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’s main areas of interest are strategy, innovation and education.
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. Earlier, he received the Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Strategic Management in 2010. In February 2017, he was honoured with the Bharat Asmita Acharya Shreshtha – Best Teacher in Management Award by the MIT Group of Institutions, Pune.
Professor Krishnan has served on a number of committees set up by the Government of India, Nasscom and CII related to innovation in India, including the juries for the Nasscom and CII Innovation Awards.
Professor Krishnan writes extensively, and has more than 140 publications spanning outlets that include refereed journals, the popular press, case studies, book chapters, and books. 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 Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd., Madhya Pradesh Paschim Khetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Ltd., Foundation for Excellence India Trust, ABV-IIITM Gwalior and IIHMR University Jaipur.
Professor Krishnan is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM Ahmedabad.