Sruthi Thatchenkery

Sruthi Thatchenkery

Assistant Professor of Strategy

Subject Areas

Strategy and Business Economics



A strategy scholar with experience in the Bay Area and London, Professor Thatchenkery is interested in how firms can best compete and innovate in high-tech industries. Prior to her academic career, she worked in economic consulting in Washington DC, specializing in antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Thatchenkery's doctoral dissertation was the winner of the Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Strategic Management division of the Academy of Management, and was also a finalist in the Technology & Innovation Management division and runner-up for the Industry Studies Association dissertation award. Her research papers have received numerous honors at conferences, such as Best Paper awards from the Industry Studies Association and Research Methods Award (finalist) from the Strategic Management Society. At Stanford, she was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) and the PACCAR Inc Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Professor Thatchenkery graduated summa cum laude and with high distinction from Duke University.


At Owen, Professor Thatchenkery teaches MBA courses on innovation and technology strategy. Prior to Owen, she taught a popular dual-enrollment course on technology & digital strategy at University College London. At UCL, she received university-level recognition for outstanding teaching delivery and research-based education.

Research Interests

Professor Thatchenkery’s research sits at the intersection of networks, competition, and innovation. Her primary stream of research examines how managers’ subjective perceptions of competition influences product innovation and collaborative relationships in technology industries. She has also investigated how regulatory changes in digital platforms shape innovation and financial performance, as well as how medical device startups can most effectively work with physicians during the innovation process.


B.S., Economics, Duke University, 2008

Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2017