K Kumar

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Chairperson, Academic Programmes, NSRCEL
Apeejay Surrendra Chair Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship


Professor Kumar has over 16 years of experience in the industry, holding positions of CEO, President and Management Consultant in reputed organizations. He also started three companies before joining IIMB in 2001.

Professor Kumar’s research interests are in the areas of Entrepreneurial Strategies, Effectuation, Internationalisation of New Ventures, High-growth Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Family Business Management. He has published his work in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, South Asian Journal of Management, IIMB Management Review and Asian Case Research Journal, besides presenting papers at prestigious conferences of the Strategic Management Society as well as the European Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Professor Kumar was nominated in 2010 to serve as the ICCR short-term Chair Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is a member of the National Steering Committee of the Technology Refinement and Marketing Programme and the MSME programme of TIFAC, Government of India. He also serves as an independent director on the board of a publicly-listed company and consults with corporate organizations in the areas of business growth strategies and implementation.

  • Fellow, IIM Bangalore, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management, IIM Bangalore, India
  • BE in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, India