Rajesh Chandy

Rajesh Chandy holds the Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship and is a Professor of Marketing at London Business School. He serves as Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Chandy’s areas of expertise include innovation, technology management, emerging markets, and marketing strategy. During 2006-2008, he served as a member of the US Secretary of Commerce Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy. He serves on the brain trust of the Global Innovation Forum, and has been a member of the American Marketing Association’s Academic Council and its Knowledge Development Coalition. Chandy is as an Area Editor for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation area at Management Science, and is a current or former member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Marketing Letters. Chandy received his PhD in Business Administration in 1996 from the University of Southern California.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project aims to develop a research programme that investigates the role of innovation in micro-enterprises’ marketing practices in driving performance.
Researchers: Magda Hassan, Jaideep Prabhu, Om Narasimhan, Rajesh Chandy
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Egypt
Through a field experiment on micro food retailers in Cairo, the research team investigates the importance of innovation in marketing practices for scaling and improving businesses.
Researchers: Rajesh Chandy, Jaideep Prabhu, Magda Hassan, Om Narasimhan
Grants Round: 8th Round
Country: Egypt
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states
Through an experimental intervention of providing business training and improved credit access to entrepreneurs, this project seeks to examine the dynamics of how managerial capital helps transform businesses from micro to small-sized enterprises and from small to medium-sized enterprises.
Researchers: Stephen Anderson-Macdonald, Rajesh Chandy, Bilal Zia
Grants Round: 1st Round
Country: South Africa
Cross-cutting themes: Gender