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Abhishek Nagaraj

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: N/A, F565
Personal Homepage: http://www.abhishekn.com
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PhD. (Management), MIT Sloan School of Management
MBA, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta
B.Tech (Computer Science), College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)

Positions Held

At Haas since 2017

2017 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

2016 – 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digitization, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Current Research and Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Big Data and the Digital Economy
  • Mapping
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Open Innovation

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from the Google Books Digitization Project (Management Science)
  • The Private Impact of Public Maps— Landsat Satellite Imagery and Gold Exploration (Working Paper)
  • Motivating the Established, Deterring the New – The Divergent Effect of Platform Competition on Member Contributions in Digital Mapping Communities (with Henning Piezunka)
  • Information Seeding and Knowledge Production in Online Communities: Evidence from OpenStreetMap



Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award, Behavioral and Policy Sciences (BPS), July 2017
  • Technology and Innovation Management (TIM Division) Outstanding Dissertation Award, July 2017
  • Kauffman Prize, Best Student Paper, REER 2015
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, 2014
  • J. Roberts Beyster Fellowship, 2014
  • NESTA Innovation Research Grant, 2014
  • Sloan Foundation Research Grant, 2014
  • MIT Energy Fellowship, 2012

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