University of Pittsburgh, 1996
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, 1982
B. Comm., Calicut University, 1980.
the University of Illinois since 1996. Visiting assistant professor,
University of Illinois, 1995-96. Research scholar, Carnegie Mellon
"Contagion Influence on Trade and Investment Policy: A Network Perspective,"
with B. R. Koka and J. E. Prescott, Journal of International Business
Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1 (1st Quarter 1999), pp. 127-48. "From Embedded
Knowledge to Embodied Knowledge: New Product Development as Knowledge
Management," with R. Grover, Journal of Marketing, Vol. 62 (October
1998), pp. 1-12. "Networks in Transition: How Industry Events (Re)shape
Interfirm Relationships," with B. R. Koka and J. E. Prescott, Strategic
Management Journal, Vol. 19, No. 5 (May 1998), pp. 439-59. "Patterns
of Strategic Alliance Activity in the Global Steel Industry," with
B. R. Koka and J. E. Prescott, in Strategy, Structure and Style, H.
Thomas, D. O'Neal, and M. Ghertman, eds. (Chichester, UK: Wiley, 1997).
"Market Value Impact of Joint Ventures: The Effect of Industry Information
Processing Load," with J. E. Prescott, Academy of Management
Vol. 38, No. 3 (June 1995), pp. 900-15. "Strategic Types in Institution
Building: A Fit Perspective," with D.S. Fogel, Knowledge Transfer
and Utilization, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1994), pp. 19-30.
Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students,
Fall 1998. Finalist for the Free Press Best Dissertation Award, Business
Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 1997. Elected
to Beta Gamma Sigma, 1996. Best Paper Award, Eastern Academy of Management,
1994. Best Paper Award, American Marketing Association, 1994. Calicut
University Scholarship, 1997-80. Bishop Menachery Gold Medal in English,
1977. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. Pennsylvania State University
courses in strategic management. Research focuses on the effect of
interfirm networks, such as strategic alliance networks, on three
key elements of competitive advantage: focus, flexibility, and foresight.
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