Dr. Aaron Chatterji, an Indian American associate professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, was recently presented with the 2015 SMS Emerging Scholar Award from the Strategic Management Society.
Inaugurated in 2007, the prize is awarded annually to a relatively young or new scholar who displays exemplary scholarship that promises to have an impact on future strategic management practice.
As an SMS Emerging Scholar awardee, Chatterji will be recognized at the SMS Annual International Conference and will receive prize money of $5,000 sponsored by the Strategy Research Foundation. He will also have the opportunity to present his research at the conference.
Chatterji previously served as a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. For the 2014-2015 academic year, he was on leave as a visiting associate professor at Harvard Business School.
Chatterji’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He has received several awards, including an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation to recognize his work as a leading scholar in entrepreneurship, and the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute for his contributions to understanding the intersection of business and public policy.
His research has been published in leading academic journals and has been cited by the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. He has authored several op-ed pieces in top newspapers, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, appeared on national TV and radio, and was recently profiled in The Financial Times and Fortune.
Chatterji has also testified as an expert witness at the House Committee on Small Business and the U.S. Department of State and served as a Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Chatterji serves as a board member for Durham Communities in Schools, an education-focused non-profit, and advises private, public and social sector organizations on innovation and strategy.
Chatterji is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in economics from Cornell University.