Joe Arun holds a doctoral degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom in addition to undergraduate degrees in Economics, and in Philosophy, and postgraduate degrees in Anthropology and Business Administration (Marketing & HR). His doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Prof Marcus Banks of Oxford, is on Conflict Management and Identity Construction.
He teaches Consumer Behaviour, Crosscultural Management, Strategy, and Organisational Behaviour. He is a visiting/Adjunct professor at Rajagiri Business School, Cochin, IIT-Madras, XIMR-Mumbai, XLRI-Jamshedpur, ISCA-Oxford, UK, Chennai Business School – Chennai, LIBA-Chennai, Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Trichy, Ingolstadt Business School, Germany, and Fu Jen University, Taiwan.
His research interests are culture and marketing, consumer cultures, rural marketing, entrepreneurship, organizational culture, leadership styles, entrepreneurship, electoral/voters’ behaviour, and strategy. He has written books and articles on culture, anthropology and management.
Before joining JIM, Joe Arun held many administrative positions. He was Director of Culture and Communication, Chennai, Executive Director of Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions (IDCR), Chennai, Dean of Foundation Studies, Director of International Programme, Secretary and Correspondent, Loyola College, Chennai, Deputy Director of Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai, Founder-Director of Xavier Institute of Business Administration (XIBA), St Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai,and recently Director of Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa.
He advises and is a consultant to educational institutions and professional service and human capital intensive organizations/companies, to name a few, CARE institutions, SCAD Group of Institutions, Indev Logistics, MaFoi Strategy Limited, Blubuggs, Simtel Communications, on strategy, rebranding, and marketing. His professional work with these organizations is centred on strategic planning, organization culture, governance systems, succession planning, recruitment and promotion practices, leadership styles, and strategies for building competencies of senior executives.
He is a trainer on competence mapping and competence building, communication skills, strategic management, self-transformation and organizational culture.He guides PhD students at IDCR-Loyola College, Chennai that is affiliated to Madras University on culture and change, corporate culture, culture and identity construction, and consumer culture. At the moment, there are seven PhD students writing theses on corporate culture, culture and identity, quality education, entrepreneurship, and organisational culture.