Srikanth Paruchuri

Associate Professor of Management & Organization
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 404 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-4593
Fax: 814-863-7261


Dr. Paruchuri is an Associate Professor in Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his arrival at Smeal College, he was an Associate Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville. His work focuses on the two streams: The first stream focuses on evolution of organizational capabilities (specifically R&D capabilities), technologies, and industries. He investigates these aspects employing diverse theoretical lenses including social networks (of individual scientists and of firms). The second stream examines consequences of "momentous events." Examples include World Trade Center attack, financial restatements by firms, and organizational scandals. His work has appeared or forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, American Sociological Review, Economic Geography Journal, Journal of Management Studies and other outlets. His teaching interests are in the areas of Strategy and Innovation Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science. He has earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University , Master’s degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, and Bachelor’s in Technology specializing in computer science from Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India.

Current Research


Papers Published                  


Lee, G.K. & Paruchuri, S. (In Press) ‘Resource redeployment through exit and entry: Threats of substitution as inducements,’ Advances in Strategic Management special issue on Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy


Paruchuri, S., S. Awate. (In Press) ‘Organizational knowledge networks and local search: The role of intra-firm knowledge networks,’ Strategic Management Journal


Paruchuri, S. 2015. Running Fast only to Stand Still? Internal Dynamics of R&D Inertia and Change. In Phan, P. (Ed.) Johns Hopkins University Research Series 4th Volume on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Value Creation, Edward Elgar Press  


Paruchuri, S. and V. Misangyi (equal contribution) (2015). Investor perceptions of financial misconduct: The heterogenous contamination of bystander firms. Academy of Management Journal


Paruchuri, S. and M. Eisenman (equal contribution). 2012. ‘Microfoundations of firm R&D capabilities: A study of inventor networks in a merger” Journal of Management Studies, 49(8): 1509-1535

 Paruchuri, S. and P. Ingram. 2012 ‘Appetite for destruction: The impact of the September 11 Attacks on business foundings in New York State,’ Industrial and Corporate Change (special issue honoring John Freeman), 21(1): 127-149


 Paruchuri, S. 2010. ‘Inter-organizational networks, intra-organizational networks, and impact of central inventors,’ Organization Science, 21(1): 63-80


 Paruchuri, S., J.A.C. Baum, and D. Potere. 2009. ‘The Wal-Mart effect: A wave of destruction or creative destruction?’ Economic Geography, 85(2): 209-236


Lee, G. K. and S. Paruchuri {equal contribution} 2008. “The role of associative rhetoric on entry into emerging and uncertain product markets: An actor-centered institutional perspective’ Academy of Management Journal, 51(6): 1171-1188


Haveman, H., H. Rao, S. Paruchuri. 2007. ‘The winds of change: The progressive movement and the bureaucratization of thrift,’ American Sociological Review, 72: 117-142.

Honorable Mention” for the Viviana Zelizer Prize of the American Sociological Association’s Economic Sociology Division, 2009


Nerkar, A., S. Paruchuri, and M. Khaire. 2007. ‘Business method patents as real options: Value and disclosure as drivers of litigation,’ Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 24: 


Paruchuri, S., A. Nerkar and D.C. Hambrick. 2006. ‘Acquisition integration and productivity losses in the technical core: Disruption of inventors in acquired companies,’ Organization Science, 17(5): 545-562. 


Nerkar, A. and S. Paruchuri. {equal contribution} 2005. ‘Evolution of R&D capabilities: Role of Knowledge Networks within a Firm,’ with Atul Nerkar, Management Science, 51:771-785


Brockner, J., Paruchuri, S., Idson, L.C., Higgins, T. 2002. Regulatory Focus and the Probability Estimates of Conjunctive and Disjunctive Events,’ Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 87(1): 5-24


Ph.D., Business Administration, Columbia University,

Masters in International Busin, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,

Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science, Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India,


MGMT 471, Strategic Management

MGMT/ENGR/, Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization