Avinash Mainkar

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Avinash Mainkar
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Management

Contact Information

Email: amainkar@gmu.edu
Phone: (703) 993-4164
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 206
Office Hours: By appointment


Avinash V. Mainkar is an assistant professor in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. Previously, he was an assistant professor of management at James Madison University from 2000-06.

Mainkar received his PhD in strategic management from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from Tulane University, and B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

His co-authored research has been published or is forthcoming in Strategic Management JournalAcademy of Management Review, and Journal of Management Education. Before starting his PhD, he worked in the industry in India from 1987-93. 


  • PhD - Strategic Management, University of Connecticut
  • MBA, Tulane University
  • B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology