Dr. Ganesaraman K

Professor of Practice

Dr. Ganesaraman Kalyanasundaram is the Vice President and head of Global Internal Audit at [24] and their CSR trustee. He is a Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Management & Commerce at M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (2021). His Ph.D. thesis was on Tech Startup Failures in India: Causal Attributes, Life Expectancy, and Exits” from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (2021).

He is a qualified cost and management accountant from the ICWAI Institute (2013), a triple gold medalist in PGDBA from LIBA (2001), and an engineering gold medalist from Bharathidasan University (1996). He has earlier worked at GE Healthcare, Visteon, and Lucas TVS.


  • BE

    Bharathidasan University





  • CMA


  • PhD (Management)



Academic Experience: 1 year

  • MSRUAS, Professor of Practice — FMC Jan’22 – now

Industry Experience:

  • 24] Jul’06 – now- VP & Head – Global Internal audit
  • VP – Information Systems, AVP – Global Finance, GM – Corporate Quality GE Healthcare Mar’01 – Jul’06- Black Belt, Quality Leader, Production Enginee
  • Visteon- Dec’99 – Feb’01 Mfrg Engineer
  • Lucas TVS Jun’96 – Nov’99- Design & Dev Engineer

Training Experience

  • GE Certified Black Belt
  • Adv. MBB Trained at GE
  • Certified Lead Auditor

Start Ups, operations management

International Conference Papers

  • May 2017 JSPS & ICSSR at IISc, Bangalore Start up Failure: Stakeholders Perspective – 360 Degree view”
  • Aug 2018 ICSSR & JSPS at Toyohashi University, Japan ” Startup Failure: Perspective from US, UK, and India ”
  • Jan 2020 Druid Academy, SDU, Odense, Denmark, Tech Start-up Failures in India: An Analysis of Causal Factors and Attributes”
  • Sep 2020 ASIP, Seoul, Why do tech startups fail in India? : An empirical exposure” — Best student paper award
  • Jan 2021 IAM, Japan, Exit Typology of Tech Startups in India: Multiple Dimensions and Influencers of Exit”
  • Feb 2021 SBI, USA, What attributes determine the speed of startup failure over its lifecycle? An empirical inquiry in India”
  • Mar 2021 IEOM, Singapore, Tech Startup Failure in India: Do Lifecycle Stages Matter?” 

International Journal Papers

  • Kalyanasundaram, G. (2018) Why Do Startups Fail? A Case Study Based Empirical Analysis in Bangalore’, Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, 7(1), pp. 79 – 102. doi: 10.7545/ajip.2018.7.1.079
  • Kalyanasundaram, G., Ramachandrula, S., and Bala Subrahmanya, MH. (2020) Successful vs. Failed Tech Start-ups in India: What Are the Distinctive Features?’, Asian Journal of Innovation & Policy, 9(3), pp. 308 – 338. doi: 10.7545/ajip.2020.9.3.308
  • Bala Subrahmanya, MH., and Kalyanasundaram, G. (2021) The Impact of Covid-19 Crisis on Indian SMEs: Causes, Dimensions and Implications’, Aarthika Charche, FPI Journal of Economics & Governance, 6(1), pp. 19 – 32
  • Kalyanasundaram, G., Ramachandrula, S. and Mungila Hillemane, B.S. (2021), The life expectancy of tech start-ups in India: what attributes impact tech start-ups’ failures?”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 27 No. 8, pp. 2050 – 2078. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​0​8​/​I​JEBR-…
  • Ganesaraman, K., Bala Subrahmanya, M.H. How Conflicts Cause Technology Startups to Fail in India? An Empirical Analysis. JGBC 17, 40 – 52 (2022). https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​0​7​/​s​42943…

  • Topped 3 papers at Bangalore chapter CMA-ICWAI
  • Topper, Best Outgoing Student, Triple Gold Medalist- PGDBA
  • BE- University Topper, Gold Medalist