Deepak Somaya

Deepak Somaya

Professor of Business Administration and Stephen V. and Christy C. King Faculty Fellow

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Contact

383 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-6873

dsomaya@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2002
  • MBA, Business Administration, Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta, 1992
  • B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, 1990

Positions Held

  • Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2018 to present
  • Professor, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2018 to present
  • Academic Director, Illinois Consulting Academy, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2017-2018
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Business Administration, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2015-2018
  • Associate Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2014-2018
  • International Research Fellow, Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms, Said Business School, Oxford University, 2014-2018
  • Associate Professor, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2012-2018
  • Associate Professor, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2012-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010-2012
  • Research Associate, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA), University of Melbourne, 2008-2018
  • Assistant Professor, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2008-2012
  • Assistant Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park, 2002-2008

Recent Publications

  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2018). Demand-side strategy, relational advantage, and partner-driven corporate scope: The case for client-led diversification. Strategic Management Journal, 39 (7), 1834-1859.
  • Raghuram, S., Gajendran, R., Liu, X., & Somaya, D. (2017). Boundaryless LMX: Examining LMX's Impact on External Career Outcomes and Alumni Goodwill. Personnel Psychology, 70 (2), 399-428.  link >

Other Publications

Article

  • Somaya, D. (2016). How Patent Strategy Affects the Timing and Method of Patent Litigation Resolution. Advances in Strategic Management, 34 469-502.
  • Gajendran, R., & Somaya, D. (2016). Employees Leave Good Bosses Nearly as Often as Bad Ones. Harvard Business Review (online),.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2016). Employee Mobility and Organizational Outcomes: An Integrative Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. Journal of Management, 42 (1), 85-113.
  • Carnahan, S., & Somaya, D. (2015). The Other Talent War: Competing Through Alumni. Sloan Management Review, 56 (3), 14-16.
  • Carnahan, S., & Somaya, D. (2015). Competing Through Alumni: The Other Talent War. Sloan Management Review, 56 (3), 14-16.
  • Carnahan, S., & Somaya, D. (2013). Alumni effects and relational advantage: The impact on outsourcing when a buyer hires employees from a supplier's competitors. Academy of Management Journal, 56 (6), 1578-1600.
  • Moeen, M., Somaya, D., & Mahoney, J. (2013). Supply Portfolio Concentration in the Outsourcing of Knowledge Based Services. Organization Science, 24 (1), 262-279.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2012). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. Organization Science, 23 (5), 1311-1329.
  • Somaya, D. (2012). Patent Strategy and Management: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda. Journal of Management, 38 (4), 1084-1114.
  • Somaya, D., & McDaniel, C. (2012). Tribunal Specialization and Institutional Targeting in Patent Enforcement. Organization Science, 23 (3), 869-887.
  • Somaya, D., Teece, D., & Wakeman, S. (2012). Business Models and Patent Strategies in Multi-Invention Contexts. Ivey Business Journal, (September-October).
  • Somaya, D., Teece, D., & Wakeman, S. (2011). Innovating in Multi-Invention Contexts: Mapping Solutions to Technological and Intellectual Property Complexity. California Management Review, 53 47-79.
  • Somaya, D., Kim, Y., & Vonortas, N. (2011). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances: Using Hostages to Support Technology Commercialization. Strategic Management Journal, 32 (2), 159–186.
  • Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Rethinking the "War for Talent". Sloan Management Review, 49 (4), 29-34.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Lorinkova, N. (2008). Gone but not lost: The different performance impacts of employee mobility between cooperators versus competitors. Academy of Management Journal, 51 (5), 936-953.
  • Shane, S., & Somaya, D. (2007). The Effects of Patent Litigation on University Licensing Efforts Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 63 (4), 739-755.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Zhang, X. (2007). Combining Patent Law Expertise with R&D for Patenting Performance. Organization Science, 18 (6), 922-937.
  • Somaya, D. (2003). Strategic Determinants of Decisions not to Settle Patent Litigation. Strategic Management Journal, 24 (1), 17-38.
  • Somaya, D., & Linden, G. (2003). System-on-a-Chip Integration in the Semiconductor Industry: Industry Structure and Firm Strategies. Industrial and Corporate Change, 12 (3), 545-576.
  • Somaya, D. (1999). Patenting for Global Markets: A U. S. Firm Meets the Demands of the New Globalism. Business and Politics, 1 (1), 99-111.

