Professor. Researcher. Consultant.
Strategist. Technologist. Futurist.
Coffee Connoisseur. Bowtie Aficionado. Traveler Extraordinaire.
Dr. Abhishek Kathuria is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB). His research, teaching, and consulting interests lie at the intersection of technology and strategy.
His research examines digital transformation and the business value of IT, focusing on innovation, digital platform strategies, and emerging economies. His work has been published in premier research journals and received multiple best paper nominations and awards at various academic conferences.
Dr. Kathuria teaches the core course on Strategies for the Digital Economy in the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (MBA) at the ISB. Previously, he has taught Information Management, Technology Entrepreneurship, IT Strategy, Analytics, and System Design in BBA, MBA, and Executive MBA programs in the US, Hong Kong, and China.
He is also a Director with Actuate Business Consulting – India’s oldest boutique management consulting firm, which provides advisory and consulting services on Business Performance Improvement, Technology & Innovation Management and Enterprise Value Creation. Dr. Kathuria has consulted on business & digital transformations, organizational turnarounds, growth strategy, organization restructuring, IT governance and IT strategy with large & medium sized enterprises in Hong Kong, India and the Middle East.
Dr. Kathuria has served as an advisor to multiple startups in India and Hong Kong and is an active angel investor, with interests in several emergent market leaders. He is the co-founder of Kowrk.com, a global platform to connect users with shared office spaces.
Prior to joining the ISB, Dr. Kathuria served as an Innovation and Information Management faculty at The University of Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (specialization in Information Systems) from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, a graduate degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management Indore, an undergraduate degree in information technology and several professional certifications.
Awards & Honors
 Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with S. Jha), Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2022.
 Ranked 1st most productive Information Systems scholar in Asia (ranking order & normal count), 8th (ranking order) and 29th (normal count) in the world (top <1%), for publishing in the top three IS journals during the three-year period 2019-2021, Association for Information Systems, 2022. #
 Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with A. Jaiswal, O. Malik, and P. Karhade), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2022.
 Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with O. Malik, A. Jaiswal, and P. Karhade), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2022.
 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, European Journal of Information Systems, 2021.
 Ranked 1st most productive Information Systems scholar in Asia (ranking order & normal count), 8th (ranking order) and 30th (normal count) in the world (top <1%), for publishing in the top three IS journals during the three-year period 2018-2020, Association for Information Systems, 2021. #
 ISB Junior Faculty Research Award, BAT Research Endowment Fund, Indian School of Business, 2020.
 Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Reward (awarded to top 10% of all undergraduate course instructors in an academic year), Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, 2018.
 Best Paper Award for General Topics Track and Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with T. Saldanha, J. Khuntia, B. Konsynski, and M.G. Andrade Rojas), International Conference on Information Systems, 2017.
 Lead Article and Best Paper Award for India and Global Economic Perspectives Track (with R. Kathuria and N. Kathuria), International Conference on Management Practices for the New Economy, 2017.
 Best Student Paper Runner Up Award in OCIS Division and Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with M.G. Andrade Rojas), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014.
 Best Paper Award Nominee for conference (with B. Konsynski), International Conference on Information Systems, 2012.
 Superior Teaching Leadership Recognition, Executive MBA Program, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, 2012.
 Fellow, Doctoral Consortia
a. International Conference on Information Systems, 2011.
b. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2011.
c. Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OCIS Division), 2011.
 Goizueta Fellow, The Goizueta Foundation, Emory University, 2011.
 Sheth Fellow, Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth Foundation, Emory University, 2009.
# Rankings Based on Association for Information Systems’ (AIS) List of High-quality Journals.Journals: ISR, JMIS, MISQ, Periods: 2018-2020, 2019-2021, http://www.aisresearchrankings.org.
Snail Mail: Indian School of Business, 6104, Academic Centre 6, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032, India
E-Mail: abhishek_kathuria at isb dot edu
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