US based AERA honours entrepreneur Dr. Vikas Joshi's research work

Top Quote The research work done by Dr. Vikas Joshi, Pune (India) based entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Harbinger Group has received the prestigious 'Dissertation of the year 2017' award from the American Educational Research Association (AREA). Headquartered in Washington D. C. AERA was founded in 1916 and is an association of educational researchers in the USA and other countries. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 20, 2017 - This award is for his doctoral research, which he recently completed at the University of Pennsylvania on the topic titled 'The Coevolution of Technology Firms and Founders' that attempts to throw light on how the growth of firms unleash unique developmental process that transform founders. The award has been conferred by AERA though its special interest group on workplace learning.

    Explaining the motivation for his work, Dr. Joshi said, "Histories of Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft made me wonder how Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg could lead such spectacular growth despite their obvious inexperience at startup. What is more, this paradox is not limited to just a few celebrity founders. Instead, technology entrepreneurship is full of examples where a college grad starts and leads firms to major success. So, I decided to investigate how the growing business itself becomes the most potent source of learning for founders."

    A successful tech founder himself, Vikas Joshi drew heavily on his extensive experience and that of other founder CEOs to build his theory. His findings describe how founders and firms influence each other.

    The award shall be presented to him on April 30 at the AERA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. "I'm grateful for the support of my Harbinger peers and the UPenn academic community. I'm thankful to AERA for the honour," said Dr. Joshi. He further added: "I see this award as an endorsement of research that focuses on the human development side of entrepreneurship."

    About Vikas Joshi Founder, chairman, and managing director of Harbinger Group, a leading software firm serving global customers. A Harvard Business School alum, Vikas earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, where his research in entrepreneurship addressed the co-evolution of technology firms and founders. Earlier, he completed his undergrad engineering degree at IIT Bombay and masters in computer science at Syracuse University. Vikas holds two US patents based on his inventions in education technology.

    About American Educational Research Association - The American Educational Research Association, or AERA, was founded in 1916 as a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. AERA's more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. AERA's 12 membership divisions, and nearly 160 special issue groups, reflect the wide range of expertise of its member scholars. AERA's Workplace Learning SIG pursues the mission to explore theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning.

    For any further media queries please contact:
    Sandeep Kulkarni, Sr. GM, Corporate Development, Harbinger Group
    Email: sandeep ( @ ) harbingergroup dot com / Mobile: +91 7350000370

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