Meet the faculty: Gautam Ahuja

By: Demola Kehinde Ogunnaike
Gautam Ahuja

Professor of management and organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Academic focus

Gautam Ahuja joins the Johnson School with an academic focus on innovation, technology commercialization, interfirm collaboration, and networks.


Most recently, Ahuja was a professor of business administration and a professor of strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His academic background includes a PhD in corporate strategy from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Michigan, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the the Indian Institute of Management, India Delhi University, and a BA in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India.

On joining the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

What excites you about joining the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business? 

“Great colleagues, high academic standards—simultaneously an environment that is at the cutting edge on research and teaching but also extremely friendly. Also, a great time as the resources and faculties are brought closer together across three wonderful institutions.”

What excites you about coming to Cornell?

“The intellectual heritage of a top-flight Ivy league university with broad-ranging multidisciplinary excellence combined with a sharp focus on technology and the environment.”

Fun facts

In his free time, Ahuja enjoys long walks in remote destinations and reading.