About

I am Deepak Hegde, Associate Professor of Management at New York University’s Stern School of Business.  

I study how entrepreneurs and innovators overcome the challenges associated with commercializing their ideas.  My research has been published in journals such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Yale Journal of Law & Technology and Research Policy. I am a recipient of the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship (in 2012), the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship (in 2009), and the Thomas Alva Edison Fellowship (awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for 2014-2016).

I serve as Director of the Creative Destruction Lab-New York City, a program designed to increase the probability of success of science and technology based, massively scalable, startups.  I also teach MBA courses on Competitive Strategy and Corporate Strategy, coordinate a PhD seminar on innovation, and host the Creativity and Innovation Research Initiative at Stern. I was named one of the world’s best 40 under 40 business school professors by Poets & Quants (in 2015).

Prior to joining Stern in 2010, I had worked at Bosch, a large technology-based German company, and Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm for the U.S. government and business sectors.  I earned my B.E. with distinction in Industrial Engineering from the Mysore University, M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.