Chakrabarti, Abhirup

Associate Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy

Abhirup Chakrabarti is Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy at Smith School of Business.

Dr. Chakrabarti studies corporate strategy dynamics, exploring how firms scan and search for resources, select among alternatives, integrate across business units, overcome institutional constraints, and respond to environmental shocks. He studies these dynamics in the context of business reconfiguration, where firms reorganize using strategies of mergers and acquisitions, internal development, and asset divestiture. His work has appeared in Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, and has achieved awards from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Strategic Management Society.

Dr. Chakrabarti’s courses align closely with his research. In the Smith Commerce program, he teaches courses on organizational intelligence and on policy responses to economic shocks and recessions. For PhD students, he conducts seminars on corporate strategy dynamics and on research methodology, examining the application of econometrics to problems of strategy. For Executive MBA participants, he has conducted sessions on organization growth and acquisitions strategy. While at McGill, Dr Chakrabarti co-directed the Analytic Mindset Module along with Henry Mintzberg during the initial years of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program.

Dr. Chakrabarti serves as an editorial board member for IIMB Management Review and Strategic Management Journal, and as an Honorary Research Associate at the Center for Economic Research of Korea (CERK). He is active at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences, and has served as 2015 editor and 2016 chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

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


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