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Assistant Professor & Chair: International Affairs & Collaborations


Strategy and General Management


PhD in Strategic Management from IIM Lucknow, MBA in Strategic Management from IIM Lucknow , B.Sc. with Mathematics Honors from Panjab University

Date of Joining:

2nd June 2024


  • Vivek is a distinctive amalgam of industry and academia. He is a trained academician and a prolific researcher in sustainability and entrepreneurship. He completed his PhD in strategic management from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. His thesis research focused on studying the impact of sustainable entrepreneurship and identifying the key elements of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems. His research has won multiple prestigious awards and recognitions including ‘best research paper’. His current academic curiosity lies in how ecosystems shape the entrepreneurial culture in a nation and how the ecosystems evolve themselves.

    With his research and advocacy, he is actively engaged in designing and building a favorable ecosystem for sustainable entrepreneurship in the G20 nations. He was a council member for the Startup20 taskforce under India’s presidency and continues to contribute to Brazil and South Africa’s presidency of the G20.

    Through a rich industry experience, he has gained pragmatic skills in management and leadership, with emphasis on service operations, people management, client delivery, cross cultural competence, and process outsourcing. In his last industry assignment, he served as the practice manager for digital operations and platforms with Wipro India and managed the account of a multi-million USD portfolio.


  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Digital Platforms
  • Strategic Management


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Energy Poverty


  • Jha, V. K., & Pande, A. S. (2024). Making sustainable development happen: Does sustainable entrepreneurship make nations more sustainable?. Journal of Cleaner Production440, 140849. (ABDC – A)

Conferences and Workshops

    Academic Conferences:

  • Roshan, R., Jha, V.K., Sinha, S. “Corporate Accelerators: A Systematic Literature Review and Agenda for Future Research”, Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, August 2024.
  • Jha, V.K., Roshan, R., Sinha, S. “The Role of Founders’ Ambidextrous Orientation in Unicorn Valuation: A Study of Indian Start-Ups”, Academy of Management, Boston, USA, August 2023.
  • Jha, V.K., Pande, A.S. “Does Sustainable Entrepreneurship Lead to Sustainable Development? An Evaluation of SE Outcomes and Ecosystems”, ISDSI Global Conference, Ranchi, India, December 2023.
  • Jha, V.K., Pande, A.S. “Ecosystems and Sustainability: The Influence of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Performance of Nations”, ICPEETE, Kashipur, December 2022.
  • Practice Conferences:

  • G20 conferences:
  • Sustainability Council Member and Speaker : Startup20 Sikkim Sabha – 18-19 March 2023
  • Sustainability Council Member : Startup20 Goa Sankalpana – 3-4 June 2023
  • Sustainability Council Member : Startup20 Shikhar – Gurugram – 3-4 July 2023
  • Representative at India Green Investment Forum 2024, organized by Impact Investors Council – 6-7 Nov 2023 – New Delhi
  • Ecosystems meet 2022 organized by IIM Lucknow Enterprise Incubation Center – Noida – September 2022


  • Awarded ‘Best paper Award’ for “Ecosystems and Sustainability: The Influence of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Performance of Nations”, at the International Conference on People, Ecosystems & Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship; Kashipur, India, Dec 2022.
  • Awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ for securing fourth rank and being in top 10% scorers at IIM Lucknow, 2021.
  • Finalists in International Case Study Competition organized by IIM Ahmedabad, 2020
  • Awarded certificate of distinction for securing second rank overall among all Kendriya Vidyalayas in Chandigarh in XII standard, 1998-99.
  • Awarded certificate of distinction for National Mathematics Olympiad in XI standard, 1997-98.

Media Coverage

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