Romi Kher is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, City University Of New York. He is the faculty Director of the MakerHub, Baruch’s resident makerspace for technology, design, and entrepreneurship and teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses in entrepreneurial strategy, social entrepreneurship and technology innovation and design. Romi received his PhD in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University with a specialization in applied econometrics. His research focuses on new venture creation and interactions among entrepreneurs, startups, and external resources providers in the innovation ecosystem can impact startup success. Romi is on the editorial review board at Small Business Economics and his research can be found in quality journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, and Entrepreneurship Research Journal, amongst others. His recent publications investigate the role of Blockchains and ICOs in digital fundraising and in 2021, he also won the Best Social Entrepreneurship paper award at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.
In addition to his academic endeavors, Romi is an early-stage angel investor and advisor to several startups. While at Cornell University, he founded the internationally renowned podcast series, 10GoodMinutes. He is also a frequent media contributor to the History Channel and appears as a business expert on television shows such as The Foods That Built America and The Machines That Built America.
Newbert, S., & Kher, R. (2022). Now that’s interesting and important! Moving beyond averages to increase the inferential value of empirical findings in entrepreneurship research. Journal of Business Venturing, 37(2): 106135.
Kher, R., Terjesen, S., & Liu, C. (2020). Blockchain, Bitcoin, and ICOs: A Review and Research Agenda. Small Business Economics, 56(4), 1699-1720.
Yang, S., Kher, R., & Newbert, S. L. (2020). What signals matter for social startups? It depends: The influence of gender role congruity on social impact accelerator selection decisions. Journal of Business Venturing, 35(2), 105932.
Talmage, C., Kher, R., & Cooley, C. (2019). Placing Localized Entrepreneurial Hubs in the Field of Community Well-Being.International Journal of Community Well-Being, 2(3-4), 339-367.
Yang, S., Kher, R., & Lyons, T. (2018). Where Do Accelerators Fit in the Venture Creation Pipeline? Different Values Brought by Different Types of Accelerators. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 8(4).
Kher, Romi, Streeter, Deborah, & Just, David R., “The ‘Good Job’ trap: Opportunity cost as a deterrent to immediate venture creation.” International Review of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10, Issue 4, 2012-2013.
Kher, Romi, Streeter, Deborah, “Greenlight Planet: Made in China or Made in India?” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Vol. 19, 2013.
Kher, Romi, Just, David R., & Streeter, Deborah, “Do entrepreneurship courses change an individual’s attitude toward new venture creation? Results of a quantitative assessment of the Cornell entrepreneurship program,” International Review of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9: Issue 4, 2011.
Streeter, Deborah, Kher, Romi & Jaquette, John P., “University-wide trends in entrepreneurship education and the rankings: A dilemma,” Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Vol. 14, 2011.
Kher, Romi & Streeter, Deborah. “Global loans in entrepreneurship (GLIE): ready, set, disaster,” Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, 2011.
Best Social Entrepreneurship paper award at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2021
Ed and Janet Heslop graduate fellowship for entrepreneurship, 2008-2012
CALS Outstanding graduate T.A. award, 2010-2011
Warren Award for outstanding research, 2010