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Dr Deepak K Datta

Professor, Management
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Strategic Management, International Management, International Business, Strategic Human Resource Management, International Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Strategic Management, International Management, International Business

Biography

Biography

Deepak K. Datta is currently Distinguished Professor and the Eunice and James L. West Endowed 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 IIT Kharagpur, his MBA from the IIM 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 Dattas 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 sixty 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, Journal of International Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, British Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management Journal,and Long Range Planning. According to Google Scholar, Professor Datta's research has been cited over 9100 times by scholars in business, economics and psychology with over 4500 citations since 2013. He has presented over seventy papers at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, U.K., and the U.S. Professor Datta, as visiting faculty, has taught at the NEOS International MBA at IIBS, Italy/Slovenia, the MBA program at ESC Toulouse, MBA program at CEIBS, Shanghai, the Fulbright MBA Program at Cairo University, the Jiaotong University Executive MBA program in Qingdao, China, the Lvov Institute of Management,Ukraine and in the Ph.D. program at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He has taught in the UTA Executive MBA programs in Ft. Worth, and in Taiwan and China. He has won several awards and recognitions for teaching and research. A member of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business and European Academy of Management, Professor Datta is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, the British Journal of Management, Management International Review, and the Journal of International Management. Prior to joining academia, Professor Datta worked for 7 years in managerial positions at two multinationals in India. He and his wife have two children who both have undergraduate degrees from UT Austin and graduate degrees from Stanford University. His daughter is a Hertz Fellow, a recipient of the most prestigious scholarship in science and engineering.

Education

Education

    • 1986 PhD
      1986
    • 1986 PhD in Business Admin - Strategic Planning & Policy
      University of Pittsburgh, 1986
    • 1982 LLB in General Law
      Calcutta University, 1982
    • 1976 MBA in Operations Management and Finance
      Indian Institute Of Management, 1976
    • 1974 B Tech in Mechanical Engineering
      Indian Institute Of Technology, 1974

Memberships

    • June 2015 to Present European Academy of Management
      Member
    • Jan 1988 to Present Academy of International Business
      Member
    • Jan 1984 to Present Academy of Management
      Member

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2018 Highest number of citations (4730) since 2013 of all faculty at the College of Business. Research cited over 900 times in 2016 and 850 times in 2017 according to Google Scholar. They are the highest in the UTA College of Business. sponsored by Google Scholar
    • Dec  2010 Phi Kappa Phi Recognized Professor sponsored by

News Articles

News Articles

    • Oct 2015
      Mundo Ejecutivo
      Research by Deepak Datta, UTA management professor and the Eunice and James L. West Chair of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, was mentioned in a Mundo Ejecutivo article exploring whether layoffs are the right solution during a financial crisis. Datta and his colleagues examined data from 122 companies that made massive layoffs and statistically analyzed whether the measure had improved their profitability

Publications


      2015
      • Book Chapter
        Does Employee Downsizing Really Work?
        [Datta, DeepakK, Basuil, DynahA]. Human Resource Management Practices: Assessing Added Value. 197-221. "Springer ".

      2013
      • Book Chapter
        Employee Downsizing and Organizational Performance: What Do We Know?
        [Datta, Deepak, Bausil, D., Radeva, E.]. Downsizing – Is less still more?. 187-221. "Cambridge University Press".

      2012
      • Book Chapter
        Employee Downsizing and Organizational Performance: What Do We Know?
        [Dattta, Deepak, Basuil, Dynah, RAdeva, E]. Downsizing – Is less still more?. "Cambridge University Press".

      2002
      1997
      1991
      • Book Chapter
        Management Impacts of Information Technology
        [Rasheed, AbdulA, Datta, DeepakK, Szewczak,Edward, Snodgrass,Coral, Khosrowpour,Mehdi]. 389–407. Hershey, PA, USA: "IGI Global".
        http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=120368.120381

      1989

      2018
      • Cited Research
        Citations to my research
        Professor Datta's research has been cited over 9380 times by scholars in business, economics and psychology with over 4734 citations since 2013.
        [Datta, DeepakK].

Presentations

    • June  2018
      Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), Basuil, DynahA. (Author & Presenter), , "CEO Influence and Incentives: Effects On Post-Acquisition Performance In Cross-Border Acquisitions", European Academy of Management, Reykjavik. (June , 2018).
    • June  2017
      Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), "The Effects of Ownership and Compensation Structures on the Choice Between Greenfield Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures in Foreign Market Entry", European Academy of Management, Glasgow, Scotland. (June 20, 2017).
    • June  2016
      Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), Basuil, DynahA (Author), "Effects of Board Monitoring on Wealth Effects in Cross-Border Acquisitions ", European Academy of Management , Paris, France. (June 3, 2016).
    • June  2015
      Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), Basuil, Dynah (Author), "Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions: Do Outside Directors Make a Difference", Academy of International Business, Bangalore, India. (June 30, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), Basuil, DynahA (Author), "Examining Firm and Host Country Influences on Relative Transaction Size in Service Sector Cross-border Acquisitions: An Empirical Assessment", Academy of International Business, Bangalore, India. (June 29, 2015).
    • August  2014
      Dynah, Basuil (Author), Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), "A Behavioral Decision Theory Perspective on the Effects of Top Management Equity Ownership and Compensation Mix in Establishment Mode Choice Decisions ", Academy of Management, Philadelphia. (August 3, 2014).
    • June  2014
      Musteen, Martina (Author), Datta, DeepakK (Author & Presenter), "A Behavioral Decision Theory Perspective on the Effects of Top Management Equity Ownership and Compensation Mix in Establishment Mode Choice Decisions ", Academy of International Business, Vancouver. (June 25, 2014).
    • July  2013
      Basuil, Dynah (Author & Presenter), Datta, Deepak (Author), "An Investigation of the Relationships Between Board Characteristics, CEO Influence, and the Performance of Cross-Border Acquisitions", Academy of International Business, Istanbul. (July 6, 2013).
    • July  2013
      Datta, Deepak (Author & Presenter), Basuil, Dynah (Author), "Shareholder Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions: Does Ownership Structure Matter?", Academy of International Business, Istanbul. (July 5, 2013).

