Year of entry: 2014
Recipient of PhD Rudolf & Valeria Maag Scholarship in Entrepreneurship (2019-20)
My dissertation research examines drivers and enablers of micro-entrepreneurship, with a focus on gender and resource mobilization. Currently, I am studying these topics through field experiments and longitudinal surveys in India.
My other projects also examine the organizational inter-linkages between business and society, through novel data-sets of the non-profit sector in U.S. and in India.
Prior to entering the doctoral program, I was a lecturer at premier undergraduate management schools in India and Malaysia.
Entrepreneurship, gender, developing markets, field-experiments
Works in Progress
L. Kinger Hans & B. Vissa, “Who Gives Back? Successful Commercial Entrepreneurs’ Involvement in Social Change in India”, R&R in Organization Science
(Job market paper) L. Kinger Hans & J. Ma, “Start-up Templates and Nascent Entrepreneurship among Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural India”
- Nominated for Best Conference Paper Prize, SMS, Minneapolis, 2019
- Selected for Academy of Management Paper Proceedings, Boston, 2019
L. Kinger Hans & J. Singh, “Social Capital and Entrepreneurship: New Evidence from Women at the Base of the Pyramid”- manuscript
L. Kinger Hans & M. Lee, “Upper Echelons and the Strategic Orientation of Corporate Philanthropy”- manuscript under preparation
L. Kinger Hans & J. Singh, “Engineering Peer Effects for Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Field Experiment”- data collection