Srikanth Paruchuri

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Associate Professor of Management and Organization

Office Address 404 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-4593
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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.


Ph D, Strategic Management, Columbia University, 2004

MIB, International Business, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, 1998

B Tech, Computer Science & Engineering, Regional Engineering College, 1995

Courses Taught

MGMT 601 – Ph.D Dis Full-Time

MGMT 597 – Special Topics (3)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

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

MGMT 471 – Strategic Management (3)
Issues that influence the competitive performance of the firm are identified and examined.

MGMT 494H – Research Project (Variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

Selected Publications

Paruchuri S., Goossen M., Phelps C., "Conceptual foundations of multilevel network theory." Handbook for Multilevel Research, 2018, Invited.
Eisenman M., Paruchuri S., "Inventor Knowledge Sourcing Behaviors in a Pharmaceutical Merger: The Role of Intra-firm Network." Long Range Planning, 2018.
Paruchuri S., Perry-Smith J., Chattopadhyay P., Shaw J. D., "New ways of seeing: Pitfalls and opportunities in multilevel research." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 61, no. 3, 2018, pp. 797-801, Invited.
Lungeanu R., Paruchuri S., Tsai W., "Stepping Across for Social Approval: Ties to Independent Foundations' Boards After Financial Restatement." Strategic Management Journal, 2018.
Paruchuri S., Awate S., "Organizational knowledge networks and local search: The role of intra-firm knowledge networks." Strategic Management Journal, 2017.
Paruchuri S., "Running Fast only to Stand Still? Internal Dynamics of R&D Inertia and Change." 2016, Invited.
Paruchuri S., Lee G. K., "Resource redeployment through exit and entry: Threats of substitution as inducements." Advances in Strategic Management, 2016, pp. 44.
Paruchuri S., Misangyi V. F., "Investor perceptions of financial misconduct: Heterogeneity in the contagion of culpability among bystander firms." Academy of Management Journal, 2015.
Paruchuri S., Eisenman M., "Microfoundations of firm R&D capabilities: A study of inventor netowrks in a merger." Journal of Management Studies, vol. 49, no. 8, 2012.
Paruchuri S., "Inventor sourcing of of alliance partners' knowledge: Role of intra-firm inventor networks." Annual Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, 2012, pp. 6.
Paruchuri S., Ingram P., "Appetite for destruction: The impact of the September 11 Attacks on business founding in New York State." Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 21, no. 1, 2012, pp. 127-149.
Paruchuri S., "Inter-organizational networks, intra-organizational networks, and impact of central inventors." Organization Science, vol. 21, no. 1, 2010, pp. 63-80.
Paruchuri S., Baum J., Potere D., "The Wal-Mart effect: A wave of destruction or creative destruction?." Economic Geography, vol. 85, no. 2, 2009, pp. 209-336.
Paruchuri S., Lee G. K., "Relative size, entry and exit dynamics, and local search behavior." Best Paper Proceedings of the Annual Academy of Management Meetings, 2008.
Lee G. K., Paruchuri S., "The role of associative rhetoric on entry into emerging and uncertain product markets: An actor-centered institutional prespective." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 51, no. 6, 2008, pp. 1171-1188.
Nerkar A., Paruchuri S., Khaire M., "Business method patents as real options: Value and disclosure as drivers of litigation." Advances in Strategic Management, (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), vol. 24, 2007, pp. 247-274.
Haveman H., Rao H., Paruchuri S., "The winds of change: The progressive movement and the bureacratization of thrift." American Sociological Review, vol. 72, 2007, pp. 117-142.
Paruchuri S., Nerkar A. A., Hambrick D. C., "Acquisition integration and productivity losses in the technical core: Disruption of inventors in acquired companies." Organization Science, vol. 17, no. 5, 2006, pp. 545-562.
Nerkar A. A., Paruchuri S., "Evolution of R&D capabilities: Role of Knowledge Networks within a Firm." Management Science, vol. 51, 2005, pp. 771-785.
Brockner J., Paruchuri S., Idson L. C., Higgins T., "Regulatory Focus and the Probability Estimates of Conjunctive and Disjunctive Events." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 87, no. 1, 2002, pp. 5-24.


Academy of Management Journal, Associate Editor, July 2016 - Present
Organization Science, Editorial Board, January 2012 - Present
Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, January 2010 - Present