Devkamal Dutta

Dev Dutta

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

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).

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
  • PAUL 440A: Honors/Design Thinking


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Khurana, I., & Dutta, D. K. (n.d.). The impact of product portfolio specialty and activeness on firm survival: evidence from the nascent drone industry. R&D Management. doi:10.1111/radm.12696

  • Audretsch, D. B., Khurana, I., Dutta, D. K., & Tamvada, J. P. (n.d.). Creating effective university innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems: a commitment system perspective. The Journal of Technology Transfer. doi:10.1007/s10961-024-10090-w

  • Khurana, I., & Dutta, D. (2024). Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Evolution Through Learning: Insights from the 4I Learning Framework. In Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Learning. Edward Elgar.

  • Dutta, D. K., & Khurana, I. (n.d.). Productive entrepreneurship within the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Insights from social exchange theory. Applied Psychology. doi:10.1111/apps.12509

  • Saiyed, A. A., Tatoglu, E., Ali, S., & Dutta, D. K. (2023). Entrepreneurial orientation, CEO power and firm performance: an upper echelons theory perspective. Management Decision, 61(6), 1773-1797. doi:10.1108/md-05-2022-0641

  • Khurana, I., Ghura, A. S., & Dutta, D. K. (2021). The influence of religion on the humane orientation of entrepreneurs. JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, 59(3), 417-442. doi:10.1080/00472778.2021.1890097

  • 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

  • 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

  • Most Cited Publications