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Abhirup Chakrabarti

Associate Professor
On leave until July 2024


Abhirup Chakrabarti is Associate Professor at Smith School of Business.

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Abhirup Chakrabarti is Associate Professor at Smith School of Business. 

Dr. Chakrabarti studies organizational intelligence, exploring how organizations identify challenges, select among alternatives, integrate across units, and overcome institutional constraints. He studies these dynamics in the context of business reconfiguration, where firms reorganize by growing (M&A), refocusing, relocating, and divesting. His current research program uses these insights to examine how regulators, investors, and firms interact, for instance during upheaval events. He studies how these interactions lead to important but puzzling economic (SSHRC Insight Grant), environmental (SSHRC Insight Development Grant), and socioeconomic outcomes. His work has appeared in Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, and has achieved recognition from the Academy of Management, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and Strategic Management Society. 

Dr. Chakrabarti’s courses align closely with his research. In the Smith Commerce and MBA programs, he teaches courses on organizational intelligence and experimentation. In the Smith Master of International Business program, he discusses strategy in the macroeconomic context, exploring how firms and policy makers navigate large cross-border capital flows. For PhD students, he conducts seminars on corporate strategy, and on research methodology examining the application of econometrics to problems of strategy. For EMBA participants, he facilitates sessions on organizational experimentation and transformation. He has also conducted EMBA sessions on business growth and M&A, and on navigating economic recessions. While at McGill, Dr Chakrabarti co-directed the Analytic Mindset Module along with Professor Henry Mintzberg during the initial years of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program. 

Prior to joining Queen’s University, he was Assistant Professor at McGill University. He has previously taught at Duke University and at the National University of Singapore.