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Building effective entrepreneurial teams and networks, Business group networks, Entrepreneurial leadership in emerging markets
New Venture Formation and Growth, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Expert in Using Simulation based Approach to Teach Entrepreneurship
Bala Vissa is Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. His research focuses on the people side of entrepreneurship—such as structuring effective venture teams, building entrepreneurial networks, and enhancing corporate governance—particularly in emerging economies. He is an invited speaker and advises entrepreneurial companies and professional investors on these topics.
Prof. Vissa has received numerous research awards and currently serves as Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal; in addition, he previously served as Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. He also served as elected Chairperson of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy interest group of the Strategic Management Society.
He teaches topics related to entrepreneurial leadership, corporate venturing, new venture creation & growth in the MBA program as well as in executive training programs, using a variety of approaches including simulations and case-based learning. Currently he is directing INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives - India and Certificate in Leadership Effectiveness.
Prior to finishing his doctoral studies at London Business School, Prof. Vissa was involved in setting up and growing new businesses in different specialty chemical niches for Unilever in India.