Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Fellow, George R & Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
2017-2018 Country Financial Research Scholar
Office Address: SFHB 240
Mailing Address: Campus Box 5580
Office Phone: (309) 438-7991
Office Hours: TR 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dr. Datta’s teaching interests lies 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 development and commercialization of radical and breakthrough innovations. His work has been published in elite journal like Technovation (Impact factor 3.449), Journal of International Management (2.781), R&D management (Impact Factor: 2.161), Information Systems Research (Impact Factor 4.131), International Journal of Innovation Management and the Communication of Association of Information Systems.
Datta received his PhD 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, he is a painter and loves to brew espresso.
Ph.D. Business Administration, Washington State University (2011)
MS. Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University (2003)
BSc. Computing and Information Systems, University of London (2001)
Publications in Premium Journals (Ranked in American Journal Guide of American Business Schools)
Other Refereed Journal Publications
Conference Papers and Presentations
Book Chapters (Published)