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.
Professor Nandkumar graduated with a PhD in Public Policy and Management, with a focus in strategy and entrepreneurship from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Prior to his PhD, he worked for about 3 years with a startup in the Silicon Valley and prior to that in New York City with one of the world’s largest financial services firm. True to his expertise, at the ISB, Professor Nandkumar teaches Strategic Innovation Management and Strategic Challenges for Innovation based startups.
- Ph D (Public Policy and Management), Carnegie Mellon University
- Master of Philosophy (Public Policy and Management), Carnegie Mellon University
- MS (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University
- Certified Public Accountant , ICAI
- Bachelors in Commerce , Loyola College
Nandkumar, Anand.,Srikanth, Kannan.,Kale, Prashant.,Mani, Deepa. (forthcoming) "Creating and Sustaining Advantage through Value Appropriation: The Role and Impact of Organizational Mechanisms in Protecting Trade Secrets", Strategy Science
Bharadwaj, Anandhi.,Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. (2018) "When Companies Want to Innovate But Investors Won’t Let Them", Harvard Business Review
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Sharma, Vasundhara. (2017) "Clusterpreneurship: Do Entrepreneurs Create and Sustain Clusters?", ISB insight
Mani, Deepa.,Anand, Mridula.,Nandkumar, Anand. (2016) "Technological Innovation in India: Negotiating the Patent Ecosystem", ISB insight
Nandkumar, Anand.,Srikanth, Kannan. (2015) "Right person in the right place: How the host country IPR influences the distribution of inventors in offshore R&D projects of multinational enterprises", Strategic Management Journal
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. (2015) "The differential impacts of markets for technology on the value of technological resources: An application of group‐based trajectory models", Strategic Management Journal
, 37 (1), 192-205
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. (2015) "THE DIFFERENTIAL IMPACTS OF MARKETS FOR TECHNOLOGY ON THE VALUE OF TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES: AN APPLICATION OF GROUP-BASED TRAJECTORY MODELS", Strategic Management Journal
, 37 (1), 192-205
Nandkumar, Anand.,Ashish Arora. (2012) "Insecure Advantage? Markets for Technology and the Value of Resources for Entrepreneurial Ventures", Strategic Management Journal
, 33 (3), 231-51
Nandkumar, Anand.,Ashish Arora. (2011) "Cash-out or flame-out! Opportunity cost and entrepreneurial strategy: Theory, and evidence from the information security industry", Management Science
, 57 (10), 1844–1860
Nandkumar, Anand.,Arora, Ashish.,Forman, Chris.,Telang, Rahul. (2010) "Competition and Patching of Security Vulnerabilities: An Empirical Analysis", Information Economics and Policy
, 22 (2), 164-177
Nandkumar, Anand. (2006) "Does information security attack frequency increase with vulnerability disclosure? An empirical analysis", Information Systems Frontier
, 8 (5), 350-362
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Srikanth, Kannan.,Kale, Prashant. (2015) "The Role of Organizational Mechanisms in Preventing Leakage of Unpatented Knowledge", Academy of Management Proceedings
, 2015 (1)
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. "Use of Group-Based Trajectory Models to Assess the Impact of Heterogeneously Distributed Firm Capabilities:The Case of Innovation", Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce
Nandkumar, Anand.,Anand, Mridula. (2015) "Patents and Competitive Dynamics in the Indian Pharma Industry", Harvard-ISB
Mridula Anand.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Charles Dhanaraj. (2013) "Novartis in India: Innovation versus Affordability - Case Study#9B12M111",
, 13 pages
Mridula Anand.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Charles Dhanaraj. (2013) "Embrace (A): Opportunity Identification",
, 7pages, 6pages, 5 pages and 6 pages
Nandkumar, Anand.,Charles Dhanaraj.,Nita Sachan. (2011) "Oral Insulin: Breakthrough Innovation at Biocon - Case#9B11MO65",
, 18 pages
Nandkumar, Anand.,Nita Sachan.,Charles Dhanaraj. (2011) "Center for Cellular and molecular Biology: The Commercialization challenge-Case Study # 9B11MO64",
Nandkumar, Anand.,Dutta, Shantanu.,Srinivasan, Nimay. "The effect of market-price based control on drug prices"
Bala, Ram.,Nandkumar, Anand. "The Emerging Market Conundrum: The Role of De Facto Intellectual Property Rights on Entry Decisions of MNCs"
Nandkumar, Anand. "Neither too much nor too little: How does technological capability moderate Learning By Exporting?"
Bharadwaj, Anandhi.,Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. "Do Strong Intellectual Property Rights Impact Innovation and Economic Growth in Developing Economies? Evidence from India"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Dutta, Shantanu.,Srinivasan, Nimay. "Change in Patent Regime And The Role of Branded and Generic Drugs On Price and Quantity: Evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry 1995-2009"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Dixit, Jaya.,Bang N. "Resilience in Family Firms"
Kotha, Reddi.,Mack D.,Nandkumar, Anand. "Innovative Projects: Mismatches in Funding and Impact"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Srikanth, Kannan. "Patently different? How does the strength of patents influences the nature of offshored R&D of multinational enterprises"
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Bharadwaj, Anandhi. "Do Strong Intellectual Property Rights Impact Innovation and Economic Growth in Developing Economies? Evidence from India"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Srikanth, Kannan. "Capability Development and Heterogeneity in Individual Learning Curves"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Mani, Deepa.,Saharsh Agarwal. "The Growing Dominance of ICT Inventors in Production of Impactful Knowledge"
Bharadwaj, Anandhi.,Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand. "Market returns to ICT Innovations: A Group-Based Trajectory Approach"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Tandon, Vivek. "A Better place than home? Intellectual Property Regime in Emerging Economies and International Entry of Emerging Market Firms into Advanced Economies: Evidence from Indian Pharmaceutical Firms 2000-2009"
Nandkumar, Anand.,Tandon, Vivek.,Asgari, Navid. "How does Internal Structure of R&D shape its efficiency: Evidence from the U.S. pharmaceutical industry"
Mani, Deepa.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Sharma V. "Privatization of Technical Education and Industrial Activity in India"