department: Management
Campus de Singapour
+65 6835 7049

Arijit Chatterjee is a professor of management at ESSEC Business School. His research interests are in strategic decision-making, how inequality within and outside of firms is addressed through institutional mechanisms and social movements, and how businesses can pursue economic, social, and environmental goals simultaneously.


  • 2009: Ph.D. in Business Administration (Penn State University United States of America)
  • 2003: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad India)
  • 1996: Bachelor of Engineering (with distinction) (Marine Engineering Research Institute India)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2022 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2012 – 2022 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
    • 2009 – 2012 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2022 – 2023 : Associate Academic Director of the Master in Management in Singapore (ESSEC Business School France)


  • 2017 : Grant “Soutien à l’excellence Scientifique et à la Formation Doctorale” from Initiative d’excellence Paris-Seine for project on “Regional Variation: Do Leaders Matter?” (Initiative d’excellence Paris-Seine, France)
  • 2008 : Smeal Competitive Dissertation Summer Stipend, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2007 : Jeanne and Charles Rider Fellowship for academic excellence, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2004 : University Graduate Fellowship to an incoming doctoral student, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003 : Navin Kapoor Scholarship, IIM Ahmedabad
  • 1992 : Chokhani Scholarship, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata
  • 1990 : National Talent Search Scholarship awarded by NCERT, India


  • 2012 : ASQ Editor’s Choice Collection Award: Top 8 articles in Corporate Governance and Strategy
  • 2011 : Emerald Citation of Excellence Award
  • 2010 : Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award
  • 2008 : Smeal Doctoral Dissertation Award, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2008 : Outstanding Publication Award from Organizational Behavior division, Academy of Management

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

    • 2017 – Now: Faculty Recruiting Committees (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2017 – Now: Department Member, Steering Committee for Asia Pacific (ESSEC Business School France)
Research activities
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 2013 – 2013: Chatterjee, A. and Marie-Laure Djelic. Globalization and the Return of Geography. Conference organized with the support of ESSEC Asia Pacific and ESSEC Center for Capitalism, Globalization, and Governance at the National Library of Singapore.
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2013 – Now: Editorial board membership – Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Member of an academic association
    • 2004 – Now: Member of Academy of Management
    • 2004 – Now: Member of Strategic Management Society
  • Reviewer for a journal
    • Reviewer for Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Management Studies; Management Science; Organization Science; Social Forces; Strategic Management Journal