Faculty Director, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program
Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor's Chair
Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Management of Organizations, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Saikat Chaudhuri is the inaugural Faculty Director of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program, a flagship dual-degree program in engineering and business at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor’s Chair at the university, with a joint faculty appointment in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Management of Organizations groups at the Haas School of Business, along with the department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering.
Chaudhuri’s research specializes in corporate growth and innovation strategies, particularly high-tech mergers and acquisitions, high-value outsourcing and partnerships, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. His publications span both scholarly and managerial outlets, and his work has been recognized from the field’s leading professional associations including the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.
Chaudhuri has designed and taught popular undergraduate and MBA courses on corporate strategy, management of technology, and innovation. He has also led and delivered customized executive education programs to a myriad of top firms around the world. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards and accolades at all levels across his academic career.
Chaudhuri’s work has been cited by leading media outlets, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the global press on contemporary business affairs. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he advises leading global corporations and governments worldwide, including providing expert legal testimony.
Chaudhuri came to Berkeley in 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served on the faculty of The Wharton School for over 16 years, holding leadership positions including Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Interim Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. His prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to stints with Citibank, McKinsey and Company, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
Chaudhuri earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Multinational Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and Doctoral degree in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard University.
- Corporate growth and innovation strategies
- Technological innovation in dynamic environments
- Digital disruption and transformation
- High-technology mergers and acquisitions
- High-value strategic partnerships and outsourcing
- Finalist, H. K. M. Anvil Award for Outstanding Teaching, Graduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009
- William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
- Excellence in Teaching Award, MBA for Executives San Francisco Program, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
- Best Reviewer Award, Technology & Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management, 2014
- Recognized as one of “Wharton’s 40 Under 40” Top Alumni Worldwide, 2014
- Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2013
- Finalist, Douglas Nigh Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
- Finalist, Fundação Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy/IB Theory, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
- Finalist, SKOLKOVO Best Paper Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2013
- Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize, 2013
- Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications, 2013
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, 2009, 2007
- Recognized as Thought Leader by Cisco Systems, 2011-2007
- David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
- Nomination, Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize (Two papers), 2006
- Finalist, Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award, Business Policy & Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2005