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Entrepreneurial Cognition in Enterprise Creation: New Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Research

Entrepreneurial Cognition in Enterprise Creation: New Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Research
November 10, 2016 2:30 PM Conference Room, Second Floor, GICT Building Lectures Series

Professor Rahul Kumar will deliver a lecture on Entrepreneurial Cognition in Enterprise Creation: New Opportunities in Entrepreneurship Research, at Amrut Mody School of Management. The current understanding of entrepreneurial cognition has evolved since its early conceptualization in the late 1990s. Incubators and accelerators provide an extraordinary opportunity to empirically examine the role cultural-cognitive and social-cognitive processes play out in early stage entrepreneurship. Rahul Kumar will use this seminar as an opportunity to frame new research opportunities that can potentially use university incubators/accelerators to draw new insights for our theoretical understanding of entrepreneurial cognition. The seminar will conclude by a specific research question that Mr. Kumar is currently exploring as part of his extended research program.

About the speaker:
Mr. Rahul Kumar is currently a PhD candidate with the Imperial College Business School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His research interest is in the area of Legitimacy processes for early-stage ventures, Corporate venturing, Enterprise and his teaching interests include Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Growth Strategy, Corporate Strategy, incubation & acceleration, Entrepreneurial cognition. Mr. Kumar has worked in the capacity of teaching assistant with the Imperial College Business School, Penn State Smeal college of business and Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. He has been a reviewer with the Academy of Management and has experience as a programme officer with the World Bank/Japan Social Development Fund Project, India (2005-2006). Mr. Kumar has received several Fellowships, Awards and Honors that include Recipient, Crossrail Innovation Fellowship (2012-2016), Participant, AOM Doctoral Consortium (2015) and Participant, AOM Paper Development Workshop (2014).