Caruna Bhat is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at SPJIMR. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). Her research explores the formation and evolution of director interlocks, especially in the context of exogenous institutional change in emerging economies. She has received two director’s merit awards – the maximum possible – for excellence in Ph.D. coursework at IIM Bangalore. Her research interests include corporate governance – particularly board of directors and director networks, network evolution and entrepreneurship.
Her research has been presented at prestigious conferences like the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the British Academy of Management Conference. Her teaching interests include Strategic management, Corporate governance, Social Networks and Economics of Strategy. Prior to her Ph.D., she pursued an integrated first degree, MSc. (Hons.) in Economics from BITS Pilani and worked for a short stint in investment banking with Credit Suisse.