Raghu B. Garud

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Professor of Management and Organization, Farrell Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Office Address 431 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-4534
Email Address rgarud@psu.edu

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emergence of novelty


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

Courses Taught

MGMT 453 – Creativity and Innovation (3)
Analysis of the process of innovation in organzations and of how creativity and other variables influence the process.

ENGR 426 – Invention Commercialization (3)
Working with Penn State inventions selected by the Intellectual Property Office, student teams define an optimum commercialization path each technology.

MGMT 301H – Basic Management Concepts (3)
Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken B A 304.


ENTR 500 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship (variable)
Practical and theortical insights into analyzing a new business opportunity that you have created.

MGMT 590 – Colloquium (variable)
Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.

B A 304H – Management and Organization (2)
Introduction to key concepts for the design and management of organizations.

ENTR 597A – Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (2)
Explore innovation & entrepreneurship from perspective of creativity. Study the determinants of creativity at different levels of analyses.

MGMT 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 551 – Growth and Innovation Strategy (2)
Identify opportunities for growth and profitability through technological and organizational innovations and market independently or with strategic partners.

Selected Publications

Garud R. B., Lant T., Schildt H., "Generative Imitation, Strategic Distancing and Optimal Distinctiveness During the Growth, Decline and Stabilization of Silicon Alley." Innovation: Organization and Management, 2018.
Garud R., Gehman J., Giuliani A., "Serendipity Arrangements for Exapting Science-based Innovations." Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. 32, no. 1, 2018, pp. 125–140.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Giuliani A., "Why not take a performative approach to entrepreneurship?." Journal of Business Venturing Insights, vol. 9, 2018, pp. 60-64.
Garud R. B., Karunakaran A., "Enabling Identity-challenging Innovations Through Participative Experimentation: The Case of Gmail and Adsense at Google." Strategic Organization, 2017.
Garud R., Gehman J., Kumaraswamy A., Tuertscher P., "From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process, in A. Langley and H. Tsoukas." 2017, Invited.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Tharchen T., "Performativity as Ongoing Journeys: Implications for Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation." Long Range Planning, 2017, doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2017.02.003.
Garud R. B., Turunen M., "The Banality of Organizational Innovations: Embracing the Substance-Process Duality." Innovation: Organization & Management, 2017.
Garud R. B., "Theory Evaluation, Entrepreneurial Processes, and Performativity." Academy of Management Review, 2016.
Garud R. B., Berends H., Tuertscher P., "Qualitative Approaches for Studying Innovation as Process." 2016, Invited.
Garud R. B., "The performative puzzle: How institutions matter in marginalizing and reconstituting identities." 2016.
Garud R., "Technological Exaptation: A Narrative Approach." Industrial and Corporate Change, 2016.
Garud R. B., "The Disruptor’s Dilemma: TiVo and the U.S. Television Ecosystem." Strategic Management Journal, 2016.
Garud R., Tuertscher P., Van de Ven A., "Business Innovation Processes." 2015, Invited.
Garud R., Simpson B., Ann L., Tsoukas H., "The emergence of novelty." 2015.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Karunakaran A., "Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges: The Case of Climategate." Research Policy, 2014.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Giuliani A., "Contextualizing entrepreneurial innovation: A narrative perspective." Research Policy, 2014.
Tuertscher P., Garud R. B., Kumaraswamy A., "Justification and interlaced knowledge at ATLAS, CERN." Organization Science, 2014.
