PhD (IIM Bangalore), 2024 (Exp)

MBA (FMS Delhi),

B. Engg. (Jadavpur University)

Aman Bhuwania

History & Profile

As a researcher specializing in entrepreneurial growth and scaling, he aims to advance knowledge creation in this area, as it is vital for both job creation and productivity growth. In light of the high mortality rate of new ventures, numerous organizational mechanisms, including incubators and accelerators, have emerged to support their growth and scaling. To better understand the effectiveness of such mechanisms, he primarily uses qualitative methods to study them, focusing on incubators and accelerators. Specifically, he is interested in non-financial resources, Effectuation, Co-creation, and Optionality.
His teaching interest includes Entrepreneurship Classics, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Effectuation, International Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Negotiations, Entrepreneurial Decision-Making Tools, and Research methodology.


“Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship: Linking Founders’ Imprinting and Financial Performance,” (Co-authored with Srivardhini K Jha, Nachiket Bhawe)  

  • Presented at Strategic Management Society 40th Annual Conference, Oct’ 2020 
  • Presented at Academy of Management 81st Annual Meeting, July 2021 

 “Peer Learning: How micro ecosystems facilitate interaction and lead to ecosystem level outcomes,” (Co-authored with Saras D. Sarasvathy)  

  • Presented at INNODAYS Conference 2022, Nov’ 2022 
  • Accepted at Israel Global Strategy Conference 2022, Nov’ 2022  

 “Scaling without capital? A theory of Penrosean resource substitution,” (Co-authored with Saras D. Sarasvathy)  

  • Presented at Journal of Business Venturing’s PDW, Sep’ 2021 
  • Presented at Effectuation Conference 2022, Nov’ 2022  

 “Not merely a game of cat and mouse: Regulatory categorization of contemporary entrepreneurial firms at sub-national levels,” (Co-authored with Manjunath AN) 

  • Presented at JMS Special Issue Virtual Workshop, Feb’ 2022 
  • Accepted at Academy of Management 82nd Annual Meeting, Aug’ 2022 

 “Serial entrepreneurship in a box? Designing coactive vicarious learning in accelerators” (Co-authored with Saras D. Sarasvathy)  

  • Accepted at 21st Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, May 2022     

 “Leveraging near decomposability to build collaborative governance platforms: The case of energy supply chain in India,” (Co-authored with Manjunath AN, Vinay Reddy)  

  • Accepted at European Group for Organizational Studies 38th EGOS Colloquium, July 2022      

 “Resource enrichment – Integrating Penrosean and Barnean perspectives” (Co-authored with Saras D. Sarasvathy)  

  • Accepted at the Academy of Management 83rd Annual Meeting, Aug’ 2023
  • Accepted at Effectuation Conference 2023, Nov’ 2023

“Prisoner of the past? Overcoming biases to run a microfinance institution”, 2021 BCERC Doctoral Consortium Research Translation Showcase, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2021