I have been a permanent faculty of the Indian School of Business ever since it was set up in 2001. Prior to this I was the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for over 15 years. My areas of specialisation are entrepreneurship and strategic management. Designed, developed, and taught innovative courses in entrepreneurship and strategy on MBA, doctoral, and executive programmes and have published extensively in national/international and refereed/non-refereed journals. My current research covers spotting entrepreneurial opportunities, industrial development policies, venture capital, resource building and competitive strategies of firms and family business. Also I am a consultant to national and international organisations on entrepreneurship, strategy and institution building.
Besides, I have served as a member of prestigious committees such as National Advisory Committee on Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Parks/Technology Business Incubators, Government of India (since 2003);National Advisory Committee on Entrepreneurship Development, Government of India (since 2004); Editorial Board, Venture Capital, UK (1999-2003); External Management Review Panel of ICRISAT of the World Bank Group (2003); Task Force on Information Technology, Confederation of Indian Industry, Gujarat (1999); Advisor, Union Public Service Commission, Government of India (2000); and Co-convener, Vision for Venture Capital Industry, Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (1999).
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