EDUCATION

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)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Star entrepreneurs, Distributions of entrepreneurial performance, Digital entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial cognition, Unconventional datasets and research methods.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

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. (2024). Digital Davids, global Goliaths, and the Web3 sling. Business Horizons, 67(1), 5-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2023.06.002. (PDF).

Gala, K., & Mueller, B. A. (2024). Religion and entrepreneurial exits: Divine attributions and eternal time-frames. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 21(2), 156-183. https://doi.org/10.51327/ZDIN5682. (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, e00425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2023.e00425. (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).

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

2024 (Spring) Sole Instructor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Undergraduate)

MGMT/ENTSP 310, 68 students, in person

2023 (Fall)      Sole Instructor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Undergraduate)

MGMT/ENTSP 310, 60 students, in person

 

WEB PRESENCE

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jrq86vsAAAAJ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaushikgala/

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kaushik-Gala

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7849-2349

 

Last updated: May 2024