Vidhula Venugopal is Associate Professor, Strategy at SPJIMR. She holds a doctoral degree in Corporate Strategy and Policy from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and a Master of Public Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Previously, she was Assistant Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIMN), a Postdoctoral Fellow in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at RMIT University, Melbourne, and a Visiting Research Fellow (Entrepreneurship) at Griffith Business School, Brisbane. She was also an Urban Scholar with the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme.
Her research interest spans the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, gender, public policy, and migration. She has published her work in top-tier peer-reviewed journals in her area and has presented her work at leading international conferences. She has taught courses in entrepreneurship as well as strategy with a focus on the future of work. In her previous roles, she has led, designed, and implemented various research, incubation, and skill development projects in multiple geographies with multi-stakeholder engagement, including academic institutions, government bodies, and the private sector. She has also mentored start-ups in various sectors and is particularly passionate about enabling social and financial inclusion of all through education and entrepreneurship.