Entrepreneurship is the youngest area at IIM Bangalore. Formed three years ago, it has four full-time faculty members and one visiting faculty. The area gives equal focus to both teaching and research and works closely with NSRCEL to explore practice-relevant research questions as well as translate research into practice.
In research, faculty have expertise in domains such as family business, international entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, effectuation, social entrepreneurship, hybrid organizations, social networks, and innovation. They have published in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, etc. The area offers a doctoral programme-one of the first among IIMs and has three PhD students.
In teaching, the area offers MBA-level core courses such as, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Action, Entrepreneurial Management, and electives such as, Understanding Venture Capital. It also offers doctoral courses on Entrepreneurship Classics, Contemporary Entrepreneurship, Social Network Analysis, Designing Research in Entrepreneurship as a Method (DREAM) and International Entrepreneurship.
The area faculty are active in coordinating successful executive education programmes focused on entrepreneurship such as the Women Start-up Programme (WSP), 10000 Women Programme, Management Programme for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses (MPEFB), and participate in many other general management programmes