Biography


Uma Kumar is a Full Professor of Management Science and Technology Management and Director of the Research Centre for Technology Management at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She has been the Director of Sprott School’s Graduate Programs. Uma has extensive consulting experience in both private and public sectors in India and Canada primarily working on technology incubation, technology transfer to developing countries and innovation management. She has consulted DND, CIDA, the Federal partners of technology transfer, and the Canadian association of business incubators. She has won Carleton’s prestigious Research Achievement Award and twice, the Scholarly Achievement Award. Recently she won the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

Uma has taught in executive MBA program in Hong Kong and in Sprott MBA in Ottawa, Iran, and China. Over last twenty years, she has supervised more than 70 MBA, MMS and EMBA student’s projects; most of these projects dealt with real practical problems of organizations. She has also given invited lectures to academics and professionals in Brazil, China, Cuba and India.

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