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Jabir Ali

Professor, Economics & Business Environment

Dr. Jabir Ali is currently working as Professor in Economics & Business Environment Area at the Indian Institute of Management Jammu and has more than 17 years of academic experience in organizations of repute such Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and MANAGE, Hyderabad. His area of interest in teaching and research includes Business Environment, Economic Policy Analysis, International Trade, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Circular Economy and Sustainability. He has successfully completed more than 30 research/ consultancy projects funded by State/ Central Government and international agencies and coordinated several Management Development Programmes for the participants from Asian and African Countries. He has traveled to more than 20 countries on academic assignments and has attended Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

He has published more than 70 research papers in refereed national and international journals such as International Journal of Consumer Studies (Wiley-Blackwell), Health Policy and Planning (Oxford University Press), International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier), Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (Emerald), British Food Journal (Emerald), Journal of Food Products Marketing (Routledge), Journal of Foodservice Business Research (Routledge); Business Perspectives and Research (Sage), South Asia Research (Sage), Gender in Management (Emerald), International Journal of Social Economics (Emerald), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley); Energy for Sustainable Development (Elsevier); Resources Policy (Elsevier)  among others with impressive research impact. Most of the papers are also listed in the Journal Citation Report of Clarivate Analytics, ABS, and ABDC.

He has successfully contributed to academic administration in the capacity of Director, Centre for Knowledge Management, ICT and Mass Media, MANAGE, Hyderabad, Chairman, Management Development Programme Centre (Executive Education) at IIM Lucknow, and Chairman, Centre for Food & Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow. 

