Anuja Gupta, PhD

Anuja Gupta

Anuja Gupta PhD

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Director of MBA program

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science in Management, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA

Masters of Business Administration MBA (PGDM), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Research Interests

Dr. Gupta’s research is focused on the areas of firm strategy and leadership. She studies firm innovation and adaptation in dynamic industries such as medical devices, and the role of leadership in firm performance. She also studies issues of leadership and global expansion in emerging economies. The results of her research contribute to understanding of how firms update their capabilities, the role strategic alliances and acquisitions play in this process, how leaders impact strategy and performance, and how managerial action may be impacted by the short-term movement of their stock price.


Dr. Gupta has over 15 years of experience in the field of strategy and leadership. She teaches courses in these areas at the undergraduate, MBA and executive MBA levels, and engages in executive education. Her areas of interest include strategic analyses, alliances & acquisitions, global strategy and entrepreneurship. Dr. Gupta is also an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified Executive Coach; she teaches courses in leadership development and coaches and mentors leaders and entrepreneurs, and conducts leadership and strategy workshops of various kinds.

Selected Scholarly Activity

“Design of Routines for Replication”. Anuja Gupta, Anne Marie Knott and David Hoopes; Strategic Management Journal. 2015. Vol 35 (6).

“The Dead Weight of Public Sector Companies in India: A Case Study”. Anuja Gupta; The Journal of American Business Review, Cambridge. 2017. Vol 6 (1).

“Women Leaders and Organizational Diversity: Their Critical Role in Promoting Diversity in Organizations”. Anuja Gupta. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. 2019. Vol 33 (2).

“All Ties are not Equal: Personal Ties and Alliance Formation”. Anuja Gupta and Lori Rosenkopf. Anuja Gupta & Lori Rosenkopf; Applied Management Journal, Forthcoming.

“Bigamous Alliances: The Challenge of Alliance Management in High Tech Industries”. Anuja Gupta. Revise and Resubmit.

“Value Creation through External Search: A Study of the US Medical Devices Industry”. Anuja Gupta. Revise and Resubmit.

Professional Information

Expert in area of Strategy and Leadership. ICF certified leadership coach.

Contact Information

Office location: Whitecar, Room 2503
Mailing address: Box #WH2503
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215-596-7439
Office Fax: 215-596-7464

agupta625 [at] usciences [dot] edu