Siddharth Vedula

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

Dr. Siddharth (Sid) Vedula joined the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College in the Fall of 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Vedula holds a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters of Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelors Degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies in business, he worked as a scientist for two startup firms in the medical device industry. He also helped found and manage an unmanned aerial vehicles startup firm during the course of his doctoral studies. Professor Vedula comes from a multicultural background, having spent his formative years in India and the United Arab Emirates, and his adult years in Canada and the U.S. Professor Vedula’s research focuses on spatial issues in both entrepreneurship and strategic management. As part of his dissertation work and related research, he has examined topics such as community level differences in entrepreneurial dynamics and ecosystems, the impacts of regional economic and sociocultural factors on the strategic behaviors and performances of technology-based startup firms, and the geographic diversification strategies of venture capital firms. His dissertation was selected for a University of Colorado graduate school research award, and his research has also been nominated for best paper awards at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences. He has published his research in outlets such as Experimental Brain Research, Urology, Small Business Economics, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Professor Vedula has also taught junior and senior level undergraduate courses in both entrepreneurship and strategic management, been nominated for a graduate student teaching award, and served as a graduate teaching program lead at the University of Colorado.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MS, McGill University
  • BS, University of Toronto

Academic Interests

Technology Entrepreneurship; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Econometrics; Data Visualization; Strategic Management; Venture Capital

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Babson Faculty Research Mini Grant, Babson College
  • 2017 - Best Paper Award, Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference
  • 2015 - Batten Fellow, Batten Institute, University of Virginia
  • 2014 - University of Colorado Graduate School Dissertation Research Award, University of Colorado
  • 2013 - Ph.D. Student Research Award-Management & Entrepreneurship Division, Leeds School of Business
  • 2012 - Strategic Management Society Annual Conference Best Paper Nomination, Strategic Management Society

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • York, J.G., Vedula, S., Lenox, M. (2017). It's Not Easy Building Green: The Impact of Public Policy, Private Actors, and Regional Logics on Voluntary Standards Adoption. Academy of Management Journal link
  • Vedula, S., Kim, P.H. (2017). Marching to the Beat of the Drum: The Impact of the Pace of Life in U.S. Cities on Entrepreneurial Work Effort. Small Business Economics link
  • Vedula, S., Matusik, S.F. (2017). Geographic, Network, and Competitor Social Cues: Evidence from U.S. VC Internationalization Decisions. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal link
  • Vedula, S., Kearney, R.E., Wagner, R., Stapley, P.J. (2010). Decoupling of stretch reflex and background muscle activity during anticipatory postural adjustments in humans. Experimental brain research, 205(2), 205–213. link
  • Siddiqui, K., Chopra, R., Vedula, S., Sugar, L., Haider, M., Boyes, A., Musquera, M., Bronskill, M., Klotz, L. (2010). MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate gland using real-time thermal mapping: initial studies. Urology, 76(6), 1506–1511. link

Conference Proceedings

  • York, J.G., Vedula, S., Conger, M.J., Hekman, D. (2016). Green to Gone? How Institutional Logics Impact the Survival of Social Entrepreneurs. Babson Park, United States
  • Vedula, S., Fitza, M., Doblinger, C. (2015). The Impact Of Subnational Region On The Growth Of New Ventures: Empirical Evidence From US Venture-backed Firms.
  • Matusik, S.F., Vedula, S. (2014). Breaking away: Strategic action in the face of countervailing norms and contagion.
  • Vedula, S., Forster, W.R., Dinger, J.M., Conger, M.J. (2013). The Impact of Regional Human Capital and Socio-cultural Institutions on the Functional Composition of Founding Teams (Summary).
  • Vedula, S., York, J.G. (2013). The Interplay Between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Cleantech Sector (Summary).
  • Vedula, S., Matusik, S.F. (2012). Leaders or Lemmings? The Impact of Firm Knowledge Diversification on the Internationalization Destination Choice of US VC Firms (Summary). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research,

Others

  • Vedula, S. (2015). Startups in a spiky world: Three essays on geography and entrepreneurship: University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Vedula, S. (2009). Ankle Stretch Reflexes During Anticipatory Postural Adjustments: McGill University

