Rekha Jain

Professor at the IIM-Ahmedabad

Rekha Jain is Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIMA) India and the
Executive Chair of the IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence. She was the faculty
representative on the IIMA Board (2012-2014).

Her research and teaching interest are in Internet Governance, telecom policy and regulation, IT
implementation, rural telecom, ICT strategy and management. She has consulted with several
eading national and international organizations in areas of research interests such as Telecom
Policy and Regulation, ICT Strategy and Management, Spectrum Management, Internet
Governance, Information System Implementation and Impact Assessment in the ICT domain.
Organizations which she has worked for include Commonwealth Telecom Organization, Panos
Institute, World Bank, Department of Telecom, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. Her recent
projects have looked at innovations in mobile services, e-Gram service delivery, and incubation
in high tech sectors.

She has several publications in national and international journals. She is on the editorial board
of Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) and Board Member of several
professional organizations.

She has been a member of several key national level committees in
the telecom and IT sectors and has worked with both international and domestic organizations.
She has a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. She was a recipient
of senior Fulbright Fellowship on Telecom Regulation in 1997-98.

List of Publications


Rekha Jain, Measuring the Perceived Impact of Internet on Individuals in Rural India (IIMA Working Paper No. 2016-03- 61, March 2016).


Rekha Jain, Factors Influencing Outcome Expectations and Self-Efficacy in Driving Internet Use in Rural India (IIMA Working Paper No. 2016-03- 62, March 2016).


Rekha Jain and Prageet Aeron, A study on technological capability among product-based telecom start-ups in India: role of technological learning and bricolage, 7 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of TECHNOLOGICAL LEARNING, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT 336 (2015).


Rekha Jain and Manjari Singh, A Framework for Comparative Analysis of National Knowledge Networks in UK and India, (IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03- 29, March 2015).


Rekha Jain and Manjari Singh, Organisational Mechanisms for National Knowledge Network and Outcomes in the Institutes of Higher Education & Research: Moderating Role of Needs & Ecosystem, (IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03- 28, March 2015).


Rekha Jain and Manjari Singh, Integrated Framework for Increasing the Effectiveness of Knowledge Networks: Roles of Network Providers and Users, (IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03- 27, March 2015).


Rekha Jain, A Model for Internet Governance and Implications for India, (IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03- 23, March 2015).


Rekha Jain and G. Raghuram, Lessons of Reforms of the Telecom Sector, (IIMA Working Paper No. 2015-03- 22, March 2015).


Rekha Jain, The Indian Broadband Plan: A Review and Implications for Theory, 38 JOURNAL of TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, SPECIAL ISSUE: ITS 2012 INDIA 278 (2014).


Rekha Jain, Business Model Innovations for Information and Communications Technology-Based Services for Low Income Segments in Emerging Economies, 17 JOURNAL OF GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 74 (August 2014).



Rekha Jain, TRAI’s approach to valuing the ‘digital dividend’ band, LIVEMINT, May 17, 2016.


Rekha Jain and G. Raghuram, Implementation challenges of BharatNet, LIVEMINT, November 16, 2015.


Rekha Jain, Lessons from the spectrum auction, LIVEMINT, May 11, 2015.


Rekha Jain, Accelerating 3G in India, THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS, May 2, 2013.


Rekha Jain, 2G Spectrum Auction: High Reserve Price Justified Only When There is Lack of Competition, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, April 30, 2012.