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Ravi Chinta, Ph.D.

Ravi Chinta

Professor, Management
Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Honors Course/s
MGT 4800H Business Strategy and Policy

Research Focus

  • Determinants of Corporate Performance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Venture Capital and Private Placements
  • Spirituality and Management Education


  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1985 - Major: Strategic Management)
  • M.B.A. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (1977 – Major: Finance & Marketing)
  • B.S.. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1975 – Major: Chemical Engineering)

Ravi has 39 years of work experience (17 in academia and 22 in industry). Ravi worked in venture-capital industry for 7 years doing private placements in the healthcare industry, and in large multi-billion global firms such as IBM; Reed-Elsevier; LexisNexis; and Hillenbrand Industries. Ravi had global experience and lived in 12 countries (2 months to 2 years). Ravi has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Small Business Management, Long Range Planning, and International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, etc. Ravi’s practical experience in the corporate world and research experience in academia provide an ideal mix of skills for teaching strategic management courses in academia.

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