Tanvi Kothari, specialist in international management, has developed a critical mass of knowledge and expertise to address a variety of research questions pertaining to large emerging markets like India and China. Prior to joining San Jose State University, Dr. Kothari was a faculty member at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Fox School of Business, Temple University. She has earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University and a Masters from School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University. Dr. Kothari has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University, India and has held management and research positions with international companies and research organizations like Thomas Cook India Ltd, Philadelphia Marriott, Melrose Hotel Co. and the National Laboratory of Tourism & eCommerce.

Dr. Kothari has been teaching International Business and Strategic Management to both graduate and undergraduate students. In her role as a faculty member she has led and participated in many initiatives to globalize the campus. She participates in international conferences and workshops, has led study abroad programs and was recently selected as the 2013-14 Salzburg Fellow. Her research focuses on understanding the innovation and internationalization strategies of emerging market firms from both, manufacturing and service industries. She is passionate about understanding the growth trajectory of social innovations and to understand the impact of ventures founded by social entrepreneurs in both developed and emerging markets. In addition, she does corporate consulting and is also focused on helping aspiring Women Entrepreneurs.

She integrates a variety of unique research methods and analytical tools, including qualitative data collection techniques (e.g., case studies, focus groups, think tanks, nominal group techniques and content analysis) and various quantitative methods to triangulate her study results. Dr. Kothari’s research has culminated in numerous refereed journal articles, conference presentations, and industry reports and she has also received several scholarly awards in recognition of her work.