• Phone: 617-353-4603
  • E-Mail:  nalink@bu.edu
  • Website: http://people.bu.edu/nalink
  • Office: 536
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, MIT, Economics, 1982.

    MS, Harvard University, Decision and Control, 1977.

    BSc, Imperial College, Electrical Engineering, 1976.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM EM830 B1 The Global Environment: International Field Seminar

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Kulatilaka, N., Kolodziej, M., Kaufmann, R., Bicchetti, D., & Maystre, N. (2015). Crude oil: Commodity or financial asset. Energy Economics,

      Kulatilaka, N., Vakili, P., & Leonardo, S. (2014). Reallocating Risks and Returns to Scale up Adoption of Distributed Electricity Resources. Energy Journal, Elsevier,

      Kulatilaka, N., Bugg-Levine, A., & Kogut, B. (2012). A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises. Harvard Business Review,

      Kulatilaka, N., Zik, O., & (2012). Sustainability Babel Fish. Sustainability Science, 6(1), 8. Springer.

      Kulatilaka, N., & Lin, L. (2006). Impact of Licensing on Investment and Financing of Technology Development. Management Science, 52(12), 1824-1837. Hanover, MD.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (2003). Real Option Pricing and Organizations: The Contingent Risks of Extended Theoretical Domains. Academy of Management Review, 29(1), 102-110. Ada, OH.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (2001). Capabilities as Real Options. Organization Science, 12(6), 744-758. Providence, RI.

      Kulatilaka, N., & Perotti, E. (1998). Strategic Growth Options. Management Science, 44(8), 1021-1031.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (1994). Options Thinking and Platform Investments: Investing in Opportunity. California Management Review , 36(4), . Berkeley, CA.

      Kulatilaka, N., & Marks, S. (1988). The Strategic Value of Flexibility: Reducing the Ability to Compromise. American Economic Review, 78(3), 574-580.

    Book Chapters:

      Joglekar, N., Kulatilaka, N., & Anderson, E. (2007). in Hierarchical Planning under Uncertainty: Real Options and Heuristics in Research Handbook of New Product Development : Butterworth Heineman.

  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      Kulatilaka, N. (Presenter & Author). World Risk Congress, Reallocating Risk in Clean Energy Financing, Society for Risk Analysis, Singapore. (July 22, 2015).

      Kulatilaka, N. (Presenter & Author). DOE SunShot initiative seminar, Efficient Risk Allocation in Solar PPAs, US DOE, Washington D.C.. (May 29, 2014).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      QST, Finance  Department, Member. (September 2016 - Present).
      Faculty recruiting


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