Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

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Amrita Lahiri

Assistant Professor
Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship


Phone: (509) 335-1343


  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPA (University of California, San Diego)
  • BS (SNDT University)

Amrita Lahiri

Amrita Lahiri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. Amrita's research examines patterns and processes through which organizational decision-making is influenced by prior experiences and outcomes. She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of adverse business conditions on subsequent organizational decision-making and entrepreneurial choices. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals including Academy of Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Management. Her research has been awarded the 2022 Helena Renko award for research impact and she has been a finalist for the SMS (Strategic Management Society) best paper for practice implications and the SMS best Ph.D. paper prize, as well as a nominee for the SMS best conference paper prize. Her research has also appeared in the Academy of Management best conference proceedings. Amrita serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She earned her Ph.D. from the Foster School of Business at University of Washington, Seattle.

Research Interests

decision-making under conditions of uncertainty
entrepreneurial resource acquisition
investor decision-making
judgment and decision making
new products and innovation
organizational learning
strategic management
strategy and entrepreneurship
technology innovation and entrepreneurship strategy
venture capital

Teaching Interests

new product development and innovation
public policy
strategic management

Journal Articles

  • Daniel Tzabbar, Amrita Lahiri, Dongwei Seo, Warren Boeker When opportunity meets ability: The moderating effects of prolific inventors on novel drug innovation following product development failure in biotechnology Strategic Management Journal, 2023
  • Jay O'Toole, Michael Ciuchta, Francois Neville, Amrita Lahiri Transactive Memory Systems, Temporary Teams, and Conflict: Innovativeness During a Hackathon Journal of Management, 2023
  • Rohny Saylors, Amrita Lahiri, Benjamin Warnick, Chandresh Baid Looking back to venture forward: Exploring idea and identity work in public failure narratives Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice : ET&P, 2023
  • Amrita Lahiri, Anu Wadhwa When do serial entrepreneurs found innovative ventures? Evidence from patent data Small Business Economics, 2021
  • Amrita Lahiri, Emily Pahnke, Michael Howard, Warren Boeker Collaboration and informal hierarchy in innovation teams: Product introductions in entrepreneurial ventures Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2019
  • Greg Fisher, Suresh Kotha, Amrita Lahiri Changing with the Times: An Integrated View of Identity, Legitimacy and New Venture Lifecycles. Academy of Management Review, 2016

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Amrita Lahiri, J. Barden, R. McPherson, F. Rothaermel The Battle for the Living Room

      Conference Proceedings

      • Amrita Lahiri, Arrvvind Sahaym, Chandresh Baid, Greg Fisher When the going gets tough: New venture legitimacy buffering to mitigate product development failure Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference
      • W. Boeker, Amrita Lahiri, E.C. Pahnke Collaboration and Prominence in Innovation Teams: Product Introductions in Entrepreneurial Ventures. Academy of Management Annual Meeting
      • Amrita Lahiri, J. Pal ICTD in Corporate Social Responsibility: Changing priorities in international development funding? International Conference on Information systems (ICIS)