Overview

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.

Education

  • Ph D (Public Policy and Management), Carnegie Mellon University 2008
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Policy and Management), Carnegie Mellon University 2005
  • MS (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University 1998
  • Certified Public Accountant , ICAI 1995
  • Bachelors in Commerce , Loyola College 1991

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