How is XIME Bangalore

Entrepreneurship Education

Mathew J. Manimala (Fellow-IIMA) is currently the Director, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore, India. Prior to joining the XIME in July 2015, he was a professor and chairperson of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (OB-HRM) area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), where he also served as the Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship and as the chairperson of NS Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). His earlier academic positions were at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He is a recipient of the prestigious Heizer Award of the Academy of Management (AOM) for Outstanding Research in the Field of New Enterprise Development. He has published several research papers and books in the areas of entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals and the editor of South Asian Journal of Management (SAJM).

Princy Thomas is currently working as a faculty in Christ University, Bangalore, and has thirteen years of teaching and research experience. She has worked with Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) as Academic Associate. Prior to this, she has worked as lecturer with Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore, and Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore. She has obtained Doctoral Degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Bangalore, India. At the Masters level, she has specialized in management science, human resource management, and computer applications. Princy’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of performance management, compensation strategies and entrepreneurship. She is one of the co-founders of Mentor Max Incubation Services Private Limited, a company that focuses on business incubation for start-ups and accelerator services for existing businesses. She has presented papers in various national and international conferences, published papers in national and international journals, and developed case studies on management and entrepreneurship related issues, besides reviewing manuscripts for academic journals.