Indian-American professor honoured with top scholar award

September 9, 2015

According to an official release on Setember 1, an Indian-American professor has been honoured with an emerging scholar award for displaying exemplary scholarship that promises to have an impact on future strategic management practice.
Aaron Chatterji, associate professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, was recently presented with the 2015 SMS Emerging Scholar Award from the Illinois-based Strategic Management Society (SMS).

Aaron’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business, Strategic Management Society said in a statement.

He was awarded an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation to recognise his work as a leading scholar in entrepreneurship.

Inaugurated in 2007, the prize is awarded annually to a relatively young or new scholar who displays exemplary scholarship that promises to have an impact on future strategic management practice.

As an SMS Emerging Scholar awardee, Chatterji will be recognised at the SMS Annual International Conference and will receive prize money of USD 5,000 sponsored by the Strategy Research Foundation.

He will also have the opportunity to present his research at the conference.

A University of California, Berkeley and Cornell alumnus, Chatterji previously served as a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth.

Chatterji’s research and teaching focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and the expanding social mission of business.

He serves as a board member for Durham Communities in Schools, an education-focused non-profit, and advises private, public and social sector organisations on innovation and strategy.

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