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Mathew J. Manimala

Biography Dr. Mathew J. Manimala (India).
Dr. Mathew J. Manimala
Dr. Mathew J. Manimala
Mathew J Manimala is a Professor of Organization Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).  Prior to joining IIMB, he has served as Senior Member of Faculty and Chairman, Human Resources Area, at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad. At IIMB he has worked closely with the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) primarily to build the research competencies of the Centre during its early years, when he served as the Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship for two terms and as the Chairperson of NSRCEL for one term. Currently he is also a Senior Enterprise Fellow of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB), University of Essex, UK.

Professor Manimala obtained MBA degree from the University of Cochin, MBSc degree from the University of Manchester and the Fellow in Management (doctoral) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).  He has received several academic honours including a Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Research in the Field of New Enterprise Development from the Academy of Management.  He has been awarded research fellowships by prestigious international agencies such as the European Foundation for Management Development (for a research fellowship at Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK: 1990-91) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (for a research fellowship at the University of Calgary, Canada: 1998-99). In July 2011 he was honoured by CMO-Asia with the “Best Professor of Human Resource Management” Award at the 2nd Asia’s Best B-School Award function held at Singapore.

The teaching, training and consultancy interests of Professor Manimala cover a wide range of topics in Organization Behaviour and Entrepreneurship

Professor Manimala has done extensive research in the area of Entrepreneurship. His work on Entrepreneurial Heuristics is acclaimed by the community of researchers (including the Academy of Management) as a pioneering work in the field, wherein he has also perfected and used a novel methodology called ‘Case-survey method’.  He has published more than 50 research papers and articles in refereed international journals and presented papers mostly in international conferences. Among the research projects initiated/carried out by him recently is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, a multi-country research project involving more than 30 countries, of which he was the leader of the India team for two years.   He has published four books: Entrepreneurial Policies and Strategies: the Innovator’s Choice (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1999); Entrepreneurship Theory at the Cross Roads: Paradigms and Praxis, First Edition (Wheeler Publishing, New Delhi, 1999) and enhanced Second Edition (Wiley-Dreamtech, New Delhi, 2005 and 2009);  Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective edited by him along with Jay Mitra and Varsha Singh (Response Books/Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2009); and Organizational Behaviour: A Psychological Perspective for the Asia-Pacific, (co-author with four others), (McGraw-Hill Asia-Pacific, Sydney, Australia, 2009).   He is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals including Creativity and Innovation Management, published by Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK, and is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Management, published by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).

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Mathew J. Manimala
E-mail: manimala@IIMB.ERNET.IN   Phone:91-80-2699 3107 (O); 91-9448093109 (M)
Website:  Fax: 91-80-26584050

MODULE – Entrepreneurial Heuristics -- A Comparative Analysis of ICT and Non-ICT Sectors


This course aims at familiarizing the participants with the differences in entrepreneurial policies and practices compared to those of established organizations, thus equipping them with the knowledge and skills for developing and exploiting opportunities under constraints. Since entrepreneurs do things differently from the way they may be done by established organizations, the learning of participants on entrepreneurial practices will be reinforced by a series of case discussions on well-known entrepreneurs.

Short description

Entrepreneurial environment: Opportunities under constraints – Paradigms of environmental influence –Technology and R&D constraints – Market acceptance issues – Financial constraints – Legal and procedural issues – Constraints on talent acquisition and retention – Managing constraints and converting them into opportunities.

Innovations under constraints: Broader perspectives and wider arenas of innovation – Innovators’ heuristics (Comparative case-studies) – Taxonomy of innovators.

Entrepreneurial heuristics: Managing ideas – Managing autonomy – Managing competition – Managing people – Managing risk – Managing growth – Managing personal and professional networks – Innovators’ distinctive orientations.

Learning entrepreneurship from leaders: Discussions of cases from ICT and non-ICT sectors.

ICT Clusters: Comparing cluster development in different contexts: Case studies of different regions – Bangalore, Nanjing, Barcelona, Dublin, the Netherlands & Flanders, South Africa, Dubai Internet City, etc. Promotion of ICT clusters.

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