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Nandini Rajagopalan

Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs; Joseph A.DeBell Chair in Business Administration
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BRI
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101L

PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmadabad; BC, Bombay University

Nandini Rajagopalan is the Joseph A. DeBell Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Management and Organization. Her research examines platform-based markets, diversification and strategic alliances, CEO succession, and corporate governance. She has published in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Management, and Business Horizons among others. She is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, and recipient of USC’s Provost’s Mentoring Award. She is past Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal.

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Yongzhi (Alex) Wang, Nandini Rajagopalan, Xuanlie Xi, Jeffrey Reuer () "Translating Capabilities into Corporate Governance in International Joint ventures ,".
Sun Hyun Park, Nandini Rajagopalan, Sung Hun Chung () "CEO Performance Over-claim: Consequences for investor expectations and CEO dismissal ,".
Yongzhi Wang, Nandini Rajagopalan, Xuanlie Xie, Jeffrey Reur () "Alliance capabilities and corporate governance in international joint ventures ,".
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan, Shantanu Dutta () "Constraints in acquiring and utilizing directors’ experience: An empirical study of new market entry in the pharmaceutical industry ,"  Strategic Management Journal  36, 339-359.
Yongzhi Wang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Alliance Capabilities: Review and Research Agenda ,"  Journal of Management  41, 236-260.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Response to Mason & Drakeman's Commentary on "Fishing for Sharks: Partner Selection in Biopharmaceutical R&D Alliances ,"  Strategic Management Journal  35, 1566-1568.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Toward an Input-based Perspective on Categorization: Investor Reactions to Chemical Accidents ,"  Academy of Management Journal  57, 1130-1153.
Heejin Woo, Nandini Rajagopalan, Jeraryr Haleblian () "Board Experience and Networks in CEO Successions ,".
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Are all sharks dangerous? An empirical study of R&D alliances between new biotech firms and pharmaceuticals ,"  Strategic Management Journal  33, 1115-1134.
Beckman Christine, Kathy Eisenhardt, Suresh Kotha, Alan Meyer, Nandini Rajagopalan () "The Role of the Entrepreneur inTechnology Entrepreneurship(Special Issue Editorial Essay) ,"  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal   6, 203-207.
Nandini Rajagopalan, Yan Zhang () "Corporate governance in India: Progress, Problems, and Prospects. In “ The Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects ,"  Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects  Palgrave MacMillan Publishers, 5, 93-116.
Beckman Christine, Kathy Eisenhardt, Suresh Kotha, Alan Meyer, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Technology entrepreneurship (Special Issue Editorial Essay) ,"  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal   6, 89-93.
Jie Tian, Jerayr Haleblian, Nandini Rajagopalan () "The Effects of Board Human and Social Capital on Investor Reactions to New CEO Selection ,"  Strategic Management Journal/Wiley and Sons  32, 731-747.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Are all “Sharks” Dangerous? New Biotechnology Ventures and Partner Selection in R&D Alliances ,"  Strategic Management Journal/Wiley and Sons  Forthcoming 2012.
Nandini Rajagopalan, Yan Zhang () "Corporate governance in India: Progress, problems, and prospects ,"  Convergence of Corporate Governance: Promise and Prospects  Palgrave Publishers, Not available.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "An Environmental Perspective on Diversification: The Effects of Chemical Relatedness and Regulatory Sanctions ,"  Academy of Management Journal  54, 97-115.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Are all sharks dangerous? An empirical study of R&D alliances between new biotech firms and pharmaceuticals ,".
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "CEO Succession Planning: Finally at the Center Stage of the Boardroom ,"  Business Horizons  53, 455-462.
Jie Tian, John Haleblian, Nandini Rajagopalan () "The Effects of Board Human and Social Capital on Investor Reactions to New CEO Selection ,"  Strategic Management Journal.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Once an outsider, always an outsider? The effects of CEO origin on strategic change and performance ,"  Strategic Management Journal  31, 334-346.
Nandini Rajagopalan, Yan Zhang () "Recurring failures in corporate governance: A global disease? ,"  Business Horizons  52, 545-552.
Luis Diestre, Nandini Rajagopalan () "An Environmental Perspective on Diversification: The effects of chemical relatedness and regulatory sanctions ,"  Academy of Management Journal, to be determined.
Nandini Rajagopalan, Yan Zhang () "Corporate Governance reforms in China and India: Challenges and Opportunities ,"  Elsevier   51, 55-64.
J Haleblian, Nandini Rajagopalan () "A Cognitive Model of CEO Dismissal: Understanding the Influence of Board Perceptions ,"  Journal of Management Studies  43, 1009-1026.
Jerayr Haleblian, Ji-Yub Kim, Nandini Rajagopalan () "The Influence of Acquisition Experience and Performance on acquisition behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry ,"  Academy of Management Journal  49, 357-370.
J Haleblian, J Kim, Nandini Rajagopalan () "The Influence of Acquisition Experience and Performance on Acquisitive Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry ,"  Academy of Management Journal  49, 357-370.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Grooming for the top post and ending the CEO succession crisis ,"  Organizational Dynamics  35, 96-105.
