Abhishek D. Deshmane

Abhishek Deshmane | IESE Business School

Abhishek is a PhD candidate in the Production, Technology and Operations Management Department. His research agenda is to employ principles from Operations Management towards building robust strategies for effective and sustainable management of cultural industries. As such, he is engaged in addressing questions pertaining to innovation, product design and diffusion of cultural products and services.

Prior to beginning his PhD at IESE, Abhishek completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune and then earned a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Professionally, he worked as a Supply Chain Engineer in Mumbai and then as a logistics consultant for two major package carrier companies while at Penn State.

You can find out more about his research on his personal webpage.


Working Papers
Come Together, Right Now: An Empirical Study of Collaborations in the Music Industry, with Martínez de Albéniz, V. Under Review at Management Science

Works in Progress
Artist Innovation Trajectories, with Martínez de Albéniz, V.
A Discrete-Choice Model for Museum Visit Time Allocation, with Aouad A. and Martínez de Albéniz, V.

Abhishek D. Deshmane

PhD Candidate

Academic Area

Production, Technology, and Operations Management

Dissertation Director

Prof. Víctor Martínez de Albéniz


• MS in Industrial Engineering (Pennsylvania State University)
• BE in Mechanical Engineering (University of Pune)

Research Interests

Innovation and Diffusion of Cultural Products
Product/Service Design
Cultural Operations
Behavioural Operations

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