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About Anuradha Basu

Anuradha Basu is Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership. She is also Faculty Advisor to the SJSU Entrepreneurial Society, which offers internship opportunities and shadow programs for SJSU students.
Prior to joining SJSU in Fall 2003, Dr. Basu was Founder-Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Reading’s Business School and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Management.
During 2002-03, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University. She is an internationally recognized researcher in entrepreneurship and has studied topics such as business growth amongst immigrant entrepreneurs, culture and entrepreneurship, and family enterprise. Professor Basu holds a PhD and an MPhil degree in Economics from King’s College, University of Cambridge, England, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, and a BA (Honours) degree in Economics from St. Stephens’ College, University of Delhi, India.


Present Professor, San Jose State University School of Global Innovation and Leadership
Present Director, Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, San Jose State University


1991 Ph.D., University of Cambridge ‐ Economics
1984 M.Phil., University of Cambridge ‐ Economics
1982 MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
1980 B.A., St. Stephens College, Delhi ‐ Economics

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