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Srivardhini K Jha

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Srivardhini K

Associate Professor
Chairperson, NSRCEL

Srivardhini K. Jha joined Entrepreneurship area as a faculty member in Dec 2015. Prior to joining IIMB, she worked as a researcher with the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Corporate Strategy and Policy from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and B.Tech. in Information Science and Engineering from Bangalore University. Prior to moving into academia, she has held several senior managerial positions at Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Infosys.

Professor Jha’s research focus is on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the emerging country context. In particular, she studies Corporate entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurship and Hybrid organizing.  She has published in several peer reviewed international journals such as MIS Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Management International Review, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and others. She is a regular presenter at the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society conferences. 


  • Jha, S.K., Bhawe, N., & Satish, P. (2021). Scaling Social Enterprises through Product Diversification. Sustainability, 13, 11660. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111660.
  • Jha, S. K., Gold, E. R., & Dubé, L. (2021). Modular Interorganizational Network Governance: A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Complex Social Problems. Sustainability, 13(18), 10292.
  • Dubé, L., Jha, S. K. et.al. (2019). Impact of the eKutir ICT-enabled social enterprise and its distributed micro-entrepreneur strategy on fruit and vegetable consumption: A quasi-experimental study in rural and urban communities in Odisha, India. Food Policy, 90, p. 101787
  • Jha, S.K., Dhanaraj, C. and Krishnan, R.T. (2018). Arbitrage to Global Innovation: Evolution of Multinational R&D in Emerging Markets. Management International Review,58(4): 633-661.
  • Jha S.K. (2018). Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead. IIMB Management Review, 30(2): 179-188.
  • Jha, S.K., Pinsonneault, A. and Dubé, L. (2016). ‘Evolution of an ICT Platform-enabled ecosystem for poverty alleviation: The Case of eKutir’. MIS Quarterly, 40 (2): 431-445.
  • Jha, S.K., Parulkar, I., Krishnan, R.T. and Dhanaraj, C. (2016. ‘Developing New Products in Emerging Markets’. MIT Sloan Management Review, 57(3): 55-62.
  • Dubé, L., Jha, S.K., Faber, A., Struben, J., London, T., Mohapatra, A., Drager, N., Lannon, C., Joshi, P.K. and McDermott, J. (2014). ‘Convergent innovation for sustainable economic growth and affordable universal healthcare: Innovating the way we innovate’. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1331(1), 119-141.
  • Jha, S. K., McDermott, J., Bacon, G., Lannon, C., Joshi, P. K. and Dubé, L. (2014). ‘Convergent innovation for affordable nutrition, health, and health care: the global pulse roadmap’. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences1331(1), 142-156.
  • Jha, S. K., and Krishnan, R. T. (2013). ‘Local innovation: The key to globalization’. IIMB Management Review, 25(4), 249-256.
  • Krishnan, R.T. and Jha, S.K. (2012). ‘Innovation in Indian Automobile Industry: Role of Academic and Public Research Institutions’. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 20(1): 67-84.
  • Krishnan, R.T. and Jha, S.K. (2011). ‘Innovation Strategies in Emerging Markets: What can we learn from Indian market leaders’. ASCI Journal of Management, 41(1): 21-45.


  • Jha, S.K., Gomes, J. and Bhagavatula, S. (2021). ‘Meesho (A): Exploring Hyperlocal Fashion’, ‘Meesho (B): Technology Enablement of Small Retailers’ and ‘Meesho (C): Empowering India’s Women Entrepreneurs’. IIMB-HBS case (IMB907-PDF-ENG; IMB909-PDF-ENG; IMB911-PDF-ENG)
  • Jha, S.K. (2020). Managing ambiguity in partnerships (An in-class exercise).
  • Jha, S.K. (2019). Customer Development: Customer Discovery Exercise (An in-class exercise).
  • Jha, S.K., Rao, M. and Sarkar, S. (2018). Rolocule Games: Negotiating the Mobile Gaming Wave’, IIMB-HBS case (IMB705-PDF-ENG).
  • Jha, S.K., and Jacob, M. (2018). ‘Little Green Kid’, IIMB-HBS case (IMB729-PDF-ENG).
  • Jha, S.K., Krishnan, R.T., Dhanaraj, C. and Buche, I. (2015): ‘Innovation in Emerging Markets’ (A two-part Case Study of Cisco’s ASR 901), IMD-HBS case (IMD833-PDF-ENG and IMD834-PDF-ENG).
  • Jha, S.K. (2019). Customer Development: Customer Discovery Exercise (An in-class exercise).
  • Jha, S.K. and Mani, D. (2018). A Simulation of Corporate Entrepreneurship (Simulation software and teaching note).


  • Rajan, T., Jha, S.K., Thomas, J. and Chinhwadkar, R. (Eds.). (2021). Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Start-up Ecosystem. Universities Press (India) Private Limited.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and Action (MBA core course)
  • Contemporary Entrepreneurship – 1 (Ph.D. course)
  • Strategic Partnerships (MBA elective)
  • New Age Business Models (MBA elective, co-designed with K. Ganesh)
  • Developing Partnerships between Enterprises in India and Israel (MBA Elective)

FPM (equivalent to Ph.D) in Corporate Strategy and Policy, IIM Bangalore.

MS in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

BTech in Information Science and Engineering, Bangalore University.