John Eklund

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
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PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MBA, University of Notre Dame; DPhil, MA, Oxford University

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.
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Rahul Kapoor, John Eklund () "Research: Self-Disruption Can Hurt the Companies That Need It the Most ,"  2018.
John Eklund () "The Knowledge-Incentive Trade-off: Understanding the Relationship between Organization Design and Innovation ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings  2018.
John Eklund, Rahul Kapoor () "Stock Market Reactions to Incumbent Strategies in the Face of Industry Change ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings  2016.