Doctoral Student

Anil Doshi

Anil is a doctoral candidate in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. He researches digitization and strategy. Anil is interested in the response of actors to digitized information and information goods. He is also interested in information aggregation and revelation. Prior to starting the doctoral program at HBS, Anil spent over 11 years in finance and operational roles at financial services firms and startups, including introPLAY, Ahab Capital Management and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Anil graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in Economics and Government and is a CFA charterholder.

Journal Articles

  1. How Firms Respond to Mandatory Information Disclosure

    Mandatory information disclosure regulations seek to create institutional pressure to spur performance improvement. By examining how organizational characteristics moderate establishments' responses to a prominent environmental information disclosure program, we provide among the first empirical evidence characterizing heterogeneous responses by those mandated to disclose information. We find particularly rapid improvement among establishments located close to their headquarters and among establishments with proximate siblings, especially when the proximate siblings are in the same industry. Large establishments improve more slowly than small establishments in sparse regions, but both groups improve similarly in dense regions, suggesting that density mitigates the power of large establishments to resist institutional pressures. Finally, privately held firms' establishments outperform those owned by public firms. We highlight implications for institutional theory, managers, and policymakers.

    Keywords: information disclosure; institutional theory; environmental strategy; mandatory disclosure; environmental performance; Information; Corporate Disclosure; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Performance Improvement; Environmental Sustainability; Manufacturing Industry; United States;


    Doshi, Anil R., Glen W.S. Dowell, and Michael W. Toffel. "How Firms Respond to Mandatory Information Disclosure." Strategic Management Journal 34, no. 10 (October 2013): 1209–1231. (Featured in U Penn's RegBlog.)