He has a rich and varied experience in corporate, academic and research roles.
Prior to joining MDI, he was with Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur as Associate Professor in the area of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Before that he was with Adani group (Adani Enterprise) as Associate Vice President, Learning and Development. His other corporate assignments include General Manager, Leadership Development and Talent Management with Suzlon Energy, Senior Consultant with Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Pune.
He was the co-principal investigator of Tata-CCL joint research projects like Lessons of Experience (LOE), Bridging Cultural Boundaries (BCB) and Leadership Gap study, conducted in India.
He was also a faculty member in Organizational Behaviour Area with XLRI School of Business Management, Jamshedpur and a Visiting Faculty in OB area with IIM, Indore.
Prof. Abinash Panda is a graduate from International University of Japan (IUJ) and is a Fellow of Management Development Institute. He also has a Masters degree in Computer Applications from Regional Engineering College (currently National Institute of Technology), Rourkela. He has published around more than 45 research papers in various international and national journals He has also presented a number of papers in various national and international conferences including Academy of Management.
Panda, Abinash (2015) 'Management Education in India: A fit case for reengineering', International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 11, No.3, pp. 356-387
Panda, Abinash (2015) Chapter 11: Mixed Methodology: Researching at Any Cost—Restorying My Journey into the “Unknown” In Qualitative Research in Management: Methods and Experiences, Rajen K. Gupta & Richa Awasthy (Eds.), Sage Publication.
Abinash Panda and Rajen K. Gupta (2014) Making Academic Research More Relevant: A Few Suggestions, IIMB Management Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 156-169. Elsevier
Abinash Panda (2014) Bringing Academic and Corporate Worlds Closer: We need Pracademic, Management and Labour Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 140-159, Sage Publication
Abinash Panda, S. Karve and D. Mohapatra (2014) Aligning Learning and Development Strategy with Business: Strategy to Operation, South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.1, Issue 2, pp. 267-281, Sage Publication.
Abinash Panda (2013) ‘Do You Know Who You are Dealing With? Cultural Due Diligence: What, Why and How’, Vikalpa, Volume 38, No. 2, pp 1-20
Abinash Panda and Rajen K Gupta (2013), ‘Using Mixed Methods Approach in Cross-Cultural Studies: Lessons of a Research Experience’ Psychological Studies, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 289-307, Springer
Panda, Abinash and Gupta, Rajen K. (2013) ‘Cultures and Organizations in India’, In (Ed.) G. Misra, Psychology and Psychoanalysis, PHISPC-CONSSAVY Series, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, General Editor, D.P. Chattopadhyay, Centre for Studies in Civilization (CSC): New Delhi, pp. 989-1041.