Prithwiraj Choudhury

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is an assistant professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. He joined the HBS faculty after three years as an assistant professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Choudhury studies human capital with a focus on knowledge workers in emerging markets. The major areas of inquiry concern human capital mobility and the migration of skilled workers, employability of graduates in emerging markets, and the development of human capital. He was awarded the Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business and recognized as the most promising scholar under the age of 40 in the field of international business. Professor Choudhury earned his DBA at HBS, receiving the Wyss Doctoral Research Award. He also holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology. Before pursuing his doctorate, he worked at McKinsey & Company, IBM, and Microsoft Corporation.

  1. Winner of the 2011 Richard N. Farmer Award for Best Dissertation from the Academy of International Business for his dissertation, “Innovation in Emerging Markets.”

  2. Awarded the 2010 Haynes Prize for the Most Promising International Business Scholar, Academy of International Business, for his paper “Knowledge Creation in Multinationals” (Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, 2010). This paper was also a finalist for the 2010 Douglas Nigh Memorial Best Paper Award and the 2010 IMD Skolkovo Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, both from the Academy of Management, International Management Division.

  3. Winner of the 2010 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research from Harvard Business School.

  4. Winner of the 2009 Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award at the Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium, International Management Division.

  5. Winner of the 2009 AIB/Sheth Dissertation Proposal Award at the Academy of International Business Doctoral Consortium.