University of Southern California

Nandini Rajagopalan
Captain Henry Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-740-0750
Education: 
PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmadabad; BC, Bombay University

Overview

Nandini Rajagopalan's research has examined CEO succession and strategic change, corporate governance in emerging economies, corporate boards, and corporate diversification and innovation. Her research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. She was associate editor of Academy of Management Journal during 2004-2007, and currently serves on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal. Professor Rajagopalan is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and has received several teaching awards, including the Golden Apple. She serves as Director of Research for the Greif Center.

Research

Alliance Capabilities: Critical Review and Theoretical Framework 2013
Constraints in acquiring and utilizing directors’ experience: An empirical study of new market entry in the pharmaceutical industry 2013
Toward an Input-based Perspective on Categorization: Investor Reactions to Chemical Accidents 2013
Board Experience and Networks in CEO Successions 2012
Are all sharks dangerous? An empirical study of R&D alliances between new biotech firms and pharmaceuticals 2012
When are Interlocking Directors Helpful? New Market Entry in the Pharmaceutical Industry 2012
Corporate governance in India: Progress, Problems, and Prospects. In “ The Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects 2012
Technology entrepreneurship (Special Issue Editorial Essay) 2012
The Role of the Entrepreneur inTechnology Entrepreneurship(Special Issue Editorial Essay) 2012
The Effects of Board Human and Social Capital on Investor Reactions to New CEO Selection 2011
Are all “Sharks” Dangerous? New Biotechnology Ventures and Partner Selection in R&D Alliances 2011
Corporate governance in India: Progress, problems, and prospects 2011
An Environmental Perspective on Diversification: The Effects of Chemical Relatedness and Regulatory Sanctions 2011
Are all sharks dangerous? An empirical study of R&D alliances between new biotech firms and pharmaceuticals 2010
CEO Succession Planning: Finally at the Center Stage of the Boardroom 2010
The Effects of Board Human and Social Capital on Investor Reactions to New CEO Selection 2010
Once an outsider, always an outsider? The effects of CEO origin on strategic change and performance 2010
Recurring failures in corporate governance: A global disease? 2009
An Environmental Perspective on Diversification: The effects of chemical relatedness and regulatory sanctions 2009
Corporate Governance reforms in China and India: Challenges and Opportunities 2008
A Cognitive Model of CEO Dismissal: Understanding the Influence of Board Perceptions 2006
The Influence of Acquisition Experience and Performance on acquisition behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry 2006
The Influence of Acquisition Experience and Performance on Acquisitive Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry 2006
Grooming for the top post and ending the CEO succession crisis 2006
From the Editors: Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About AMJ (But May Have Been Afraid To Ask) 2005
Top Managerial Cognitions, Past Performance and Strategic Change: A Theoretical Framework 2005
When the Known Devil is better than an Unknown God: An Empirical Study of the Antecedents and Consequences of Relay CEO Successions 2004
Explaining New CEO Origin: Firm versus Industry Antecedents 2003
Governance through Ownership: Centuries of Practice, Decades of Research (Editorial Essay) 2003
Industry discretion as a determinant of executive compensation: A multilevel analysis 2003
New CEO Openness to Change and Strategic Persistence: The Moderating Role of Industry Characteristics 2003
Different Industries, Different CEO's? An Empirical Study of Succession Events 2002
Inter-Partner Credible Threat in International Joint Ventures: An Infinitely Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma Model 2002
Executive characteristics, compensation systems and firm performance: Review and Integrative Framework 2001
Strategic Change: Managing Strategy Making through Planning and Administrative Systems 2001
Towards a Theory of Strategic Change: A Multi-Lens Perspective and Integrative Framework 2001
Anne S. Huff "Writing for scholarly publication" 1999
Industry Structure and CEO Characteristics: An Empirical Study of Succession Events 1998
A Multi-Theoretic Model of Strategic Decision-Making Processes: An Assessment and Research Agenda 1997
Strategic Orientations, Incentive Plan Adoptions and Firm Performance: Evidence from Electric Utility Firms 1997
Toward a Theory of Strategic Change: A Multi-Lens Perspective and Integrative Framework 1997
CEO Characteristics: Does Industry Matter? 1996
Pre-Succession Experience in Newly Selected CEOs: Are Industry Conditions Important? 1996
Incremental Models of Policy Formulation and Non-Incremental Changes: Critical Review and Synthesis 1995
Effects of Strategic Organization and Environmental Change on Senior Management Reward Systems 1993
Strategic Decision Process: Critical Review and Future Directions 1993
Strategic Decision Processes: An Integrative Framework and Future Directions 1993
Diversification and Performance: Critical Review and Future Directions 1991
Management Incompatibility, Post-Acquisition Autonomy and Performance: An Empirical Study of US Manufacturing Firms 1991
Determinants of Top Management Compensation: Explaining the Impact of Economic, Behavioral, and Strategic Constructs and the Moderating Effects of Industry 1990
Effects of Strategic Group Membership and Environmental Change on Senior Management Reward Systems 1990
Models of Incrementalism in Policy Formulation and Non-Incremental Decisions--Critical Review and Synthesis 1990
Problem Structuring and Diagnosis: Critical Preview of the Debate Between Devil's Advocate and Dialectical Approaches 1988
Problem Structuring and Diagnosis: Critical Review of the Debate between Devil's Advocate and Dialectical Approaches 1988
Top Management Compensation: An Integration of Economic, Behavioral, and Strategic Perspectives 1987
A Multidimensional Approach to Absorptive Capacity: Intra-organizational Transfer of Environmental Knowledge
Hiring an Unknown God: Framing Outsider CEO Succession