Arijit Chatterjee
Associate professor, Management Department

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General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching Other Activities

PhD in Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
Bachelor of Engineering (with distinction), Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata, India

Research Areas

Guided by the premise that a company's strategy is a human construction and that organizations become reflections of their top managers, I am studying how executives' personal qualities specifically narcissism, may explain firm strategy and performance. The concept of narcissism opens the way for an array of new insights about executive behavior, strategic decision-making, top management team dynamics, organization design, executive compensation, and executive celebrity.

I am also studying entreprenuerial behaviors, how business and society interact in emerging markets, founding teams, and the psychology of competition.

On-going Projects

Executive Personality, Capability Cues, & Risk-Taking: How Narcissistic CEOs React to Successes & Stumbles
The Effects of Narcissism on CEOs’ Glory-Hoarding and Blame-Deflecting Behavior
Collective Tenacity in Founding Teams: Linking Intrinsic Motivations to Markets
Discovery or Creation? Patterns in Start-ups by America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Emotions and Economics
Entrepreneurship as Protest


Teaching at ESSEC

Doctoral students

PhD elective on Globalization, The Multinational Firm and Transnational Governance (With Marie Laure Djelic)


General Management Program

Masters students at ESSEC’s Paris and Singapore campuses

Managing International Business in Asia (MSc. and Advanced Masters)
Strategic Management (MSc. and Advanced Masters)

Other teaching-related activities

Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning at Harvard Business School (2011)

Other Teaching Activities

The Pennsylvania State University

- Strategic Management
- International management
- Introduction to Management (for Majors)
- Survey of Management

Awards and Distinctions

Emerald Citation of Excellence Award, 2011
Award from Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators, 2011
Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2010
Outstanding Publication award from Academy of Management for Chatterjee and Hambrick, ASQ - 2007-2008
Smeal Doctoral Dissertation Award, Pennsylvania State University - 2008
Smeal Competitive Dissertation Stipend,Pennsylvania State University - 2008
Jeanne and Charles Rider Fellowship for academic excellence, Pennsylvania State University- 2007-2008
University Graduate Fellowship to an incoming doctoral student, Pennsylvania State University - 2004-2009
INSEAD Fellowship for PhD in the Management program (declined) - 2004
Navin Kapoor Scholarship for meritorious performance, IIM Ahmedabad, 2003
Admission to Graduate Studies in Ocean Engineering at University of California, Berkeley (declined) - 2001
Chokhani Scholarship, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata, 1992-1996
National Talent Search Scholarship awarded by NCERT, India, 1990

Scientific Activities
Editorial Board Membership
  Administrative Science Quarterly, Sage

Conference Presentations
  "Entrepreneurship as Protest: The Case of Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical Works in Colonial India", Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy, 13 Sep 2010
  "CEO Personality, Capability Cues, and Risk-taking: How Narcissists React to Their Successes and Stumbles", (with D. Hambrick). Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada, 09 Aug 2010
  "The Effects of Narcissism on CEOs' Glory-Hoarding and Blame-Deflecting Behavior", (with D. Hambrick). Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 09 Aug 2009
  "Where does CEO Hubris come from? The Interacting Effects of Narcissism and Confidence-Influencing Cues ", (with D. Hambrick). Symposium: Opening the Black Box: Burgeoning Research on Social, Political and Psychological Processes inside Boards and TMTs, Academy of Management, Anheim, California, U.S.A., 08 Aug 2008
  "Measuring Narcissism in CEOs: Validation of an Unobstrusive Index of Executive Personality", (with D. Hambrick). Meetings of the Academy of Management, Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 05 Aug 2007
  "Emotions and Economics", Meetings of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 05 Aug 2007
  "The Narcissistic CEO: An Exploratory Study of Indicators and Strategic Consequences", (with D. Hambrick). Meetings of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 12 Aug 2006
  "The Rise and Fall of Small Worlds", Meetings of the Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaï, U.S.A., 05 Aug 2005
  "Flow in Teams", Meetings of the Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaï, U.S.A., 05 Aug 2005


Invited Presentations

2008: Arizona State University, Tempe; École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, Paris
2009: Harvard Business School, Boston; SMU, Singapore; NUS, Singapore
2010: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities


Member of Academy of Management
Member of Strategic Management Society
Member of European Group for Organizational Studies

Editorial Board, Administrative Science Quarterly (2013 - current)

Reviewer for Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Annual Conference and Strategic Management Society Conference

Professional Experience

Senior Fellow at National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad (April 03 - May 04)
Summer Intern, Strategy Planning & Corporate Marketing, at Tata Administrative Services (April 02 - June 02)
Second Assistant Engineer at Mitsui OSK Lines, Tokyo (August 99 - July 00)
Fourth Engineer and Junior Engineer at Wallem Group, Hong Kong (January 97 - August 99)


Useful Links
Personal Links
Website - AChatterjee
CV in pdf

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