Awards & Honors

23rd June 2014:   Best Case Study Award for Entrepreneurship worldwide from The Case Center
(previously known as European Case Clearing House or ECCH), one of nine
case categories for the study “Coach: To Be or not to be Luxury”.
Dec 2007 – 2013:   Best Educator Award, Cambridge
11-13 February, 2010:   PRIDE OF HR PROFESSION AWARD at the WORLD HRD CONGRESS
2010 worldhrdcongress.com/ashok_som.html
June 2009:   Winner of EFMD 2008 Case Writing Competition for the Case: Aditya Birla
Group: Redesigning to become a Fortune 500 company in the category of Indian Management Issues and Opportunities.
30 March 2009:   Shortlisted within the top 10 articles in Prix Académique Syntec Conseil en
Management, in the category: Management/HR/Organisation for the Article:
“What drives adoption of innovative HRM practices in Indian organizations?”
April 2008:   Marqueis Whos Who of USA
March 2008:   Nominated to be in the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, International Bibliographical Centre, UK
Nov 2007:   Marqueis Whos Who of the World
Oct 2004:   The Case "Carrefour: Conquer of Latin America" was
judged the Second Best Case written by a writer from outside the United
States in the North American Case Research Association Conference,
Sedona, Arizona, USA, Oct 7-9, 2004.
Oct 2003:   Runner up for Hendrik Casimir Award for his essay
titled: "Increasing the Entrepreneurial Spirit of R&D;.The Hendrik
Casimir Award is given every year by The European Industrial Research
Management Association (EIRMA). Was invited to attend the Round Table
Meeting on the topic: Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Spirit of
R&D held in Paris on October 15, 2003.
Oct 2003:   "LAFARGE: Evolution of a French Cement Company to a
Global Leader" presented at the Carnegie Bosch International Institute,
held in Pittsburgh, USA, October 2-4. The article won an honorarium of
$1000.
Sept 2000 – Feb 2001:   Selected for the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad Doctoral
Institutional Exchange Program (one doctoral student per year) with
ESSEC Business School, Paris for a period of six months on a
cross-cultural study of two organizations in the automobile and cement
industry in France.
25-27 May 1999:   Winner of 29th McKinsey Wings of Excellence Award
at the International Management Symposium on ‘New Markets, New
Technologies, New Skills’ at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland for
my essay on "The Power of Imagination – An Indian Scenario".
9 -10 April, 1999:   Was given the Best Research Proposal Award (INR
50,000), 1999 by Aditya Birla (India) Center at the London Business
School, London, held at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. The
topic of the research proposal was "Emerging Human Resource Strategies
in Response to Organizational Restructuring".
1993-1995:   National Scholarship, Government of India, for higher education (M.Tech) in Applied Geology at IIT Kharagpur.
1991:   Secured second position in the All India Entrance
Examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for
Post-Graduate Studies.
1991-1992:   National Scholarship, Government of India, for outstanding performance in B.Sc. III Year Examination.
1990:   Late Swapan Saha Memorial Prize, for securing first position in BSc. Ist Year Examination.