Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management


Lakshmi Balachandran Nair


Lakshmi Balachandran Nair is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Methodology and Statistics Department, Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Lakshmi’s primary areas of expertise are qualitative research methods and research ethics. She has published in various journals including Journal of Business Research, Qualitative Research in Psychology, Scientometrics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, Sage Research Methods Cases, Sage Business Cases, and The British Medical Journal (online version). She also co-authored a book - Strategic novelty: A definitive guide to outlier strategies (Financial Times Press). Apart from research activities, Lakshmi co-ordinates, restructures, and teaches methodology courses at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level both nationally and internationally. She has received various honors including the Academy of Management Best Paper Award (2014), Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Emerging Scholar Award (2018), British Academy of Management Best Full Paper Award (2018), and Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Award (2019). For more details of Lakshmi’s work, please visit the website: