Kartik Hosanagar is a Professor of Internet Commerce at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik ´s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce.
Kartik has been recognized as one of the world's top 40 business professors under 40. He has received several teaching awards including the MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching awards at the Wharton School. His research has received several awards including the best paper award at the Consortium on Technology Policy and Management. Kartik is a cofounder of Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that has been listed among the top 50 fastest growing private firms in the US. He has served on the advisory board of Milo Inc (acq by eBay) and is involved with other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, Nokia, American Express, Citi and others.
Kartik graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelors degree in Electronics and a Masters in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India, and he has an MPhil in Management Science and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
Selected Popular Writing
- Wired: You can’t Predict Viral Hits …
- New York Times: Can Yahoo Be Rescued
- Economic Times: Flipkart Vs Amazon. The Great Indian e-commerce Challenge
- Knowledge@Wharton: Is India’s Demographic Dividend a Liability
Selected Profiles and Interviews
- Profile of 40 professors under 40 (Poets and Quants)
- Interactive Children’s Books for the iPad Generation (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Professor Profile in Wharton Student Journal (Wharton journal)
- Important to Know what India's 100M Internet users are doing: Interview on e-commerce in India (LiveMint, India)
- To Pique Interest, Start-Ups Try a Digital Velvet Rope (The New York Times)
- e-commerce is only for long-term players: Interview on e-commerce in India (Yourstory, India)
- How the Internet Tells Us What We Like: Interview on RadioTimes (NPR, WHYY, SiriusXM)
- eBay acquires Milo (Milo is a startup I advised and that was founded by former student)
- Online shopping and the Harry Potter Effect (The new Scientist)
- Clicks are great but calls are better: An article on Yodle Inc (formerly Natpal Inc), a firm I cofounded (Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton)
- BITS Pilani Announces 30 Under 30 Part 1 Part 2 (BITS Alumni Association)