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Saikat Chaudhuri

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Interim Director, Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program

Research Interests: mergers and acquisitions, organizational adaptation, outsourcing, technological innovation


DBA, Harvard University, 2004; MSE, Stanford University, 1998; BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1997; BSE, University of Pennsylvania, 1997.

Recent Consulting

Consult for a range of technology-based companies on acquisition and other corporate growth strategies. Provide expert witness testimony in legal cases involving technology acquisition transactions. Advised the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities. Speaking engagements at various corporate and industry events.

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present

Other Positions

Consulting, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, 2004; Corporate Development, Mannesmann AG, 1998-99; Market Research, Mannesmann AG, 1997; Consulting, McKinsey & Company, 1996; Service Quality, Citibank Privatkunden AG, 1995.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Member of Brain Trust, Digital Partners, 2002-present; Member of Advisory Council, Neel Gagan, 2000-present.

Current Projects

Understanding operational drivers of performance in innovation-targeted acquisitions, based on multi-method field research with leading telecommunications, software, and other high-technology companies. Investigating 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.