I am a Professor at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. My research focuses on understanding the strategic and ecosystem enablers of innovations/start-ups tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
I was co-chair of the G20 Startup20 taskforce on sustainability, that developed a policy communique for G20 startup ecosystems in 2023.
I am co-creator of an open social movement - SDGZero - that envisions creating bottom-up approaches to solving SDG challenges by enabling local communities through entrepreneurial approaches.
I am co-lead and co-author of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports which tracks entrepreneurial trends globally on an annual basis.
My popular Master's course explores emerging technologies and associated futuristic business models.
I am a board member and director of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), which is UK largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency.
I also regularly write blogs for the World Economic Forum and was shortlisted for the Financial Times - McKinsey Bracken Bowen Prize in 2018. I am currently a co-editor of International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and on the editorial review board of British Journal of Management.
My research on ecosystems and social entrepreneurship has been published in leading management journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of World Business, Journal of Product Innovation Management and British Journal of Management.
Professor, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Associate professor, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Assistant Professor, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K), PhD
College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET), Bachelors in Technology
Act or wait-and-see? Adversity, agility, and entrepreneur wellbeing across countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Innovation ecosystems: what makes them responsive during emergencies?, British Journal of Management
Multinational enterprises and the governance of sustainability practices in emerging market supply chains: an agile governance perspective, Journal of World Business
Individual capital and social entrepreneurship : role of formal institutions, Journal of Business Research
Immigrant entrepreneurship : A review and research agenda, Journal of Business Research
Ownership structure and corporate social responsibility in an emerging market, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Upgrading without formal integration in M&A : the role of social integration, Global Strategy Journal
Knowledge sources and international business activity in a changing innovation ecosystem : a study of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, Management and Organization Review
Doubly disadvantaged : gender, spatially concentrated deprivation and nascent entrepreneurial activity, European Management Review
Technological innovation research in China and India: a bibliometric analysis for the period 1991–2015, Management and Organization Review
Grants and Contracts
Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Strathclyde
Understanding the development of micro-entrepreneurship business model in bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) contexts
Scottish Funding Council
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? Benchmark Research for Scotland
Academy of Management
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom; Strategic Management Society (SMS) Strategic Research Foundation (SRF) dissertation fellow 2016