One among ASQ Blog’s Top Ten Posts in 2016

Seasons Greetings and New Year Wishes 2017!!

I am a big fan of the ‘Administrative Science Quarterly’ Journal (ASQ). I was excited when the possibility of interviewing the authors of one of its papers. I enjoyed reading the article as it was close to how I intended (research method) to do my doctoral work. The interview was even more enjoyable. The interview was posted during the second half of November 2016. Link: https://asqblog.com/2016/11/16/delmestri-greenwood-2016-how-cinderella-became-a-queen-theorizing-radical-status-change/

We are more than happy to share that the interview we (Shaya & I) conducted for the ASQ Blog turned up to be No. 4 of their ‘Top Ten Blog Posts’ in 2016. This is really cool considering that fact that we had only about 45 days of presence on the web that year.

We learned a lot by reading that article in the ASQ and especially from the interview that we conducted with the authors. We are happy that our interview was well received by scholars. Hope a lot more scholars (doctoral students in particular) benefit from the interview and the article.

The ASQ blog team wish you a productive and fruitful 2017! Here we present the list of top posts in 2016 on the ASQ blog: take a look and get drunk on some scholarly wisdom before you open the Happy New Year champagne!

1. A Conversation with Jerry Davis, ASQ Editor (2011 – 2016)

2. A Conversation with Charlene Zietsma, winner of the 2016 ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution

3. Berg (2016). Balancing on the Creative Highwire: Forecasting the Success of Novel Ideas in Organizations

4. Delmestri & Greenwood (2016). How Cinderella Became a Queen: Theorizing Radical Status Change

5. Davis & Eisenhardt (2011). Rotating Leadership and Collaborative Innovation: Recombination Processes in Symbiotic Relationships

6. Michel (2011). Transcending Socialization: A Nine-Year Ethnography of the Body’s Role in Organizational Control and Knowledge Workers’ Transformation

7. Huang and Pearce (2015). Managing the Unknowable: The Effectiveness of Early-stage Investor Gut Feel in Entrepreneurial Investment Decisions

8. Rider (2012). How Employees’ Prior Affiliations Constrain Organizational Network Change: A Study of U.S. Venture Capital and Private Equity

9. Navis and Glynn (2010). How new market categories emerge: temporal dynamics of legitimacy, identity, and entrepreneurship in satellite radio, 1990-2005

10. Merluzzi & Phillips (2016). The Specialist Discount: Negative Returns for MBAs with Focused Profiles in Investment Banking.

via Top Posts of 2016 — The ASQ Blog

Alvin Toffler – you will be remembered

How many of us have grown up hearing about ‘information overload’? This was the man who spoke about it first.

He wrote classic bestsellers such as ‘Future Shock’ and ‘The Third Wave’ – If you have not read them, read them now. If you are one of those like me who have read it, I don’t have to ask you to re-read it – just for the sheer joy of how a futurist indicates the future without predicting it.

It is sad that the world lost him. He was 87. You can read more about him, his life and work here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/books/alvin-toffler-author-of-future-shock-dies-at-87.html?_r=1

Thanks Alvin Toffler for helping us look at the world differently. I hope to re-read your books as a mark of respect to you and your thoughts. I am sure you have inspired number of budding scholars (me included) to study phenomena deeply and write daringly.

Recently Steve Case titled his book ‘The Third Wave’ and spoke about how he was deeply impacted by the ideas of Alvin Toffler too. Read this interview here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2016/04/06/steve-case-what-leaders-need-to-know-about-the-next-wave-of-tech/#139dc79b484b

Prof Alvin Toffler, you will be remembered.

Received Some Press Coverage

I was written about in the papers last week. 🙂 While I could read two, the ones I could not read (written in Gujarati) seem to have given me more visibility.

Happy to share this with all my readers and well wishers.

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Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/EDII-student-represents-India-in-International-Entrepreneurship-Conference/articleshow/52777192.cms

DNA

http://dnasyndication.com/dna/City-Ahmedabad/dna_english_news_and_features/EDII-student-makes-India-proud/DNAHM101698

Nav Gujarat Samay

http://epaper.navgujaratsamay.com/details/10923-5679-1.html

Sandesh

http://sandesh.epapr.in/844056/Ahmedabad/17-06-2016#page/22/2

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Thanks for your continued support and wishes!

FPM at EDII

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has announced the ‘Call for FPM-2016 AdvApplications’ for its third batch of the Fellow Program in Management (FPM). The FPM is a 4 year AICTE approved doctoral program. EDII’s FPM focusses on entrepreneurship.

