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Dr. Rama Krishna (RK) Reddy

Dr. Rama Krishna (RK) Reddy

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2023

RK Reddy

RK Reddy joined the Entrepreneurship Team of Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration in 2023 as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. Before this, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at Indiana University South Bend's Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, where he was later promoted to Associate Professor.

RK's academic journey includes a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Manipal University in India, an MBA from Western Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Memphis. His well-rounded background extends beyond academia, with experience in the healthcare and IT industries before pursuing his doctoral education. Also, RK is an entrepreneur who has been involved with numerous startups as a founder and consultant.

Before joining IU South Bend, RK was a Wang Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) research associate. Before his doctoral education, RK worked in the healthcare, management, and IT industries. He has been an entrepreneur since 2006 and consistently works with startups as a founder or consultant.

His research examines mergers & acquisitions, entrepreneurship in informal economies, and foreign direct investments through institutional, resource dependence, and eclectic theories. , He presented his research at annual conferences at the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Southern Management Association. His research has been published in journals like Management International Review, International Business Review, Business Research Quarterly, and Journal of Multinational Financial Management.

His teaching interests include Entrepreneurship, Strategic management, Innovation, Design thinking and negotiations. His research interests include Mergers and acquisitions, Entrepreneurship in Informal Economies, Emerging markets and Institutional theory.

Most Admired Entrepreneur:

My Mother, who was a lifelong entrepreneur and JRD Tata.

Awards & Recognition:

  • Indiana University's Trustees Teaching Award in 2022.
  • IU South Bend, Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics, Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards (2020-2023).
  • Best Paper Award, Emerging Economies Track, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, 2016.
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper, International Management Track, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, 2015.
  • Best Reviewer, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, 2015.

CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty
CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty Listings

Faculty Position / Areas of Responsibility
Dr. Michael Stull Director of the School of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship /IECE
Steve Abbott Entrepreneur in Residence, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Roberta Albano Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Stacey Allis Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Frank Almeida Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
AJ Beechko Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ezekiel Bonillas Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Karla Gonzalez Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Peiyi Jia Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Rama Krisha Reddy Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anna Long-Ruboyianes Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Mitch Morris Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Patrick Person Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lisa Rios Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ernie Silvers Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Johanna Smith Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, & Puppetry, College of Arts & Letters
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