Sandeep Pillai serves as an assistant professor at Bocconi University. Sandeep is focused on studying the determinants of firm performance in early-stage industries. Sandeep uses a combination of historical methods and statistical analysis to explore the uncertainties that firms encounter in early-stage industries, the capabilities needed to overcome these uncertainties, and who can overcome them. Sandeep teaches entrepreneurship and econometrics courses for masters students and a management course for undergraduates. Sandeep serves the scholarly community by reviewing journals and conferences and organizing symposia and workshops at conferences. Before embarking on my academic career, Sandeep worked as an electrical engineer for Ontario's state electrical utility for seven years.