Chapter in a Book

  • Corredor Waldron, S., Forero, C., & Somaya, D. (2015). How External and Internal Sources of Knowledge Impact Novel and Imitative Innovation in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Colombia. Advances in International Management ( pp. 161-199). .
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D., Empson, L., Muzio, D., Broschak, J., Hinings, B. (Ed.) (2015). Strategy and Strategic Alignment in Professional Service Firms. The Oxford Handbook on Professional Service Firms Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Somaya, D., David Teece and Mie Augier (Ed.) (2013). Comparative Advantage. (entry in) Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Strategic Management Hampshire, U.K: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Somaya, D., & Williamson, I., Collings, D. and Scullion, H. (Ed.) (2011). Embracing Turnover: Moving Beyond the 'War for Talent'. Global Talent Management New York: Routledge.
  • Somaya, D., & Teece, D., E. Sheshinski, E. Strom and W. Baumol (Ed.) (2007). Patents, Licensing, and Entrepreneurship: Effectuating Innovation in Multi-Invention Contexts. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Growth Mechanism of Free-Market Economies Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Somaya, D., Gary Libecap (Ed.) (2004). Firm Strategies and Trends in Patent Litigation in the United States. Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth ( pp. 103-148). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  • Somaya, D., R. Kagan and L. Axelrad (Ed.) (2000). Obtaining and Protecting Patents in the United States, Europe and Japan. Regulatory Encounters: Multinational Corporations and American Adversarial Legalism ( pp. 275-310). University of California Press.

Conference Proceeding

  • Somaya, D., Fernandez Corrales, C., & Subramanyam, R. (2017). A Tree Induction Analysis of Exclusivity in Technology Licensing. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Chauradia, A., & Somaya, D. (2014). Is Pro Bono also Pro Lucrum? Doing Well by Letting your Human Capital Do Good. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2014). Competitive Actions and Firms' Accumulation of Specialized Human Resources. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Somaya, D., & McDaniel, C. (2007). Institutional Targeting in Patent Enforcement. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Lorinkova, N. (2007). The Effects of Employee Mobility Between Competitors and Cooperators on Firm Performance. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Somaya, D. (2005). The Effects of Patent Litigation on University Licensing Efforts. NBER Conference on “Academic Science and Entrepreneurship: Dual Engines of Growth?”.
  • Somaya, D., & Graham, S. (2004). The Use of Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks in Software: Evidence from Litigation. OECD Conference of the Project on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Economic Performance (Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.
  • Somaya, D. (2001). Strategic Determinants of Patent Litigation Settlement Decisions in Computers and Research Medicines. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Presentation

