Org Talks: Business and Technology at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Presenter: Kamala Gollakota, Professor of Management, University of Redlands
Join us for a presentation on the role of business and technology in improving the lives of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This talk offers students a chance to learn about the emerging trends in the use of profit-minded businesses as a tool for driving positive change across the societies of the world.
Lunch will be provided
Kamala Gollakota is currently working as Professor of Management at the University of Redlands. Prior to joining the Redland’s School of Business, she was a faculty member at the University of South Dakota. She also worked as a Human Resources professional at Crompton
Greaves Limited. She received her Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Kamala has taught various courses in Organizational Behavior
& Theory, and Strategic Management at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has published numerous articles that have appeared in books and journals such as Journal of Management Studies, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Journal of Management History, Decision, Information Technology for Development, Thunderbird International Business Review etc. She has co-authored a textbook Strategic Management that was published by Prentice-Hall (India). Her prior research interests have included organizational decline and turnaround, downsizing, and corporate governance. Her current research interest is on the role of business organizations in improving the world with a special interest in the role of technology in alleviating poverty.