Mahesh P. Joshi is the Director of Research & Practice (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, George Mason University. He is also the President of Joshi International, Inc., a consulting firm and. He received his PhD in Strategic Management and International Business from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. He is an academic, consultant, and entrepreneur. He launched his first business in 1994, and since then has been involved in more than 10 startups. Recently he has applied for a patent for an interactive board game for teaching business management. Mahesh has a wide variety of research and teaching interests, including: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management; Innovations and Technology Management, Global Strategies, Managing Change, Business Model Analysis, Risk Management and Strategy (ERM perspective) and Interdisciplinary Capstone Projects. Mahesh has successfully focused on executive education and has been actively engaged in providing a variety of non-degree executive training. He has won teaching awards for “Excellence in Teaching” with respect to executive MBA students. He has published many (30+) peer-reviewed publication and 11 of these publications are listed as A/A* (ABDC journal list) including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change; and Long Range Planning. He has won several “Best Paper Awards” at a variety of academic conferences. He is actively involved in outreach for the School of Business, George Mason University; and has been awarded the “School of Business Service Award” seven separate times, capturing his ability to connect with the local business community. He is actively engaged with the Northern Virginia Technology Council, TiEDC Chapter (The Indus Entrepreneurs – DC chapter, currently a Board Member) among other local groups.