University of Southern California

Research Faculty

Under the leadership of the Research Director, Professor Violina Rindova, 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.

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Violina Rindova

Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship, Director of Research for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Professor of Management and Organization
Phone: 213-821-9896

Violina Rindova teaches and studies strategic innovation – how firms create value, intangible assets and new market opportunities through unconventional strategies across a variety of industry contexts. Her work has been published in the premier management journals and has been covered frequently in the business media, including the Economist, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She is the recipient of multiple grants and awards, including the "Thought Leadership" award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management (2009) and the award for outstanding scholarly contribution from Strategic Organization (2012). She served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review and is currently part of the leadership team of the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.

Research Faculty

Research Affiliates

  • Dutta Shantanu
  • Omar A. El Sawy
  • Nathanael Fast
  • Shon Hiat
  • Nan Jia
  • Arthur Korteweg
  • Lan Luo
  • Ann Majchrzak
  • Frank Nagle
  • Leigh Tost
  • Cheryl Wakslak
  • Scott Wiltermuth
  • Botao Yang
  • Lori Yue

Doctoral Students

  • Yeojin Kim, Management and Organization. Institutional Entrepreneurship
  • Beverly Rich Ingersoll, Management and Organization. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and legal strategy
  • Jue (Kate) Wang, Management and Organization. Emerging industries (drone industry)