GMU School of Business
Creating an Interactive TableTop Business Strategy Game
Mahesh P. Joshi is an academic, an entrepreneur and a consultant. He was the founding Director at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business at George Mason University. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the School of Business, George Mason University. He is also the President of Joshi International, Inc., a consulting firm that provides strategic and entrepreneurial advice to clients. As an entrepreneur, he launched his first business in 1994, and since then has been involved in more than 10 startups. Recently he received a patent for his board game BiggieBills, an interactive board game for teaching strategic thinking and business management. He received his PhD in Strategic Management and International Business from Temple University, Philadelphia. Mahesh has a wide variety of research and teaching interests, including: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management; Innovations and Technology Management, Global Strategies, Managing Change, Business Model Analysis, and Interdisciplinary Capstone Projects. Mahesh has successfully focused on executive education and has been actively engaged in providing a variety of non-degree executive training. He has won teaching awards for “Excellence in Teaching” with respect to executive MBA students. He has published several (30+) peer-reviewed publications and 11 of these publications are listed as A/A* (ABDC journal list) including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Long Range Planning. He has won several “Best Paper Awards” at a variety of academic conferences. Mahesh has been engaged in faculty evaluation (P&T committees), new faculty searches and faculty mentoring (Thesis advising and co-authoring). In addition, he was the faculty chair for the AACSB visitation committee at both George Mason University and St. Joseph’s University. He is actively involved in outreach for the School of Business, George Mason University; and has been awarded the “School of Business Service Award” seven separate times, capturing his ability to connect with the local business community. He is actively engaged with the Northern Virginia Technology Council, TiE DC Chapter (Board Member) among other local groups.