  • Seo, E., & Somaya, D. (2019). Employee Mobility Barriers and Inventor Collaborativeness in Firms. Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference.
  • Seo, E., & Somaya, D. (2018). Employee Mobility Barriers and Inventor Collaborativeness in Firms. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting.
  • Seo, E., & Somaya, D. (2017). Non-Compete Enforceability and Inbound Open Innovation: The Impact of Human Capital Strategies. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Chauradia, A., & Somaya, D. (2015). When Do Firms Invest in Developing Rookies? A Firm-Level Analysis of the Decision to Build versus Acquire Workers. People and Organizations Conference (Wharton School.
  • Fernandez Corrales, C., Somaya, D., & Subramanyam, R. (2015). A Tree Induction Analysis of Exclusivity in Technology Licensing. Computational Sociology Summit, Northwestern University.
  • Lorenz, A., & Somaya, D. (2015). Navigating Around IP Landmines: When and How do Firms’ Defend Against IP Aggression? Strategic Management Society.
  • McCormick, M., & Somaya, D. (2015). What Explains “Born Global” Firms? Flat World and Domestic Constraints Hypotheses. Strategic Management Society Special Conference.
  • McCormick, M., & Somaya, D. (2015). What Explains “Born Global” Firms? Flat World and Domestic Constraints Hypotheses. Academy of International Business Annual Meetings.
  • Chauradia, A., & Somaya, D. (2014). Is Pro Bono also Pro Lucrum? Firm-level Pro Bono Participation, Human Capital Advantages, and Profitability in Law Firms. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2014). Relational Advantage and Partner-Driven Corporate Scope: The Case for Client-Led Diversification. Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference.
  • Somaya, D. (2014). Acquiring External Human-Based Capabilities through M&A versus Hiring. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Chauradia, A., & Somaya, D. (2013). Is Pro Bono also Pro Lucrum? Firm-level Pro Bono Participation, Human Capital Advantages, and Profitability in Law Firms. People and Organizations Conference (Wharton School.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2013). Professional Service Firms: Strategic Management and Strategic Alignment. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2013). Strategy & Strategic Alignment in Professional Service Firms. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Chauradia, A., & Somaya, D. (2013). Is Pro Bono also Pro Lucrum? Firm-level Pro Bono Participation, Human Capital Advantages, and Profitability in Law Firms. Journal of Professions and Organization Workshop.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2013). Relational Advantage and Partner-Driven Corporate Scope: The Case for Client-Led Diversification. Early Career Workshop, City University, London.
  • Carnahan, S., & Somaya, D. (2012). The Alumni Effect: How Hiring of Suppliers’ Employees by Buyer Firms Affects Outsourcing Relationships. Sumantra Ghoshal Conference, London Business School.
  • Corredor Waldron, S., Kim, B., & Somaya, D. (2012). The Impact of Emerging Market Firms’ International Engagement on Product and Process Innovation. Academy of International Business Annual Meetings.
  • Corredor Waldron, S., Kim, B., & Somaya, D. (2012). The Impact of Emerging Market Firms’ International Engagement on Product and Process Innovation. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference.
  • Corredor Waldron, S., Kim, B., & Somaya, D. (2012). The Impact of Emerging Market Firms’ International Engagement on Product and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Mawdsley, J., & Somaya, D. (2012). Acquiring External Human Capabilities through M&A versus Hiring. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Somaya, D. (2012). Strategic Human Capital PDW: Turning Theoretical Paradoxes into Research Prospects (invited Panelist). Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2009). Competitive Actions, Resource Accumulation, and Competitive Dynamics in Patent Strategies. People and Organizations Conference (Wharton School.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society Conference.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. 9th Annual Duke-Temple International Business Research Forum.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. Sloan Industry Studies Conference.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. Clifford Chance Conference on Professional Service Firms.
  • Mayer, K., Somaya, D., & Williamson, I. (2008). Firm-Specific, Industry-Specific and Occupational Human Capital, and the Sourcing of Knowledge Work. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Kim, Y., & Vonortas, N. (2008). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Somaya, D., Kim, Y., & Vonortas, N. (2008). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances. Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Kim, Y., & Vonortas, N. (2008). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances. European Commission Conference on "Knowledge for Growth: The Role and Dynamics of Corporate R&D".
  • Somaya, D., Kim, Y., & Vonortas, N. (2008). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Vonortas, N., & Kim, Y. (2008). Exclusivity in Licensing Alliances. 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society Conference.
  • Somaya, D., & McDaniel, C. (2007). Targeting General-Purpose versus Specialized Nonmarket Institutional Venues. 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society Conference.
  • Somaya, D., & McDaniel, C. (2007). Targeting General-Purpose versus Specialized Nonmarket Institutional Venues. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Lorinkova, N. (2007). Gone but not Lost: The Different Performance Impacts of Employee Mobility between Cooperators versus Competitors. 29th Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Lorinkova, N. (2007). Gone but not Lost: The Different Performance Impacts of Employee Mobility between Cooperators versus Competitors. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Lorinkova, N. (2007). Gone but not Lost: The Different Performance Impacts of Employee Mobility between Cooperators versus Competitors. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Somaya, D., & Graham, S. (2006). Vermeers and Rembrandts in the Same Attic: Complementarity between Copyright and Trademark Leveraging Strategies in Software. Wharton Technology Mini-Conference.
  • Somaya, D., Williamson, I., & Zhang, X. (2006). Combining Patent Law Expertise with R&D for Patenting Performance. Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference.

