Dev Dutta

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: (603) 862-2944
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 318, Durham, NH 03824
Devkamal Dutta

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), and Technology Entrepreneurship (TE).


  • Ph.D., Business Admin.&Managemt, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A.F., Indian Institute of Finance
  • B.Eng., Birla Inst of Tech
  • Certificate, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Free Enterprise
  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • Technological Innovation

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 703: Strategic Mgt: Decision Making
  • ADMN 775: Strategic Management
  • ADMN 882: Managing Growth and Innovation
  • ADMN 901: PAUL MBA CORE Knowledge
  • ADMN 982: Creating Winning Strategies
  • MGT 598: Top/Thinking Like Entrep.
  • MGT 598/798: Top/Creat, Innov, Des Thinking
  • MGT 732: Exploratn Entrepreneurial Mgt
  • PAUL 440A: Honors/Design Thinking

Selected Publications

Khurana, I., Ghura, A. S., & Dutta, D. K. (n.d.). Religion and humane entrepreneurship: Insights for research, policy, and practice. Journal of the International Council for Small Business, 1-10. doi:10.1080/26437015.2021.1906186

Khurana, I., Ghura, A. S., & Dutta, D. K. (2021). The influence of religion on the humane orientation of entrepreneurs. JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. doi:10.1080/00472778.2021.1890097

Ozkazanc-Pan, B., Osorio, A. E., Dutta, D. K., Gupta, V. K., Javadian, G., & Guo, G. C. (2021). Modern Classics in Entrepreneurship Studies Building the Future of the Field. Palgrave Macmillan.

Liu, F., Dutta, D. K., & Park, K. (2021). From external knowledge to competitive advantage: absorptive capacity, firm performance, and the mediating role of labour productivity. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 33(1), 18-30. doi:10.1080/09537325.2020.1787373

Sukumar, A., Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Garcia-Perez, A., & Dutta, D. K. (2020). The potential link between corporate innovations and corporate competitiveness: evidence from IT firms in the UK. Journal of Knowledge Management, 24(5), 965-983. doi:10.1108/jkm-10-2019-0590

Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Dutta, D. K., Ferraris, A., & Del Giudice, M. (2020). Internationalisation business processes in an under-supported policy contexts: evidence from Italian SMEs. Business Process Management Journal, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi:10.1108/bpmj-03-2019-0141

Dutta, D., & Rousseau, M. B. (2020). Alliance experience, industry conditions, and external technology commercialization. International Journal of Innovation Management, 24(1), 1-24.

Dutta, D. (2018). In Competition with Oneself: A Qualitative Inquiry into Amazon’s Entrepreneurial Culture. Technology Innovation Management Review, 8(6), 5-14. doi:10.22215/timreview/1161

Dutta, D. K., Gwebu, K. L., & Wang, J. (2015). Personal innovativeness in technology, related knowledge and experience, and entrepreneurial intentions in emerging technology industries: a process of causation or effectuation?. INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 11(3), 529-555. doi:10.1007/s11365-013-0287-y

Dutta, D. K., Li, J., & Merenda, M. (2011). Fostering entrepreneurship: impact of specialization and diversity in education. INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 7(2), 163-179. doi:10.1007/s11365-010-0151-2

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