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  • Dev Dutta is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Peter T Paul College of Business and Economics. He is also a design thinking coach and expert (with certifications from both MIT and Stanford), a United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Teaching & Learning Scholar, and a Global Mentor at Ideagist, the world's largest virtual incubator/accelerator. Between 2015-2017, he was also Faculty Director of the University Minor on Entrepreneurship and Faculty Fellow at the Peter T Paul University Entrepreneurship Center.

    Dev completed his PhD in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University Canada. His additional doctoral and/or post-doctoral training have been at the Case Western Reserve University, Oregon State University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, Harvard University, MIT Sloan School, Stanford University, and York University.

    Prior to joining the academia, Dev worked for fifteen years in corporate entrepreneurship and strategic management practice at leading multinationals from India.

    In his academic work, Dev teaches and researches at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship, and by applying the strategy lens. Working with colleagues from around the world (the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong, and India), his research projects have examined the deep connections between context and entrepreneurship, notably within the broader innovation ecosystem. His research on entrepreneurial learning, knowledge partnerships, entrepreneurial resilience, and ecosystems has been published in the topmost journals in his field. He regularly presents at major national and international conferences and many of his papers have won best paper awards.

    Dev is a Lean Launchpad Educator and a certified executive coach and consultant for the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP), the Innovator Mindset (IM), Design Thinking (MIT and Stanford), and Technology Entrepreneurship (TE).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 Entrepreneurial orientation, CEO power and firm performance: an upper echelons theory perspectiveManagement Decision.  61:1773-1797. 2023
    2023 From place to space: the emergence and evolution of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in smart citiesSmall Business Economics: an international journal2023
    2022 SMEs and digital transformation during a crisis: The emergence of resilience as a second-order dynamic capability in an entrepreneurial ecosystemJournal of Business Research.  150:623-641. 2022
    2022 High-Tech Ventures and Industry Incumbents: Knowledge Partnerships, Technological Knowhow, and Acquisition LikelihoodIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.  71:2338-2349. 2022
    2021 How Do Entrepreneurs Recognize and Interact with an Arbitrage Opportunity During a Crisis? The Role of Causation, Effectuation, and Entrepreneurial LearningInternational Small Business Journal.  40:236-272. 2021
    2021 Technology-intensive ventures, R&D capability and innovation success: impact of firm lifecycle stage and CEO involvementTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management.  35:208-220. 2021
    2021 The influence of religion on the humane orientation of entrepreneursJournal of Small Business Management.  59:417-442. 2021
    2021 From external knowledge to competitive advantage: absorptive capacity, firm performance, and the mediating role of labour productivityTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management.  33:18-30. 2021
    2020 The potential link between corporate innovations and corporate competitiveness: evidence from IT firms in the UKJournal of Knowledge Management.  24:965-983. 2020
    2020 Internationalisation business processes in an under-supported policy contexts: evidence from Italian SMEsBusiness Process Management Journal.  26:1055-1074. 2020
    2020 Alliance experience, industry conditions, and external technology commercializationInternational Journal of Innovation Management.  24:1-24. 2020
    2019 Editorial: Technology Commercialization and EntrepreneurshipTechnology Innovation Management Review.  9:2-7. 2019
    2019 Technology commercialization and entrepreneurshipTechnology Innovation Management Review.  9:3-8. 2019
    2018 Founding team experience, industry context, and new venture creationNew England Journal of Entrepreneurship.  21:2-21. 2018
    2018 In Competition with Oneself: A Qualitative Inquiry into Amazon’s Entrepreneurial CultureTechnology Innovation Management Review.  8:5-14. 2018
    2017 Entrepreneurial firms and financial attractiveness for securing debt capital: a Bayesian analysis http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1Venture Capital: an international journal of entrepreneurial finance.  1-24. 2017
    2017 From Invention Success to Commercialization Success: Technology Ventures and the Benefits of Upstream and Downstream Supply-Chain AlliancesJournal of Small Business Management.  55:216-235. 2017
    2017 Market orientation research: A qualitative synthesis and future research agendaReview of Managerial Science.  https-link. 2017
    2016 A Tale of Three Strategic Orientations: A Moderated-Mediation Framework of the Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Market Orientation, and Learning Orientation on Firm PerformanceJournal of Enterprising Culture.  24:313-348. 2016
