Rishikesha Krishnan
Indian Institute of Management Indore

Rishikesha T. Krishnan is Director and Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India. From 1996 to 2013, Professor Krishnan was a member of the faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India. Professor Krishnan was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2008), and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (2011-12). He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007-10. Professor Krishnan is listed among the Thinkers50 India most influential thinkers in management from India and jointly received the special Thinkers50 India Innovation award in 2013. Professor Krishnan writes extensively, and has more than 140 publications. These include two books on innovation: From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India, published in February 2010 and 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar, and published by Harper Collins in March 2013). The latter won the Best Book Award 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training and Development. Professor Krishnan is a member of the boards of several corporations and nonprofits. Professor Krishnan is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM Ahmedabad.