Vivek Kumar is a fellow of XLRI Jamshedpur specializing in strategic management. He also holds a degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS-Pilani. Prior to entering academics, he has been associated with research and development departments of Mercedes-Benz and IFB Industries.
His research interests lie in the areas of social networks, business groups, corporate political activity, and corporate social responsibility. He has presented papers in these areas in conferences organized by Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, and Academy of International Business.
His chief hobby is playing cards with his friends. Recently he has started learning the game of Contract Bridge to be able to play cards in professional tournaments.