  • Certificate – Case Writing, Harvard Business School, USA – 2016
  • Certificate - Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning, Harvard Business School, USA – 2015
  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics and Business Management), AMU, Aligarh – 2004.
  • Master of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, AMU, Aligarh – 1998.
  • BA (Hons) in Economics, AMU, Aligarh - 1996
  • National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad under the Minister of Agriculture and farmers Welfare, Government of India as Director/ Professor 
  • Institute of Cooperative & Corporate Management, Research & Training (ICCMRT), Lucknow as Professor 
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow as Associate Professor 
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow as Assistant Professor 
  • Ali, J., Naaz, I. & Ali, T. (2024). Does corporate social responsibility improve value-added intellectual capital efficiency in food and agribusiness firms in India? . International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 21(1), 93-106 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1057/s41310-023-00196-2
  • Rana, R. & Ali, J. (2024). An Extremely Endogenous Relationship of Technology Gap with Foreign Direct Investment and Employment in India. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2022.3216861
  • Ali, J. & Khan, W. (2024). Demographic, social and economic factors affecting the adoption of green toilets among rural households in India. Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-02927-5
  • Singh, S., Ali, J. & Arora, R. (2023). Linkage between forest cover and trade in forest products: an empirical evidence from BRICS and EU nations. European Journal of Forest Research, 2013, DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-023-01603-7
  • Hussain, A., Ali, J. & Faizan, S. (2023). Exploring the scientific research on coal fly ash and agriculture: knowledge mapping and future research directions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 30(58), 121292-121305 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-31075-6
  • Ali, J. & Ghildiyal, A. K. (2023). Socio-economic characteristics, mobile phone ownership and banking behaviour of individuals as determinants of digital financial inclusion in India. International Journal of Social Economics, (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-10-2022-0673
  • Ali, J. (2023). Does mandatory corporate social responsibility expenditure affect the financial performance of food and agribusiness firms? Evidence from India. European Business Review, 35(4), (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/EBR-09-2022-0193
  • Ali, J., Jabeen, Z. & Burhan, M. (2023). Measuring factors influencing entrepreneurial intention across gender in India: evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Database. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 25(1), 63-82. (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/JRME-08-2021-0105
  • Ali, J., Burhan, M. & Jabeen, Z. (2023). Factors affecting entrepreneurial intention among the rural population in India. European Business Review, 35(1), 74-91. (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/EBR-05-2022-0082
  • Ali, J. (2023). Does religiosity affect entrepreneurial intention across countries?. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 35(4), (ABDC), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-11-2022-0303
  • Ali, J. & Ali, T. (2023). Circular economy and agriculture: mapping scientific productivity, research pattern and future research direction. In Environment, Development and Sustainability , DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03963-x
  • Ali, J. (2023). Opportunity vs necessity motives: an analysis of the factors affecting early-stage entrepreneurial activities in India. ., DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-11-2022-0692
  • Ali, J. (2023). Mapping scientific knowledge discovery on COVID-19 pandemic and agriculture: a bibliometric analysis and future research directions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30(42), 95155-95171 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-29238-6
  • Ali, J., Akram, V. & Burhan, M. (2022). Does economic complexity lead to global carbon emissions convergence?. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 45646-45655 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19188-w
  • Shabir, S. & Ali, J. (2022). Determinants of financial inclusion across gender in Saudi Arabia: evidence from the World Bank's Global Financial Inclusion survey. International Journal of Social Economics, 49(5), 780-800 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-07-2021-0384
  • Ali, J. & Khan, W. (2022). Factors affecting access to clean cooking fuel among rural households in India during COVID-19 pandemic. Energy for Sustainable Development, 67, 102-111. (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2022.01.006
  • Shabir, S. & Ali, J. (2022). Determinants of early-stage entrepreneurship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Evidence from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Database. Managerial and Decision Economics, 43(5), 1566-1578. (ABDC,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3474
  • Akram, V. & Ali, J. (2022). Do countries converge in natural resources rents? Evidence from club convergence analysis. Resources Policy, 77, (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2022.102743
  • Ali, J., Singh, S. & Khan, W. (2022). Health awareness of rural households towards COVID-19 pandemic in India: Evidence from Rural Impact Survey of the World Bank. Journal of Public Affairs, (ABDC,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2819
  • Ali, J. & Khan, W. (2022). The COVID-19 pandemic: Access to relief under social assistance programs by rural households in India. International Journal of Social Economics, 49(12), 1697-1712 DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-10-2021-0632
  • Rana, R., Ali, J. & Jain, P. (2022). Does FDI Induce Technological Advancements in India?. Economic and Political Weekly, 57(48), 25-27. (ABDC)
  • Akram, V. & Ali, J. (2021). Output convergence at sector level across Indian states: Evidence from weak sigma and club convergence analysis. Journal of International Development, 33(7), 1166-1188. (ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3571
  • Ali, J., Shabir, S. & Shaikh, A. (2021). Exploring antecedents of entrepreneurial intentions among females in an emerging economy. International Journal of Social Economics, (ABS,ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-07-2020-0488
  • Haider, S., Akram, V. & Ali, J. (2021). Does biomass material footprint converge? Evidence from club convergence analysis. Environ Sci Pollut Res. , (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-12464-1
  • Ali, J. & Khan, W. (2021). Agricultural Market Operations across the Lockdown in J&K. An Assessment. Economic and Political Weekly, lV(43), 17-20. (ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)
  • Jabeen, Z., Ali, J. & Yusuf, N. (2021). Difference in business obstacles faced by firms across sizes: Evidence from enterprise survey data of India. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s40497-021-00274-1
  • Ali, J., Reed, M. R. & Saghaian, S. H. (2021). Determinants of product innovation in food and agribusiness small and medium enterprises: evidence from enterprise survey data of India. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2019.0210
  • Akram, V. & Ali, J. (2021). Global disparities of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture sector: panel club convergence analysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-14786-6
  • Ali, J. & Jabeen, Z. (2020). Understanding entrepreneurial behavior for predicting start-up intention in India: Evidence from global entrepreneurship monitor (GEM) data. Journal of Public Affairs, (ABDC,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2399
  • Ali, J. & Khan, W. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural wholesale prices in India: A comparative analysis across the phases of the lockdown. Journal of Public Affairs, (ABDC,Scopus), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2402
  • Ali, T. & Ali, J. (2020). Factors affecting the consumers’ willingness to pay for health and wellness food products. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2(July), (100076), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafr.2020.100076
  • Ali, J. & Yusuf, N. (2019). International Quality Certification and Business Performance of Indian Firms: Evidence from Enterprise Survey Data. Global Business Review, (ABDC,Scopus)
  • Padmaja, S. S. & Ali, J. (2019). Correlates of Agrarian Indebtedness in Rural India. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 9(2), 125-138. (ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)
  • Ali, J., Yusuf, N. & Ali, T. (2018). International Export Orientation and Firm’s Performance: Evidence from Enterprise Survey Data of India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 19(4), 246-260. (ABDC,Scopus)
  • Ali, T., Ali, A. & Ali, J. (2018). Factors affecting consumers’ purchase behaviour for health and wellness food products. Global Business Review, (ABDC,Scopus)
  • Ali, J. & Shabir, S. (2017). Does gender make a difference in business performance?: Evidence from a large enterprise survey data of India. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32(3), 218-233. (ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)
  • Ali, J., Chandra, A. & Ali, T. (2017). Self-started versus Family Inherited Businesses: A Comparison of Managing Unorganized Food Grocery Retail Stores in an Emerging Economy. Business Perspectives and Research, 5(1), 24-35. (ABDC,Scopus)
  • Ali, J. (2016). Performance of small and medium-sized food and agribusiness enterprises: evidence from Indian firms. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19(4), 53-64. (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)
  • Yadav, A. & Ali, J. (2016). Parents’ Perception towards Inclusion of Agriculture in School Curriculum in Rural India. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 22(3), 241-254. (Scopus)
  • Ali, J. (2016). Adoption of Innovative Agricultural Practices across the Vegetable Supply Chain. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 22(1), 14-23. (Scopus)
  • Ali, J. & Kumar, S. (2015). Understanding the contract structure for mango and empirical analysis of its determinants. British Food Journal, 117(8), 2161-2181. (SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)

