Dr. Hardik Vachhrajani


Angestellt, Lecturer and Academic Board Member, Australian Institute of Higher Education

Sydney, Australia


University teaching
Management Consulting
E-learning consulting service
Business Coaching
Business Development
University education
University research
Higher Education Development


Professional experience for Hardik Vachhrajani

  • Current 6 years, since Jun 2016

    Adjunct Professor

    Australian Catholic University

  • Current 6 years and 11 months, since Jul 2015

    Lecturer and Academic Board Member

    Australian Institute of Higher Education

  • Current 20 years, since Jun 2002


    IBH Consultants Pvt. Ltd., India

    India's leading consulting, training and research company working on quality and innovation enhancement for Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs)

  • 5 years and 10 months, Aug 2009 - May 2015

    Associate Professor (Strategy & Innovation )

    School of Business, Amrita University, India

    Amrita University is a a vibrant, value based, inter-disciplinary, multi-campus, teaching and research university offering over a hundred different programs. Amrita School of Business is India's leading B-School and constituent of Amrita University.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Nov 2012 - Jul 2014

    Visiting Academic

    Deakin University

    Working with Prof. Paul Couchman, Head of School, Management and Marketing at Deakin University on research project funded by Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organizations (CSaRO), Deakin University. Other team members from Deakin University include in the project include Prof. Ron Beckett Project aims to study knowledge inflow, dissemination and outflow from innovation perspective. As part of the qualitative inquiry; five SMEs from Kerala, India and Victoria, Australia are studied.

  • 2 years and 7 months, May 2011 - Nov 2013

    Associate Editor

    International Journal of Business Derivatives

    IJBD is being launched as a global initiative that aims to present, share, review all Management and Social science related concepts, ideas, experiences and views. Its platform will provide an avenue for Management & Social science researchers, thinkers & philosophers to publish their original research work in form of articles, cases, monographs, concept papers, working papers, white papers, book reviews and other related forms.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Nov 2010 - Nov 2012

    Innovation Columnist

    LSE LIFESTYLEntrepreneur

    Writing a monthly column ‘Letters from India’focusing on innovation dynamics of India in http://www.lifestylentrepreneur.org/; Italy’s online innovation and entrepreneurship journal

  • 11 months, Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

    Post Doc Fellow in Innovation Management

    Department of Management, University of Bologna

  • 4 years and 2 months, Jun 2005 - Jul 2009

    Lecturer of Management

    T. N. Rao College of Management Studies, Saurashtra University

    Mentored MBA students and helped them transform. - Taught the subjects like Organizational Behavior and Strategic Management. - Involved in management development programs and other institutional academic activities. Actively involved in SME Consulting and research.

  • 1 year, Jun 2001 - May 2002

    Financial Advisor

    ICICI Capital Ltd.

    Portfolio management of High Net Worth (HNI) investors. Assisting them for investments in Equity,Debt,Insurance,Real Eastate (India & Abroad)

Educational background for Hardik Vachhrajani

  • 3 years, Jul 2006 - Jun 2009

    Innovation Management

    School of Business Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai, India

    Role of Innovation in the growth of SMEs of Rajkot

  • 2 years, Jul 2000 - Jun 2002


    Saurashtra University

    Strategic Management, Systems, Organizational Behavior

  • 3 years, Jul 1997 - Jun 2000

    English Literature, Drama, Economics

    Saurashtra University

    English Drama, Contemporary Indian (English) Drama


  • English

    First language

  • Italian

    First language


Networking for research
co creation of academic/organizational contributions
full time teaching / research / consulting assignments in Innovation Management / Entrepreneurship / Strategic Management at leading business schools around Asia
Strategic Management
Small and Medium Enterprises
Lean and Organizational Transformation
Educational Leadership. People interested in setting up management education institute with a difference in Asia
Middle East or Africa... Universities / institutes seeking research supervisors /examiners for advanced researches (masters or PhD level) in the domains of innovation
entrepreneurship and strategic management


Exploring new ideas
creation of academic / industry relevant literature
supporting entrepreneurs explore and succeed in innovation development and sustainability.

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