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Supradeep Dutta

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


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


  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation 
  • New venture creation


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. His research focuses on:

  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Innovation
  • Behavioral economics

Selected Publications

Dutta, Supradeep and Folta, Timothy B. (forthcoming). “Information asymmetry in entrepreneurship.” In D. Kuratko and M. Morris (Eds.) The Blackwell Encylopedia of Entrepreneurial Research (3rd Edition). Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA.

Working Papers

Dutta, Supradeep and Folta, Timothy B. “The Influence of Entrepreneurial Finance on Innovation: The Case of Venture Capital and Angel Group investments.”

Dutta, Supradeep. “Venture Capital Influence on Innovation: A Fund-Level Perspective.”

Dutta, Supradeep. “Bayesian Rationality and Conformity Effects in Group Investment Decisions."

Kriauciunas, Aldas and Dutta, Supradeep. “The role of stakeholders in organizational change processes in transition economies.”

Awards and Recognition

  • 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.
  • ISB Torch Bearers Award for demonstrating leadership and extra-curricular excellence, Indian School of Business, 2007.
  • SAE Long term scholarship for academic excellence and support towards Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society

Other Experience

Dutta worked for more than six years as a strategy consultant for L.E.K Consulting, India, and as a product manager in Suzuki Motors, India. He is an entrepreneur and has co-founded new ventures in the education and aviation sector. He continues to advise entrepreneurs on the challenges of surviving and achieving success with limited resources.