Biography

Dr. Abhishek Kathuria is a professor, researcher, and consultant in the areas of Technology and Strategy. He is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He is also a Director with Actuate Business Consulting – India’s oldest boutique management consulting firm, which provides advisory and consulting services on Business Performance Improvement, Technology & Innovation Management and Enterprise Value Creation. Dr. Kathuria has consulted on business & digital transformations, organizational turnarounds, growth strategy, organization restructuring, IT governance and IT strategy with large & medium sized enterprises in Hong Kong, India and the Middle East.

Dr. Kathuria has served as an advisor to multiple startups in India and Hong Kong and is an active angel investor, with interests in several emergent market leaders. He is the co-founder of Kowrk.com, a global platform to connect users with shared office spaces.

Dr. Kathuria’s research examines the business value of IT, focusing on innovation, digital platform strategies, and emerging economies. He has authored 50+ scholarly works, including research papers, teaching cases and book chapters, which have been published in premiere research journals and nominated for / received best paper awards at the top ranking conferences in Information Systems and Management. He has taught Information Management, Technology Entrepreneurship, IT Strategy, Analytics, and System Design in BBA, MBA and Executive MBA programs in the US, Hong Kong, China and India.

Prior to joining the ISB, Dr. Kathuria served as an Innovation and Information Management faculty at The University of Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (specialization in Information Systems) from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, a graduate degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management Indore, an undergraduate degree in information technology and several professional certifications.

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