University of Southern California

Research Faculty

Under the leadership of the Research Director, Professor Nandini Rajagopalan, the Greif Center maintains an extensive network of affiliated Research Faculty and Doctoral Students from across the Marshall School and USC to promote interdisciplinary research in entrepreneurship. The Center also regularly hosts Visiting Researchers.

Nandini Rajagopalan

Nandini Rajagopalan

Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship
Director of Research, Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Professor of Management and Organization
Phone: 213-740-0750
Fax: 213-740-3582
Email: nrajagop@marshall.usc.edu

Nandini Rajagopalan is the Capt. Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Her research examines CEO succession and strategic change, boards of directors, corporate governance in emerging economies, corporate diversification, and R&D alliances and innovation in the biopharma industry. Her work has been published in several scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of International Business Studies. Professor Rajagopalan has received many awards for her research, teaching, and service contributions, including the Mellon Faculty-to- Faculty Mentoring Award (USC), the Golden Apple Teaching Award (Marshall MBA Program), and the Evan C. Thompson Faculty Leadership and Mentoring Award (Marshall School). She is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching, past Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, and editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and California Management Review.

Research Faculty

Doctoral Students

  • Heejin Woo, Management and Organization - Winner of the 2013 Greif Doctoral Student Research Award
  • Yongzhi (Alex) Wang, Management and Organization
  • Derek Harmon, Management and Organization