I am an assistant professor in the strategy area. My research focus is in the area of innovation management and corporate strategy. Broadly, I study the link between firms’ innovation efforts and competitive advantage. I also investigate why and in what manner firms use a mix of corporate development activities (e.g., alliance, acquisitions, and divestitures) to alter their product- and geographical-market scope. At ISB, I teach electives in strategic innovation management and growth strategy. Prior to my PhD, I worked several years in the industry (with Deloitte, TCS, LG Electronics and WNS Global services) primarily in the area of business and corporate strategy.


  • Ph D (Strategy & Entrepreneurship), Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill 2019
  • MBA , Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India 2004
  • B.E. (Electrical Engineering), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India 2002


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Jena, Deepak

Assistant Professor, Strategy