I am a PhD Candidate in Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. I focus on performance tradeoffs associated with using different modes of organizing human capital (such as “bossless” forms and automation) in the context of human resource allocation and knowledge production. In my job market paper, I look at how automation shapes coordination and knowledge integration within organizations. I use a variety of methodologies involving large datasets and computational modeling in my research.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I have worked in various industry sectors, ranging from software to retail to automotive manufacturing. I hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Pune, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. 


When not working, I enjoy attending classical music and Jazz concerts, and reading philosophy and history. I am also an avid trivia buff (a big Jeopardy! fan).



Strategic Management Society Best PhD Paper Award in Knowledge and Innovation


Flamholtz Award for Excellent Academic Performance

2017, 2019

SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize (Nominated)


Early Candidacy Award

Ross School of Business


University of Michigan- Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, MI

PhD in Strategy

2014-2020 (Expected)

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India



University of Pune, India

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science



Seth Carnahan 

Associate Professor of Strategy

Olin Business School

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Email: seth.carnahan@wustl.edu

Jerry Davis

Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration;Professor of Management and Organizations

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Email: gfdavis@umich.edu

Felipe Csaszar 

Associate Professor of Strategy

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Email: fcsaszar@umich.edu 

Gautam Ahuja

Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Email: ga337@cornell.edu

Phanish Puranam

The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design



Email: phanish.puranam@insead.edu