Saikat Chaudhuri, DBA

Saikat Chaudhuri

Adjunct Professor of Management; Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Mergers and acquisitions, organizational adaptation, outsourcing, technological innovation

About Saikat:

Saikat Chaudhuri is executive director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, a research institute distinguished by a dual focus on academic thought leadership and industry impact.

Professor Chaudhuri has also served as the interim director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology (M&T) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus of the M&T program, from which he earned his BS and BSE in 1997. He received a master's degree from Stanford University and a doctoral degree from Harvard University.

Prof. Chaudhuri has served on the Wharton School faculty since 2004, where his research encompasses high-technology mergers and acquisitions, high-end outsourcing, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. He teaches MBA, undergraduate, and executive education courses on corporate development and M&A as well as innovation management. His publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, and he has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School as well as recognition from professional associations such as the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the press on contemporary business affairs. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he provides consulting on developing and implementing acquisition, innovation management, and corporate growth strategies for numerous leading global companies. He also provides expert legal testimony and advises the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to brief stints with Citibank, McKinsey & Company, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

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