Ravindranath Madhavan
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration, College of Business

Degrees | Positions | Publications | Honors | Academic Service | Teaching/Research
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1996
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, 1982
B. Comm., Calicut University, 1980.
Positions Held
At the University of Illinois since 1996. Visiting assistant professor, University of Illinois, 1995-96. Research scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994-95.
Recent Publications
"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 Journal, 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.
Honors and Awards
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 grant.
Teaching and Research
Teaches 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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