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. In his research, Professor Choudhury focuses on innovation in emerging markets. His two major areas of inquiry concern the management of human capital within innovative firms and the interactions between multinational firms and local entities in emerging markets. 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.
Richard N. Farmer Award:
Winner of the 2011 Richard N. Farmer Award for Best Dissertation from the Academy of International Business for his dissertation, “Innovation in Emerging Markets.”
Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar:
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.
Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research:
Winner of the 2010 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research from Harvard Business School.
Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award:
Winner of the 2009 Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award at the Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium, International Management Division.
AIB/Sheth Dissertation Proposal Award:
Winner of the 2009 AIB/Sheth Dissertation Proposal Award at the Academy of International Business Doctoral Consortium.