Supradeep Dutta

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
MBA, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
BE, Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, India


Dutta's research is at the intersection of technology, strategy, and entrepreneurship, exploring a central conundrum for the technology entrepreneur—attracting stakeholders when there is information asymmetry about the quality of a venture. One research strand examines the influence of capital funding sourced from various external investors, and the impact of federal grants on catalyzing innovation and commercialization. A second strand analyzes the influence of decision-making behavior of investors, in particular, the variance in investors’ risk appetite on their ability to catalyze innovation and create economic value.

Research focus:

  • Innovation
  • Patents
  • Entrepreneurial finance – venture capital, angels, crowdfunding
  • Federal grants – NIH, NSF, SBIR/STTR
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk behavior

Teaching Interests

  • Strategy
  • Innovation Process
  • Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

Dutta, Supradeep; Folta, Timothy B; Rodrigues, Jenna. 2020. Does government fund the best entrepreneurial ventures?:  The case of the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Academy of Management Discoveries.

Courtney, Christopher; Dutta, Supradeep; Li, Yong. 2017. Resolving Information Asymmetry: Signaling, Endorsement, and Crowdfunding Success. Entrepreneurship, Theory, and Practice, 41(2): 265-290.

Dutta, Supradeep; Folta, Timothy B. 2016. A comparison of the effect of angels and venture capitalists on innovation and value creation. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(1): 39-54.

Dutta, Supradeep. 2015. “Information asymmetry and acquirer returns: Dual effect of Venture Capital affiliation”. In John Humphreys (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Online ISSN: 2151-6561. – Received the Distinguished Best Paper Award (AOM 2015).

Dutta, Supradeep; Folta, Timothy B. 2015. Information asymmetry in entrepreneurship. In D. Kuratko and M. Morris (Eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurial Research (3rd Edition). Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA.

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Annual Academy of Management conference, 2015.
  • Best Dissertation research award finalist, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2014 (Top 5 dissertations are selected for this award).
  • Heizer Dissertation research award finalist, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 2014 (Top 3 dissertations are selected for this award).

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society