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Palash Deb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Management Department


  • BA 650: Strategic Management in Global Environments
  • BUS 444: Strategic Management in Global Environments
  • ENTR 421: New Venture Management
  • ENTR 422: New Venture Finance
  • BUS 493: Senior Experience (Problem Analysis and Implementation)

Research Interests

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Management

Dr. Palash Deb is an Assistant Professor of Management at CSUSM. He received his PhD in Strategic Management from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. His dissertation focused on the implications of governance and signaling mechanisms at Initial Public Offerings. Dr. Deb’s research has been published / accepted for publication in the Journal of Small Business Management, European Management Review, and the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. His research has also been presented at the Academy of Management annual meetings in Chicago, Montreal, San Antonio, and Orlando, as well as at the Western Academy of Management meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where his paper was nominated for the best paper award in the strategy division. Dr. Deb is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Research, the Academy of Management, and the Western Academy of Management. Before commencing his doctoral studies, he received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and a Masters in Accounting from Calcutta University, India. He has also worked for ten years in India with companies like GE Capital (as an actuarial analyst), HSBC (as an equity researcher), and Accenture (as a finance consultant).

Recent Publications
Deb, P., & Wiklund, J. "The Effects of CEO Founder Status and Stock Ownership on Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small Firms”, Journal of Small Business Management (forthcoming).

Deb, P. (2013). "Signaling Type and Post-IPO Performance”, European Management Review, 10(2): 99–116.

Brandes, P., & Deb, P. (2013). "Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: What Do We “Know” and Where Are We Going?", In The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, Wright, M., Siegel, D.S., Keasey, K., & Filatotchev, I (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK: 222–245.