Associate Professor

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Phone: 519-888-4567 x30458

Location: Accelerator Building 205B 


  • PhD, Business Administration, Carleton University, 2008
  • MBA, Marketing, Panjab University, 1999
  • BSc, Chemistry, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, 1996

Academic positions

  • Associate Professor, Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, University of Waterloo, 2016 to present 
  • Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 2013 - 2015 
  • Co-director, International Research Institute, Ryerson University, 2010 - 2014 
  • Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University, 2008 - 2009

Industry experience

  • Business Development Executive, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, 2001 - 2003
  • Marketing Executive,, 1999 - 2001 

Research interests

  • Corporate strategy
  • International business
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Role of heuristics and personality in strategic decision-making


  • BET 601 Strategically Managing the Entrepreneurial Organization
  • BET 320 Introduction to Commercialization Management

Selected Publications 

  • Malhotra, S., Reus, T., Zhu, P., & Roelofsen. E. The acquisitive nature of extraverted CEOs. Administrative Science Quarterly (included in the Financial Times list of top management journals), Forthcoming.

  • Malhotra, S., Morgan, H., and Zhu, P. (2016). Sticky decisions: Anchoring and equity stakes in international acquisitions. Journal of Management (included in the Financial Times list of top management journals), Forthcoming.

  • Dev, D., Malhotra, and S., Zhu, P. (2016). Internationalization process, impact of slack resources, and role of the CEO: The duality of structure and agency in Evolution of Cross-Border Acquisition Decisions. Journal of World Business, 51, 212-225.
  • Malhotra, S., Lin, H., and Farrell, C. (2016). Cross-national uncertainty and level of control in crossborder acquisitions: A comparison of Latin American and U.S. multinationals. Journal of Business Research, 69, 1993-2004.
  • Malhotra, S., Zhu, P., and Reus, T. (2015) Anchoring on the acquisition premium decisions of others. Strategic Management Journal (included in the Financial Times list of top management journals), 36 (12), 1866-1876.
  • Malhotra, S. and Gaur, A. (2014). Spatial geography and control in foreign acquisitions. Journal of International Business Studies (included in the Financial Times list of top management journals), 45(2), 191-210.
  • Gaur, A., Malhotra, S., and Zhu, P. (2013). Acquisition announcement and stock market valuation of rivals: A test of growth probability hypothesis. Strategic Management Journal (included in the Financial Times list of top management journals), 34(2), 215-232. (An abridged version of the paper appeared in Chinese Management Insights, a Chinese-English bilingual publication that converts leading academic research on China-related topics into summaries that can be easily read and used by managers).
  • Malhotra, S. and Zhu, P. (2013). Paying for cross-border acquisitions: The impact of prior acquirers’ decisions. Journal of World Business, 48, 271-281.
  • Malhotra, S. (2012). Geographic distance as a moderator of curvilinear relationship between cultural distance and shared ownership. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 29, 218-230. (Among papers that the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences published in 2012, the journal nominated the above study for the best paper award).
  • Mulki, J., Jaramillo, F., and Malhotra, S., Locander, B. (2012). Decisive sales managers, reluctant salespeople and felt stress: The moderating impact of participative leadership. Journal of Business Research, 65, 77–83.
  • Lin, X. and Malhotra, S. (2012). To adapt or not adapt: The moderating effect of perceived similarity in cross cultural business partnerships. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 118-129.
  • Malhotra, S., Sivakumar, K., and Zhu, P. (2011). Curvilinear relationship between cultural distance and equity participation: An empirical analysis of cross-border acquisitions. Journal of International Management, 17, 316-332.

Selected Awards and Honours

2017 Recognized by the Dean for Teaching Excellence

SSHRC Insight Grant (Principal Investigator) ($133,132)

2015 Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management conference
2014 Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Management conference (Paper rated in the top 1%)
2014 Best Paper Award (Strategy), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference
2014 Faculty Scholarly Research Award, Ryerson University ($2,000)
2013 Identified by Ryerson students as ‘A Prof Who Made a Mark’
2013 Best Paper Award (Global Business), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference

SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Principal Investigator) ($65,550)

2013 Best Paper Nomination, Canadian Journal of Administration Sciences
2013 Best Paper Nomination, Strategic Management Society
2011 Faculty Scholarly Research Award, Ryerson University ($2,000)
2009 Best Paper Award (International Marketing), AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference
2008 University Senate Medal for Academic Achievement, Carleton University
2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)
2005 Best Paper Award, 9th International Conference on Marketing Development

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