Garud R. B., Tuesrtscher P., Van de Ven A., "Perspectives on Innovation Processes." Academy of Management Annals, 2013.
Gehman J., Trevino L., Garud R. B., "Values Work: The emergence and performance of organizational values practices." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 56, no. 1, 2013, pp. 84-112.
Garud R. B., Giuliani A., "A narrative perspective to entrepreneurial opportunities." Academy of Management Review, Dialogue, 2013.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., "Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational." Research Policy, vol. 41, 2012, pp. 980-995.
Karnoe P., Garud R. B., "Path Creation: Co-creation of heterogeneous resources in the emergence of the danish wind turbine cluster." European Planning Studies, vol. 20, no. 5, 2012.
Garud R. B., Kumaraswamy A., Tuertscher P., "A model of and for virtual projects." Project-based organizations/organizing, Advances in Strategic Management, (JAI Press), 2011, pp. 357-388..
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Kumaraswamy A., "Complexity Arrangements for Sustaining Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation." Organization Studies, vol. 32, no. 6, 2011, pp. 737-767.
Garud R. B., Dunbar R., Bartel C., "Dealing with unusual experiences: A narrative perspective on organizational learning." Organization Science, vol. 22, no. 3, 2011, pp. 587-601.
Berends H., Garud R. B., Debackere K., Weggeman M., "Thinking along: A process for tapping into knowledge across boundaries." International Journal of Technology Management, vol. 53, no. 1, 2011, pp. 69-88.
Raghuram S., Tuertscher P., Garud R. B., "Mapping the field of virtual work: A co-citation analysis." Information Systems Research, vol. 21, no. 4, 2010, pp. 983-999.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., Karnoe P., "Categorization by Association: How the atomic bomb became emission free electricity." Research in the Sociology Work: Institutions and Entrepreneurship, (Emerald Group), vol. 20, 2010, pp. 51-93.
Garud R. B., Gehman J., "Procrustean transformations: Climategate, scientific controversies and hope." Debordements: Melanges offerts a Michel Canon, (Presses des MINES), 2010, pp. 153-167.
Garud R. B., Kumaraswamy A., Karnoe P., "Path dependence or path creation?." Journal of Management Studies, vol. 47, no. 4, 2010, pp. 760-774.
Dunbar R., Garud R. B., "Distributed knowledge and indeterminate meaning: The case of the Columbia shuttle flight." Organization Studies, vol. 30, no. 4, 2009, pp. 397-421.
Ansari S. M., Garud R. B., "Inter-generational transitions in social-technical systems: The case of mobile communications." Research Policy, vol. 38, no. 2, 2009, pp. 382-392.
Bartel C., Garud R. B., "The role of narratives in sustaining organizational innovation." Organization Science, vol. 20, no. 1, 2009, pp. 107-117.
Garud R. B., "Conferences as venues for the configuration of emerging fields: The case of cochlear implants." Journal of Management Studies, vol. 45, no. 6, 2008, pp. 1061-1088.
Garud R. B., Munir K., "From transactions to transformation costs: The case of Polaroid's SX-70 Camera." Research Policy, vol. 37, no. 4, 2008, pp. 690-705.
Garud R. B., Jain S., Tuertscher P., "Incomplete by design and designing for incompleteness." Organization Studies, vol. 29, no. 3, 2008, pp. 351-371.
Beunza D., Garud R. B., "Securities analysts as frame makers." Market Devices, (Blackwell Publishers), 2007, pp. 13-39.
Garud R. B., Hardy C., Maguire S., "Institutional entrepreneurship as embedded agency: An introduction to the special issues." Organization Studies, no. 7, 2007, pp. 957-969.
Garud R. B., Hardy C., Maguire S., "Special Issue on 'Institutional Entrepreneurship." Organization Studies, 2007.
Garud R. B., Schildt H., Lant T., "Entrepreneurial storytelling, future expectations, and the paradox of legitimacy." Organization Science.


Journal of Business Venturing, Editorial Board, February 2017 - Present
Journal of Management Studies (SI on Managing in the Age of Disruption), Co-Editor, April 2016 - January 2018
Co-editor of Special Issue on "Managing in the Age of Disruption"
Innovation: Organisation and Management, January 2016 - Present
Editorial Review Board
Academy of Management Discoveries, Editorial Board, September 2013 - Present
Organization Studies, Editorial Board, January 2012 - Present