Anil Kumar Gupta

Founder of Honey Bee Network


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Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta is an Indian scholar in the area of grassroots innovations and the founder of Honey Bee Network. He served as a full-time professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad for 36 years before retiring in 2017. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to management education, the Science-in Society Award, Asian Innovation Award and the Pew Conservation Scholar Award.

His research interests include the amalgamation of formal and informal science, ethical issues in conservation, and prosperity of biodiversity. He wrote the book Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are not Marginal Minds, published by Penguin India, compiling empirical research from his yearly 6000 km Shodh Yatras conducted at IIM Ahmedabad, on ingenious solutions targeting local problems faced by local communities.