George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Joshi, Maheshkumar P.

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Director of Research & Practice, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 217
Office Hours:By appointment
Research Interests:
  • spread of new technology
  • links between new technologies
  • corporate entrepreneurship
  • PhD - Strategic Management and International Management, Temple University
  • BS - Mathematics and Operations Research, Bombay University

Mahesh P. Joshi is the director of Research & Practice for Mason's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as an associate professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, George Mason University. He received his PhD in strategic management and international business from Temple University.

Joshi has a wide variety of teaching interests. These include innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic management, global strategies, managing change, business model analysis, cross-­cultural management, multidisciplinary capstone courses, and industry analysis, innovations and technology.

Joshi's research interests include process innovativeness, adoption of new technology, and strategic change. He studies links between new technologies and the phenomenon of corporate entrepreneurship and innovations. His research includes topics such as business continuity planning, corporate governance, global strategy, deregulation and strategy, implementation of strategy by middle managers and strategy and public sector. Joshi has published articles in many journals and the non-­exhaustive list includes Strategic Management Journal, Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Operations Management, IEEE-­Transaction of Engineering Management, Long Range Planning, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reputation Review, International Journal of Production Research, Service Industries Journal, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Management Education and Management Decision.

For more than five times he has been awarded “School of Business Service Award” to reflect his ability to connect with the local business community. Additionally, students have recognized him with the "Teacher of the Year" & “Commitment to Academic Excellence” awards. He has also won several “Best Paper Awards” for his research papers presented in a variety of academic conferences.

Besides teaching and researching, Joshi provides consulting to public sector, private sector and not‐for-profit organizations and has been a founding member of an Internet based business. His consulting assignments have been focused on formulation and implementation of global strategy, opportunity recognition and feasibility studies for entrepreneurial firms, international market entry decisions, competitive intelligence analysis, impact of new technology on established firms, global strategic alliances, practice of corporate entrepreneurship and management of start-­up ventures. He is also an advisor to several startup firms in the DC metro area. When he finds spare time, he enjoys performing and acting opportunities.