Economies. Springer Nature.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Sridhar, V. (2019). Building a High Technology Product out of India: The Intelli-Fi way. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. 

Sridhar, V. (2018). Gaming Robosoft Way: A Global Tech Start-up from a Small Town in India. Asian Business Case Centre. Case No: ABCC-2018-034. Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sridhar, V. (2018). Vistaar lends itself to small businesses. Asian Business Case Centre. Case No: ABCC-2018-029. Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sridhar, V., Selvaraj, V. (2017). Management of Outsourced Satellite Phone Development Project: Sasken’s Experience. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. 7(2), 114-121, DOI: 10.1057/s41266-017-0019-1.

Sridhar, V. (2016). Two-Sided Markets, Platforms and their impact on Economy. In (Ed. CUTS International). Pursuing Competition and Regulatory Reforms for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 253-278. (Also selected as one of the best 3 papers for presentation in the session on Competition Reforms as a Tool for Public Welfare, Fourth CUTS-CIRC Biennial Competition, Regulation & Development Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 12-13 December 2015).

Prasad, R., Sridhar, V., and Bunel, A. (2016). An Institutional Analysis of Spectrum Management in India, Journal of Information Policy, 6, 252-293.  

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.

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.

Mani, S. and Sridhar, V. (19 December 2015). Diffusion of Broadband Internet in India: Trends, Determinants and Challenges, Economic & Political Weekly, L(50), 54-62.

Sridhar, V., and Prasad, R. (December 2015). A techno-economic study of Wi-Fi adoption in India. Second Regional International Telecommunications Society Conference, New Delhi, 13-15, December 2015.

Mani, Sunil., and Sridhar, V. (December 2015). Diffusion of Broadband: Growth models and comparison across countries. Second Regional International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Conference, New Delhi, 13-15, December 2015.

Basaure, A., Kokkinen, H., Hämmäinen, H. and Sridhar, V. (September 2015). Flexible Spectrum Management: Approaches for India. Telecom Business Review, 8(1), 1-9.

Sridhar, V., Prasad, R., A techno-economic study of non-exclusive sharing of radio spectrum for mobile services and associated policy implications. X Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 3-5 August 2015.

Prasad, R., Sridhar, V. (27 June 2015). Net Neutrality to digital dynamism. L(26), 19-22. Economic & Political Weekly.

Prasad, R., Sridhar, V. (28 March 2015). Unfinished tasks in the liberalization of spectrum for mobile services. Economics & Political Weekly. L (13), 46-52.

Sridhar, V. (2014). Analysis of factors influencing Mobile First strategy in India. Review of Market Integration. 6(1), 47-61, DOI: 10.1177/0974929214560115.

Prasad, R., Sridhar, V. (19 Apr 2014). The Economics of Net Neutrality. Economics & Political Weekly. XLIX (16), 52-58.

Venkatesh, G., and Sridhar, V. (January/ February 2014). Mobile-First Strategy for MSMEs in Emerging Markets. IEEE IT Pro, 58-61.

Yadav,V., Adya,M., Sridhar, V., and Nath, D. (2013). Control, Process Facilitation, and Requirements Change in Offshore Requirements Analysis: The Provider Perspective. Journal of Information Technology, Theory and Application. 14 (3), 30-47.

Saha, D., Sridhar, V. (2013). Platform on Platform (PoP) model for meta-networking: A new paradigm for networks of the future. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 9(1), 1-10.

Sridhar, V., Casey, T., and Hämmäinen , H. (2013). Flexible Spectrum Management for Mobile Broadband Services: How does it vary across Advanced and Emerging Markets? Telecommunications Policy Special Issue on Cognitive Radio, 37, 178-191,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2012.07.008

Edited Books:

Sridhar, V. and Saha, D. and (2013). (Ed.) Web-Based Multimedia Advancements in Data Communications and Networking Technologies (as part of the series in Advances in Business Data Communications and Networking), Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, ISBN: 978-1-4666-2026-1 (Hardcover); ISBN: 978-1-4666-2027-8 (eBook).

Saha, D. and Sridhar, V. (2012). (Ed.) Next Generation Data Communications Technologies: Emerging Trends (as part of the series in Advances in Business Data Communications and Networking), Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, ISBN: 978-1-61350-477-2(Hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-61350-478-9 (eBook).

Sridhar, V. and Saha, D. (2011). (Ed.) Recent Advances in Broadband Integrated Network Operations and Services Management (as part of the series in Advances in Business Data Communications and Networking), Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, ISBN: 978-1-60960-589-6 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-60960-590-2 (eBook).

​Chapters in Edited Books:

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.

