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Soumitra Dutta

Soumitra Dutta

Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean
Professor of Management and Organizations

Email: soumitra.dutta@cornell.edu
207B Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-6418

Soumitra Dutta is the eleventh dean and professor of management and organizations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He most recently served as the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology and was the founder and academic director of the eLab at INSEAD, a top-ranked graduate business school in Fontainebleau, France.

Previous roles Dutta has held during his 23-year tenure at INSEAD include dean of external relations; dean of executive education; and dean of technology and e-learning. He has served as a visiting professor in the Haas School at Berkeley, Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford, and Judge School at University of Cambridge in England. He has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including stints as an engineer with GE in the U.S. and Schlumberger in Japan.

Dutta is an authority on the impact of new technology on the business world, especially social media and social networking, and on strategies for driving growth and innovation by embracing the digital economy. He is the co-editor and author respectively of two influential reports in technology and innovation -- the Global Information Technology Report (co-published with the World Economic Forum) and the Global Innovation Index (to be co-published with the World Intellectual Property Organization). Both reports have been used by several governments around the world in assessing and planning their technology and innovation policies.

His work has been widely published in the Harvard Business Review, European Management Journal, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and other journals. Dutta and his ideas have been featured in myriad business magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including Global Intelligence for the CIO, Information Week, Brasil, BusinessWorld India, Chief Executive, Finance & Management, Chief Executive Magazine, Forbes, and The McKinsey Quarterly.

Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum, and has engaged in a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives to shape global, regional and industry agendas. He is on the advisory boards of several international business schools. He has co-founded two firms and is on the boards of several startups. He received the European Case of the Year award from the European Case Clearing House in 2002, 2000, 1998, and 1997.

Dutta received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He received an MS in business administration, an MS in computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Published Papers

Working Papers

Scholarly Books

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Finger, L., (accepted), Competing on Data: How Social Media Analytics and Big Data can Transform your Organization, O'Reilly.

  • Fraser, Matthew; Dutta, Soumitra, 2008, Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work, and World, Wiley.

  • Berger, Roland; Dutta, Soumitra; Raffel, Tobias; Samuels, Geoffrey, 2008, Innovating at the Top: How Global CEOs Drive Innovation for Growth and Profit, Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; De Meyer, A.; Jain, A.; Richter, G., 2006, The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe, Springer.

  • De Meyer, Arnoud; Dutta, Soumitra; Srivastava, Sandeep, 2002, The Bright Stuff: How Innovative People and Technology Can Make the Old Economy New, FT Prentice Hall.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Srivast, Sandeep, 2001, Embracing the Net: get.competitive, FT Prentice Hall.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Manzoni, J. F., 1999, Process Reengineering, Organizational change and Performance Improvement, McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapters

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Blosover, G.; Dutton, W. H.; Law, G., (accepted), China and the US in the New Internet World, in Society and the Internet, eds H. Grahm and W. H. Dutton, Oxford University Press.

Technical Reports

  • Dutta, Soumitra, 2011, Global Innovation Index 2011: Accelerating Growth and Development, INSEAD.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Castellani, F.; Dayton-Johnson, S.; Dutta, Soumitra; Fonstad, N.; Paunov, C., 2011, InnovaLatino: Fostering Innovation in Latin America, INSEAD/OECD; Ariel/Fundación Telefónica.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Mia, I., 2011, Transformations 2.0; The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011, World Economic Forum.

  • Dutta, Soumitra, 2010, Global Innovation Index 2010, INSEAD/Confederation of Indian Industry.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Mia, I., 2010, ICT for Sustainability; The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010, World Economic Forum.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Mia, I., 2009, Mobility in a Networked World; The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009, World Economic Forum.

  • Dutta, Soumitra, 2009, Global Innovation Index 2009, INSEAD/Confederation of Indian Industry.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Mia, I., 2008, Fostering Innovation through Networked Readiness; The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008, Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Mia, I., 2007, Connecting to the Networked Economy; The Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007, Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Lopez-Claros, A.; Mia, I., 2006, Leveraging ICT for Development; The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006, Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Lopez-Claros, A., 2005, Efficiency in an Increasingly Connected World; The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005, Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Lanvin, B.; Paua, F., 2004, Towards an Equitable Information Society; The Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004, Oxford UP.

  • Dutta, Soumitra; Lanvin, B.; Paua, F., 2003, Readiness for the Networked World; The Global Information Technology Report 2002-2003, Oxford UP.