Dr. Raghu Garud

Professor and Research Director,
Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Smeal College of Business


Raghu Garud is Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management & Organization and the Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the Smeal College, Raghu Garud was at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He has been a Fellow of the Sydney Sussex College, the University of Cambridge, and has been a visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Bologna, the University of St. Gallen, Helsinki University of Technology and the Singapore Management University. Raghu earned a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota.

Raghu's research currently explores the emergence of novelty. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how new ideas emerge, are valued, and become commercialized. He has written extensively on these topics offering concepts such as path creation, economies of substitution, technology entrepreneurship, bricolage as a collective process and the socio-cognitive bases for technology emergence. In his research, Raghu has explored modularity and the emergence of architectures in systemic industries. Raghu is currently working on narratives as the generative force for the emergence of novelty within a system of meaning that shapes and is shaped by entrepreneurial foresight.

Raghu has co-edited or co-authored the following books: Technological Innovation: Oversights and Foresights, Cambridge University Press, Path dependence and path creation, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Cognition, Knowledge and Organization, JAI Press, The Innovation Journey Oxford University Press, Managing in the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks and Organizations, Blackwell. Some of his recent publications include: “Sustaining sustainability journeys: Implications for strategizing and organizing” Research Policy (2011). Complexity Arrangements for Sustaining Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation, Organization Studies 2011 32(6) 737–767. Dealing with unusual experiences: A narrative perspective on organizational learning Organization Science 2011 Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 587–601.

Raghu has been teaching courses on Innovation & Growth, The Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has taught undergraduates, graduates, Ph.Ds. and Executives at the Smeal School of Business, the Stern School of Business, Motorola University, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Bologna, the University of St. Gallen, Helsinki University of Technology, the Medici School at Florence, and Singapore Management University. He has received awards for teaching MBAs on two occasions at Smeal.

He has served as the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management and as the co-director of e-resources for the Academy. Currently, Raghu acts as the co-editor of Organization Studies and an Associate Editor of Management Science. His co-authored book "The Innovation Journey" Oxford University Press book was the finalist for the George R. Terry Book Award. He has been an invited NSF panelist to review proposals on "Partnership for innovation" and is a co-PI on an NSF grant to study the architecture of collaboration in scientific communities. He has received grants from 3M Corporation to study innovation and from the Society for Human Resource Management to study virtual work. The Journal of Management Inquiry awarded Raghu the "Breaking the frame" award for his co-authored paper titled "A frame for deframing in strategic analysis". He has been the recipient of the Tenneco and Dexter awards and the best paper award from the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management as well as from the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stern School. His dissertation was among the top 5 in the BPP dissertation competition, Academy of Management.

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Raghu Garud
Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FCFE)
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
431 Business Building
University Park PA 16802-3603

Phone: 814-863-4534
Fax: 814-865-7425
E-mail: rgarud@psu.edu