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Amit Jain Chauradia

PhD Student in Business Administration


Educational Background

  • B.B.A., Business Management and Organization, University of Miami, 2006

Recent Publications

  • Chauradia, A. 2011. Nation-States and the Multinational Corporation: A Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment by Nathan Jensen. Enterprise and Society, 12: 451-453.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • My research seeks to understand and analyze how firms generate value from their human capital. My dissertation focuses on identifying and addressing problems firms may face when trying to increase their economic returns from augmenting their human capital. My interest in human capital has lead to additional research studies into a firm’s pro bono activities and customer service investments. As service industries are increasingly important to the U.S. and global economy, understanding these human capital strategies is crucial for firms to generate a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • I teach the senior-level capstone strategic management course, in which I use traditional and non-traditional teaching techniques, such as conference calls with managers, store visits, and various classroom technology, to help students understand and apply strategy concepts and theories. I personally attend to each student and their group to assist them in integrating their strategy knowledge through their presentations of Harvard Business Review cases. Classroom discussion and role play of top management team members is frequently used to simulate real-world experience.