Supradeep Dutta

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
MBA, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
BE, Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, India


Dutta's research is at the intersection of technology strategy and entrepreneurship, exploring a central conundrum for the technology entrepreneur—attracting stakeholders when there is information asymmetry about the quality of a venture. One research strand examines the influence of capital funding sourced from private equity investors, crowdfunding platforms, and the impact of federal grants on the innovation and venture development. A second strand considers the impact of investors’ decision-making behavior on their ability to catalyze innovation and create economic value, with a special interest on the variation in investors’ risk appetite over time and how investors alter their decisions influenced by social learning. A final interest area considers the dual facets of information asymmetry that creates rent generating opportunities but at the same time the anomalies of information asymmetry challenges the agent to capitalize the potential opportunities.

Research focus:

  • Entrepreneurial finance – venture capital, angels, crowdfunding
  • Innovation
  • Federal grants – NIH, NSF, SBIR/STTR
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk behavior


  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation 
  • New Venture Creation

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Annual Academy of Management conference, 2015.
  • Best Dissertation research award finalist, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2014 (Top 5 dissertations are selected for this award).
  • Heizer Dissertation research award finalist, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 2014 (Top 3 dissertations are selected for this award).
  • University at Buffalo, School of Management Small Grants Program ($1,400), 2013.
  • Dean’s Office Doctoral Student Service Award, Purdue University, 2013. 
  • Purdue Research Foundation Grant for award-winning dissertation proposal, 2012.
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, ENT division, Academy of Management, 2012.
  • Distinguished Graduate Student Instructor, Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, 2011.
  • Ross Fellowship for academic excellence, Purdue University, 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society