Raghu Garud

Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management and Organization , Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Department: Management and Organization, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Office: 431 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-4534
Fax: 814-863-7261
E-mail: rgarud@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2005


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. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota. Raghu has co-edited or co-authored the following books: The emergence of novelty in organizations, Oxford University Press; 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.

Current Research

Raghu’s research explores the emergence of novelty and its adoption. Specifically, he is interested in understanding how new ideas emerge, are valued, and become institutionalized. 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. Raghu is currently working on Managing in the Age of Disruptions.

Publication List

Raghu Garud and Joel Gehman, "Theory evaluation, entrepreneurial processes, and performativity", Academy of Management Review, 2016, 41(3), 544-549.

Shaz Ansari, Raghu Garud, and Arun Kumaraswamy, "The Disruptor’s Dilemma: TiVo and the U.S. Television Ecosystem", Strategic Management Journal, 2016, 37, 1829–1853.

Raghu Garud, Joel Gehman, Antonio Giuliani, "Technological Exaptation: A Narrative Approach", Industrial and Corporate Change, 2016, 25(1), 149-166.

Raghu Garud, Joel Gehman, Arun Kumaraswamy and Philipp Tuertscher, "From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process", in Ann Langley and Hari Tsoukas (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies, 2016, 25(1),

Raghu Garud and Thinely Tharchen, "The performative puzzle: How institutions matter in marginalizing and reconstituting identities", In Joel Gehman, Michael Lounsbury and Royston Greenwood (Eds.) How Institutions Matter: From the Micro Foundations of Institutional Impacts to the Macro Consequences of Institutional Arrangements, Res, 2016, 48B, 235-260.

Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langely and Hari Tsoukas, "How does novelty emerge?", In Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langely and Hari Tsoukas (eds.) The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations, 2015, 48B, 1-26.

Raghu Garud, Henri Schildt, and Theresa Lant, "Entrepreneurial storytelling, future expectations, and the paradox of legitimacy", Organization Science, 2014, 25(5), 1479–1492.

Raghu Garud, Joel Gehman, and Antonio Giuliani, "Contextualizing entrepreneurial innovation: A narrative perspective", Research Policy, 2014, 43, 1177–1188.

Philipp Tuertscher, Ragu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy, "Justification and interlaced knowledge at ATLAS, CERN", Organization Science, 2014, 25, 1579–1608.

Raghu Garud, Philipp Tuertscher and Andrew H. Van de Ven, "Perspectives on Innovation Processes", Academy of Management Annals, 2013, Vol. 7, No. 1, 773-817.


Past Associate Editor of Management Science and Co-editor of Organization Studies


Ph.D, Strategic Management and Organization, University of Minnesota, 1989


MGMT 551, Innovation and Growth

ENTR 500, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship