Saikat Chaudhuri, DBA

Saikat Chaudhuri

Adjunct Associate 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 serves on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also executive director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, a research institute at Wharton distinguished by a dual focus on academic thought leadership and industry impact. Saikat’s research focuses on external sources of innovation for firms, encompassing two streams: high-technology acquisitions and high-end outsourcing. His recent publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, including Organization Science, a Stanford University Press book chapter, and the Harvard Business Review. Saikat has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School, and has also been a finalist for multiple dissertation and best paper awards at the Academy of Management. He received his BSE and BS from the University of Pennsylvania, his MSE from Stanford University, and his DBA from Harvard University.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age


Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

Customer Analytics for Growth Using Machine Learning, AI, and Big Data


Sharpen your analytics mindset and build competency in the skills needed to oversee data-driven business decisions. Discover how to bridge knowledge and communication gaps that may exist between your data science teams and your organization’s leadership.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy


Explore the most important factors involved in strategic execution, including leadership, talent management, and organizational design. Learn a logical approach to implementation that will help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles.

LMC: Advancing Business Acumen


This program provides business insights to help high-potential managers in the construction industry so they can improve their financial acumen and organizational collaboration.