Bidhan Chandra

Profile PictureDr. Bidhan Chandra, born and raised in India, and living in the U.S. since 1985, is an international business educator, intercultural consultant, coach and corporate trainer. He has developed and conducted a wide range of consulting projects and training programs, including e-learning solutions, on international business, intercultural management, global cultural diversity, doing business in India, and multicultural virtual teams.

Dr. Chandra focuses on the cultural and behavioral aspects of offshore information technology development and business process outsourcing with India in conjunction with the mutual cultural adaptation of Indian and North American professionals in co-located or virtual teams. In this regard, Dr. Chandra travels frequently to India to conduct research and deliver consultation and training programs, as well as provides consulting services in the U.S. and in other countries. He designed, coordinated and facilitated, in a seven-day long "India Global Immersion Program", a learning experience in India for 22 senior-level executives of a prominent American Fortune 500 multinational company. He has also evaluated the cross-cultural training program of a very large Indian IT vendor organization providing offshore development services to American clients and made recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the program.

Dr. Chandra holds an engineering degree from India, an MBA in Finance and International Management, an M.A. in International Trade, and a Ph.D. in International Business from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an expert in e-learning solutions and has created several asynchronous global classrooms, bringing together business students and corporate managers from several countries together to form cross-cultural teams. He has worked with organizations in India, UK, China, Singapore, Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon and South Africa. His book chapter titled "Diversity in India" was published in the book "Global Diversity: Winning Customers and Engaging Employees within World Markets" by Nicholas Brealy International in 2007.

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