Devarakonda, Ramakrishna

B.Tech (IIT Bombay); MPP (NUS); PhD (Purdue University)

Assistant Professor


Department of Management

Room 805, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7780


Prof. Ramakrishna Devarakonda is an Assistant Professor in Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. His research interests are broadly in the areas of strategy and entrepreneurship. His current research investigates cooperative commercialisation strategies and technology entrepreneurship.

He has a PhD in Strategic Management (minor: Industrial Organisation). He obtained bachelor’s degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), master’s in public policy from National University of Singapore.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management

Research Interests

Cooperative Commercialisation Strategies
Technology Entrepreneurship
Venture Capital

  • Grants
    • “The allocation of control rights for startups in cooperative commercialization agreements: Effect of Founders and Venture Capitalists”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council
  • Awards & Honours
    • Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award Finalist, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2016
    • Stevens Institute Wesley J. Howe Best Paper Award, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2015