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V Sridhar

Professor & Faculty-in-charge Library



  • 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: 

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 


  1. Sridhar, V. (In preperation). 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:

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

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

  3. 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).

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

Recent Articles in Newspapers and Magazines:


  1. Sridhar, V. (5 Nov 2018). Public sector Telcos shouldn't be sidelined. Business Line.
  2. Ramachandran, T.V., Kartik Raja and Sridhar, V. (9 Oct 2018). Confusing storage over control? Financial Express.
  3. Sridhar, V. (September 2018). EU GDPR: Privacy matters. Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol: 2, Issue 3. 
  4. Sridhar, V. (17 Sep 2018). Where is Indian E-Comm headed? Financial Chronicle. 


Edited Books:

  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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).


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. “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

Government and Professional Committees

  1. Member, Think Tank on Digital MarketsCompetition Commission of India. Sep 2018 - Current
  2. Member Secretary of the Task Group on Karnataka Cyber Security Vision, Karnataka Jnana AAyoga (Karnataka Knowledge Commission). State of Karnataka, India. January 2018 – Current.
  3. Member of Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS) Association, Sep 2014-Current.
  4. Member of the Review Committee of IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE), Indian Institute of Managament Ahmedabad, May 2012- Current.
  5. 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).

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


Ph.D./ Fellow Programme/ M.S. Thesis Currently Guiding

  1. 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. (Ph.D. Thesis Supervisor).
  2. Nandakishore. K.N. (Current) Defining and verifying Service Quality metrics in Digital Platforms. International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (M.S. Thesis Supervisor).
  3. Hari Bhaskar Sankaranarayanan. (Current). Reference architecture for Airline passenger satisfaction in changing Big Data paradigm. (PhD Thesis Committee Member).

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.