R. Kabaliswaran

R. Kabaliswaran

Joined Stern 2006

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-56
New York, NY 10012

E-mail rk21@stern.nyu.edu

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Professor R. Kabaliswaran ('Kabi') has been with the faculty of Management at NYU since 2002.

Professor Kabaliswaran had his initial education in India. A National Merit Scholar, he had his undergraduate education in engineering at IIT Madras. Subsequently, based on his undergraduate thesis, he was invited on a full scholarship to pursue his Master's degree in Engineering in the U.S.A. There he was engaged in a two-year research project constructing a mathematical model of the Great Lakes Water System for the Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. Government. Subsequently he migrated from the engineering of matter to the engineering of mind and received both his masters and doctoral degrees in Management from New York University.

Professor Kabaliswaran is a specialist in leadership and organizational design. He has had long and productive record consulting and offering workshops and seminars on leadership, strategy and structural aspects of managing large and complex organizations. The participants are typically senior managers from some of the largest global corporations. His audience includes senior executives from manufacturing as well as service and technology industries. His students and workshop participants come from all the continents and have varied backgrounds and titles: C.E.O.s, doctors, lawyers, judges, accountants, scientists, engineers and Ph.D.s.

Professor Kabaliswaran is very active in the NYU Stern Executive M.B.A. program. He has previously taught at NYU a smorgasbord of management courses including hard skill courses such as Strategy and Advanced Strategy Analysis. He has also designed and rolled out several soft skill elective MBA courses such as Strategic Design, Power & Politics, and Leadership. He designed and taught ISIS (International Social Impact Strategies), an MBA elective course focusing on melding economic value creation with social value creation, the marriage of compassion with commerce.

A popular professor with students, Professor Kabaliswaran is a recipient of the Great Professor award for Excellence in Teaching from the NYU Stern Executive MBA program. He has served as Chairman of the Departmental Leadership Committee at the NYU Stern School of Business and was a member of the Curriculum Committee that advises on course design. He is also the Departmental Faculty Advisor to the Undergraduate College of Business at Stern.

Professor Kabaliswaran received his Ph.D in Management from NYU, M.E from Manhattan College and B. Tech from IIT, India.

Courses Taught

  • Business and its Publics
  • Competitive Strategy
  • International Social Impact Strategies
  • Leadership Models
  • Managing Organizations
  • Negotiation
  • Power & Politics
  • Strategic Design

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior