UCL School of Management

Anil Doshi

Lecturer (assistant professor)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6042
(internal 56042)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm SW6
Elsewhere

Biography

Anil is currently an assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the UCL School of Management.

Anil earned his doctorate from the Technology and Operations Management unit at Harvard Business School. He received an A.B. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College.

Prior to joining the doctoral program, Anil worked in strategy and finance roles at startups and financial services firms. His startup experience included founding a company called introPLAY, which developed community-based services to promote physical activity. He also worked at Vencast, a financial services startup that matched institutional capital with startups, hedge funds, and private equity funds. In finance, he worked at Ahab Capital Management, a distressed hedge fund, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (since acquired by Credit Suisse), where he worked in the Space and Satellite Group.

Research

Anil examines the management of online information environments and digital platforms. As intermediaries that allow multiple sets of users to transact directly, platforms digitize information, communication, and transactions, allowing for near instant availability. Anil is interested in understanding how the acceleration in the aggregation and sharing of information affects firms and platforms.

Anil’s research includes looking at how false information affects organizations and how organizations are managing newly evolving technologies in generative AI. He is interested in how social media has diffused through various industries and how it impacts organizational decisions and strategies.


His research has received several awards and recognitions including the best PhD paper prize and honorable mention for Best paper at the Strategic Management Society and the Geradine DeSanctis Dissertation Award.

Selected publications
Chai, S., Doshi, A., & Silvestri, L. (2021). How Catastrophic Innovation Failure Affects Organizational and Industry Legitimacy: The 2014 Virgin Galactic Test Flight Crash. Organization Science. doi:10.1287/orsc.2021.1467 [link]
Doshi, A. R., Dowell, G. W. S., & Toffel, M. W. (2013). How firms respond to mandatory information disclosure. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 34 (10), 1209-1231. doi:10.1002/smj.2055 [link]