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Babson Olin Graduate School of Business
Assistant Professor

Academic Division: EntrepreneurshipDr. Siddharth (Sid) Vedula joined the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College in the Fall of 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Vedula holds a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters of Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelors Degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies in business, he worked as a scientist for two startup firms in the medical device industry. He also helped found and manage an unmanned aerial vehicles startup firm during the course of his doctoral studies. Professor Vedula comes from a multicultural background, having spent his formative years in India and the United Arab Emirates, and his adult years in Canada and the U.S. Professor Vedula’s research focuses on spatial issues in both entrepreneurship and strategic management. As part of his dissertation work and related research, he has examined topics such as community level differences in entrepreneurial dynamics and ecosystems, the impacts of regional economic and sociocultural factors on the strategic behaviors and performances of technology-based startup firms, and the geographic diversification strategies of venture capital firms. His dissertation was selected for a University of Colorado graduate school research award, and his research has also been nominated for best paper awards at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences. He has published his research in outlets such as Experimental Brain Research, Urology, Small Business Economics, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Professor Vedula has also taught junior and senior level undergraduate courses in both entrepreneurship and strategic management, been nominated for a graduate student teaching award, and served as a graduate teaching program lead at the University of Colorado.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MS, McGill University
  • BS, University of Toronto

Academic Interests

Technology Entrepreneurship; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Econometrics; Data Visualization; Strategic Management; Venture Capital

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Awards & Honors

2017 - Babson Faculty Research Mini Grant, Babson College

2017 - Best Paper Award, Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference

2015 - Batten Fellow, Batten Institute, University of Virginia

2014 - University of Colorado Graduate School Dissertation Research Award, University of Colorado

2013 - Ph.D. Student Research Award-Management & Entrepreneurship Division, Leeds School of Business

2012 - Strategic Management Society Annual Conference Best Paper Nomination, Strategic Management Society

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