Associate Professor and Stephen and Christy King Faculty Fellow
Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director of Graduate Studies (Business Administration)
Academic Director, Illinois Consulting Academy
Associate Professor, College of Law
Deepak Somaya is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Stephen and Christy King Faculty Fellow in the College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the University of Illinois College of Law. Deepak received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta), and his B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). In his research, he studies how companies strategize about and derive competitive advantage from their knowledge assets, including the use of inter-organizational relationships to achieve these objectives. Deepak’s research has been published in several journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, and received several awards including a best dissertation award (Technology and Innovation Division, Academy of Management), conference best paper awards, and the 2012 California Management Review Best Article Award. He teaches courses on Strategic Management, Technology Strategy, and Strategic Human Capital. Deepak currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Management Journal.