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Dr Rakesh Pati



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Indian Institute of Management, 2014
Master of Business Administration, Indian Institute of Info Tech, 2006


Dr. Rakesh Pati is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Deputy Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship Research Alliance (WERA) at Deakin University, Melbourne. Rakesh’s current research and teaching interests are in the areas of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He holds extensive experience in research, teaching, industry collaborations, and consulting that spans across USA, Australia, and Asia. His research has been published in top management journals, such as Personnel Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Long Range Planning, R&D Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, among others. Rakesh teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education subjects in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Behavioral Strategy, and Business Judgement. He also has been awarded various research grants, including a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. During his career, Rakesh has worked on numerous consulting projects with several large publicly listed companies as well as with other privately held companies, government agencies, NGOs and entrepreneurs in Australia, USA and India. Rakesh also actively mentors several entrepreneurs during their inception and growth phases.

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Research interests

Topics:    Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Internationalization and Quantitative Research Methods

    **Business Models, Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Outsourcing, Behavioral Strategy, Business Judgement & Decision-Making

Methods: Quantitative techniques - panel data, structural equation models, multi-level models, experiments, surveys


Academy of Management

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Value Creation
  • Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Global Strategy
  • International Management

Units taught

MBA701 - Strategy and Value Creation

MBR701 - Strategy and Value Creation (Residential)

MMM306 - Global Strategy and International Management

MPM703 - Business Strategy and Analysis (MBA International)


  1. Academy of Management Annual Conferences – 2022 (3), 2018 (2), 2017 (1), 2016 (2), 2014 (1), 2013 (1)
  2. Strategic Management Society Annual – 2017 (1), 2013 (1); Special Conference – 2013 (2)
  3. Babson Annual Entrepreneurship Conference – 2018 (1), 2014 (1)
  4. British Academy of Management - 2016 (1), 2015 (1), 2014 (1), 2013 (1)
  5. Australia and New Zealand Annual Management (ANZAM) Conference – 2017 (2), 2015 (1)
  6. EGOS (APROS) Conference – 2015 (2) - Winner: Best Doctoral Paper Award
  7. Globelics International Annual Conference – 2017(1), 2015 (1), 2014 (1), 2013 (1) - Winner: Travel Grant
  8. Decision Science Institute (DSI) Annual Conference – 2013 (1)
  9. European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) – 2013 (1), 2019(1)
  10. European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference – 2013 (1)
  11. IIM World Conference – 2013 (1) - Winner: IIM World Conference Travel Grant
  12. IPID International Symposium – 2013 (1) - Winner: IPID Travel Grant


  1. BPS Junior Faculty Consortium, (amongst top 20 papers globally), AOM Conference. 2016
  2. Entrepreneurship Early Career Development Consortium, (top 20 papers globally), AOM Conference. 2016
  3. BPS Global Representatives Paper Development Workshop, (top 25 papers globally), AOM Conference. 2016
  4. Best Doctoral Paper Award, EGOS (APROS) Conference, Sydney. 2015
  5. BPS Dissertation Consortium (amongst top 20 papers globally), AOM Conference. 2013
  6. ENT Doctoral Consortium (top 25 papers, ENT Division’s Grant US$750), AOM Conference. 2013
  7. Winner, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies Competition (including research grant prize). 2011
  8. Doctoral Fellow, oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy (amongst top 15 papers globally). 2010
  9. Winner, TCS Smart Manager Case Study Contest (with grant prize). 2009


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Rationalize or reappraise? How envy and cognitive reappraisal shape unethical contagion

C Thiel, J Bonner, J Bush, D Welsh, R Pati

(2021), Vol. 74, pp. 237-263, Personnel Psychology, C1

journal article

Role of feedback on innovative outcomes: moderating role of resource-constrained environments

R Pati, N Garud

(2021), Vol. 68, pp. 685-698, IEEE transactions on engineering management, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Social Interaction and Crowdfunding Project Success: Moderating Roles of Product Development Stage and Product Innovativeness

R Pati, N Garud

(2021), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, C1

journal article

Entrepreneurial behavior and firm performance: The mediating role of business model novelty

R Pati, A Ghobadian, M Nandakumar, M Hitt, N O’Regan

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 551-567, R and D Management, C1

journal article

Business model design-performance relationship under external and internal contingencies: evidence from SMEs in an emerging economy

Rakesh Pati, M Nandakumar, Abby Ghobadian, R Ireland, Nicholas O'Regan

(2018), Vol. 51, pp. 750-769, Long range planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

How does counterproductive entrepreneurship undermine social wealth creation?

S Zahra, R Pati, L Zhao

(2013), pp. 11-33, Entrepreneurial Business and Society: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research, B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Women entrepreneurs leading sustainable development across Australia and Latin America

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Dr Jane Menzies, A/Prof Ambika Zutshi, Dr Arpit Raswant, Dr Rakesh Pati

CAT1-5 DFAT Council on Australia Latin America Relations

  • 2022: $48,206


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