Economic Nationalism, Productivity and Innovation: Evidence from a Developing Country

Funded Research Proposal

Economic nationalism is an ideology which favors policies that emphasize domestic control of the economy. Previous work has documented that firm innovation/investment and firm productivity are important for economic growth. Hence, understanding how barriers to firm innovation/investment and restrictions on firm productivity is crucial to the study of development. Read More

Creating the Innovation Ecosystem for Renewable Energy via Social Entrepreneurship: Insights from India

Published Research

This paper examines how social entrepreneurship, at both the firm and institutional levels, fosters innovation and economic development. It draws on concepts from national innovation systems (NIS), complexity, ecosystems, and social entrepreneurship research to develop a framework for forming innovation ecosystems via social entrepreneurship. Read More

Revisiting the Locus of Experience: A Study on Corporate Development Executives, Organizational Learning and M&A Performance

Funded Research Proposal

In this project, I plan to study the questions of how firms learn and why they fail to learn in the context of post-merger integration. Existing works on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) argue that M&A is an important source of innovation and growth for firms. Read More

Is it a car or truck?: managerial beliefs, the choice of product architecture, and the emergence of the minivan market segment

New markets segments are a common setting for studies in technology strategy. These studies generally assume that new segments already exist, or have formed following the introduction of a product innovation by an entering firm. Thus, theory on the role of established firms in the emergence of new market segments is underdeveloped.Read More

Innovating Via Emergent Technology and Distributed Organization: A Case of Biofuel Production in India

Published Research

This paper uses complex systems theory to develop a conceptual model that suggests how development can be catalyzed by leveraging innovation in both technology and social organization to solve socioeconomic problems for developing country populations.Read More

Cooperation and Innovation in Green Industries: International Environmental Networks in Emerging Markets

Funded Research Proposal

To what extent do environmental stakeholders cooperate with each other? Does collaboration breed innovation? Is there collaboration across environmental issue-areas? This study will (1) map the network of international collaboration in critical environmental issue-areas and (2) reveal the precise ways in which the interactions of four key stakeholders affect competition and innovation in the field.Read More

Nuclear Research Networks in Emerging Markets: Collaboration & Competition in High-Tech Fields

Working Papers

To what extent do nuclear scientists in different countries collaborate with each other? What is the network structure of collaboration and competition? We argue that nuclear research networks, formed by reciprocal and horizontal interactions among specialists and the institutions within which they are embedded, evolve across developing economies in response to fluctuations in government spending.Read More

Emergence of new markets, distributed entrepreneurship and the university: Fostering development in India

Published Research

University-industry partnerships facilitate socio-economic development by incubating innovations and diffusing entrepreneurial capabilities to create new markets in rural areas. Complexity theory based approaches are used to develop a process model of emergence based on a case study of a leading Indian technical institution involved in creating new technologies and markets.Read More

Network Composition, Collaborative Ties, and Upgrading in Emerging-Market Firms: Lessons from the Argentine Autoparts Sector

Published Research

What types of relational and institutional mechanisms shape knowledge flows and the upgrading capabilities of emerging-market firms in the face of economic liberalization? We analyze the Argentine autoparts sector to distinguish the relative impact of different types of network relationships on a firm’s process and product upgrading.Read More