• Associate Professor of Economics and Business

    Morton Hall 022
    (434) 223-6200



Ph.D., Economics, Florida International University, 2012
M.A., Economics, Florida International University, 2009
M.Phil., Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2007 
Master’s in Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2003 
Bachelor’s in Commerce (Honors), University of Delhi, 2001

Recent Publications

Khurana, I., Dutta, D. K., & Ghura, A. S., "SMEs and Digital Transformation During a Crisis: The Emergence of Resilience as a Second-order Dynamic Capability in an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem;" Journal of Business Research (Forthcoming)

Khurana, I., Lee, D.J. Gender bias in high stakes pitching: an NLP approachSmall Business Economics (2022).

Khurana, I., & Dutta, D. K., Schenkel, M. T. (2021). Crisis and arbitrage opportunities: The role of causation, effectuation and entrepreneurial learning, International Small Business Journal

Khurana, I. & Farhat, J. (2021). The Role of resources in Timing of Diversification and Survival of Startup Firms, Industry and Innovation.

Carmen, C., Farhat, J., & Khurana, I. (2021). Does Policy Uncertainty Impact the M&A Exit of Startup Firms? Journal of Economics and Finance, 1-22.

Khurana, I. (2021). Legitimacy and Reciprocal Altruism in Donation-Based Crowdfunding: Evidence from IndiaJournal of Risk and Financial Management14 (5), 194.

Khurana, I., & Dutta, D. K. (2021). From latent to emergent entrepreneurship in innovation ecosystems: The role of entrepreneurial learningTechnological Forecasting and Social Change167, 120694.

Khurana, I., Ghura, A. S., & Dutta, D. K. (2021). The influence of religion on the humane orientation of entrepreneursJournal of Small Business Management, 1-26.  

Khurana, I., Ghura, A. S., & Dutta, D. K. (2021). Religion and humane entrepreneurship: Insights for research, policy, and practiceJournal of the International Council for Small Business, 1-10.

Khurana, I. (2020). Understanding the process of knowledge accumulation and entrepreneurial learning in startups. Industry and Innovation, 1-21.

Khurana, I., Krichevskiy, D., Dempster, G., & Stimpson, S. (2020). Institutions, entrepreneurial adaptation, and the legal form of the organizationJournal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.

Editorial and Review Activities

Editorial Board Member
Small Business Economics – An entrepreneurship Journal

Board Member
Virginia Association of Economists

Journal of Small Business Management
Ad-Hoc Reviewer