Violina Rindova
  • Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Director of Research for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Professor of Management and Organization

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.

Areas of Expertise

Competitive Advantage
Corporate Values
Design Thinking
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Reputation Management
Strategic Innovation
Value Creation


Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Management + Organization