Sridhar, V., Casey, T., and Hämmäinen, H. (2014). A Causal Model Analysis of Spectrum Management Policies. In Hu, W-C. (Ed.). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing, DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-4715-2.ch004, ISBN13: 9781466647152; EISBN13: 9781466647169, Hershey,PA, USA: IGI Global, 59-80.

Sridhar, V., and Basaure, A. (2014). DSA Applications and Scenerios: Cases of Finland and India. In Medeisis, A., & Holland, O. (Ed.). Cognitive Radio Policy and Regulation:  Techno-Economic Studies to Facilitate Dynamic Spectrum Access. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04022-6, ISBN 978-3-319-04021-9, ISBN 978-3-319-04022-6 (eBook), Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 75-79.

Basaure, A. and Sridhar, V. (2014). Introduction of DSA: The Role of Industry Openness and Spectrum Policy. In Medeisis, A., & Holland, O. (Ed.). Cognitive Radio Policy and Regulation:  Techno-Economic Studies to Facilitate Dynamic Spectrum Access. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04022-6, ISBN 978-3-319-04021-9, ISBN 978-3-319-04022-6 (eBook), Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 270-277.

Sridhar, V., Casey, T., and Hämmäinen, H. (2014). A Causal Model Analysis of Spectrum Management Policies. In Hu, W.C. (Ed.). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4715-2, ISBN13: 9781466647152, ISBN10: 1466647159, EISBN13: 9781466647169, Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.

Sridhar, V. (2013). Mobile partnerships and alliances. In Bruck, P., & Rao, M. (Ed.). Global Mobile: Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem. ISBN-10: 1573874620 | ISBN-13: 978-1573874625.

Conference Presentations (Recent):

Sridhar, V. (2018). Internet access and Economic Development: Comparative Study of India and China. Indo-China Conference 2018 on "Economic Growth in India and China: Social and Economic Impacts", jointly organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Bangalore, 27-28 September 2018.

Sridhar, V. (2016). Cross border digital flows and its economic impacts, 14th South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) Annual Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, 7-8 November, 2016.

 

Teaching

Post Graduate Courses (currently teaching):

  1. Privacy in Digital Age
  2. Techno-Economics of Networks
  3. IT Project and Product Management
  4. ICT Policy and Regulation

Undergraduate Courses(currently teaching):

  1. Microeconomics​


Research & Consulting

Ongoing Funded Research Projects​:

Sridhar, V. & Prasad, Rohit. The Future of Licensed Spectrum in a 5G-OTT World. Funded by the Indian Institute of Management IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (Apr 2019-Dec 2020) for Rs. 18,48,230/-

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).

A Study on the Potential Adoption of E-Learning on Portable Mobile Devices and its Impact on Wireless Broadband Usage. Funded by the Indian Institute of Management IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (Apr 2011-Apr 2013) for Rs. 172,000). (with Subhash P and Siddarth Gaikwad).

Ph.D./ Fellow Programme/ M.S. Thesis Guided (Current Scholars) 

Deepti Anand. (Current). Analysis of System Requirements Specification of software systems for regulatory and standard compliance.

Arvind Upreti. (Current) Analysis of the automation of tasks in the profession of Information Technology (IT) and its impact on the occupation of the IT services industry. IIIT-B (Ph.D. Thesis Supervisor).

Nandakishore. K.N. (2019) Defining and verifying Service Quality metrics in Digital Platforms. International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore. IIIT-B. (M.S. Thesis Supervisor).

Hari Bhaskar Sankaranarayanan. (Current). Reference architecture for Airline passenger satisfaction in changing Big Data paradigm. IIIT-B. (PhD Thesis Committee Co-Member).

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).

 

Industry Consulting and Advisories

Sridhar, V., Rajagopalan, S., Amit Prakash, Sadagopan, S., Chandrashekar, R., Das, D., Thangaraju, B. (Jan 2019-Current). Providing a framework for integrating IT applications of ESCOMs

Sridhar, V., Rajagopalan, S., and Amit Prakash. (Oct 2017-Mar 2018). Karnataka Vision 2025 Report: Information Technology and Bio-Technology Sector. Karnataka Vision 2025 Office, Government of Karnataka, India and KPMG.

 


other Information

Government and Professional Committees

 

Member, CII Innovation Summit 2019.

Member, Think Tank on Digital Markets, Competition Commission of India. Sep 2018 - Current

Member Secretary of the Task Group on Karnataka Cyber Security Vision, Karnataka Jnana AAyoga (Karnataka Knowledge Commission).  State of Karnataka, India. January 2018 – Current.

Member of Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS) Association, Sep 2014-Current.

Member of the Review Committee of IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE), Indian Institute of Managament Ahmedabad, May 2012- Current.

Member of the Committee for Allocation of Access (GSM/ CDMA) Spectrum and Pricing, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, June 2008-May 2009 (referred to as Subodh Kumar Committee).

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.