Saikat Chaudhuri is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. 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.