Ayesha Malhotra

Ayesha Malhotra


Associate Professor (Teaching)

Haskayne School of Business, Strategy and Global Management [SGMA]

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Educational Background

B.A. Economics, St. Xavier's College, 1985

B.A. Economics, George Washington University, 1986

Doctor of Philosophy Strategic Management , University of Maryland, 2001

Master of City Planning Urban Studies, Massachusetts Inst of Tech, 1989


Dr. Ayesha Malhotra is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Strategy & Organizations area of the Haskayne School of Business. Prior to joining Haskayne, Ayesha held faculty positions at Rutgers Business School and Saint Louis University’s Cook School of Business. 

Ayesha has 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.

She teaches strategy and international business, with an emphasis on innovative experiential learning. Ayesha received a Haskayne Teaching Fellowship (2021), the University of Calgary’s Student Union Teaching Excellence Award (2021), and Haskayne Dean’s Award for Community Engagement (2020).

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.


Course number Course title Semester
MGST 615 LEC 01 01 Strategic Business Analysis 2021
SGMA 371 LEC 02 02 International Business 2020
SGMA 371 LEC 01 01 International Business 2021
SGMA 371 LEC 01 01 International Business 2021
SGMA 577 LEC 01 01 International Strat Management 2021
SGMA 601 LEC 01 01 Strategic Management I 2021


  • Students Union Teaching Excellence Award , University of Calgary. 2021
  • Dean's Award for Community Engagement, Haskayne School of Business . 2021


  • An assessment of Cap Gemini’s cross-border merger with Ernst & Young Consulting. Malhotra, A. & A. Pierroutsakos. Multinational Business Review. Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer). (2005)
  • An investigation of firms' strategic responses to industry convergence. Malhotra, A. & A.K. Gupta. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 2001, 61st Annual Meeting. (2001)
  • Feedback seeking behavior within multinational corporations. Gupta, A.K., Govindarajan, V., & Malhotra, A.. Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 20, No. 3 (March). (1999)
  • Feedback-seeking behavior of subsidiary presidents in multinational corporations.. Gupta, A.K., Govindarajan, V., & Malhotra, A.. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 1996, 56th Annual Meeting. (1996)