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


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