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John Eklund

  • Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

John Eklund is an Assistant Professor at USC's Marshall School in the Management and Organization Department. His research lies at the intersection of strategy and innovation, with an emphasis on how firms’ organization designs can shape their performance outcomes. These outcomes can relate to firms’ innovation efforts as well as their broader performance. In examining this phenomenon, John studies the underlying mechanisms such as incentives, knowledge flows and the breadth of strategies firms pursue that both shape organization design choices and their consequences. Prior to his PhD at the Wharton School, John was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, Booz & Company and PwC. John also holds a doctorate in physical chemistry and was previously a research scientist at Unilever.

John Eklund

Areas of Expertise

College Football
Corporate Strategy
Electric Utilities
Organizational Design
Strategic Management
Technological Change
Technology Strategy


Management + Organization

Course List

BUAD 497 - Strategic Management
MOR 458 - Technology Strategy: The Case of AI