Abhishek Nagaraj is Assistant Professor in the Management of Organizations group at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from the College of Engineering, Pune and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.
Abhishek’s teaching and research interests are in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Digitization. At UC Berkeley, he has developed and taught the Entrepreneurial Strategy elective in the full-time MBA program. His research looks at the impact of geographic data and digital mapping on the economy. His past work has studied diverse topics including the role of satellite mapping in driving entrepreneurship and innovation, the role of intellectual property and competition in online crowdsourcing as well as the impact of online reviews on business performance.
Abhishek has received numerous awards for his research including the 2017 Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Policy Sciences division, Academy of Management), the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM Division) Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Kauffman Prize for best paper in innovation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the J. Roberts Beyster Fellowship, the MIT Energy Fellowship as well as numerous grants including the NESTA Innovation Research Grant, Sloan Foundation Research Grant, Center for Digital Business Grant as well as the Institute for Business Innovation Research Grant.