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Faculty Profiles

Siddharth Vedula

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Dr. Siddharth (Sid) Vedula is an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship division at Babson College. He holds a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelors Degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a research scientist in the medical device industry. He also helped found and manage an unmanned aerial vehicles startup firm during 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. He has studied community level differences in entrepreneurial dynamics and ecosystems, the impacts of regional economic and social institutions on the strategic behaviors of tech startups, and the geographic diversification strategies of venture capital firms. He has published his research in leading academic outlets such as Experimental Brain Research, Urology, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Management Studies, Strategy Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. His research has also been featured in the newsmedia in outlets such as NPR, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, and Greenbiz.

Professor Vedula teaches undergraduate and graduate levels courses in entrepreneurship and strategic management.

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Interest / Expertise

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

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 — Babson Faculty Research Mini Grant, Babson College
  • 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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2020

    • EPS 7800 BL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • Degree Courses 2019

    • EPS 7800 ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jones, J., York, J.G., Vedula, S., Conger, M., Lenox, M.J. (2019). The Collective Construction of Green Building: Industry Transition Towards Environmentally Beneficial Practices. Academy of Management Perspectives. Vol: 33, Issue: 4, Page: 425-449. link
  • Vedula, S., York, J.G., Corbett, A.C. (2019). Through the Looking Glass: The Impact of Regional Institutional Logics and Knowledge Pool Characteristics on Opportunity Recognition and Market Entry. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 56, Issue: 7, Page: 1414-1451. Wiley. link
  • Vedula, S., Kim, P.H. (2019). Gimme Shelter or Fade Away: The Impact of Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Quality on Venture Survival. Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol: 28, Issue: 4, Page: 827-854. Oxford. link
  • Vedula, S., Fitza, M. (2019). Regional Recipes: A Configurational Analysis of the Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for U.S. Venture Capital-Backed Startups. Strategy Science. Vol: 4, Issue: 1, Page: 4-24. Informs. link
  • York, J.G., Vedula, S., Lenox, M. (2018). It's Not Easy Building Green: The Impact of Public Policy, Private Actors, and Regional Logics on Voluntary Standards Adoption. Academy of Management Journal. Vol: 61, Issue: 4, Page: 1492-1523. link
  • Vedula, S., Kim, P.H. (2018). Marching to the beat of the drum: the impact of the pace of life in US cities on entrepreneurial work effort. Small Business Economics. Vol: 50, Issue: 3, Page: 569-590. Springer US. link
  • Vedula, S., Matusik, S.F. (2017). Geographic, Network, and Competitor Social Cues: Evidence from U.S. VC Internationalization Decisions. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Vol: 11, Page: 393-421. Wiley. 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. Vol: 205, Issue: 2, Page: 205–213. Springer-Verlag. 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. Vol: 76, Issue: 6, Page: 1506–1511. Elsevier. link

Book Chapters

  • Vedula, S., Frid, C. (2019). Community Social Capital and the Venture Gestation Process. Page: 177-200. Oxford University Press. link

Reports

  • Lange, J.E., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Kelley, D.J., Kim, P.H., Majbouri, M., Vedula, S. (2019). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2018/2019 United States Report . Babson College. 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 College.
  • 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. Vol: 2014, Issue: 1, Page: 10893. Academy of Management.
  • 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). Vol: 33, Issue: 9, Page: 3. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  • Vedula, S., York, J.G. (2013). The Interplay Between Environmental Norms and Venture Capital Supply on Driving Entrepreneurial Entry into the Cleantech Sector (Summary). Vol: 33, Issue: 14, Page: 13. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  • 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. Vol: 32, Issue: 16. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

