Deepak K. Datta is currently
Professor and the Eunice and James L. West Chair of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to his joining UTA, Professor Datta was the Judy and William Docking Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Kansas. He obtained his B.Tech. (Mechanical engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management,
Calcutta and his LL.B. from Calcutta University. He
completed his Ph.D. (Strategic Planning and Policy)
at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986.
Professor Datta's research interests are in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, CEO selection, TMT
characteristics, corporate governance, strategic decision processes, strategic human resource management, international entrepreneurship and international business strategies.
He has published over fifty articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal
of Management Studies, Management International Review,
Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal and Long Range Planning.
Professor Datta's research has been cited over 1500
times by scholars in management and related areas. He has presented over
seventy papers at
conferences in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, India, Italy,
Japan, U.K., Norway, Costa Rica, Spain, Singapore and the U.S.
teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral
programs and UTA. In addition to UTA and KU, as visiting
faculty he has taught in several international
programs, including the NEOS International MBA Program at IIBS, Italy/Slovenia, MBA program at ESC Toulouse, at CEIBS, Shanghai, the Fulbright MBA Program at Cairo University, the Jiaotong University Executive
MBA program in Qingdao, China and the L'vov Institute of Management, Ukraine. Currently he teaches in executive UTA MBA programs in Ft. Worth, Taiwan and China. Professor Datta has also taught in executive education
programs at Hallmark and Sprint. He was the Director of the Center of International Business at the University of Kansas.
Professor Datta has won several awards
and recognitions for teaching and research. These include the University of Kansas
Graduate Business School Outstanding Educator Award, the CIMBA Distinguished Teaching Award, the Association of Business Doctoral Students Outstanding Mentor Awards,
Phi Kappa Phi "Recognized Professor", the UTA
Distinguished Paper Award, and the University of
Kansas Guy Mabry Best Paper Awards. He has served on
the Research Committee of the BPS Division of the
Academy of Management and is currently on the
editorial boards of the
Journal of Management,
the British Journal of Management and
Journal of International