MB Sarkar (Ph.D. Michigan State University) was Professor of Strategy & Innovation and the Stauffer Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He had co-chaired the highly successful SMS Special India Conference in December 2008, and has served as an elected officer in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG. His research interests, which revolve around strategic issues in the context of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging economies, has been published in several top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He served on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, and was a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Hyderabad Chapter. MB Sarkar was visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining academia, he had founded a media company in India which produced television programs, corporate films and advertising commercials.