Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture financing
  • Innovation management
  • Investor behavior

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. London Business School, Strategy & Entrepreneurship
  • M.Res London Business School
  • MBA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • B.Tech Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Academic And Professional Experience

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, July 2021 - present.

  • M&A and post-merger integration at world’s 5th-largest generic pharmaceutical company, 2013-2015

  • Consultant at Tata Strategic, the Tata Group’s inhouse strategy arm, 2010-2013

  • Quality Management System planning at Tata Nano, the world’ cheapest car, 2007-2008


Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)
  • Dushnitsky, G., & Sarkar, S.* 2022. Here comes the sun: The impact of incidental contextual factors on entrepreneurial resource acquisition. Academy of Management Journal, 65: 66-92.

Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Sarkar, S., & Dushnitsky, G. 2023. Sun cast a long shadow? The long-term implications of short-term frictions in venture investing. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2023, No. 1, p. 13403).

  • Dushnitsky, G., & Sarkar, S.* 2018. Variance decomposing of accelerator and cohort effects among London startups. Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 10522).

Media/Practitioner Publication
  • Houlder, D., Nandkishore, N., & Sarkar, S. 2018. Return of the dinosaurs. London Business School Review, 29: 46-49.

*Authors listed alphabetically and contributed equally.

Review Activities

  • Ad Hoc reviewer:

    • Strategic Management Journal

    • Organization Science

Funded Projects

  • HK Research Grant Council’s Early Career Scheme grant, HK$630K, 2022-2025

  • HK Job Creation Scheme JCS 2.0 grant, HK$730K, 2021-2023