Students Supervised

    • Dec 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Michael Kimmel, (Management)

Courses

      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4321-002 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 4321-002 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 4321-002 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 3319-004 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MANA 6382-003 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5331-020 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5336-001 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • INSY 4306-001 ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
        Fall - 2016
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INSY 4308-001 MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
        Fall - 2016
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INSY 5352-001 TOPICS IN OBJECT TECHNOLOGY
        Fall - 2016
      • BSAD 7399-091 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MANA 5331-020 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BSAD 6699-091 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BSAD 6699-092 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 5331-020 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 6328-001 SEMINAR IN BUSINESS POLICY
        (Course Id: 100988)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 5331-020 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 6382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 6382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 5331-002 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 6382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 5336-002 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EMBA 5410-001 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
        (Course Id: 110762)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 5331-002 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 5331-004 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 5336-003 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EMBA 5410-001 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
        (Course Id: 110762)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 5336-001 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 5331-001 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 5331-003 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 6328-001 SEMINAR IN BUSINESS POLICY
        (Course Id: 100988)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 5336-007 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EMBA 5410-001 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
        (Course Id: 110762)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 5331-002 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EMBA 5211-001 COMPETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
        (Course Id: 110754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MANA 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 100942)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MANA 5331-001 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MANA 5331-004 MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES
        (Course Id: 100973)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Management department promotion and tenure committee
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Stanley Scholarship
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      UTA Student Affairs Advisory Committee
    • Mar 2015 to  Dec 2018 Workshop Organizer
      (Impact: The Exporting with the Experts program provides students with the opportunity to network and advance their careers. It has provided participants with opportunities they would not have received in the past. For example, it has resulted in several participants receiving internship opportunities. Students do not receive credits for their participation -- yet attendance has been at 100% for all days. | Engagement: I have spent upwards of 100 hours per year on the program -- in addition to the 30 hours spent in classes, the program requires me to talk to and recruit motivated students, reach out to senior executives who are DEC members and officials at the U.S. Commercial Service to put together a viable program. | Innovation: It is a unique program that was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the North Texas District Export Council. Viewed as a success story by all entities involved. To the best of my knowledge there are no other programs like this the DFW metroplex.)
      Exporting with the Experts Workshop
      Worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the North Texas District Export Council to offer the Exporting with the Experts program at the UTA College of Business. The interactive workshops are conducted over four Saturdays by instructors who are senior U.S. Department of Commerce officials and senior executives with extensive exporting experience (many of them are CEOs/Presidents in their organizations). It is sponsored and funded by U.S. Department of Commerce and the North Texas District Export Council. The program is offered at no cost to the students – in its first offering in Spring 2016, 26 students graduated from the program (enrollment was capped at 25) and received a Certificate from the Department of Commerce. Given significant student demand, the cap was raised to 30 in 2017.
    • Jan 2018 to  Apr 2018 Committee Member
      5-Year Evaluation of ISOM Department Chair
      Academic Administrator Review
    • Oct 2017 to  Dec 2017 Committee Member
      College of Business Dean Search Committee
      Member of the Committee that identified and interviewed candidates for Dean selection
    • Past to  Mar 2017 Judge
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) research competition
    • Past to  Mar 2016 Judge
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) research competition

Service to the Profession

    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      British Journal of Management
    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of International Management
    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Management Studies
    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of World Business
    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Management International Review
    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      External Review, Promotion and Tenure at other universities
      Promotion and Tenure
      I have been requested from time to time to review the dossiers of faculty who are being considered for promotion and/or tenure at other universities. I have completed 2 such assignments over the past year. It entails going through the entire research record (publications) of the individuals along with a careful examination of their research program and philosophy. I typically provide a 3-4 page assessment to the university on the quality of their research and my recommendation on whether they ought to be considered for promotion/tenure.
    • 2012 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journal of International Management
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      British Journal of Management
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journal of Management Studies
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Management International Review
    • June 2018 to  2018
      Session Chair (Reyjavik, Iceland)
      European Academy of Management
      Served as the Session Chair and Discussant for one of the sessions at the European Academy of Management Meetings
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      External Expert Reviewer
      Reviewing Research Dossier in Tenure and Promotion Decision
      I have been requested from time to time to review the dossiers of faculty who are being considered for promotion and/or tenure at other universities. I have completed 2 such assignments over the past year. It entails going through the entire research record (publications) of the individuals along with a careful examination of their research program and philosophy. I typically provide a 3-4 page assessment to the university on the quality of their research and my recommendation on whether they ought to be considered for promotion/tenure.
    • Past to  June 2015
      Session Chair
      Academy of International Business Meetings