Saikat Chaudhuri

Expert

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management
Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Saikat Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has consulted for a range of technology-based companies on acquisition and other corporate growth strategies and has provided expert witness testimony in legal cases involving technology acquisition transactions. In addition, he has advised the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

His research examines operational drivers of performance in innovation-targeted acquisitions, based on multi-method field research with leading telecommunications, software and other high-technology companies. He investigates challenges, effective management practices, and implications for firm boundaries of R&D and product development outsourcing projects, based on field research with leading service providers.

He has spoken at various corporate and industry events, including the Agilent Technologies Learning Forum and the Greater Boston High-Tech Association Breakfast Connection Series.

Professor Chaudhuri holds a BS and BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSE from Stanford University, and a DBA from Harvard University.

Awards, Honors and Press:

  • Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize, 2013
  • Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications, 2013
  • Finalist, SKOLKOVO Best Paper Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
  • Finalist, Fundação Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy/IB Theory, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
  • Finalist, Douglas Nigh Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
  • Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2013
  • Finalist, H. K. M. Anvil Award for Outstanding Teaching, Graduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Divisions, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Recognized as Thought Leader by Cisco Systems, 2007-2011
  • Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize (Two papers), 2006
  • Finalist, Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award, Business Policy & Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2005
  • Participant at World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit, 2000

Education:

Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
M.S. Engineering, Stanford University
B.S. Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., University of Pennsylvania

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