Abhirup Chakrabarti joined McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management in 2007. Dr. Chakrabarti graduated from Duke University with a PhD degree in Business Administration, and has previously attended Presidency College Calcutta, the Indian Statistical Institute Delhi, and the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Chakrabarti studies questions of business dynamics, exploring how firms create and sustain value through managerial processes. Questions include how firms scan and search for resources, select among alternatives, integrate across business units, overcome institutional constraints, and respond to environmental changes. He studies these questions in the context of asset reconfiguration, where firms reorganize using strategies of business acquisition, internal development, or asset divestiture. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Global Strategy Journal; and has achieved awards from the Strategic Management Society and from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Dr. Chakrabarti serves on the Editorial Boards of the IIMB Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal.
Dr. Chakrabarti's courses at McGill connect closely with his research interests. For BCom and MBA students, Dr. Chakrabarti teaches Managing Globalization, which examines organization and policy responses to sudden shocks and recessions resulting from the unexpected flows of capital across borders. For PhD students, he teaches a Seminar in Strategic Management focusing on the dynamic capabilities perspective. For executive MBA participants, he runs sessions on organization growth and acquisitions strategy. Dr Chakrabarti has also co-directed the Analytic Mindset Module of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program, and has previously taught at Duke University and the National University of Singapore.