Khonika Gope is a Ph.D. student at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

Research Focus: Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Khonika's research examines the antecedents and outcomes of entrepreneurial activities. In particular, she is interested in exploring how different institutional environments foster or discourage entrepreneurial activities and how these entrepreneurial pursuits impact the individual entrepreneur’s career in the long run. Her research lies in the interaction between institutions and entrepreneurship - both at the organizational and individual levels. She uses field experiments, natural experiments, and advanced econometric analysis in her research.

Khonika received her BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She received her MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining Stanford, she worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Dhaka’s Institute of Business Administration, the leading business school in her home country, Bangladesh.

Khonika received several awards and scholarships for her research and teaching including Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) Ph.D. I-Award, Stanford Center for South Asia (CSA) Fellowship, Stanford King Center on Global Development Student Fellowship, Mckenzie Fellowship, and Heitz Fellowship.