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Mohan Subramaniam

Associate Professor


Management and Organization


Dr. Mohan Subramaniam is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Carroll School of Management in Boston College. His research focuses on the digital transformation of incumbent industrial firms and new sources of competitive advantage in the digital age. His work highlights how traditional firms, long accustomed to competing with products within familiar industry structures, can find new sources of value and growth when competing with data within emerging digital ecosystems.

He has a forthcoming book on Digital Competitive Strategy: How Firms Can Unlock the Value of Data in Digital Ecosystems (MIT Press as publishers). He has conducted several executive programs, training senior executives on digital competitive strategy and strategic digital transformation across the world.

Dr. Subramaniam’s research has won several awards from the Strategic Management Society, McKinsey Corporation, Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and the Decision Sciences Institute. His research has also received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Bosch Institute. He has published his work in multiple leading academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies, along with leading practitioner journals such as the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review

Apart from the Carroll School, Dr. Subramaniam has taught in several international programs in France, Austria and Germany and in multiple executive programs around the world such as IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and ISB in Hyderabad, India. He has lectured for Telekom Austria and Voestalpine Steel in Austria, along with companies such as General Motors, Avantor Corporation, and Hamilton Sunstrand in the United States. He has been a keynote speaker for industry conferences such as LIMRA (for insurance). In India, he has conducted multiple workshops on Strategy and Digital Strategy for senior executives from Cognizant, the Tata Consulting Services, Infosys, The Aditya Birla Group, Godrej Consumer Products, Honeywell, HCL, HDFC, SBI Cards, the United Health Group, Dubai Ports and the National Thermal Power Corporation.


Prior to receiving his D.B.A., Professor Subramaniam held industry positions in multinational companies including Asea Brown Boveri and Sanyo.