Srikanth Paruchuri

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Department Management and Organization
Office Address 404 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-4593
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Dr. Paruchuri is a Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University, and a Smeal Executive Education Programs Fellow. Prior to his arrival at Smeal College, he was an Associate Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville. His work focuses on the two streams: (1) innovation and (2) entrepreneurial and other "momentous events." The stream focused on innovation investigates evolution of organizational capabilities (specifically R&D capabilities), technologies, and technological industries from diverse theoretical perspectives including social networks (of individual scientists and of firms). The second stream examines consequences of "momentous events," including entrepreneurship-related outcomes. Examples include changes in levels of entrepreneurship after World Trade Center attack and after entry of Wal-mart to a geographic location, and penalties imposed on innocent bystander firms in the wake of another firm's misconduct. 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. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science.


Organizational misconduct
Momentous events


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

MGMT 601 – Ph.D Dis Full-Time

BA 571 – Strat Mgmt (2)
Analysis and application of concepts and techniques aimed at successfully developing and implementing competitive strategy in a complex business environment. B A 571 B A 571 Strategic Management for Converging Economies (3)This course introduces students to the field of strategic management and the skills and tools used by general managers to make strategic decisions. Students learn to use frameworks and perspectives for analyzing industries, competitors, and companies with an overall objective of positioning the firm to attain and sustain competitive advantage. Students learn how to identify the industry and firm-level determinants of profitability and then relate those factors to the development of competitive strategy within the context of responsible business practice. Students also learn how to evaluate strategies to understand how and why companies are successful or not. Finally, students will learn how senior managers use integrative approaches for solving strategic problems.

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

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

Selected Publications

Paruchuri S., Pollock T., Kumar N., "On the tip of the brain: Understanding when negative reputational events can have positive reputation spillovers, and for how long." Strategic Management Journal, 2019
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., 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
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 - June 2019
Organization Science, Editorial Board, January 2012 - Present
Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, January 2010 - Present