Seemantini Pathak

Assistant Professor

Seemantini Pathak


Seemantini Pathak holds a PhD in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and has been at the Bauer College of Business since 2007. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Education for Business, and she has presented her work at conferences of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Dr. Pathak's current research examines the impact of a firm's refocusing strategy on its subsequent corporate governance. Before joining academia, she spent a number of years working for A.F. Ferguson & Co., a management consulting firm in India.

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate strategy
  • Absorptive capacity
  • Innovation


  • Pepper, M.B., & Pathak, S. 2008. Classroom contribution: What do students perceive as fair assessment? Journal of Education for Business, 83(6): 360-368.
  • Lane, P.J., Koka, B.R., & Pathak, S. 2006. The reification of absorptive capacity: A critical review and rejuvenation of the construct. Academy of Management Review, 31(4): 833-863.

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PhD in Business Administration (Strategic Management), 2007 W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), 1994 from M.S. University of Baroda, India