Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
2025 (exp) Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship)
McCombs College of Business, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
2003 Master of Business Administration
Department of ECE, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA
1998 Master of Science (Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor: Computer Science)
Department of Instrumentation and Control, Government College of Engineering, University of Pune, MH, India
1997 Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation & Control)
Star entrepreneurs, Distributions of entrepreneurial performance, Digital entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial cognition, Unconventional datasets and research methods.
Gala, K., Schwab, A., & Mueller, B. A. (2024). Star entrepreneurs on digital platforms: Heavy-tailed performance distributions and their generative mechanisms. Journal of Business Venturing, 39(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2023.106347. (PDF).
Gala, K., Valladares, D. C., & Mueller, B. A. (2023). Students’ assumptions of Entrepreneurs’ performance: The paradox of excess entry and missed opportunity. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, (20). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2023.e00425. (PDF).
Gala, K., & Mueller, B. A. (2023). Religion and entrepreneurial exits: Divine attributions and eternal time-frames. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. https://doi.org/10.51327/ZDIN5682. (PDF).
Gala, K., & Mueller, B. A. (2022). Acquihires by SMEs as a strategic response to industry digitalization. Journal of Small Business Management, 1-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2022.2140161. (PDF).
Park, H. D., Gala, K., & Howard, M. D. (August 2023) Social and knowledge brokerage of venture capitalists and co-patenting by portfolio startups, 83rd Annual AoM Meeting, Boston, MA, USA. https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/AMPROC.2023.13538abstract.
Gala, K. & Mueller, B. A. (August 2023) The influence of religion on entrepreneurial exits, 83rd Annual AoM Meeting, Boston, MA, USA. https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/AMPROC.2023.10043abstract.
Gala, K., Schwab, A., & Mueller, B. A. (June 2023) Star entrepreneurs: Non-normal performance outcomes in the digital economy, 2023 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
Schwab, A., Gala, K., Sutter, M., & Starbuck, W. (September 2022) How replications can strengthen doctoral-student education, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference. London, UK. https://www.strategicmanagement.net/london/tools/session-details?sessionId=2470.
Gala, K. & Mueller, B. A. (August 2022) Entrepreneurial passion and entrepreneurial orientation: The role of regulatory focus, 82nd Annual AoM Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.18105abstract.
Mueller, B. A., Gala, K., & Sapru, A. (June 2022) Examining the pathways of entrepreneurial passion: Exploring ties to entrepreneurial orientation, 2022 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA.
Selected participant. (August 2023) Doctoral Consortium – Entrepreneurship Division, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Boston, MA, USA.
Selected participant. (June 2023) Virtual Course – Theory, Methods, and Analysis for Research with Dyads, CARMA.
Selected participant. (May 2023) Virtual Summer Seminar in Entrepreneurship Research, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.
Selected participant. (February-March 2023) Virtual Workshop for Early-Career Scholars on Conducting Experiments in Entrepreneurship Research, European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Selected participant. (August 2022) PDW on Bridging Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Seattle, WA, USA.
Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
2023 (Fall) Sole Instructor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Undergraduate)
MGMT/ENTSP 310, 60 students, in person
2023 (Spring) Teaching Assistant, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Undergraduate)
MGMT/ENTSP 310, 60 students, in person
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
2009 Instructor, Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship (Executive MBA)
2009 Instructor, Information Technology in Business (Full-time MBA)
2009 Instructor, Technology Entrepreneurship (Full-time MBA )
2023 ~ PhD Representative, Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA)
2022 ~ Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Small Business Management
2022 ~ Venture Mentor, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
2022 ~ Ad hoc Reviewer, Southern Management Association Conference
2022 ~ Ad hoc Reviewer, Annual Meeting of Academy of Management – Entrepreneurship and Strategy Divisions
AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS
2023 ~ Awardee, PhD Student Summer Research Award, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University
2023 ~ Awardee, Research Mini-Grant, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University
2022 ~ Member, Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society
2021 ~ Awardee, Gerdin Grant, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University
2021 ~ Member, Academy of Management
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jrq86vsAAAAJ
Last updated: December 2023