Professor  and Eunice and James  L. West Chair of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship  

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Arlington, Texas 76019-0467

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Deepak K. Datta is currently Professor and the Eunice and James L. West 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 the Indian Institute of Technology,  Kharagpur,  his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, 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 Datta's 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 fifty 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, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, 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 4000 times by scholars in business, economics and psychology. He has presented over seventy papers at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, U.K., and the U.S.

Professor Datta teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and UTA. In addition to UTA and KU, as visiting faculty he has taught in several international programs, including the NEOS International MBA Program at IIBS, Italy/Slovenia, MBA program at ESC Toulouse, at CEIBS, Shanghai, the Fulbright MBA Program at Cairo University, the Jiaotong University Executive MBA program in Qingdao, China and the L'vov Institute of Management, Ukraine. He has taught  in the UTA Executive MBA programs in Ft. Worth, Taiwan and China. Professor Datta has also taught in executive education programs at Hallmark and Sprint. As Director of the Center of International Business at the University of Kansas, he received three major grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Kauffman Foundation.

Professor Datta has won several awards and recognitions for teaching and research. These include the University of Kansas Graduate Business School Outstanding Educator Award, the CIMBA Distinguished Teaching Award, the Association of Business Doctoral Students Outstanding Mentor Awards, Phi Kappa Phi "Recognized Professor", the UTA Distinguished Paper Award, and the University of Kansas Guy Mabry Best Paper Awards. He has served on the Research Committee of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management and 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.