GEM-INDIA Team

GEM-INDIA Team

The GEM India Team will have its secretariat at the lead institution Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and Dr. Sunil Shukla (Director, EDI) will lead the consortium. A committee comprising Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director CEDMAP and Director JKEDI to discuss and decided roles/responsibilities, key activities of partner institutions.

The GEM programme is a major initiative aimed at studying, analysing and describing entrepreneurial processes within a wide range of counties. To contribute towards GEM India Report, an initiative was taken by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar along with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT, Ghaziabad) and Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad). All three institutions formed a consortium namely GEM India Team in 2012 with EDI as the lead institute. The team had participated in three annual study cycles during 2012 -2015 and delivered a National Report (GEM National Report-2013) after a long gap of more than 10 years. The GEM National Report-2014 is under progress.

Being a pioneer in Entrepreneurship Education and Research in India, EDI took an initiative to continue GEM India studies by reforming the consortium with new partners. EDI initiated a dialogue between with two state level institutions practising entrepreneurship (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal and Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute-Srinagar). The strengths, capabilities and enthusiasm of working together as partner institutions led to formation of the GEM India Consortium in April 2015.

Formation of GEM India Consortium and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad on 11th April 2015.

The three Institutions, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Ahmedabad), Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) and Jammu Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Srinagar) signed the MoU to work together for the GEM India Research for next three years.

A team of seven researchers has been formed to conduct the prestigious GEM India Research and responsibilities were decided collectively to be performed by partner Institutions.

Team Members

Dr. Sunil Shukla

Director- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: sunilshukla@ediindia.org

Dr Sunil Shukla is the Director of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).His research and consulting interests include entry barriers to entrepreneurship, curriculum development, intrapreneurship, family business management and organizational culture. Dr Shukla has been helping various organizations and corporates in strategic planning and capacity building of employees besides grooming their managers as intrapreneurs, leading to conducive climate for corporate entrepreneurship. Dr Shukla has been leading, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India Consortium as a national team leader since 2012.

Dr. Mohammad Ismail Parray

Director- Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI)
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Email: dr_parray@yahoo.com

Dr. M.I Parray is the founder Director of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) and national team member of GEM, India Team. Dr. Parray combines extensive experience as a researcher and a trainer with formulating, implementing and managing strategies and programs for creation of a conducive environment for economic development of the state. Under his leadership, JKEDI has grown significantly and today it operates in all the 22 districts of the state. Dr. Parray has also been responsible for development of various programs whereby training, finance and linkages to financial institutions are being provided to thousands of first generation entrepreneurs.

Mr. Navniit Siingh Chatwal

Executive Director- Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP)
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Email: navniitchatwal@gmail.com

Mr. Navniit Siingh Chatwal is presently Executive Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh (CEDMAP) Bhopal. He is also the founding and Executive Council member of Bhopal Chapter of Young Indians (Yi), which is an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has over twenty years of experience in Strategy, Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Academics, working with organizations and Institutions of repute in India and in Canada. He has consulted many Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) on issues related to HR Strategy, Change Management and Intrapreneurial Capacity building and helped them grow. He has also been active in Academics with stints in Education Management, Faculty Development and Teaching. He has been instrumental in establishing a collaborative MBA program of SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai and Schulich School of Business, Canada in SP Jain’s campus in Mumbai India.

Dr. Pankaj Bharti

Faculty- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: pbharti@ediindia.org

Dr Pankaj Bharti has been working as a Faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Gandhinagar. He specializes in Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship. He holds more than 11 years’ experience in the academics and industry. He is trained in conceptualizing and developing measurement tools for Social Science Research. He is also a National Team Member of GEM India. He has published papers and book on ‘Dehumanization of Urban and Rural Poor’. He is associated with more than twenty research projects and programmes.

Dr. Amit Kumar Dwivedi

Faculty- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email: akdwivedi@ediindia.org

Dr. Amit K. Dwivedi has over 12 years of teaching and research experience. Currently, he is a National Team Member of GEM India. He is associated with reputed national and international journals as editor and editorial board member, and has published research papers, reviews and books. Dr. Dwivedi is also one of the co-authors of GEM India Report 2014. He has presented several research papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad. He participated in a training of trainers programme for teaching ‘Business Simulation’, organized by ILS, held at University of Tennessee, Texas, USA. Dr. Dwivedi also, participated in GEM Annual Meeting held at Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia in 2017.