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Professor of Mechanical Engineering , Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Satish Nambisan is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Technology Management in the Management Department at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.


Nambisan, Satish was born on May 31, 1965 in Kerala, India. Came to the United States, 1993.


He holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. An MBA from XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur.


He also holds a joint position as Professor of Mechanical Engineering' in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science. Nambisan conducts research in the areas of innovation management, technological entrepreneurship, technology strategy, and social innovation. His articles have appeared in several premier management journals including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Review.

Dr. Nambisan is the author of "The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World", which applies the concept of Global brain to management and focuses on global innovation networks. An article based on this book appeared in Harvard Business Review. Nambisan (along with Mohanbir Sawhney of Northwestern University) coined the term Innovation capitalist to describe a new type of innovation intermediary.

The first article introducing this was published by the Harvard Business Review. He is also credited with introducing the concept of Virtual customer environment that describes Web-based forums for customer co-innovation and value co-creation. His publications on this topic has appeared in several academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Organization SciencePrior to joining UWM, he was Professor of Technology Management & Strategy at the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Academy Management.


Married Priya Nambiar.

Priya Nambiar.