S Rynes, A Hillman, D Ireland, B Kirkman, K Law, C Miller, Nandini Rajagopalan, D Shapiro () "From the Editors: Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About AMJ (But May Have Been Afraid To Ask) ,"  Academy of Management Journal  48, 732-737.
J Haleblian, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Top Managerial Cognitions, Past Performance and Strategic Change: A Theoretical Framework ,"  Advances in Strategic Management  Elsevier, 63-92.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "When the Known Devil is better than an Unknown God: An Empirical Study of the Antecedents and Consequences of Relay CEO Successions ,"  Academy of Management Journal  47, 483-500.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Explaining New CEO Origin: Firm versus Industry Antecedents ,"  Academy of Management Journal  46, 327-338.
C Daily, D Dalton, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Governance through Ownership: Centuries of Practice, Decades of Research (Editorial Essay) ,"  Academy of Management Journal  46, 151-159.
James Cordeiro, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Industry discretion as a determinant of executive compensation: A multilevel analysis ,"  Best Papers Proceedings, Academy of Management.
D. Datta, Nandini Rajagopalan, Yan Zhang () "New CEO Openness to Change and Strategic Persistence: The Moderating Role of Industry Characteristics ,"  British Journal of Management  14, 101-114.
D Datta, J Guthrie, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Different Industries, Different CEO's? An Empirical Study of Succession Events ,"  Human Resource Planning  19, 833-852.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Inter-Partner Credible Threat in International Joint Ventures: An Infinitely Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma Model ,"  Journal of International Business Studies  33, 457-477.
Yan Zhang, Nandini Rajagopalan, D Datta () "Executive characteristics, compensation systems and firm performance: Review and Integrative Framework ,"  The Nature of Organizational Leadership  The International Frontiers Series, Jossey-Bass.
John Grant, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Strategic Change: Managing Strategy Making through Planning and Administrative Systems ,"  The Portable MBA in Strategy  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Nandini Rajagopalan, G Spreitzer () "Towards a Theory of Strategic Change: A Multi-Lens Perspective and Integrative Framework ,"  Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan () "Anne S. Huff "Writing for scholarly publication" ,"  Academy of Management Review  24, 863-865.
D Datta, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Industry Structure and CEO Characteristics: An Empirical Study of Succession Events ,"  Strategic Management Journal  19, 833-852.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed, D Datta, G Spreitzer () "A Multi-Theoretic Model of Strategic Decision-Making Processes: An Assessment and Research Agenda ,"  Strategic Decisions  Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Nandini Rajagopalan, G Spreitzer () "Toward a Theory of Strategic Change: A Multi-Lens Perspective and Integrative Framework ,"  Academy of Management Review  22, 48-79.
Nandini Rajagopalan () "Strategic Orientations, Incentive Plan Adoptions and Firm Performance: Evidence from Electric Utility Firms ,"  Strategic Management Journal  18, 761-785.
Nandini Rajagopalan, D Datta () "CEO Characteristics: Does Industry Matter? ,"  Academy of Management Journal  39, 197-215.
D Datta, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Pre-Succession Experience in Newly Selected CEOs: Are Industry Conditions Important? ,"  Proceedings of the Southwest Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed () "Incremental Models of Policy Formulation and Non-Incremental Changes: Critical Review and Synthesis ,"  British Journal of Management  6, 289-302.
Nandini Rajagopalan, S Finkelstein () "Effects of Strategic Organization and Environmental Change on Senior Management Reward Systems ,"  Strategic Management Journal  13, 127-142.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed, D Datta () "Strategic Decision Process: Critical Review and Future Directions ,"  Journal of Management  19, 349-384.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed, D Datta () "Strategic Decision Processes: An Integrative Framework and Future Directions ,"  Implementing Strategic Processes: Change, Learning, and Cooperation  Basil Blackwell.
D Datta, Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed () "Diversification and Performance: Critical Review and Future Directions ,"  Journal of Management Studies  28, 529-558.
D Datta, J Grant, Nandini Rajagopalan () "Management Incompatibility, Post-Acquisition Autonomy and Performance: An Empirical Study of US Manufacturing Firms ,"  Advances in Strategic Management  7, 157-184.
Nandini Rajagopalan, J Prescott () "Determinants of Top Management Compensation: Explaining the Impact of Economic, Behavioral, and Strategic Constructs and the Moderating Effects of Industry ,"  Journal of Management  16, 515-538.
Nandini Rajagopalan, S Finkelstein () "Effects of Strategic Group Membership and Environmental Change on Senior Management Reward Systems ,"  Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan, D Datta, A Rasheed () "Models of Incrementalism in Policy Formulation and Non-Incremental Decisions--Critical Review and Synthesis ,"  Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed () "Problem Structuring and Diagnosis: Critical Preview of the Debate Between Devil's Advocate and Dialectical Approaches ,"  Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan, A Rasheed () "Problem Structuring and Diagnosis: Critical Review of the Debate between Devil's Advocate and Dialectical Approaches ,"  Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.
Nandini Rajagopalan, J Prescott () "Top Management Compensation: An Integration of Economic, Behavioral, and Strategic Perspectives ,"  Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.