    2016 Classics in Entrepreneurship Research: Enduring Insights, Future PromisesNew England Journal of Entrepreneurship.  19:7-7. 2016
    2016 Inquiring into Entrepreneurial Orientation: Making Progress, One Step at a TimeNew England Journal of Entrepreneurship.  19:1-1. 2016
    2016 Internationalization process, impact of slack resources, and role of the CEO: The duality of structure and agency in evolution of cross-border acquisition decisionsJournal of World Business.  51:212-225. 2016
    2015 Personal innovativeness in technology, related knowledge and experience, and entrepreneurial intentions in emerging technology industries: a process of causation or effectuation?The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.  11:529-555. 2015
    2015 Hypercompetitive environments, coopetition strategy, and the role of complementary assets in building competitive advantage: Insights from the resource-based viewStrategic Management Review.  9:1-11. 2015
    2014 Entrepreneurial Orientation Capability and Firm Performance under Conditions of Organizational Learning1Journal of Managerial Issues.  26:157-157. 2014
    2014 How Do Entrepreneurial Growth Intentions Evolve? A Sensemaking-Sensegiving PerspectiveJournal of Small Business Strategy.  24:61-61. 2014
    2014 Venture cognitive logics, entrepreneurial cognitive style, and growth intentions: A conceptual model and an exploratory field studyEntrepreneurship Research Journal.  4:147-166. 2014
    2013 Benefiting from your buddy: A conceptual exploration of the links between social capital and firm innovative capability under environmental turbulenceAmerican Journal of business.  28:192-209. 2013
    2013 Entrepreneurial firms and downstream alliance partnerships: Impact of portfolio depth and scope on technology innovation and commercialization successProduction and Operations Management.  22:1389-1400. 2013
    2013 Expatriate Managers, Product Relatedness, and IJV Performance: A Resource and Knowledge-based PerspectiveJournal of International Management2013
    2013 Path Dependence, VRIN Resource Endowments, and Managers: Towards an Integration of Resource-Based Theory and Upper Echelons TheoryJournal of Business Theory and Practice.  1:109-109. 2013
    2013 The changing nature of intentions and performance in rapidly growing entrepreneurial firms: Evidence from an inductive studyJournal of Business and Entrepreneurship.  24:1-1. 2013
    2012 Firms in turbulent environments and the competition–cooperation paradox: insights from Hegel’s dialecticInternational Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy.  6:280-297. 2012
    2012 Inter-Organizational Relationships and Firm Performance: Impact of Complementary Knowledge and Relative Absorptive CapacityJournal of Management Policy and Practice.  13:47-47. 2012
    2011 Fostering entrepreneurship: impact of specialization and diversity in educationThe International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.  7:163-179. 2011
    2011 Giants Partnering with Innovators: The Strategic Nature of Outsourcing Relationships in Entrepreneurial Configurations.International Journal of Business Insights & Transformation.  4. 2011
    2011 Strategy and vendor selection in IT outsourcing: is there a method in the madness?Journal of Global Information Technology Management.  14:6-25. 2011
    2009 Discretion and internationalisation: impact of environmental determinants of managerial discretion and host country experience on entry mode choiceInternational Journal of Trade and Global Markets.  2:267-285. 2009
    2008 The evolution of growth intentions: Toward a cognition-based modelJournal of Business Venturing.  23:307-332. 2008
    2005 The nature of entrepreneurial opportunities: understanding the process using the 4I organizational learning frameworkEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  29:425-449. 2005
    Creating effective university innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems: a commitment system perspectiveJournal of Technology Transfer
    From Latent to Emergent Entrepreneurship in Innovation Ecosystems: The Role of Entrepreneurial LearningTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
    Orchestrating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through a Transactive Memory System and Learning: Developing a Theoretical FrameworkSmall Business Economics: an international journal
    Productive entrepreneurship within the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Insights from social exchange theoryApplied Psychology: an international review
    Religion and humane entrepreneurship: Insights for research, policy, and practiceJournal of the International Council for Small Business.  1-10.
    Technology-intensive Ventures, R&D Capability, and Innovation Success: Impact of Firm Lifecycle Stage and CEO InvolvementTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
    The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Productive Entrepreneurship: Insights from the Social Exchange TheoryApplied Psychology: an international review
    The impact of product portfolio specialty and activeness on firm survival: evidence from the nascent drone industryR and D Management
    The interplay of Past Performance and Founders’ Dispositional Optimism in New Product Introductions in High Technology New VenturesJournal of Product Innovation Management


