Jay Mitra is the Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation, Director of The MBA and Executive Programmes, and the Director of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at Essex Business School, University of Essex. Professor Mitra has acted as a Scientific Adviser to the OECD as the Head of the Scientific Committee on Entrepreneurship for the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and the LEED (Local Economic and Employment) Programme at its Trento Centre and in Paris. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Management Technology in India and has held similar positions at the School of Management, Fudan University, and the School of Public Policy at Jilin University, both in China. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.
Jay Mitra also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum, a unique network and forum for researchers, policy makers and business practitioners working on entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development issues. He was a Board member of the International Council of Small Business from 2011-12 and, previously, a Board member of the International Association of Science Parks.
His particular interests are in the areas of: (1) New Venture Creation, (2) Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, (3) Innovation Management; (4) Internationalisation and Entrepreneurship; and (5) Cross-Cultural Networks and Business Dynamics. His work covers the interest of corporates, SMEs, social enterprises, governments and public sector agencies across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.