• Teaching experience spans across 22 years, including foreign assignments 
  • Industry experience comprises of 7.5 years
  • Research experience of more than two decades that overlaps with teaching and industry experience
  • Administrative experience of 1.5 that overlaps with the teaching experience

Areas of interest in teaching

Business economics, Microeconomics, Beahvioural economics, Strategic management & Research methodology

Areas of research interest:

Development economics, Consumer behaviour, Higher education, Behavioural economics, & Tourism

Recent publications:

  1. Modem, R., Lakshminarayanan, S., Pillai, R. & Prabhu, N. (Jan; 2022). Twenty-five years of career growth literature: a review and research agenda. Industrial and Commercial Training, 54(1), 152-182. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-04-2021-0030 (ISSN: 0019-7858; eISSN: 1758-5767; WoS: 0.51; Scopus 82%; Emerald)
  2. K. R. Pillai, Sankaran, K., & Nandan Prabhu K P. (2021 Nov). Indic Wisdom in Porter’s Strategic Framework: A Meta-Theoretical Narrative. International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership 2(1)
  3. K. R. Pillai, Sankaran, K., K. Ramnarayan, & Nandan Prabhu K P. (2021 Oct). Higher Education Governance: Bibliometric Analysis and Directions for Future Research. Educational Review    https://doi.org 10.1080/00131911.2021.1984214 (ISSN: 0013-1911; 1465-3397 (online) WoS: 3.605, Scopus: 87%; Taylor & Francis) 
  4. K. R. Pillai, Upadhyaya, P., Ashish, V P., Mukesh H V., Badrinarayan S R., & Yogesh, P. (2021, Jul). End-User Satisfaction of Technology-enabled assessment in Higher Education: A Coping Theory Perspective. Education and Information technologies, 26(4), 3677-3698. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-020-10401-2 (ISSN: 1360 - 2357: 2.19, 89%; Springer, Scopus)
  5. Mukesh, H. V., Pillai, K. R., & Mamman, J. (2020, Aug). Action-Embedded Pedagogy in Entrepreneurship Education: An Experimental Enquiry, Studies in Higher Education, 45(8), 1679-1693. https;//doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1599848 (ISSN 0307 5079; E-ISSN 1470 174X; 3.28; 97%, Taylor & Francis; Scopus, ABDC A)