Poornika Ananth
Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Poornika Ananth is an Assistant Professor of Innovation Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. 


Prior to joining RSM she pursued her PhD at University College London (UCL) School of Management. She also holds an MSc in International Strategy and Economics from University of St Andrews. Poornika has a background in banking, having worked with Citibank in Europe and the Middle East. In her research she explores topics related to creativity, sustainability, and problem solving at work. The empirical settings that are of particular interest to her include theatre, architecture, and radio production. This is driven by her personal interests and experiences working in theatre and guest presenting on BBC Radio London. Her work has recently been published in academic texts and handbooks and disseminated through panels, roundtables and talks in academia.


Past courses

Strategy of Innovation

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BM02MI
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Harnessing creativity

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: B3MIN1045
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Idea Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BM09MI
  • Level: Master