Presentations

  • Green to Gone? Impact of Regional Institutional Logics on New Firm Survival in the Green Building Supply Industry
    York, J., Vedula, S., Conger, M., Hekman, D. Green to Gone? Impact of Regional Institutional Logics on New Firm Survival in the Green Building Supply Industry 14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Northeastern University (2017)
  • Cluster Shocks and Firm Failure: The Contingent Effects of Community Social Capital
    Macgregor, N., Madsen, T., Vedula, S. Cluster Shocks and Firm Failure: The Contingent Effects of Community Social Capital Strategic Management Society Conference, Houston, Texas (2017)
  • It's not easy building green: The impacts of policy, private actors, and logics on standard adoption
    York, J., Vedula, S., Lenox, M. It's not easy building green: The impacts of policy, private actors, and logics on standard adoption Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)
  • Regional Stigma of Failure and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs
    Vedula, S., Lashley, K. Regional Stigma of Failure and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Norman, Oklahoma (2017)
  • The Green Inventor: Macro, Meso, and Micro Level Antecedents of Patenting Behavior in Renewable Energy
    Vedula, S., Sanwar, S. The Green Inventor: Macro, Meso, and Micro Level Antecedents of Patenting Behavior in Renewable Energy Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Norman, Oklahoma (2017)
  • The Green Inventor: Macro, Meso, and Micro Level Antecedents of Patenting Behavior in Renewable Energy
    Vedula, S., Sanwar, S. The Green Inventor: Macro, Meso, and Micro Level Antecedents of Patenting Behavior in Renewable Energy Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Puerto Rico (2017)
  • The Influence of Founding Team Characteristics on Technology Commercialization Strategies for Environmental Entrepreneurs
    Sanwar, S., Vedula, S. The Influence of Founding Team Characteristics on Technology Commercialization Strategies for Environmental Entrepreneurs Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Puerto Rico (2017)
  • Community Social Capital and the Venture Gestation Process
    Vedula, S., Frid, C. Community Social Capital and the Venture Gestation Process Entrepreneurship and Collaboration Conference, Boulder, Colorado (2017)
  • Marching to the Beat of the Drum: The Impact of the Pace of Life in US Cities on Entrepreneurial Work Effort
    Vedula, S., Kim, P. Marching to the Beat of the Drum: The Impact of the Pace of Life in US Cities on Entrepreneurial Work Effort Indian School of Business Faculty Research Seminar, Hyderabad, India (2017)
  • Analyzing the Efficiency of U.S. Metropolitan Ecosystems for Technology Entrepreneurship
    Vedula, S., McCoy, T., Robb, A., Kim, P. Analyzing the Efficiency of U.S. Metropolitan Ecosystems for Technology Entrepreneurship Strategic Management Society Conference, Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects
    Vedula, S. Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Beg, Borrow, or Just Steal: Plagiarism in Crowfunding
    Dinger, J., Letwin, C., Vedula, S. Beg, Borrow, or Just Steal: Plagiarism in Crowfunding Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Green to Gone? How Institutional Logics Impact the Survival of Social Entrepreneurs
    York, J., Vedula, S., Conger, M., Hekman, D. Green to Gone? How Institutional Logics Impact the Survival of Social Entrepreneurs Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects
    Vedula, S. Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects Darden and Judge Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Washington, DC (2016)
  • A behavioral theory of startup failure within geographic clusters
    Vedula, S. A behavioral theory of startup failure within geographic clusters Kauffman Firm Survey Special Conference, Durham, NC (2015)
  • Explaining performance differentials among venture-backed startups firms: How much does region matter?
    Vedula, S., Fitza, M. Explaining performance differentials among venture-backed startups firms: How much does region matter? Strategic Management Society Conference, Denver, CO (2015)
  • Knowledge spillovers, community environmental ideologies, and new venture creation in clean technology.
    Vedula, S., York, J. Knowledge spillovers, community environmental ideologies, and new venture creation in clean technology. Strategic Management Society Conference, Denver, CO (2015)
  • Decomposing the performance of metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems
    Vedula, S., Vogel, P., Robb, A. Decomposing the performance of metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson Park, MA (2015)
  • Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Firm Survival in the Green Building Supply Industry
    Vedula, S., York, J., Conger, M. Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Firm Survival in the Green Building Supply Industry Strategic Management Society Conference, Madrid, Spain (2014)
  • The Geography of Cleantech Entrepreneurship
    Vedula, S., York, J. The Geography of Cleantech Entrepreneurship Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Regional Norms and Social Entrepreneurship Perseverance
    York, J., Vedula, S., Conger, M., Hekman, D. Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Regional Norms and Social Entrepreneurship Perseverance Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Uncertainty, Imitation, and Strategic Action: The Case of VC Internationalization
    Vedula, S., Matusik, S. Uncertainty, Imitation, and Strategic Action: The Case of VC Internationalization Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The Impact of Subnational Region on the Growth of New Ventures: Empirical Evidence from US Venture-backed firms
    Vedula, S., Fitza, M., Doblinger, C. The Impact of Subnational Region on the Growth of New Ventures: Empirical Evidence from US Venture-backed firms Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, ON, Canada (2014)
  • Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Regional Norms and Social Entrepreneurship Perseverance
    York, J., Conger, M., Vedula, S., Hekman, D. Towards a Theory of Socio-Cultural Munificence: Regional Norms and Social Entrepreneurship Perseverance NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, NY (2013)
  • The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector
    Vedula, S., York, J. The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA (2013)
  • The impact of regional human capital and socio-cultural institutions on the functional composition of founding teams
    Vedula, S., Forster, W., Dinger, J., Conger, M. The impact of regional human capital and socio-cultural institutions on the functional composition of founding teams Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector
    Vedula, S., York, J. The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lyon, France (2013)
  • The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector
    Vedula, S., York, J. The Interplay between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Clean Tech Sector Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, CO (2013)
  • Contagion or competencies? Drivers of internationalization in knowledge based VC firms
    Matusik, S., Vedula, S. Contagion or competencies? Drivers of internationalization in knowledge based VC firms Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (2012)
  • The Informal Economies of Diaspora Networks-Institutional Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Taube, F., Vedula, S., Riddle, L. The Informal Economies of Diaspora Networks-Institutional Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Leaders or Lemmings? The Impact of Firm Knowledge Diversification on the Internationalization Destination Choice of US VC Firms
    Vedula, S., Matusik, S. Leaders or Lemmings? The Impact of Firm Knowledge Diversification on the Internationalization Destination Choice of US VC Firms Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • Startup-VC Funding Dynamics in VC "Non-Centers"
    Vedula, S., Fund, B. Startup-VC Funding Dynamics in VC "Non-Centers" Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)

Service

  • Honors Council
    (2018)
  • Entrepreneurship Division Research Brown Bag Coordinator
    (2018)
  • UG SEERS Subcommittee
    (2018)
  • Faculty Search Committee
    (2017)
  • BRIC Luncheon
    (2017)
  • Faculty Fun Fest Committee
    (2017)

Media Contributions

  • CNBC and USAToday articles on Small Business Optimism (http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/27/heres-why-businesses-in-the-south-are-more-optimistic.html)
    Newspaper (2017)