Rishikesha T. Krishnan
Rishikesha T. Krishnan is Director and Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India. From 1996 to 2013, Professor Krishnan was a member of the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India.
Professor Krishnan was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2008), and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (2011-12). He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007-10.
Professor Krishnan’s main areas of interest are strategy and innovation.He was listed among the Thinkers50 India most influential thinkers in management from India (2013) and jointly received the special Thinkers50 India Innovation award (2013). Earlier, he received the Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Strategic Management in 2010.
Professor Krishnan’s recent book, 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar, and published by Harper Collins in March 2013), outlines a systematic path for organizations to build innovation capabilities. This book was chosen as the Best Book of 2013-14 by the Indian Society for Training & Development.
The aviation sector is one of Professor Krishnan's interest areas and he has participated in research studies as well as written on the Indian airline industry.
The solutions and services offered by TravelSpends strives to reduce the gap between aspiration and reality for organizations, especially ones afflicted by cost and inefficiency woes. What is particularly encouraging about the founding team is the decades of expertise they bring, having successfully addressed complex challenges in their previous endeavors. As an advisory board member, I bring in insights and perspective to TravelSpends based on my keen interest in the aviation sector and corporate strategy.
- Rishikesha T. Krishnan