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Foster School of Business
Professor of Management


  • PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1988)
  • MS Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1986)
  • MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1983)
  • MArch Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982)
  • BArch University of Madras (1980)

Academic Expertise

  • competitive strategy
  • e-commerce
  • entrepreneurship
  • technology and innovation strategy

Current Research

  • Emergence of trust in new ventures, Knowledge-spillovers and entrepreneurship, Corporate entrepreneurship, CVC investments and its impact on corporations

Positions Held

  • At the University of Washington since 1996
  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, Fall, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Gordon Institute of Business Sciences, University of Pretoria, SA, Summers 2001, 1999, & 1998
  • Visiting Professor, International University in Japan, GSIM, 1993
  • Assistant Professor, Stern School of Business, NYU, 1988-1996
  • Instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1987-1988

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, 2011-2012 Academic Year
  • Teacher of the Quarter Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Winter, 2012
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, 2009-2010
  • Dean''s Best Faculty Case Award, 2006
  • Stevens Institute Best Paper award on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Babson Research Conference, 2005
  • Dean’s Citizenship Award, 2004
  • Evert McCabe Faculty Fellowship Award, 2003-2004
  • International Research Award, 2004
  • UW Business School Neal Dempsey Research Fellowship Award, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • UW Business School Lex N.Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the field of E-Commerce, 2001
  • Research funding from UW Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Herbert Jones Foundation, 2000, 2001
  • Research funding from UW CIBER Center, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Research funding from Columbia University’s Center for International Business Research, Columbia University Business School, 1995
  • NSF Grant Co-Recipient (NSF 94-27/July 15, 1994, Management of Technology Innovation)
  • National Science Foundation grant, 1994
  • Two Tenneco Fund Program Awards, Management Department, NYU, 991, 1994
  • Research funding from the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Best Paper Awards, Operations Management Division, Academy of Management Meeting, 1991, 1992
  • Fellowship Recipient, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, New York School of Architecture and School of Management, 1980-1982 & 1983-1988
  • University Rank Holder, placed second in the final year B. Arch examinations, University of Madras, India
  • A. L. Mudaliar Award for Design Excellence in the final year B. Arch examinations. University of Madras, India

Academic Service

  • Field Editor, Journal of Business Venturing
  • Member of the editorial review board of Strategic Management Journal
  • Past editorial review board member of the Academy of Management Journal
  • Past Associate editor of Journal of Operations Management
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