Kiran Pedada is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He has been a Visiting Scholar in Marketing at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Fall 2018. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Kiran focuses on two streams of research. His first stream explores international marketing alliances and mergers and acquisitions pertaining to firms in emerging markets. His second stream focuses on innovation and new product development. His doctoral dissertation proposal has been chosen as a runner-up in the 2017 best doctoral dissertation proposal competition organized by Society for Marketing Advances. At Texas Tech University, Kiran has won the 2017 Helen Devitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. In addition, Kiran has received outstanding contributions to research and teaching as a doctoral student awards from the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University. Prior to getting his Ph.D., Kiran worked in management consulting and corporate strategy.