Prof. K Kumar retires from IIM Bangalore after decades of outstanding service
Faculty in the Entrepreneurship area, Prof. Kumar’s achievements include being awarded the Apeejay Surrendra Chair in Family Business and Entrepreneurship by IIMB during the 2013-2016 period
Professor K Kumar, Dean, Alumni Relations & Development and faculty from the Entrepreneurship area of IIM Bangalore, retired from the services of the institute on May 31, 2022.
Prof. Kumar has over 16 years of experience in the industry and has held positions as CEO, President and Management Consultant in reputed organizations besides starting and nurturing three companies as an entrepreneur. He joined IIMB in 2001 as a Visiting Professor of Corporate Strategy and Policy and was subsequently appointed Professor of Entrepreneurship in 2007. He was Chair, NSRCEL at IIMB, from 2008 to March 2012 and was responsible for directing its research, teaching and training activities, besides running the business incubation centre.
Prof. Kumar is Fellow, IIM Bangalore and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIMB. He also has a BE in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial strategies, effectuation, internationalization of new ventures, high growth entrepreneurship in emerging economies and family business management. He has published his work in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Long Range Planning, 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.
Prof. Kumar was nominated to serve as the ICCR short term Chair Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Athens University of Economics and Business and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Cologne during 2016-17. He also serves as an Independent Director on the board of a publicly listed company and advises corporate organizations and family businesses. He was awarded the Apeejay Surrendra Chair in Family Business and Entrepreneurship by IIMB during the 2013-2016 period.
IIM Bangalore thanks Prof. Kumar for his immense contributions towards making IIMB the world-class institute that it is today and extends its best wishes to him for the new phase of his life.