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Deepak Hegde

Deepak  Hegde

Joined Stern 2010

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 722
New York, NY 10012

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Deepak Hegde’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. He studies how entrepreneurs and inventors in science and technology based industries overcome the challenges associated with commercializing their ideas. His work has been published in journals such as Science, Journal of Finance, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Law & Economics, and Research Policy. He is a recipient of the Kauffman Faculty Fellowship for entrepreneurship research and the Thomas Alva Edison Fellowship awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Professor Hegde teaches MBA courses on Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurship and coordinates a PhD course on innovation. He was named one of the world’s best 40 under 40 business school professors by Poets & Quants.

Prior to joining Stern’s Management and Organizations department in 2010, Professor Hegde had worked at Bosch, a large technology-based German company, and Abt Associates, a research and consulting firm for the U.S. government and business sectors. He earned his B.E. in Industrial Engineering with distinction from the Mysore University, M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

  • Technological innovation
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Political economy and public policy

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Strategy PhD Seminar
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Creative Deconstruction Lab

Academic Background

B.E., Industrial Engineering
Mysore University

M.S., Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Business Administration
University of California, Berkeley

Awards & Appointments

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Visiting Scholar, 2013  
Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow, 2012-2013  

Selected Publications

Hegde, D. (2013)
Tacit knowledge and the structure of license contracts: evidence from the biomedical industry.
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Forthcoming

Hegde, D. (2012)
Funding and performance at the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Nature Biotechnology, 30(2) Feb 2012.

Related News & Research

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Professor and EFL Director Deepak Hegde explains why cultivating a positive culture is one of the most important priorities startups need to consider when scaling up; Endless Frontier Labs is mentioned

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Professor Deepak Hegde is interviewed for a story on the prevalence of female-founded unicorn startups in 2019

Professor Deepak Hegde offers advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to scale startup companies

Professor Deepak Hegde's joint research on the impact of social proximity between venture capitalists and startups is referenced

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Professor Deepak Hegde's joint research on entrepreneurship is featured

Professor Deepak Hegde's joint research on entrepreneurship is featured

Professor Deepak Hegde and Vice Dean of MBA Programs Raghu Sundaram are quoted about the launch of Stern's new Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Professor Deepak Hegde comments on high-tech entrepreneurship in New York City; Stern's Creative Destruction Lab-New York City is highlighted

NYU Stern Announces the Establishment of the First Creative Destruction Lab in the U.S.

Professor Deepak Hegde and Alexander Ljungqvist's joint research on patent applications is featured

Professor Deepak Hegde discusses his research on patents, co-authored with Professor Alexander Ljungqvist

Patents Prove their Worth

Professor Deepak Hegde and Alexander Ljungqvist's research on patents and the growth of start-up businesses is cited

Professor Deepak Hegde discusses his research on patents and disclosure

Prof. Deepak Hegde is profiled

Profs. Adam Alter and Deepak Hegde are named to the Poets & Quants "World’s Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors" list

Areas of Expertise


  • Business Strategy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Political Economy


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital/Financing


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Technology & Innovation