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Vagisha Kaushik|Mar 1, 2023
NEW DELHI: Srivardhini Jha took charge as the chairperson of NSRCEL, the startup incubator at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, earlier this month. Jha is associate professor of Entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore.
Before joining IIM-B, she has worked as a researcher with the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics. She has a PhD in Corporate Strategy and Policy from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a BTech in Information Science and Engineering from Bangalore University.
Prior to moving into academia, she held several senior managerial positions at Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Infosys, the institute said.
Srivardhini Jha has been working as a researcher and teacher interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Her research interests include innovation strategy of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in emerging markets, innovation in the Indian startup ecosystem and social entrepreneurship.
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“Her works have been published in several peer-reviewed international journals such as MIS Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Management International Review, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and others,” IIM Bangalore said.
She has co-edited a book titled “Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Startup Ecosystem”, which was published in 2021.
Announcing this key leadership appointment, Anand Sri Ganesh, Chief Operating Officer, NSRCEL, said, “We are pleased to welcome Professor Srivardhini Jha as NSRCEL’s new chairperson. Her research focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will only accelerate the pace of impact on the ecosystem and our long-standing commitment of bringing together corporate leaders, investors, academia, and entrepreneurs on one platform.”
Commenting on her new role at NSRCEL, Professor Jha said, “Entrepreneurship will play a major role in propelling India towards becoming a US $5 trillion economy. As a prominent center for entrepreneurial learning, NSRCEL is uniquely positioned to nurture and grow entrepreneurs and their ventures at scale and contribute to nation building. During my tenure, I would like to see NSRCEL make a significant positive impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.”
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