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Karan Girotra

Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management

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Karan Girotra is Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. Karan's main teaching and research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, business model audit, design and innovation. His research has appeared in top academic journals, has been featured extensively in the business press and is summarized in his recent book “The Risk-Driven Business Model: Four Questions that will Define your Company”, HBR Press, 2014.

He is winner of the best professor in the MBA program award, runner-up for the best professor in the executive MBA program and four-time winner of the dean's award for excellence in teaching. In addition to his academic work, Karan was a founder of Terrapass Inc., which The New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005.

Karan blogs about business model innovation at renaissanceinnovator.com and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review bloggers network.

Research Areas

New Venture Development; Idea Generation & Creativity; Innovation Management; Global Sourcing; Pharmaceuticals Product Development; Retail Operations.


Business Models; Business Model Innovation; Innovation Processes, New Venture Management; Generation, Selection and Refinement of New Business ; Operations Management.


Pharmaceuticals and Health; Retailing

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