Selected Publications

  • Venkat Kuppuswamy and Peter Younkin (2019). “Testing the Theory of Consumer Discrimination as an Explanation for the Lack of Minority Hiring in Hollywood Films.”Management Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2018.3241
  • Peter Younkin and Venkat Kuppuswamy (2018). “Discounted: The Effect of Founder Race on the Price of New Products: Evidence from Crowdfunding Projects.” Journal of Business Venturinghttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.02.004
  • Jonathan Clark, Venkat Kuppuswamy, Bradley Staats (2018) “Goal-Relatedness and Learning: Evidence from Hospitals.” Organization Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2017.1166
  • Peter Younkin and Venkat Kuppuswamy (2017) [equal authorship]. “Is the Crowd Colorblind? Founder race and performance in crowdfunding.” Management Sciencehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2017.2774
  • Venkat Kuppuswamy and Belén Villalonga (2015). “Does Diversification Create Value in the Presence Of External Financing Constraints? Evidence from the 2007–2009 Financial Crisis.” Management Sciencehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2015.2165

Selected Presentations

  • “Persistence after rejection: A supply-side gender bias with a demand-side catalyst.” Presented at the 10th Annual People and Organizations Conference – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (October 2017)
  • “Testing the Theory of Consumer Discrimination as an Explanation for the Lack of Minority Hiring in Hollywood Films.” Presented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Policy Research Group (October 2017)
  • “Testing the Theory of Consumer Discrimination as an Explanation for the Lack of Minority Hiring in Hollywood Films.” Presented at the Academy of Management Conference – Atlanta (August 2017)
  • “Is the Crowd Colorblind? Founder race and performance in crowdfunding.” Presented at Innovative Data for Economic Analysis (IDEA) Workshop – Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (May 2017)
  • “Is the Crowd Colorblind?” and “After the Campaign: Outcomes of Crowdfunding.” Presented at the symposium “The Past and Future of Crowd/Funding North Carolina Economic Development.” Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (October 2016)

Education

  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA), Harvard Business School
  • B.Sc (Hons), Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Kuppuswamy’s research interests fall into 2 broad domains: (i) the biases and forms of discrimination confronting minority entrepreneurs, particularly on crowd-based platforms like crowdfunding (ii) the performance consequences of corporate diversification decisions. His teaching interests focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in dynamic contexts such as the media and entertainment industries.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University in 2018, Professor Kuppuswamy was a part of the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2011. He serves as an academic advisory board member of NCGrowth, a rural economic development initiative by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Since 2015, Professor Kuppuswamy has been significantly involved with efforts to develop customized 3D-printed surgical implants for low-income patients in India. He also the director of an economic consulting firm that provides companies data-driven insight into strategies surrounding gender and racial diversity in the workplace.

Services to the Profession

Reviewer for Strategic Management JournalManagement ScienceOrganization ScienceJournal of Business VenturingJournal of Banking and FinanceStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalManufacturing and Service Operations Management, the National Science Foundation, and the Israel Science Foundation.