Mazhar Islam

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office 608
Phone (504) 314-7566


MGMT 4010: Strategic Management (Undergraduate), MGMT 4610: Management of New Ventures (Undergraduate), MGMT 6030: Strategic Management(Master of Management), MGMT 7210: Competition & Strategy (Part-time MBA), and EMBA 7120: Managerial Perspectives (EMBA)


Reviewer for - a) Administrative Science Quarterly, b) Academy of Management Journal, c) Strategic Management Journal, d) Organization Science, e) Journal of International Business Studies.

Dissertation Committee Member:

(a) Suting Hong, Economics (Drexel) - Currently Assistant Professor, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Shanghai Tech University, Shanghai, China

(b) Thomas V. Edward, Pace University, New York. (on going)


Mazhar Islam, Jacob Miller, & Dennis Park. But What Will it Cost Me? Private Costs of Participation and Open Source Software Development. Research Policy. 46(6): 1062-1070. 2017.

Minyuan Zhao & Mazhar Islam. Cross-regional R&D Collaboration and Local Knowledge Spillover. Advances in Strategic Management. Volume on Geography, Location and Strategy. Vol. 36. pp. 343-385.

Mazhar Islam, Adam Frementh, & Alfred Marcus. Signaling by Early Stage Startups: US Government Research Grants and Venture Capital Funding. Forthcoming- Journal of Business Venturing. Vol. 33 (1).pp. 35-51.

Education & Affiliations

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Ph.D. in Strategic Management

New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.S. in Management

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. MBA in Management of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. B.Tech.(Hons.) in Mining Engineering

Member of:
a) Academy of Management
b) Strategic Management Society
c) National Bureau Economic Research(NBER), Entrepreneurship Working Group