I first met MB in Boston at the 1997 Academy of Management meeting, where we both participated in the doctoral consortium of the Technology and Innovation Management division. (Other participants that year included Ajay Agrawal, Erwin Danneels, Lee Fleming and Alan MacCormack). MB was then a Ph.D. student at Michigan State, where he graduated in 1999.
Upon graduation, he joined the University of Central Florida where he was an assistant and then associate professor. He joined Temple’s Fox School of Business in 2008, and became the H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2014.
Before entering grad school, he spent 6½ years as Founder/CEO of Infocom, an Indian media company. He has an MBA from IIM in Ahmedabad and a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
MB Sarkar, 1961-2016: requiescat in pace.