There are thirteen areas within entrepreneurship offered to pursue doctoral work. It is a full time program run at the beautiful EDII campus in Bhat Village, Gandhinagar.

I am posting it here for two reasons:

a) I am a student of EDII’s FPM program

b) I am a student of entrepreneurship

For brochure and application form, look here: http://ediindia.ac.in/new/FPM.asp

If you have any queries kindly call the FPM Office and I am sure they will be happy to clarify any doubts you may have.

Best wishes

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam passes away

We just finished dinner and were walking towards our hostel rooms. One of our friends exclaimed saying “APJ No More?” – all of us in unison said, “If it is a message on whatsapp, please ignore.”

I came to my room and saw three more messages pop up on whatsapp. I immediately opened my laptop to check. I went through a number of articles to make sure what I was reading was true. Sad, but its true! The man who was here on our campus just a few weeks back and enthralled us with his energetic speech and inspired us to work hard, is no more. And what an end? True to his spirit of service, discipline, sacrifice and energy, he died with his boots on. He passed away as he was delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong.

His life and his living was truly his message for us. I think we must all learn from his example. To live life as a service to others till the very end. I think the biggest respect we can pay him will be to take responsibility to live our life purposefully. I share with you his message that he gave to us on 20th June 2015.

4 things to stay motivated and achieve in life:

  1. Have a great aim (not small one)
  2. Gain knowledge
  3. Work really hard
  4. Persevere till you reach

(from my notes that I had made during his talk) – I hope we can do all the above.

Peace and Prayers for his soul to rest in peace.

Thanks Dr Kalam for ensuring that we are perennially inspired.

Eleventh Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad hosts a research conference every two years, called the Biennial Conference on its sprawling campus. Over a hundred national and international academicians come together for three days and share their ideas and thoughts. Amidst the brainstorming and networking there is also some entertainment to lighten up the intense discussions.

The Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CREED) drives all the research activities at EDII. The Biennial Conferences are also managed by the centre. The centre also does a lot of other activities like offering fellowships, running a journal, etc. To know more please read here: http://www.ediindia.org/CREED.asp

I first attended the Biennial Conference in 2013 (Tenth). I presented my paper and was happy to listen to so many more from both India and abroad. EDII had announced its Eleventh Biennial Conference (18-20 Feb’15) a few months back. Since this time around I am residing on the beautiful EDII campus, I am also playing my own small role in hosting this grand and probably largest conference on entrepreneurship in this part of the world. Truly excited about this! If you are interested or associated (even remotely) with entrepreneurship, you must not miss this event. To know more about the conference please read here: http://www.ediindia.org/doc/Eleventh-Biennial-Conference-Brochure.pdf Please check with the conference coordinator (details in the link above) about how you can participate in this conference.

Look forward to meet, network, interact and learn a lot through the conversations over the 3 days.

Announcements: Three FDPs on data analysis in Jaipur

Having taken some baby steps in the field of academic research, I have begun to feel the importance of continuous education for faculty and researchers. While I have conducted number of faculty development programs (FDPs) on entrepreneurship, I have realized how important it is for me to attend a few as well. It gives time for reflection and contemplation apart from picking a few new skills.

Research methods is one such area. It takes time to pick it up well. It requires iterative learning to put it to practical use. Hence FDPs in this area are always welcome. During a recent trip to Jaipur, Dr Prabhat Pankaj shared details of three programs that they, at Jaipuria Jaipur Campus, are intending to conduct on various aspects of data analysis for researchers. The programs seemed relevant and timely. Since this is an area where tools are evolving very fast, I thought of sharing this with the larger community of readers.

While faculty, research scholars and those involved in academic environments may find it useful, I feel these tools are relevant even for entrepreneurs and small businesses to pick up. In a data driven world, what will one do without tools to fish them for patterns. Therefore having a sound knowledge of statistical and econometric methods, tools and techniques can significantly increases one’s chances to produce better research publications.

The three FDPs on Data Analytics:

  1. First FDP focusing on Advance Data Analysis Using SPSS and AMOS will be organized on January 30-31, 2015.
  2. Second FDP on Time Series Econometrics Using E-Views will be organized on February 20-21, 2015.
  3. Third FDP on Qualitative Data Analysis using Atlas-ti will be organized in the month of March, 2015.

For queries / nominations / information please contact Prof. Prashant Sharma:  prashant.sharma@jaipuria.ac.in or +91-7568799687

Happy Learning!