Dr Abhishek Kumar is a business leader turned academician with a depth of experience and knowledge in both. His research and teaching work straddles the fields of leadership and brand studies in management to theories of space, aesthetics of architecture and design philosophies. He has a deep interest in literature and continental philosophy and has written extensively on the subject-object split, the phenomenological conception of objects and philosophical analysis of literary texts. His understanding is fashioned by a close reading of the works of Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Michel Foucault. His method includes dwelling upon the aesthetic content of the matter at hand and is a heady mixture of the sensuality of D H Lawrence, iconoclasm of Bernard Shaw, tragic appeal of Thomas Hardy and delightful rigour of Thomas Mann. You may know more about him and his works at www.designdialectics.com
Ph.D. Pondicherry University
MBA Bharathidasan Institute of Management Trichy
B.Sc (Hons) Economics Calcutta University
Associateship (Philosophy) Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
Issues common between design and management.
Design philosophies and philosophy of architecture
Leadership theory and practice
Aesthetics and Product innovation
Kumar, A. (2021). Product at the Crossroads of Space, Language and Meaning, The Journal-Contemporary Management Research. Vol. 14(2). Pp 26-33, BIM, Trichy.
Kumar, A. Dhanuskodi, R. Kaliappan, R. and Nandakumar, K. (2020). BHEL Smar Wall Blowing System: New Product Development in Manufacturing Industry, Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers. Vol. 45(4). 106-114, Sage Publications, IIM Ahmedabad.
Books or Edited Collections
Quoted in The Economic Times/The Times of India/The Hindu