About This Journal

Journal History

Established in 2016 in Denver Colorado, USA, the IRBE is a double refereed academic journal that focuses on business with a little extra preference for Economic studies. Over the years we have published articles in all business fields and look forward to having more submissions in Marketing, Management, Computer Information Systems, Finance and Accounting. For several years IRBE has also organized international conferences in India and USA.  In September 2021, we held a web conference co-sponsored by Institute of Humane Studies (IHS), University of Oakland, MI, and the Society of Indian Academics in America (SIAA).  Our next conference is planned for October 2022.  Equipped with an eminent team of Editorial Advisory Board members, Associate Editors and Country Editors, IRBE is active in publishing high-quality research papers, with some bias towards empirical rather than purely theoretical papers.  We, however, do not hesitate in publishing any high quality paper.

About the Chief and Co-Editors

Professor Kishore G. Kulkarni, Chief Editor

Kishore G. Kulkarni has been a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 1989. He has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Kulkarni completed a B.A. in Economics, receiving a first rank in merit and an M.A. in Economics, receiving a second rank in merit, from the University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University) in India. He migrated to the U.S. in 1976 and completed an additional M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1980, he began teaching full time, his true life’s passion. His extraordinary teaching skills have led to international recognition, including a 2001 “Outstanding Teaching Award” by the Golden Key International Honor Society, inclusion of his biography in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1998), and the “Best Teaching Award” from the Student Economic Society in 2014. His humorous and effective teaching style have made him one of the most sought-after professors across the US and India. Dr. Kulkarni was also selected to teach on the Spring 1994 voyage of the Semester at Sea Program, and has delivered many special lectures and seminars in over 30 countries worldwide

Dr. Kulkarni is also an active researcher, and his books, chapters, and articles have received much acclaim over the course of his career. He has authored and/or edited ten books, many of which have become popular textbook choices in US and Indian universities. Most recently, the sixth edition of his macroeconomics textbook was published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company in 2019, and he co-edited a book on India, published in May 2020. Over the years, Dr. Kulkarni has authored (or co-authored) 160 refereed journal articles, all of which can be seen on www.researchgate.net. He also serves as the Chief Editor of the International Review of Business and Economics (IRBE). For his numerous research activities, Dr. Kulkarni was recognized with an “Outstanding Faculty Researcher/Scholar” Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society in 1997. In 2004, the Faculty Senate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded him “Distinguished Service Award”, followed by an “Extraordinary Service Award”, awarded by the University President in 2010. In 2012, the Dean of the College of Business recognized Dr. Kulkarni as the first “Distinguished Professor” of the College. Then, in May 2017, he received the Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society’s “Pravasi Ratan” award. In March 2019, the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as an “Outstanding Educator”, and the GISR Foundation in New Delhi awarded him as an “Outstanding Overseas Academician”. In 2021, he also received an award from the Indian Institute of Finance as a “Research Professor in Economics.

To carry out his research activities, Dr. Kulkarni has held visiting fellowships and grants from several institutions, including the Institute of Humane Studies in Arlington VA, the National Institute of Bank Management in Pune, the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai, and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai.

Dr. Kulkarni resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jayashree, an accounting professor, and their daughters: Lina, who works as an orthodontist and is married to Dr. Nicholas Politano; and Aditi, a business attorney married to Patrick Knight. Dr. Kulkarni and his wife are avid tennis players and have been playing together for over 42 years.

Amitabh S. Dutta, Co-Editor

Dr. Amitabh S Dutta is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida. At FIT, he has developed online classes for an MBA in Finance, and has formerly served as the Director of their Center of Ethics and Leadership. Dr. Dutta has an undergraduate degree in Statistics from the University of Bombay, an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Dutta's research interests include debt and dividend policy, investments, and recently, pedagogy. His recent publication evaluates possible spillover effects of cross listing a stock on both the Australian and British stock exchanges. Currently, he is working on a paper looking at hedge fund returns.

Rajeev Sooreea, Co-Editor

Dr. Rajeev Sooreea is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of International Business in the Barowsky School of Business at Dominican University of California where he is spearheading the AACSB initial accreditation process. He has served as the Director of Assessment and moved the Barowsky School to a robust Assurance of Learning process. In addition to serving as a founding faculty of the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor, he is engaged in designing and launching a new M.S. in Business Analytics. In the past, he has served as the Founding Director of the MBA in Healthcare Leadership program.

As a scholar, Dr. Sooreea has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, International Journal of Public Policy, Journal of International Business Research, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Applied Financial Economics, and Journal of Business & Retail Management Research. He has more than 25 conference presentations including those at the Academy of International Business, American Economic Association, and NACRA, and his projects and research works have been presented at Stanford and Oxford. In 2013, Dr. Sooreea received the Best Case Research Paper Award by Palgrave Macmillan and in 2018 he received the Best Research Paper Presenter Award by Eurasia Research. Furthermore, Dr. Sooreea has obtained several internal and external competitive research grants such as Dominican President’s Strategic Initiative Fund Grant (2011), the North American Case Research Association Case Research Award (2012), Mauritius Research Council Research Grant (2012), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Research Grant (2012), and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grant for Dominican Experience (2018).

In terms of teaching, Dr. Sooreea has been an outstanding professor. He has been the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the Barowsky School four times and a nominee for the university-wide Teacher of the Year Award twice. More recently, he received the 2019 Best Professor Award in the X-Culture Global Business Competition organized by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; he was selected from a group of 186 instructors teaching at 148 universities in 41 countries. Dr. Sooreea teaches international business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and leadership courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels and has taught at leading universities such as The Pennsylvania State University and University of California Berkeley. He has also held visiting professorships internationally.

In the industry, Dr. Sooreea has 10+ years of experience in management consulting. He has advised local think tanks such as Marin Economic Forum and worked extensively with organizations including the North Bay Leadership Council and San Francisco Bay Area companies for research, student community engagement, and advising. He has also consulted and advised top executives at numerous corporates including HSBC, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank, State Bank of India, State Bank of Mauritius, and provided assistance, thought leadership and consulting to business incubators, multinationals in China, the U.S. Embassy and foreign governments abroad. Prior to Dominican, he has also worked in an executive capacity in financial management for the Vice-President of Finance and Chief Investments Officer at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Michigan conducting fixed income securities and portfolio analysis, and advising senior management in New York City. Dr. Sooreea has helped found several organizations overseas including executive training and consultancy firms and a yoga studio focused on research, community engagement and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Sooreea holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University, an M.A. in Economics from Leeds University Business School (UK), a B.A. Honors in Economics from University of Bombay (India), and a Master’s degree in Management & Finance from Harvard University.