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Assistant Professor of Management Shazzad Sikdar, PhD, teaches Business Strategy at the Davis School of Business. Before joining CMU, he taught courses in Strategic Management and Principles of Management and Organization at Washington State University.

Sikdar earned his PhD in Strategic Management and MS in Business Administration from Washington State University, as well as an MBA from Eastern Illinois University. His research focuses on crisis management strategies and their implications for firm performance, particularly in the context of product recalls. His broader research interests include international product recalls, upper echelons and entrepreneurship. He has presented his research at prestigious conferences such as the Academy of Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. As a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, Sikdar serves as a reviewer for leading peer-reviewed journals in the field.

Before pursuing his doctoral degree, Sikdar garnered valuable experience in banking and telecommunications, which he now leverages to enrich the learning experience for students. In the classroom and beyond, he is committed to fostering student success, both academically and professionally.