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Avimanyu Datta Ph.D.

Director of Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Management and Quantitative Methods
Office
State Farm Hall of Business - SFH Means Center Suite214A
Office Hours
By appointments only.
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Biography

Dr. Avimanyu (Avi) Datta is a Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Illinois State University. He is also the Director of the I am the Director of George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Dr. Datta’s teaching interests lie in the intersection of Hi-technology innovations, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. At Illinois State University, he regularly teaches the undergraduate capstone class in Strategic Management and a Seminar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. At the graduate of MBA level, Dr. Datta teaches Strategic Management.

Datta’s research interest is deeply rooted in his love for Art, Science, and technology its impact on Management. Specifically, he is interested in uncovering entrepreneurial steps towards the developing and commercialization of radical and breakthrough innovations. His work has been published in top journals like Journal of Business Research (Impact Factor: 5.484), Journal of Small Business Management (Impact Factor: 3.248), Technovation (Impact factor 6.925), Journal of International Management (3.977), R&D Management (Impact Factor: 2.908), Information Systems Research (Impact Factor 6.069), International Journal of Innovation Management (Impact factor 1.55) and the Communication of Association of Information Systems (1.8)

Datta received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2011. Before his doctoral education, he worked as an Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan and as a market sizing analyst at Access Markets International (AMI)-Partners. He worked on several consulting and research projects with large IT firms like IBM, HP, SAP, Dell, and AMD. He was regularly cited in business and practitioner magazines like Business Week, Transworld News, Yahoo Business, Network Magazine, CIO, CXO, CRN, DataQuest, and so forth.

In his spare time, Dr. Datta paints and enjoys experimenting in his coffee lab. He is also working on his trilogy "The Time Corrector series".

Current Courses

385.010Organizational Strategy

485.001Advanced Organizational Strategy

340.001Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Teaching Interests & Areas

Innovation, Strategy, Corporate Entrepreneurship

Research Interests & Areas

Strategy, Breakthrough Innovation, Radical Innovation, Foundational innovation Corporate Entrepreneurship

PhD Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

MS Information Systems

Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI

BS Computing and Information Systems

University of London
London, UK

College of Business Outstanding Researcher Award

Illinois State University
2018

Country Financial Scholar

Illinois State University
2018

Fellow

George R., and Martha Means Center of Entrepreneurial Studies
2017

Judge at Startup Show case

George R., and Martha Means Center of Entrepreneurial Studies
2017

University Research Grant (URG)

Illinois State University
2017

University Research Grant (URG)

Illinois State University
2016

University Research Grant (URG)

Illinois State University
2015

University Research Initiative Award

Illinois State University
2015

University Research Grant (URG)

Illinois State University
2014

University Research Grant (URG)

Illinois State University
2013

Book, Chapter

Datta, A. Information Technology Capability, Knowledge Assets and Firm Innovation: A Theoretical Framework for Conceptualizing the Role of Information Technology in Firm Innovation.. Strategic Adoption of Technological Innovations. Idea Group Inc. (2013): 69-189.
Datta, A., & Jessup, L. Patent wars: Staying ahead of the curve. Contemporary Perspectives on Technological Innovation, Management and Policy. Information Age (2012): 323-372.
Datta, A., & Jessup, L. Expanding Opportunities in a Shrinking World: A Conceptual Model Explicating the Role of Social Networks and Internet-Based Virtual Environments. Social Entrepreneurship. Virtual Communities: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Information Resources Management Association (USA) (2011)
Datta, A. Resource Based View of Information Systems: A Critique. Resourced Based View (RBV): Concepts and Practices. ICFAI University Press (2009): 71-84..
Datta, A., & Ray Chaudhuri, S. Role of Organizational Structure and Culture in Introducing an Effective Knowledge Setup.. Knowledge Management for Business Strategy: Section II. ICFAI University Press (2005)

Conference Proceeding

Datta, A. 2021. Reconceptualizing Breakthrough Innovation: Review of the literature and Proposed Framework. Western Academy of Management. Virtual (COVID-Restricted).
Datta, A., Srivastava, S. Sahaym, A. 2021. Narrative Transformation and Financial Performance of Movie Franchise: A longitudinal study of Hollywood Film industry. Western Academy of Management. Virtual (COVID-Restricted).
Datta, A., Srivastava, S. Sahaym, A. 2021. Strategic Renewal of Hollywood Movies by TMT as Agents of Change: A study of Film-Franchise. Strategic Management Society-Annual Conference Virtual (COVID-Restricted)
Datta, A., Srivastava, S. Sahaym, A. 2021. Strategic Renewal of Hollywood Movies by TMT as Agents of Change: Examining the Franchise Performance. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting. Virtual (COVID-Restricted)
Datta, A. (2021) A critical look at breakthrough Innovation: Literature Review and Proposed Framework. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting. Virtual (COVID-Restricted)

Journal Article

Datta, A. Sahaym, A. and Brooks, S. 2019. Unpacking the Antecedents of Crowdfunding Campaign's Success: The Effects of Social Media and Innovation Orientation. Journal of Small Business Management. 57 (S2) [Impact Factor: 3.461; Ranking:3 (AJG2015), A(ABDC)] doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12498

Han, S., Datta, A., Joshi, K.D., Chi, Lei (2017). Innovation through boundary spanning: The role of I.T. in enabling knowledge flows across technological and geographical boundaries. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(4): [Impact Factor: 1.06; Ranking:2 (AJG2015); B (ABDC)]http://www.igi-global.com/article/based-knowledge-capability-commercialization-innovations/69174
Datta, A., 2016. Antecedents to Radical Innovations: A longitudinal look at Firms in Information Technology Industry by Aggregation of Patents. International Journal of Innovation Management (Imperial College Press). 20(5) [Impact Factor: 1.55; Ranking:3 (AJG2015), B (ABDC)] http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S1363919616500687
Datta, A., 2016. Evaluating the Antecedents of Foundational Innovations: A Longitudinal look at Patents in the I.T. industry. International Journal of Innovation Management (Imperial College Press), 20(1):1-29 [Impact Factor: 1.55; Ranking:3 (AJG2015), B (ABDC)] http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1363919616500134?src=recsys
Datta, A., Mukherjee, D., and Jessup, L. 2015. Understanding the Commercialization of Technological Innovations: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. R&D Management, 44 (3): 215-249 [R&D Management is a Premium Journal in the Field of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; Impact Factor: 2.908; Ranking:3 (AJG2015), A (ABDC)]
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/radm.12068/abstract
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/radm.12068

Other

Datta, A. Apple Computers: From Class to Mass?. European Case Clearing House, United Kingdom. Case No. 306-109-1.. European Case Clearing House (2006)
Datta, A. SAP America: Strategic Choices made to move from Global to Mid-tier Markets. European Case Clearing House, United Kingdom. European Case Clearing Hous (2006)
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