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 a Senior
Faculty Member 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).
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); 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, (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