Ph.D. Candidate, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, USA

Entrepreneurship Research, Teaching, Service, and Practice

Author Kaushik Gala

Become an Entrepreneur – Start with Mental Models

I have always loved learning about mental models for decision-making. This started as soon as I came across Charlie Munger’s speeches. I realized that to become an entrepreneur, one must be willing to work across disciplines and departments. To share… Read more →

Entrepreneurship Finance: Govt Funding for Science Startups

Whether it’s India, Europe, or the US, the reality is that early-stage science startups need government support – whether as grants, loans, or even equity capital. Angel investors tend to shy away from the high risk, high uncertainty of science… Read more →

Entrepreneurship Education for Info Tech Professionals

Back in 2009, I taught a course on Entrepreneurship to IBM employees as part of a semester-long program. It was delivered jointly by SIBM and Steinbeis University. This MBA-like course focused on technology innovation & entrepreneurship education for mid-senior IT professionals…. Read more →

Ideas for Entrepreneurs: Technology in Financial Markets

First-time entrepreneurs spend significant time in opportunity identification. They want to know which markets, sectors, and customer segments to pursue. Business ideas for entrepreneurs come from various sources – work, friends, family – even graduate school! Back in 2009, I… Read more →

Entrepreneurship for MBA: From Elective to Major?

Back in 2009, I taught an elective course on Technology Entrepreneurship for MBA students at SIBM in Pune. This is a compilation of the slides for the semester-long course. I also incorporated startup case studies and real-world projects to keep students… Read more →

MBA Research Topics in Entrepreneurship: Corporate Venturing

I was part of the Texas Evening MBA (TEMBA) Class of 2004 at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin. Given my interest in early-stage investments, I looked at various MBA research topics in entrepreneurship. I finally decided to… Read more →

US Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship USASBE Conference

“The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is an inclusive community advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice. The USASBE Conference showcases innovative entrepreneurship research, teaching cases, teaching exercises and serves as a forum for… Read more →

Eurostat Factors of Business Success (FOBS) Database

The Eurostat Factors of Business Success survey was carried out by 13 Member States (CZ, DK, EE, FR, IT, LV, LT, LU, AT, PT, SI, SK and SE) and the Acceding Countries (BG and RO) during 2005-2006. The objective of… Read more →

National Establishment Time Series (NETS) Database

“The National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) database provides longitudinal data on various dynamics of the U.S. economy that include establishment job creation and destruction, sales growth performance, survivability of business startups, mobility patterns, changes in primary markets, corporate affiliations that highlight… Read more →

Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research

“Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research is an official book series of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and is published in collaboration with ISBE and Emerald. Volumes comprise of specially selected papers submitted to the ISBE annual conference… Read more →

Entrepreneurship Education: A Lifelong Learning Approach

“Entrepreneurship Education: A Lifelong Learning Approach explores how entrepreneurship education can be embedded throughout the learner’s lifetime. To date, entrepreneurship education has tended to begin on an ad hoc basis at the higher education level: some institutes offer it as… Read more →

A Research Agenda for the Entrepreneurial University

“A Research Agenda for the Entrepreneurial University highlights the main features of entrepreneurial university research over the two decades since the concept was first introduced, and examines how technological, environmental and social changes will affect future research questions and themes…. Read more →

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