Professor of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Harry Barkema is a Professor of Management at the Department of Management at the LSE. He is a joint appointment with the Rotterdam School of Management, where he holds the DSM Distinguished Chair in Innovation Management. Harry was a professor at Tilburg University from 1989-2007 where he founded the PhD programme in Management, which won first prize of all PhD programmes in the Netherlands. He was also on the board of numerous national and international committees on research institutes and research funding; awarding international PhD scholarships.
Harry is also the founding Director of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab (ICCL) where currently 20 people work on fundamental research and teaching (MA, PhD, Executive education). This research includes; how to design innovative teams, innovation communities around websites, innovative science parks & corporate campuses, and successful business model innovation in close cooperation with companies. One set of new initiatives focuses on business model innovation at the base of the pyramid (BOP), in cooperation with multinational corporations, NGOs, and local businesses in South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
IESE Business School, Spain
Johanna Mair is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Management Department at the IESE business school. She currently teaches corporate strategy and entrepreneurial strategies for social impact on the MBA, Global Executive MBA and Executive Education programs; strategy research on the Ph.D. program; and course design on the International Faculty Development Program.
Prof. Mair held visiting positions at Stanford University in 2008 and 2009 and was appointed a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2006. Her research lies at the intersection of traditional strategy and entrepreneurship. More specifically, she is interested in how institutions stifle and enable social and economic progress and the role of entrepreneurial actors in this process. Projects in progress focus on the emergence of venture philanthropy in Europe and market building and inclusive growth strategies in developing countries.
Prof. Mair has received numerous awards for her research and publications. In 2007 she was recognized as a "Faculty Pioneer" by the Aspen Institute and received the Ashoka Award for Social Entrepreneurship Education. Her research was awarded the 2007 Strategic Management Society "Best Paper for Practice Implications Award" and the 2008 Gold Prize of the IFC-Financial Times Essay Competition. In addition, IESE honored her research and teaching activities by presenting her its Annual Research Excellence Award in 2005 and 2007.
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management
IIM Bangalore, India
Sourav Mukherji is Associate Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and an case-writer for the UNDP Growing Inclusive Market Initiative. An engineer from IIT Kharagpur, Sourav obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
His major research interests are strategic and structural challenges faced by Indian firms competing in global markets. At IIM Bangalore, he teaches post graduate and doctoral level courses on Organization Design, Strategy Process, Organization Learning and Knowledge Management. Prior to joining IIM Bangalore as a faculty member, Sourav worked for the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant, where he was involved in assignments concerning portfolio analysis, organization design, merger and acquisitions and market entry strategies for Indian and international firms. After completing his engineering, Sourav had worked with information technology firms like IBM and Oracle in various product management functions. As a doctoral student at IIM Bangalore he won the ‘Infosys Fellowship’, awarded for research in the IT industry. Sourav has presented papers in international academic conferences, spoken at national and international corporate forums and published in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to globalization of Indian organizations, outsourcing of knowledge intensive services, novel organization forms and knowledge management. He has also been involved in several consulting assignments, advising organizations on strategic and structural issues.
t IIM Bangalore, Sourav was the Chairperson of Career Development and Placement activities during 2006-09. He is also a member of various committees that oversee ongoing programmes and new initiatives at IIM Bangalore. Sourav is among the board of advisors of an entrepreneurial venture in the information technology services sector.
Associate Professor of
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and International Business
University of Victoria, Canada
Ana María Peredo is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria and Director of the BC Institute of Co-operative Studies. Her research focuses on the role of business in society. Specifically, her work is related to how business can be an instrument for poverty alleviation and community well-being. This interest has led her to explore a variety of alternative business models, including different types of businesses emerging from grassroots organizations, such as community-based enterprises, co-operatives and other forms of community collective action and social entrepreneurship.
She is a pioneer in the field of community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty. Her publications have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Inquiry, Humanity and Society, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of World Business and Journal of Management Education. She has also published a number of book chapters.
Dr. Peredo's work is informed by a rich experience of ten years working in international development projects. As an anthropolgist, she has worked for UN and European development agencies involved in rural development projects with the Quechua and Aymara peoples. A principal responsibility was micro-credit and income generation for Andean indigenous women. Her interest in the Andes arose from her work as a journalist producing reports on rural development published by one of Peru's leading dailies.
Professor of Finance & Control
IIM Bangalore, India
Raghavan Srinivasan is a Professor for Finance and Control at the IIM Bangalore. His research area is Corporate Finance and Development, with a specific focus on co-operatives and microfinance institutions. He published on self-help groups as financial institutions, delinquency and default in microfinance institutions and governance and accounting issues in cooperatives. His outreach work involves and advisory position to the National Dairy Development Board, Anand, and advisory for five start-up microfinance institutions.