Diptiranjan Mahapatra

Diptiranjan Mahapatra
Diptiranjan Mahapatra
Associate Professor
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Diptiranjan Mahapatra, an IIM Ahmedabad graduate, is in the Policy and Strategic Management Area at IIM Sambalpur. His research interest is interdisciplinary and at the intersection of Strategy, Public Policy, and Economics. He is especially interested in State-owned Enterprises (SoEs); Political economy of the Energy market; Energy & Climate Modeling; M&A; Antitrust issue in Platform Economy; Street level Bureaucrats; and Environmental Jurisprudence. Besides teaching, he is also involved with the Rapid Switch project at the Andlinger Center, Princeton University (https://acee.princeton.edu/rapidswitch/people/).

Prior to joining IIM Sambalpur, he was a founding faculty and spearheaded the business school initiative of the Adani Group. ln the recent past, Diptiranjan also worked as a scientific staff with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Energy (DoE), USA, and was involved in one carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project ( https://netl.doe.gov/sites/default/files/event-proceedings/2012/Carbon%20Storage%20RD%20Project%20Review%20Meeting/Fitts-PrincetonDEFE0000749_FittsPeters_15Aug12.pdf. His pre-doctoral work includes almost a decade of project management experience in the Infrastructure & Energy sector, mostly with Reliance lndustries Limited.

  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Business in Emerging Market 
  • Infrastructure Policy and Regulation
  • Managing Energy Business
  • Land and Environment Management 
  • Environment and Natural Resource Economics
  • Taught as Guest Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) for “Managing Energy Business” course for PGP / PGPX in 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Visiting faculty (co-instructor) at the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU) for “Managing Infrastructure Business” course for PGP in 2013, Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) in 2017


  • Prusty SK, Mahapatra D. (2021) Demand smoothing response by street-level bureaucrats (SLB) in delivering public services during COVID-19 scenario: A system dynamics modeling study. J Public Affairs. 2021;e2633. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2633

  • Mahapatra, D., Katiyar, R., Parida, R., & Kumar, D., (2020) A fuzzy multi-criteria approach for evaluating the contribution of freight transportation towards India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2020.1743891

  • Mahapatra, D., Sindhi, S., and Tripathy, A. (2020). “ India’s Renewables Commitments: A Political Risk Assessment ”,  In Janardhanan, Nandakumar, Chaturvedi, Vaibhav (Eds.) “Renewable Energy Transition in Asia: Governance, Policies and Politics", Palgrave Macmillan (Springer) https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811589041#aboutBook

  • Garg S, Mahapatra D., (2018) Hybrid annuity model: Hamming risk allocations in Indian highway public–private partnerships. Journal of Public Affairs.

  • Garg S, Mahapatra D., (2017), Opportunism Galore: The Case of Delhi–Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited, in JoãoLeitão , Elsa de MoraisSarmento , JoãoAleluia(ed.) The Emerald Handbook of Public–Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies, pp.489 – 512. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/978-1-78714-493-420171018
  • Garg, A., Shukla, P.R., Kankal, B., & Mahapatra, D., (2017), “CO2 emission in India: trends and management at sectoral, sub-regional and plant levels, Carbon Management
  • Expert reviewer/country expert for the book ‘Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation’ officially launched in Zurich in April 2016. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23874/ETP.pdf
  • Mahapatra, D. and Shukla, P R, (2015). “Environment and Natural Resource Policy in India”, In ShunsukeManagi, eds., “Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia”; Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415656450/
  • Mahapatra, D.,Shukla, P R, & Dhar, S., (2012)."External Cost of Coal Based Electricity Generation: A tale of Ahmadabad city", Energy Policy
  • Garg, A., Maheshwari, J., Mahapatra, D., &Kumar, S., (2011). “Economic and environmental implications of demand-side management options”, Energy Policy
  • Shukla, P R, & Mahapatra, D., (2011). “Dynamic Life-Cycle Analysis of India’s Electricity System”, International Energy Journal
  • Shukla, P R, Dhar, S., & Mahapatra, D., (2008). “Low-carbon society scenarios for India”. Climate Policy
  • Life cycle cost and Electricity market equilibrium: A policy assessment for India, IEEE conference proceedings on EEM 08 – 5th International Conference on the European Electricity Market
  • Mahapatra, D R, P Yadav, & M Brem (2006). “Transfer Pricing Issues in Emission Trading: An overview”. BNA International, Tax Planning International Transfer Pricing


Case Writing

  • Case: Mahapatra, D., and Thapliyal, S., (2020). Odisha Mining Corporation Or Niyam Raja: Who Is The King Of Forest? IIM Indore Case repository 
  • Mahapatra, D., Dholakia, R. (2015). Are Public Sector Monopolies Benign - The Case of Coal India Ltd. http://cases.iimahd.ernet.in/index.php/are-public-sector-monopolies-benign-the-case-of-coalindia-ltd.html (With Teaching Note) Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Case Reference PSG0117
  • Mahapatra, D., Dholakia, R. (2014). Natural Gas Pricing in India, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Case Reference ECO0353. http://cases.iimahd.ernet.in/index.php/natural-gaspricing-in-india.html# (with Teaching Note) 

Research and Consulting Projects

  • Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Department of Energy, US, 2011-12
  • Natural Gas Pricing, Utilization and Infrastructure, CII Ahmedabad, 2010-11
  • CASES Project funded by European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme, 2007-08
  • Japan–UK Low-Carbon Society project, 2008-09
  • Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research, Japan, 2007-08


Executive Development Program

  • Initiated, coordinated and taught at the “Top Management Programme on Business Strategy & Leadership” for Adani Group CEOs, held in collaboration with University of Liverpool Management School and European Business School, Frankfurt in 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Invited to teach at Emerging Leadership Program for Reliance Industries Executive program at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) from 21st April – 28th April, 2015