University of Calgary

Ayesha Malhotra

  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Haskayne Teaching Fellow
  • Faculty [SGMA]


Strategy & Global Management


Dr. Ayesha Malhotra is a Senior Instructor in the Strategy & Organizations area of the Haskayne School of Business. Prior to joining Haskayne in 2005, Ayesha taught at Rutgers Business School (Newark & New Brunswick) in New Jersey and Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business. 

Ayesha obtained a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, a master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and undergraduate degrees in economics from the George Washington University and St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai.

Ayesha's research focuses on corporate and international strategy. She has investigated the product diversification and acquisition strategies of firms in converging industries such as U.S. commercial and investment banking. She also researches managerial behaviour, coordination, and control in multinational corporations and diversification strategy in emerging economies such as India. Ayesha's work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Multinational Business Review, and the Best Papers Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

Prior to her career in academia, Ayesha worked as a manager for technology projects, mortgage finance, and retail banking operations for Citibank in India. She also consulted with Data Resources (DRI)-McGraw Hill in Washington, DC and interned with the Bombay Metropolitan Region Development Authority in Mumbai, India.


Balakrishnan, J., Malhotra, A. & Falkenberg, L. Forthcoming. Multilevel Corporate Responsibility: A comparison of Gandhi’s trusteeship with Stakeholder and Stewardship frameworks. Published online: Journal of Business Ethics.

Malhotra, A. & A. Pierroutsakos. 2005. An assessment of Cap Gemini’s cross-border merger with Ernst & Young Consulting. Multinational Business Review. Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer).

Malhotra, A. & A.K. Gupta. 2001. An investigation of firms' strategic responses to industry convergence. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 2001, 61st Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Gupta, A.K., Govindarajan, V., &  Malhotra, A. 1999. Feedback seeking behavior within multinational corporations. Strategic Management Journal.  Vol. 20, No. 3 (March).

Gupta, A.K., Govindarajan, V., &  Malhotra, A.  1996. Feedback-seeking behavior of subsidiary presidents in multinational corporations. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 1996, 56th Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.





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