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Dr Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FHEA

Associate Professor

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Dr Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada is Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He lectures on entrepreneurship and international growth strategies modules.

Previously, he was on the faculty of Aston Business School, and held visiting fellowships at Harvard and Kellogg. He completed his PhD at the University of Goettingen in Germany on a doctoral scholarship from the Max Planck Institute of Economics.

He has published in leading journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Regional Studies and Small Business Economics. For his research, he has won awards in Europe and North America.

Pawan welcomes PhD proposals that are broadly in the areas of economics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial strategy, and innovation. 


  • December 2007: PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol, summa cum laude), University of Goettingen, Germany.
  • 1997- 2002: Integrated BSc (Honours) MSc (Mathematics), Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India 

Professional Experience:

  • Since May 2013: Associate Professor, Strategy and Innovation Group, University of Southampton
  • Since June 2009: Affiliate Fellow, Centre of India and Global Business, University of Cambridge
  • October 2009-April 2013: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Economics, Aston Business School
  • September 2004-September 2009: Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany 

Awards and Honours (Selected):

  • Nominated for Economic Research Network's Outstanding Teacher Award by Aston University, 2013
  • Kauffman Foundation Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Meetings, San Antonio, USA, 2011
  • Otto-Hahn Medal, Max Planck Society, Germany, 2009
  • Inaugural Best Dissertation Award, Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics, Denmark, 2008
  • PhD Scholarship, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany (2004-2007)

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