Other

  • 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

  • The Battle of the Sexes: An Empirical Investigation of Founder Gender Effects in Cleantech Entrepreneurship Vedula, S. Sanwar, S. Brush, C. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference , Knoxville, TN (2020)
  • Battle of the Sexes" An Investigation of Founder Gender Effects in CleanTech Entrepreneurship Vedula, S. Sanwar, S. Brush, C. Sustainability Ethics & Entrepreneurship, San Juan Puertorico (2020)
  • Feeling the Heat: The Institutional Drivers of Climate Action Commitments by U.S. Colleges and Universities Vedula, S. Georgallis, P. Sunny, S. Academy of Management 2019, Boston, MA (2019)
  • The Collective Construction of Green Building: Industry Transition Towards Environmentally Beneficial Practices Jones, J. York, J. Vedula, S. Conger, M. Lenox, M. Academy of Management 2019, Boston, MA (2019)
  • Green to Gone? The Impact of Regional Institutional Logics on New Firm Survival Vedula, S. York, J. Conger, M. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Chapel Hill, NC (2019)
  • Feeling the Heat: The Institutional Drivers of Climate Action Commitments by U.S. Colleges and Universities Vedula, S. Georgallis, P. Sunny, S. AMLE Paper Development Workshop, Babson College, MA (2019)
  • Gimme Shelter or Fade Away: The Impact of Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Quality on Startup Survival Vedula, S. Fitza, M. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson Park, MA (2019)
  • Green to Gone? The Impact of Institutional Logics on New Firm Survival Vedula, S. York, J. Conger, M. Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference, Washington, D.C. (2019)
  • Green to Gone? The Impact of Regional Institutional Logics on New Firm Survival York, J. Vedula, S. Conger, M. Strategic Management Society, Paris, France (2018)
  • A Socio-cognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Institutional Logics and Knowledge Characteristics on New Firm Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, Seattle, WA (2018)
  • Category hybridization and institutionalization through networks of academic intermediaries Sanwar, S. Vedula, S. Shu, C. Academy of Management Conference 2018, Chicago, Illinois (2018)
  • Cluster Shocks and Firm Failure: The Contingent Effects of Community Social Capital MacGregor, N. Madsen, T. Vedula, S. Academy of Management Conference 2018, Chicago, Illinois (2018)
  • Constructing Green Building: Sustainability Transition through an Entrepreneurial Lens Jones, J. York, J. Vedula, S. Conger, M. Lenox, M. Academy of Management Conference 2018, Chicago, Illinois (2018)
  • A Socio-cognitive Model of Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Logics and Knowledge on New Firm Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Boston, MA (2018)
  • A Sociocognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Proenvironmental Logics on Cleantech Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Tales of the Community: Using Topic Models to Identify Regional Entrepreneurial Narratives Vedula, S. Kyprianou, C. Kim, P. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Environmental Entrepreneurship Vedula, S. Boston College Guest Lecture, Boston College, Newton, MA (2018)
  • A Sociocognitive Model of Industry Sector Emergence: The Impacts of Regional Proenvironmental Logics on Cleantech Entry Vedula, S. York, J. Corbett, A. Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, D.C. (2018)
  • Tales of the Community: Using Topic Modeling to Identify Regional Entrepreneurship Narratives Vedula, S. Kyprianou, C. Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, D.C. (2018)
  • 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. 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. 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. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)
  • It’s not easy building green: The impact of policy, private actors, and logics on standards adoption York, J. Vedula, S. Lenox, M. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2017)
  • Regional Stigma of Failure and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs Vedula, S. Lashley, K. 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. 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. 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. Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, Puerto Rico (2017)
  • Community Social Capital and the Venture Gestation Process Vedula, S. Frid, C. 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. 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. Strategic Management Society Conference, Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects Vedula, S. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Beg, Borrow, or Just Steal: Plagiarism in Crowfunding Dinger, J. Letwin, C. Vedula, S. 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. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Startup failure within geographic clusters: Investigating performance premiums and adverse selection effects Vedula, S. Darden and Judge Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Washington, DC (2016)
  • A behavioral theory of startup failure within geographic clusters Vedula, S. 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. Strategic Management Society Conference, Denver, CO (2015)
  • Knowledge spillovers, community environmental ideologies, and new venture creation in clean technology. Vedula, S. York, J. Strategic Management Society Conference, Denver, CO (2015)
  • Decomposing the performance of metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems Vedula, S. Vogel, P. Robb, A. 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. Strategic Management Society Conference, Madrid, Spain (2014)
  • The Geography of Cleantech Entrepreneurship Vedula, S. York, J. 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. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Uncertainty, Imitation, and Strategic Action: The Case of VC Internationalization Vedula, S. Matusik, S. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference, Denver, CO (2013)
  • Contagion or competencies? Drivers of internationalization in knowledge based VC firms Matusik, S. Vedula, S. Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (2012)
  • The Informal Economies of Diaspora Networks-Institutional Entrepreneurship and Innovation Taube, F. Vedula, S. Riddle, L. 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. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • Startup-VC Funding Dynamics in VC "Non-Centers" Vedula, S. Fund, B. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
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Professional Services

  • Editorial Review Board Member Journal of Business Venturing ()