Deepak Somaya

 

 


 

Deepak Somaya is an Associate Professor of Business Administration and Stephen V. and Christy C. King Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California Berkeley, and has been on the Illinois faculty since 2008. Besides the College of Business, he also holds courtesy position at the College of Law. Professor Somaya is a leading expert in the strategic management of knowledge assets – specifically, human capital, relational assets and technology assets like intellectual property. In the knowledge economy of the 21st Century, these strategies for mobilizing and leveraging knowledge assets are critical determinants of business success. Professor Somaya is ranked in the top tiers of high quality teachers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having been recognized by students in the campus List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has taught courses in Technology Strategy, Human Capital Strategy, Intellectual Property Strategy, and General Strategic Management. Professor Somaya has a strong reputation as a thought leader and cutting edge researcher in strategic management. He has published extensively in both research journals like Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal, and practice-oriented outlets like Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. He has won multiple prizes and awards for his research. He serves on the editorial boards of many leading academic journals in strategic management.




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In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage. You will be able to better understand value creation and capture, and learn the tools to analyze both competition and cooperation from a variety of perspectives, including the industry level (e.g., five forces analysis), and the firm level (e.g., business models and strategic positioning).

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