Mukti Khaire

Mukti Khaire

  • Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of Practice
  • Faculty Director of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program

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Faculty Expertise

  • Management
  • Innovation
  • Leadership


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Mukti Khaire is the Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of Practice at Cornell Tech. Her research and teaching focuses on entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship in the creative industries such as art, fashion, and publishing. Her book on the topic, Culture and Commerce: The Value of Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries (Stanford University Press), was released in 2017. This book presents frameworks and concepts for understanding and analyzing the cultural and business implications of entrepreneurship in creative industries, building on Khaire's research on pioneering market-makers such as the Sundance Institute, the House of Chanel, and Penguin Publishing. She has also authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers on the topic in top-tier journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Organization Studies. She also serves as a book review editor at Organization Studies.

A resident of New York City, Khaire received her PhD in management from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. Prior to Cornell Tech, she was associate professor at Harvard Business School in Boston. She has also taught at Brown University. Before getting her PhD, she received a master's in management from IIT-Bombay.

Khaire has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at industry events (2016 Annual Meeting of Book Industry Study Group; FI3) and academic conferences (2016 International Conference on Globalization of High Culture, Amsterdam; 2013 Annual Meeting of the European Group of Organization Studies, Montreal). Her paper, "Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Strategies for New Venture Growth," was part of the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, and she shared with Mark Kennedy the award for the Best Symposium Proposal (OMT Division) in 2012, at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Recent Courses

  • NBAY 6080 - Building Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • NBAY 5400 - Culture Media Tech Intensive
  • NBAY 6600 - Great Books V2.0: Lessons for Living and Leading in a Digital World

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Columbia University, 2006
  • PhM Columbia University, 2002
  • MS Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1999
  • MS University of Pune, 1995
  • BS University of Pune, 1993