Prof. Amit Karna

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Amit Karna is a Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). Karna's interests lie in the areas of strategic management, technology and innovation, and entrepreneurship. Karna is the faculty co-chair of Creative and Cultural Businesses Programme and offers executive programmes on innovation and corporate strategy topics. He has advised government and private organizations (in India and abroad) on strategy and management related issues.

Between 2015-2018, Karna chaired the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) one of the largest and most well-regarded educational institute based business incubators in Asia. He was also involved with various disruptive startups in designing innovative business models. He chaired the Business Policy Area at IIMA between 2017-2020. He served as Placements Chair of IIMA from 2018-2021.

Karna's research is in the fields of dynamic capabilities, innovation, and international strategy. He has presented over 50 papers on these topics at various international conferences across the world. His research has been published in leading international journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Global Strategy Journal, R&D Management, Journal of International Management, Industry & Innovation, and European Management Review.

Prior to IIMA, Karna was an Assistant Professor at EBS Business School in Germany between 2009 and 2014. He has been a visiting scholar at University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business in 2011, and at University of Sydney Business School in 2015. He has been a visiting faculty at IESEG School of Management in France between 2012 and 2014. Karna completed his PhD in Strategy from IIMA. Prior to his doctorate, he worked with Aditya Birla Group in various managerial positions.

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