    Year Title
    2021 Celebrating A Decade of Academic Advancement in Crowdfunding 2021
    2019 Design Thinking for Curriculum Development 2019
    2018 Interdisciplinary Panel on Civic Health and Equity: A Design Thinking Approach 2018
    2016 Classics in Entrepreneurship Research and Their Impact on Scholarship Today 2016
    2016 Innovation versus Commercialization 2016
    2016 A Study of Success and Failure Factor of R&D in SMEs. 2016
    2015 Impact of alliance partnership experience, appropriability regime, and environmental uncertainty on external technology commercialization 2015
    2015 Technology, innovation, and commercialization: The nexus of entrepreneurship 2015
    2015 When entrepreneurship becomes gendered: The impact of gender inequality on entrepreneurial success 2015
    2014 “It’s the Market, Stupid”: How Industry Conditions and Structure Impact the Success of Hybrid Organizations - Insights from the Application of IO Economics Principles to the Social Entrepreneurship Context 2014
    2011 Globalizing Indian business schools: Need for adopting constructivism in teaching and learning 2011
    2010 Alliance partnerships and acquisition likelihood in the Biotech industry: Balancing exploration and exploitation of knowledge. 2010
    2010 David partnering with Goliath: Impact of alliance depth and product development orientation on entrepreneurial success 2010
    2008 Developing A Strategic Framework for Outsourcing/Offshoring: Insights for Emerging Economy Firms 2008
    2007 Project management as a source of competitive advantage 2007
    2006 Turbulent environments, firms and the competition-cooperation paradox: Insights from Hegel's Dialectic 2006
    2005 Why do firms build network partnerships in hypercompetitive environments? An explanation from the resource-based view 2005
    2005 Entrepreneurial cognition and growth intentions: A sensemaking-sensegiving perspective 2005
    2005 MNE tacit knowledge and IJV performance: When do expatriates make a difference? 2005
    2005 Managerial discretion, host country experience and firm internationalization 2005
    2004 Impact of social capital on firm innovative ability: A double-edged sword 2004
    2004 Inter-organizational relationshps: The impact of complementary knowledge and relative absorptive capacity on firm performance. 2004
    2004 It takes two to tango:Impact of expatriates on the relatinship between experience diversity as tacit knowledge and firm performance in international joint ventures 2004
    2004 San Juan, Puerto RicoUnderstanding hypercompetition: Unraveling the puzzle 2004
    2003 From entrepreneurial intentions to firm performance: Framing a learning-based model using an inductive study 2003
    2003 The changing nature of intentions and performance in rapidly growing entrepreneurial firms 2003


    Year Title
    2021 Modern Classics in Entrepreneurship Studies Building the Future of the Field 2021
    2018 Foundational Research in Entrepreneurship Studies Insightful Contributions and Future Pathways 2018


    Year Title
    2024 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Evolution Through Learning: Insights from the 4I Learning Framework 2024
    2018 Conclusion.  Ed. Dutta, Devkamal.  265-268. 2018
    2018 The rich legacy of Covin & Slevin (1989) and Lumpkin & Dess (1996): A constructive critical analysis of their deep impact on entrepreneurial orientation research..  Ed. Dutta, Devkamal.  155-177. 2018
    2017 Survived, but cannot prosper: Examining through a liberal feminist lens the impact of gender inequality on success of women-owned entrepreneurial ventures 2017
    2017 Strategy and Vendor Selection in IT Outsourcing: Is There a Method in the Madness?.  451-477. 2017
    2008 Explaining Organizational Virtuality: Insights from the Knowledge-Based View 2008
    2006 Becoming a Learning Organization in the Software Industry: Is CMM the Silver Bullet?.  104-120. 2006

