Venkat Srivatsan

Venkat Srivatsan

Joined Stern 1993

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-49
New York, NY 10012

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Professor Srivatsan is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business. He has been an adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School as well, where he has taught a variety of courses, including ones on "Executive Leadership" in the Executive MBA program. He is currently working on a project to compile a number of case studies of how social entrepreneurship can and has promoted economic development in rural India.

With a PhD in International Business Strategy from Columbia University (1992) and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Chennai, India as foundation, he has wide-ranging knowledge and interests in the natural and social sciences. With work experience that includes working in a large oil multinational as well as a small electronics start-up in India, he has developed the understanding and skills required for dealing with both complex managerial as well as entrepreneurial situations.

Research Interests

  • Values in economics and management
  • Social entrepreneurship and economic development
  • Globalization and international strategy
  • Economics of organization and management

Courses Taught

  • Global Business Environment

Academic Background

Ph.D., International Business Strategy, 1992
Columbia University

B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 1985
Indian Institute of Technology, India

Areas of Expertise


  • Globalization & Trade


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship