Rajendra Srivastava

Rajendra Srivastava is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Novartis Professor of Marketing strategy and Innovation. He comes with an experience of over 30 years as an academic and administrator. He has held several tenured faculty and administrative positions during his career. Before joining the ISB, he was Provost and Deputy President of Academic Affairs at Singapore Management University.



Bronwyn H. Hall

Bronwyn H. Hall is Emerita Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, and a Visiting Fellow at NIESR, London. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and of Industrial and Corporate Change. She is a also a member of several advisory boards (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, European Patent Office, DIW - German Institute for Economic Research). She received a B.A. in physics from Wellesley College in 1966 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1988.

Bhagwan Chowdhry
Professor of Finance, Bhagwan Chowdhry began his teaching career at UCLA Anderson in 1988. Here he found “an opportunity to work with and learn from outstanding faculty colleagues and an ability to work with students on projects that will make a difference in the world.” During his tenure he has also been a visiting professor and lecturer at a variety of institutions, including the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Indian School of Business. He is a current visiting scholar at the Stellar Development Foundation. His research interests are in international finance and corporate finance and strategy, topics on which he has published several papers in economic and finance journals.  Microfinance, financial technology and impact investing are his recent teaching, research and applied interests. He has supervised several MBA student projects in microfinance and FinTech in the last several years and has taught undergraduate seminar classes and an MBA elective on the subjects.
Ashwini Chhatre
Ashwini Chhatre is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Academic Director for Digitial Identity and Research Initiative and BIPP at the ISB.  As the Academic Director of the Bharti Institute, Professor Chhatre is responsible for identifying research priorities and setting the overall direction of the institute. His research interests broadly centre on the interactions between democratization, economic development, and environmental governance.


Stuart Graham

Dr. Stuart Graham, JD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Strategy & Innovation management group at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). He teaches and conducts research on business strategy and competition, the economics and policy of patent systems, intellectual property strategy, and technology entrepreneurship. His scholarship has been published in outlets such as the journal Science, the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and Management Science. During 2010-2013, Dr. Graham served as the (first) Chief Economist at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where he created and managed a team of professional economists to study the US innovation system and helped steer economic policy.

Francesco Lissoni

Francesco Lissoni is a Professor of Economics at GREThA - University of Bordeaux (France) and a long-standing affiliate of ICRIOS, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). I sit in the scientific committees of EPIP, Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, and the Revue d'Économie Industrielle.  His main research interests relate to knowledge creation and diffusion. More or less recent past activities concern innovation adoption, the geography of knowledge flows, as well as the role on Intellectual Property in academic science and the economics of academic science itself.


Jay Bhattacharya

Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. He holds courtesy appointments as Professor in Economics and in Health Research and Policy. He directs the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the economics of health care around the world with a particular emphasis on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Dr. Bhattacharya’s peer-reviewed research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals. He holds an MD and PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Hiroshi Shimizu

He is a Professor of Waseda University. He obtained Ph.D from London School of Economics in 2008. He taught at Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research until 2019. His current research focuses on R&D competition, spin-offs, and technological trajectories. He has published in Research Policy, Business History Review, Business History, and Journal of Evolutionary Economics. The followings are three samples of recent publications.


Srividya Jandhyala

Srividya Jandhyala is an Associate Professor at ESSEC Business School.  She is particularly interested in why disputes occur between firms and governments, and how such disputes can be effectively managed. My inter-disciplinary research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and World Development. My research has also been cited by the OECD, World Bank and UNCTAD, and has won awards from the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. I was previously recognized as a Strategy Research Foundation Scholar.


Girish Sahni

Dr Sahni is the Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology. Dr. Sahni is internationally recognized for his research contributions. He has been the author of several papers published in high impact refereed scientific journals and has a number of national and international patents to his credit. 



Deepa Mani

Deepa Mani is a faculty in the Information Systems area, and Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business. She is also the Executive Director of the Srini Raju Center for Technology and the Networked Economy at ISB. Deepa’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organisation, and society. She is interested in studying the organization of IT and IT-enabled business functions in firms, and assessment of the business value of a broad class of IT decisions and interventions.



Anand Nandkumar

Anand Nandkumar, Associate Professor of Strategy at the ISB. He explores industry and firm level phenomena that influence innovation – the generation of new ideas and entrepreneurship – distribution and commercialization of new ideas. His research focuses on high technology industries such as pharmaceuticals, bio-technology and software, and it falls in between industrial organisation (IO), economics of technological change and strategy. Professor Nandkumar current work in the innovation stream examines the effect of stronger IPR on different aspects of innovation such as the influence of stronger patents on long run incentives for innovation or the influence of stronger patents on the functioning of Markets for Technology (MFT). In the entrepreneurship stream, his current work examines the influence of venture capitalists on entrepreneurial performance.