Srikant Datar is an American economist, focusing in cost management and management control, currently the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
Since 1996, Datar has been the Arthur Lowes Dickinson professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Additionally, since 2015, he has been faculty chair of the Harvard Innovation Lab and senior associate dean for university affairs at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the boards of directors of ICF International, Stryker Corporation and T-Mobile US, all in the US. He previously served on the boards of HCL Technologies (2012 to 2014) and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd (2007 to 2012), both based in India. Srikant Datar is also part of the governing body of S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research.
Datar graduated in 1973 with distinction in mathematics and economics from the University of Bombay in India. He is a chartered accountant, and holds two master's degrees and a doctorate from Stanford University in the US. Datar has worked as an accountant and planner in industry, and as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Harvard University. His research interests are in the areas of cost management, measurement of productivity, new product development, innovation, time-based competition, incentives and performance evaluation. He is the author of many scientific publications and has received several academic awards and honors. Datar has also advised and worked with numerous companies in research, development and training.
- Srikant M. Datar; David A. Garvin; Patrick Gerard Cullen (2010). Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads. Harvard Business Press. ISBN 978-1-4221-3164-0. OCLC 436026627.
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