Taught a number of courses of Post Graduate Level at IIM Lucknow, ICCMRT, Lucknow, NIFTEM, Sonipat, MANAGE Hyderabad and IIM Kozikode:

  • Policy Analysis
  • Business Environment
  • International Trade
  • Management Consulting
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 

Completed more than 30 consulting projects for government and international agencies with a focus on Asian and African countries.

  • Received ICAI International Research Awards 2022 for Best Research Paper in the Economics category.
  • Received Academic Excellence Award for the Academic Year 2021-22 at IIM Jammu
  • Received Research Excellence Award for the Academic Year 2021-22 at IIM Jammu
  • Received Best Researcher Award at IIM Jammu for the Academic Year 2020-21.
  • Best Research Paper Award - “e-Governance Systems (e-Choupal) and Decision-Making Processes in Agriculture”, 4th International Conference on E-governance (ICEG 2006)”, organized by International Congress of E-Government under the aegis of Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, co-hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi during December 15-17, 2006 at New Delhi.
  • Awarded Dr. R. T. Doshi Prize for the second best research article "Livestock Sector Trade in India: Trends, Performance and Competitiveness" presented at the VIII Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) held at Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai on December 28-29, 2000.
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship -2001 in Agricultural Economics conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • Awarded SARAI Student Stipend for Research on Cities for research proposal “Waste Utilization and Management of Slaughterhouses in Metropolitan City of Delhi”  by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi


  • Life Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai, India
  • Life Member, Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi, India
  • Life Member, Lucknow Management Association, Lucknow, India

Academic Services

PhD Supervision

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for strengthening Agribusiness in India (Awarded) - 2013
  • Managing Risks in Agricultural Supply Chain in India (Awarded) - 2013
  • Virtual Water in food Production and Global trade in India (Awarded) - 2016
  • Role of ICT in achieving governance with special reference to Uttar Pradesh (Submitted) - 2018

International Lectures

  • Resource Person in International Workshop on "Organic Farming for Sustainable Agricultural Development", Muscat, Oman, March 16 -20, 2014.
  • Invited speaker on "Indicators for Analyzing Incentives and Disincentives of Contract Farming" in Training-cum-Orientation Workshop on Contract Farming in Nepal”, organised by IFPRI at Kathmandu, Nepal, 23-24 April 2015.
  • Invited seminar on “Performance of food and agribusiness sector by size of enterprises in India: evidence from firm-level survey data”, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Kentucky, USA on September 22, 2016.
  • Invited session on Value Chain Management, AARDO- KOICA Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Programme, Republic of Korea, November 15-18, 2017.
  • Invited session on Value Chain Improvement, AARDO- KOICA Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Programme, Republic of Korea, September 22 – October 12, 2019.