Professor Sushil

Professor Sushil

Sushil is Abdulaziz Alsagar Chair Professor (Professor of Strategic, Flexible Systems and Technology Management) and Chair, Strategic Management Group, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.  He has served as Deputy Director (Operations) and Dean (Faculty) at IIT Delhi. He has served as Visiting Professor and delivered seminars in many leading universities, such as Kyoto University, Tokyo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, among others. He is an active researcher and has supervised more than 60 doctoral dissertations. He has twenty books to his credit in the areas of Flexibility, Strategy, Systems Thinking, and Technology Management and over 300 papers in various refereed journals and conferences. He is the Founder Editor-in-chief of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management and serving on the Editorial Boards of leading international journals. He is the Editor of Book Series on Flexible Systems Management published by Springer.

He has pioneered the area of ‘Flexible Systems Management’ and made original contributions to the field of knowledge in the form of interpretive approaches in management such as SAP-LAP models/linkages, Total Interpretive Structural Modeling, and Interpretive Ranking Process.  He has evolved the concept and framework of ‘Flowing Stream Strategy’ as strategic flexibility to manage continuity and change. He has also provided mantras for continuous organizational vitalization (LIFE), and models for strategic performance management (Flexible Strategy Game-card), sustainable enterprise (Star Model) and strategy execution (4A’s Model).

He has served as Independent Director on the Boards of RINL, HSCC, and River Engineering.  He has acted as consultant to both governmental and industrial organizations; a few representative ones are Ford Foundation, APCTT, UN, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Wipro Infotech, LG Electronics, Rockwell International, Tata Consultancy Services, James Martin & Co., Gas Authority of India Ltd., Sona Koyo Steering Systems, NBCC, and DGS&D. He is the Founder President of the professional body, ‘Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management’. He has been awarded 2014 AGBA Fellow (by Academy for Global Business Advancement, USA).

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 1984, Title of the Thesis: “Systems Modelling of Waste Management in National Planning”.
  • M.Tech (Industrial Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi-1980 securing CGPA 9.89/10.00.
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from M.I.T.S., Gwalior–1978 securing 85% Marks, 1st Rank in the Institute.

Knowledge Contributions

  • Pioneered the area of ‘Flexible Systems Management’ and made original contributions to the field of knowledge in the form of interpretive approaches in management such as SAP-LAP models/linkages, Total Interpretive Structural Modeling, and Interpretive Ranking Process.
  • Evolved the concept and framework of ‘Flowing Stream Strategy’ as strategic flexibility to manage continuity and change.
  • Provided mantras for continuous organizational vitalization (LIFE), and models for strategic performance management (Flexible Strategy Game-card), sustainable enterprise (Star Model) and strategy execution (4A’s Model).