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Rajiv Kozhikode

Associate Professor, International Business / Management and Organization Studies

Area Coordinator, International Business


Room: WMC 4319

Phone: 778.782.5565


Curriculum Vitae: View


PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in understanding how markets, states, and civil society interact to shape a variety of organizational and entrepreneurial choices. In my previous work in this theme, I have examined how firms maneuver pluralism in the political arena, which exposes firms to competing public policy prescriptions and introduces cyclicality in public policies. I have also examined how the access social movements gain over the polity shapes entrepreneurial opportunities in the market. I also actively examine how status dynamics in markets push organizations towards misconduct and other forms of risk taking. Recently, I have also been interested in entrepreneurial communities. I have been studying the role of interaction rituals in shaping social exchanges in communities of nascent entrepreneurs and the role of stratification in market emergence in unusual places – war zones, refugee camps, and aboriginal communities. My papers in these themes have appeared in or are forthcoming in prestigious journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Krishnan, R., Cook, K. S., Kozhikode, R. K., & Schilke, O. (2021). An Interaction Ritual Theory of Social Resource Exchange: Evidence from a Silicon Valley Accelerator. Administrative Science Quarterly.

Kozhikode, R. K. (2016). Dormancy as a Strategic Response to Detrimental Public Policy. Organization Science, 27(1), 189-206.

Krishnan, R., & Kozhikode, R. K. (2015). Status and corporate illegality: Illegal loan recovery practices of commercial banks in India. Academy of Management journal. Academy of Management, 58(5), 1287-1312.

Kozhikode, R. K., & Li, J. (2012). Political pluralism, public policies, and organizational choices: Banking branch expansion in India, 1948-2003. Academy of Management journal. Academy of Management, 55(2), 339-359.

Li, J., & Kozhikode, R. K. (2011). Organizational learning of emerging economy firms: The case of China's TCL Group. Organizational Dynamics, 40(3), 214-221.

Li, J., & Kozhikode, R. K. (2009). Developing new innovation models: Shifts in the innovation landscapes in emerging economies and implications for global R&D management. Journal of International Management, 15(3), 328-339.

Li, J., & Kozhikode, R. K. (2008). Knowledge management and innovation strategy: The challenge for latecomers in emerging economies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(3), 429-450.