Professor Thatchenkery is interested in how firms can best compete and innovate in high-tech industries. Prior to her academic career, she worked in economic consulting in Washington DC, specializing in antitrust and intellectual property litigation. Professor Thatchenkery’s research sits at the intersection of networks, competition, and innovation. Her primary stream of research examines how managers’ subjective perceptions of competition influences product innovation and collaborative relationships in technology industries. She has also investigated how regulatory changes in digital platforms shape innovation and financial performance, as well as how medical device startups can most effectively work with physicians during the innovation process.
Innovation and profitability following antitrust intervention against a dominant platform: The wild, wild west?Strategic Management Journal, Sruthi Thatchenkery and Riitta Katila, October 2022; Funding is NSF Grant 1305078 for Riitta and I was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship during the data collection phase.