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Dr. Sumita Sarma, Ph. D.

Dr. Sumita Sarma

Dr. Sumita Sarma received her PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in May 2018 from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She simultaneously completed a two-year Certificate Program in College and University-level teaching from UMKC. Dr. Sarma completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications in India, where she was a University topper and a gold medalist. She completed her Master’s in Project and Program Management and Business Development from France. Dr. Sarma has lived and worked in three countries – USA, France, and India, and has rich industrial work experience in multi-functional roles.

 Her main teaching and research interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, and strategic management. Dr. Sarma has published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, and Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics on areas of firm-level strategies, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and entrepreneurship.  She has presented several of her research papers at international-level conferences such as the Academy of Management, Babson Conference, Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and USASBE. Dr. Sarma is a member of the Academy of Management and has served as ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals such as Research PolicyJournal of Small Business ManagementAsian Pacific Journal of Marketing and LogisticsAsian Journal of Management Science and Applications, and proceedings for conferences such as Academy of Management, and USASBE


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