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2017 Alliance experience and firm boundaries for technology commercializationAcademy of Management Proceedings. 11941-11941. 2017
    2017 Emerging Economies, Institutional Voids, and Innovation Drivers: A Study in India 2017
    2017 Technology Ventures and the Evolving Nature of Early-stage Firm Success: The Role of Knowledge-based Alliance Partnerships 2017
    2016 Optimistic Entrepreneurs and New Product Introductions: An Examination from the Behavioral Theory of the Firm 2016
    2016 Lean Startup Methodology versus the Business Plan Approach to New Ventures: Mutually Exclusive or Two Sides of the Same Coin 2016
    2016 Entrepreneurial R&D Ventures: An Examination of the Knowledge Exploration-Exploitation Duality 2016
    2010 Founding team experience, team heterogeneity, and new venture formation 2010
    2010 Does Entrepreneurship Education Matter?Proceedings of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. 2010
    2003 UNDERSTANDING CHANGE: WHAT CAN WE" LEARN" FROM ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING?Proceedings 5th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge, Lancaster, England, 30th May øe 2nd June 2003. 2003
    Blurring Boundaries, the Technology Transfer Ecosystem, and the Orchestration of IP Commercialization Efforts: A Field Study
    Embracing Drone Technology to Orchestrate an Innovation Ecosystem: Institutional Logics PerspectiveYes.
    Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Evolution Through Entrepreneurial Learning: Insights from the 4I Learning Framework
    Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems Community: Purpose, policies, profession, publication
    Impact of Portfolio Specialization and Activeness on Firm Survival: Evidence from Drone IndustryYes.
    Navigating Contested Terrain: How an Innovation Ecosystem Emerges Based on Multiple Institutional Logics
    Navigating contested terrain: How an innovation ecosystem emerges based on multiple institutional logics
    Optimistic entrepreneurs and new product introduction in high-technology industriesAcademy of Management Proceedings.
    Place to Space: The Emergence and Evolution of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Smart city
    Racial Equity in Technological Entrepreneurship Workshop
    Technological Change and the Role of Product Specialization Strategy in Emerging Innovation Ecosystems: Evidence from the Global Drone Industry
    The Next Steps in Growing Entrepreneurial Communities The 4 P’s of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Publishing, Policy, Performance/Metrics, and People

    Teaching Activities

  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course
  • Strategic Management Taught course
  • Strategic Management Taught course
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2023
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2023
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2022
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2022
  • Strategic Management Taught course 2022
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2021
  • Strategic Management Taught course 2021
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2021
  • Strategic Management Taught course 2021
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2021
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2021
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2021
  • Strategic Management Taught course 2020
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2020
  • PAUL MBA CORE Knowledge Taught course 2020
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2020
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2020
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2020
  • Honors/Design Thinking Taught course 2020
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2020
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2019
  • Managing Growth and Innovation Taught course 2019
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2019
  • Creating Winning Strategies Taught course 2019
  • Honors/Design Thinking Taught course 2019
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2018
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2018
  • Top/Thinking Like Entrep. Taught course 2018
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2017
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2017
  • Top/Creat, Innov, Des Thinking Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2016
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2016
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2016
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2016
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2016
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2016
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2015
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2015
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2015
  • Top/Intro to Entrepreneurship Taught course 2015
  • Strategic Mgt: Decision Making Taught course 2015
  • Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt Taught course 2015
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2014
  • Business, Government & Society Taught course 2014
  • Top/Intro to Entrepreneurship Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Birla Inst of Tech
  • Certificate, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A.F., Indian Institute of Finance
  • Ph.D. Strategic Management, University of Western Ontario
  • Full Name

  • Devkamal Dutta