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Professor of Entrepreneurship
The INSEAD Fellow in Memory of Erin Anderson

Vibha Gaba is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, and her core expertise is in corporate entrepreneurship, organizational decision-making, and change. She is broadly interested in how organizations learn and how it impacts their ability to innovate and adapt, especially in disruptive environments. Her work on corporate venture capital has examined the factors that facilitate the assimilation of venture capital practices within established firms - passing through the phases of adoption, implementation, and abandonment. Her recent research focuses on the implications of multiple goals and aspirations, organizational structure, and decision-makers’ attributes on adaptive change.  Her work has been published in top academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Currently, she also serves as the Co-Editor of Strategic Management Journal, a top academic journal.

Professor Gaba’s teaching portfolio includes courses in the Executive Education, MBA, and Ph.D. programs. In executive education, she teaches modules on corporate entrepreneurship, leadership, and change in various open enrollment and company-specific executive programs, including Adidas, Alstom, Astra Zeneca, Bank Mandiri, Cartier, COFRA, Det Norsk Veritas, EDF, Expedia, FEAL, RHB, Heineken, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Indian Railways, KPMG, Larsen & Toubro, McKinsey, Mitsubishi, Permata Bank, Pertamina, Petronas, Randstad, Roche Diagnostics, Shell, Star Energy, Sumitomo Chemical, Swire, TNT, UNICEF, and World Medical Association.

She is the Academic Program Director for Corporate Venturing & Innvoation, Leading Successful Change, and Learning to Lead, open enrollment programs for executives. She has also directed several company-specific programs including, Roche Advanced Management Program,  Sumitomo Chemical Leader Training Program, Randstad Senior Executive Program, Indian Railways Advanced Leadership Program, and Larsen & Toubro Leading Change Program. She has won the INSEAD Executive Education Award for Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Program Direction multiple times.

She has also taught MBA core Organizational Behavior course as well as an MBA elective on Leadership and Change. Her teaching portfolio also include Ph.D. courses on Organization Theory and Entrepreneurship Research.

She holds a Ph.D. in Management from Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, USA, a Masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University, India. She has also worked as a business journalist for a leading financial daily in India, and as a writer and a consultant for the Oxford University Press.

Professor Gaba has lived on three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia. Currently, she resides in Singapore but teaches on both INSEAD campuses (France and Singapore).


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