Working Paper

  • Seo, E., & Somaya, D. (2019). Employee Mobility Barriers and Inventor Collaborativeness in Firms.
  • Seo, E., & Somaya, D. (2018). External Knowledge Sourcing and Employee Mobility Barriers.
  • Somaya, D. (2018). Employee Mobility Barriers and Inventor Collaborativeness in Firms.
  • Chauradia, A., Somaya, D., & Mahoney, J. (2017). When Is It Better to Build versus Acquire Human Capital? A Comparative Performance Assessment.
  • Chung, J., Lorenz, A., & Somaya, D. (2017). Navigating Around IP Landmines: When and How do Firms Defend Against IP Aggression?
  • Somaya, D. (2017). External Knowledge Sourcing and Employee Mobility Barriers.

Honors and Awards

  • Stephen V. and Christy C. King Faculty Fellow University of Illinois Gies College of Business, 2012 to present
  • Best Interdisciplinary Paper Strategic Human Capital Interest Group, Strategic Management Society Conference, Paris, France, 2018
  • College of Business nominee for Campus Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015,2016
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

Grants

  • , The Afterlife of Leadership: Investigating LMX’s Impact on Turnover Type and Alumni Attitudes, Business Excellence Grant, Department of Business Administration, College of Business, University of Ill, 2015-2016
  • , Diversity of External and Internal Linkages for Innovation by Emerging Market Firms (Summer Research Assistantship for One Graduate Student), Center for International Business and Economic Research, University of Illinois, 2014

Services

  • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, 2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Elements of Strategy Series, Cambridge University Press, 2016-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2015-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2011-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management, 2010-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Organization Science, 2011-2015

Teaching Interests

Technology Strategy, Human Capital Strategy, Intellectual Property Strategy, General Strategic Management

Research Interests

In my research, I seek to understand how companies strategize about and derive competitive advantage from their knowledge assets, particularly their knowledge workers (talent) and intellectual property. As the knowledge economy becomes a reality in the 21st Century, these strategies for mobilizing and leveraging knowledge assets are critical determinants of business success.

Courses

  • Bus Prob Form and Soln (BADM 359) This course prepares students to critically formulate and solve a range of real-world problems faced by business organizations. Addressing business problems is central to the professional services offered by management consultants across many fields (e.g., strategy, technology, market analysis, operations, supply chain, organization). The course employs a unique classroom model that combines faculty expertise with executive experience from the consulting industry, which allows students to benefit from hands-on experiential learning about business problems. Approved for Letter and S/U grading.
  • Technology Strategy (BADM 543) Technological change is a fundamental challenge and opportunity for business leaders in the modern economy. This course deals with concepts and analytical frameworks for strategizing and managing in an environment of technological upheaval and constant innovation. Broadly, students are exposed to ideas about how firms create value through new technologies, and how they in turn capture some of that value to make profits. Specific topics include sources and patterns of innovation, business models, first mover advantages, barriers to imitation, technology commercialization modes, network effects and standards competition, creative destruction and technological disruption, alliances and collaboration, and strategic renewal. The course aims to impart the strategic toolkits and skills required to manage dynamic technology-intensive businesses. 2 or 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.
  • Entrepreneurship (BADM 546) Seminar covering the foundations of strategy content and formulation research. Topics include: Economic Theories in Strategic Management (including strategic management applications of industrial organization economics); and Economic Approaches to Strategic Management Research (including transaction costs, resource-based and property rights research). May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 4 hours. Students may take multiple topics under the course designation, but can only take each topic once for credit towards degree requirements.
  • Strategy Brown Bag Seminar (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Strategy (MBA 503) Presents management topics important to the study of business organizations and the economic landscapes within which they exist. Specific topics include financial resources management, human resources management, strategic management and management of technology. May be repeated in the same term. Students who receive credit for MBA 503 may not receive credit for the following courses: FIN 520, BADM 508, and BADM 544.

Contact

383 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-6873

dsomaya@illinois.edu