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KISHINCHAND POORNIMA WASDANI

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Education

  • Post-Doctoral Research, Area of Research: Microfinance Institutions, Institutional Voids Theory, School of Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada (2018 – Present)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Management Studies), Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Engineering Indian Institute of Science, India (August 2009 – June 2014)
  • Faculty Development Program (FDP) Certificate, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (October 2007 – February 2008)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Madras, India (June 1996 – April 1998)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ethiraj College for Women, University of Madras, Chennai, India (1993 – 1996)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • New Markets, Reduced Cost and Better Technology (Global MBA program)

EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

  • MITACS Accelerate Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada (2019 – Present)
  • Associate Faculty, School of Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada
    (2019 – Present)
  • Research Associate, School of Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada (2018 – 2019)
  • Assistant Professor, RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Bengaluru, India
    (2017 – 2018)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Ramaiah Public Policy Centre, Bengaluru, India (2018)
  • Adjunct Professor (Adjunct), SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai, UAE (2018)
  • Senior Research Associate, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, India (2018)
  • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Bengaluru, India (2014 – 2016)
  • Research Fellow, Graduate School of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin Daigaku (University), Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan (2003 – 2005)

Corporate Experience

  • Consultant, Grant Thornton India LLP, Bengaluru, India (August 2016 – July 2017)

    Preparation of Bid Proposals, Research Reports and Feasibility Studies in the domains of Public Policy, Urban Development and Finance.

  • Research Officer, Sir M Visvesvaraya Economic Research Centre (SMVERC), Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), Bengaluru, India (March 2015 – October 2015)

    Preparation of research-based articles and reports on the economic and industry scenario in India.

  • Social Development Consultant, Kerala State Poverty Eradication Mission (Kudumbashree) Department of Local Self-Government, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India (January 2006 – October 2006)

    Training, development and assistance of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) for Microfinance loans and Income Generating activities (Micro-enterprises).

    Supervision of implementation of NutriMix, Swiss Government-assisted project among SHGs in the state of Kerala. Implemented by nearly 500 units state-wide.

    MIS co-ordination between Executive Director, Kudumbashree and District Mission Coordinators.

Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation
  • Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Emerging Economies
  • Waste Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • 2019 - Manimala, M. J., Wasdani K. P., & Vijaygopal, A. (Eds.). Transnational entrepreneurship: Issues of SME internationalization in the Indian context. Singapore: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-6297-1
  • 2015 - Manimala, M. J., & Wasdani, K. P. (Eds.). Entrepreneurial ecosystem: Perspectives from emerging economies. New Delhi: Springer. ISBN: 978-81-322-2085-5
  • 2009 - James, P. S., & Wasdani, P. (Eds.). Human resource management: An anthology of contemporary research. New Delhi: Excel Publications.

Journal Special Issues Edited

  • 2015 - Manimala, M. J., & Wasdani, K. P. Special Issue on “Entrepreneurship in a Globalizing World”. South Asian Journal of Management, 22(2).

Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming - Manimala, M. J., Wasdani, K. P., & Vijaygopal, A. Facilitation and regulation of educational institutions: The role of accreditation. Vikalpa.
  • 2015 - Wasdani, K. P., & Manimala, M. J. Opportunity Recognition (OR) skills of entrepreneurs and its association with their paths to business ownership and types of innovation: An empirical investigation of SME firms. Kindai Management Review, 3: 25-35.
  • 2014 - Wasdani, K. P., & Mathew, M. Potential for opportunity recognition along the stages of entrepreneurship. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 2(7): 1-24.
  • 2014 - Wasdani, K. P., & Mathew, M. Potential for Opportunity Recognition (ORP): Differentiating entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 23(3): 336-362.
  • 2013 - Wasdani, K. P., & Manimala, M. J. Distributed leadership at Google: Lessons from the billion-dollar brand. Ivey Business Journal, 77(3). Pp.1:6. Product Number: 9B13TC03 https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/distributed-leadership-at-google-lessons-from-the-billion-dollar-brand/
  • 2010 - Wasdani, K. P., Mayur, S. J., & Eapen, S. Effect of personal and social competencies on job satisfaction: An empirical study of head nurses. Focus: The International Journal of Management Digest, 6(1): pp. 1-11

