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".
485.001Advanced Organizational Strategy
340.001Entrepreneurship And Innovation
Innovation, Strategy, Corporate Entrepreneurship
Strategy, Breakthrough Innovation, Radical Innovation, Foundational innovation Corporate Entrepreneurship