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Hans Taparia

Hans Taparia

Joined Stern 2014

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012

E-mail htaparia@stern.nyu.edu

Biography

Hans Taparia joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business and Society in September 2014, after having been an adjunct professor at the School since 2011. Professor Taparia teaches courses in social entreprenuership, social impact and professional responsibility and leadership.

Professor Taparia has been an entrepreneur for most of his career. He is a co-founder of Preferred Brands International, a Connecticut-based food company that manufactures a range of natural and organic Indian and Asian meals under the brand Tasty Bite. Tasty Bite is currently the largest and fastest growing brand in its category in North America.

Professor Taparia is also a co-founder of ASG-Omni, a US and India-based management consulting firm and incubator. ASG-Omni was a co-founder of Bangalore-based Tejas Networks, which has grown to become one of the leading optical networking companies in the world.

Professor Taparia has a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Food Studies

Courses Taught

  • Professional Responsibility and Leadership
  • Professional Responsibility for MBAs
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Food Business
  • Social Innovation Practicum
  • Social Problem-based Entrepreneurship

Academic Background

B.S., Management Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship
  • New Ventures in Emerging Markets
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Start-ups/New Ventures
  • Sustainability