Book Chapters

  • 2019 - Manimala, M. J., Wasdani, K. P., & Vijaygopal, A. Transnational, ethnic and returnee entrepreneurship: Perspectives on SME internationalization. In M. J. Manimala, K. P. Wasdani, & A. Vijaygopal (Eds.), Transnational entrepreneurship: Issues of SME internationalization in the Indian context (pp. 3-33). Singapore: Springer.
  • 2016 - Singh, C., & Wasdani, K. P. Finance for MSMEs in India: Sources and challenges. In P. Vandenberg, P. Chantapacdepong, & N. Yoshino (Eds.), SMEs in developing Asia: New approaches to overcoming market failures (pp. 270-296). Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute.
  • 2015 - Wasdani, K. P., Manimala, M. J., & Kurian, C. Terumo-Penpol Limited (TPL): The travails and tribulations of R&D-based entrepreneurship in India. In J. Hayton, C. Salvato, & M. J. Manimala (Eds.), Global entrepreneurship: Case studies of entrepreneurial firms operating around the world (pp.71-83). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • 2015 - Manimala, M. J., & Wasdani, K. P. Emerging economies: Muddling through to development. In M. J. Manimala & K. P. Wasdani (Eds.), Entrepreneurial ecosystem: Perspectives from emerging economies (pp. 3-53). New Delhi: Springer.
  • 2009 - James, P. S., & Wasdani, P. A study of personality factors as determinants of managerial problem-solving skill among management students. In A. R. Singh (Eds.), Research in management and technology (pp. 12-23). New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications.
  • 2009 - Wasdani, K. P., Tamang, G., & Rajadurai, S. Arogya Bhaginis in Vejalpur municipality. In M. S. Saiyadain, J. S. Sodhi and R. J. Joshi (Eds.), Cases in organizational behaviour and human resource management (pp. 97-103). New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw-Hill.

Case Studies

Book Reviews

  • Forthcoming - Wasdani, K. P. Book review: Sex and Stigma Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels. Organization.
  • 2015 - Wasdani, K. P., & Vijaygopal, A. Book Review: How some small businesses get their ducks in a row and grow while others remain undistinguished. Vikalpa, 40(4): 495-499.

Conference Presentations

  • 2019 - Wasdani, K. P., Vijaygopal, A., Manimala, M. J., & Prasad, A. Opportunity realization potential (ORP) of entrepreneurs: Assessment using a newly constructed measuring scale. Academy of Management Discoveries Paper Development Workshop (University of British Columbia). Vancouver, Canada. October 5-6.
  • 2017 - Vijaygopal, A., Shenoy, M., Wasdani, P., Kashyap, S., & Zhang, X. Urban solid waste management innovations in Bengaluru, India: Mandatory segregation and wet-waste treatment at source by residential bulk generators. Poster presented at the ATREE@20 Conference on Conservation Science and Sustainable Development, organized by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. Bengaluru, India. January 24-25.
  • 2013 - Wasdani, K. P., & Mathew, M. Opportunity recognition of pre-stage, early-stage and late-stage entrepreneurs. Paper presented at the 7th Doctoral Colloquium of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad, India. December 9-11.
  • 2012 - Wasdani, K. P., & Manimala, M. J. Opportunity Recognition (OR) skills of entrepreneurs and its association with their paths to business ownership and types of innovation: An empirical investigation of SME firms. Paper presented at the European Academy of Management Conference. Rotterdam, Netherlands. June 6-8.
  • 2008 - Wasdani, K. P., & George, J. The impact of outsourcing of R&D on the industry structure: A case study of rubber plantations in Kerala, India. Paper presented at the International Conference on Doing Business in India organized by Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM). Bengaluru, India. December 2-3.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • 2nd review - Wasdani, K. P., Manimala, M. J., & Vijaygopal, A. Green Leaf Energy: A social enterprise based on public-private partnership (case study). Under 2nd review at Harvard Business Publishing (minor revisions remaining)
  • R&R - Wasdani, K. P. & Vijaygopal, A. Challenges in setting up an assessment centre: The Case of Acme Inc. Revise-and-resubmit at Asian Case Research Journal
  • R&R - Shenoy, M., Zhang, X., Wasdani, K. P., Kashyap, S., & Vijaygopal, A. Decentralized innovations in solid waste management: Evidence from Bengaluru, India. Revise-and-resubmit at Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal
  • 1st review - Manimala, M. J., Wasdani, K. P., & Vijaygopal, A. Corporate governance practices and organizational performance: An empirical investigation of Indian corporate organizations. Under 1st review at Management Decision
  • 1st review - Wasdani, K. P., Manimala, M. J. & Vijaygopal, A. Technology based incubators (TBIs): Global best practices. Under 1st review at Journal of Technology Transfer
  • 1st review - Wasdani, K. P., Manimala, M. J., & Vijaygopal, A. Technology business incubators (TBIs): Emergence and impact. Under 1st review at International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
  • In preparation - Wasdani, K. P., Vijaygopal, A., Manimala, M. J., & Prasad, A. Opportunity realization potential (ORP) of entrepreneurs: Assessment using a newly constructed measuring scale. To be submitted to Academy of Management Discoveries
  • In preparation - Wasdani, K. P., Prasad. A., & Manimala, M. J. Revisiting institutional voids: Strengths of institutional differences in coping with institutional deficiencies. To be submitted to International Business Review
  • In preparation - Prasad. A., Wasdani, K. P., Zulfiqar, G. Microfinance institutions: A review of its detrimental impacts. To be submitted to Human Relations
  • In preparation - Wasdani, K. P. & Prasad. A. The consumable woman: The dowry system in South Asia. To be submitted to Journal of the Association for Consumer Research

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Journal Service

  • 2011 - Present Associate Editor, South Asian Journal of Management (ISSN: 0971-5428)
  • 2011 - Present Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (ISSN: 2251-7316)

Conference Service

  • 2015 - Member, Conference Organizing Team, 1st India Conference on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore). Bengaluru, India. December 7-8.
  • 2015 - Member, Conference Organizing Team, 5th International Conference on Solid Waste Management. Bengaluru, India. November 24-27.
  • 2015 - Conference Administrator, IIMB-SJSU International Conference on Transnational Entrepreneurs and International SMEs in Emerging Economies: Drivers and Strategies. Bengaluru, India. May 20-22.

Other Service

  • 2018 - Research Assistance for Waste-to-energy systems project, Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative, A partnership between WRI (World Resource Center) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. http://financingsustainablecities.org/explore/solutions/biodegradable-energy-to-waste Resource Person for the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on the Induction of Research into Teaching, New Horizon Quality Assessment and Skill Development Center, New Horizon College of Engineering. Bengaluru, India.
  • 2018 - Resource Person for the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on the Importance and Role of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Educational Field, New Horizon Quality Assessment and Skill Development Center, New Horizon College of Engineering. Bengaluru, India.
  • 2013 - Trainer for the Building Resourceful Intelligent Dynamic Galvanizing Entrepreneurship (BRIDGE) Programme for Women Entrepreneurs organized by North Malabar Chamber of Commerce and Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenatbeit. Chennai, India. November 29.
  • 2009 - Chief Organizer and Coordinator of the Economic Times-NIPM-SAINTGITS National Summit on Human Resource Practices and Management on Transforming Human Resource Management, SAINTGITS Institute of Management. Kottayam, Kerala. July 23-25.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

External Grants

  • 2019 - 2020 - Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, MITACS (Internship No. IT13733) [CAD 55,000]

Awards

  • 2019 - Research Award, Royal Roads University [CAD 2,500]
  • 2018 - Internal Research Grant, Royal Roads University [CAD 10,00]
  • 2003 - 2005 - Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship, School of Business, Kwansei Gakuin Daigaku (University) [JPY 19,20,000]

Distinctions

  • 2019 - Selected for Academy of Management Discoveries Paper Development Workshop, University of British Columbia
  • 1998 - Graduated with distinction in Quantitative Methods, University of Madrasli