Dr. Paruchuri is a Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. He is an Executive Education Program 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.
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