Abhishek Nagaraj



Abhishek Nagaraj is Assistant Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Nagaraj holds a MS/PhD in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a BS in Computer Science from the College of Engineering, Pune. 

Abhishek has been involved in entrepreneurship research, teaching and practice since 2008. He has founded an online news platform and a robotics association. He has been associated with teaching Entrepreneurial Strategy at MIT Sloan. Abhishek's research concerns innovation and entrepreneurship management, especially in digital markets. He has studied the role of copyright in the diffusion of information on Wikipedia and the design of policies to generate content and user engagement in online crowdsourcing platforms. His ongoing work looks at the impact of geospatial data, such as satellite imagery, on innovation in the mining industy. Abhishek has won numerous awards for his research including the Kauffman Fellowship, the Beyster Fellowship, the Wiley-Blackwell Dissertation Award and the MIT Energy Fellowship. 

You can find out more about Prof. Nagaraj on his website ( and he is also active on twitter @abhishekn