Rishikesha T Krishnan

Rishikesha T Krishnan  Print Bio

Corporate Strategy & Policy

On Leave as Director, IIM Indore


Professor Krishnan’s main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2008), and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (2011-12). He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007-10.

Professor Krishnan writes extensively, and has more than 140 publications spanning outlets that include refereed journals, the popular press, case studies, book chapters, and books. These include two books on innovation: From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India, published in February 2010, and 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar, and published by HarperCollins in March 2013). The latter won the Best Book Award 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training and Development.

He was listed among the Thinkers50 India, the most influential thinkers in management from India (2013) and jointly received the special Thinkers50 India Innovation award (2013). Earlier, he received the Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Strategic Management in 2010.

Professor Krishnan has served on a number of committees set up by the Government of India, Nasscom and CII, related to innovation in India, including the juries for the Nasscom and CII Innovation awards.

  • Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad, India
  • Master of Science, Stanford University, USA
  • Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India