Keshab Acharya
Associate Professor
Management & Organization
Office
R.C. Vance Academic Center
452
Biography

Dr. Keshab Acharya is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at Central Connecticut State University. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in management, from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He holds an MBA degree, with a specialization in finance, from Pokhara University and a bachelor’s degree in science, with a concentration in physics, from Tribhuvan University. He has acquired diverse teaching experience both before and during his doctoral training. His teaching interests include strategic management, strategic human resource management, and entrepreneurship. His research interests focus on various issues related to CEO activism, strategic leadership, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. He wrote his dissertation on the phenomenon of CEO activism, which refers to the growing trend of CEOs taking a stance on sociopolitical issues that are not directly related to their company’s core business. His papers have been published in leading academic journals, including Business Strategy and the Environment and Corporate Governance: An International Review. He has presented several papers at top national and international conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Eastern Academy of Management. His research papers were selected for inclusion in the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2019 and 2020 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management. He was the recipient of the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award in the Careers/Social Issues/Diversity Issues/Ethics Track at the 2018 Southern Management Association annual meeting. In 2018, he received the Ph.D. Student Research Excellence Award from the Department of Management at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He found his teaching responsibilities very rewarding, and he likes to incorporate the ideas and opinions of his students into his research.