Vishal K Gupta is Professor at The University of Alabama. He has published about 100 research articles and book chapters, including in many prestigious journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others, receiving multiple awards and honours. His book ‘Great Minds in Entrepreneurship Research’ discusses the contributions of the winners of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research over the 1996-2020 time-period. His work is regularly discussed in national and international publications, including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes, and Fortune. He has taught at several leading institutions worldwide, such as Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance and Indian Institute of Management, among others. He grew up in a family business, where he received his practical training in entrepreneurship and management before making his way to a PhD from University of Missouri. He is also the author of the text Small Business: Creating Value Through Entrepreneurship with Wiley.