Rajiv Kozhikode

Associate Professor, International Business / Management and Organization Studies


Room: WMC 4319

Phone: 778.782.5565

Email: rkozhiko@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View


PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in business-government relations and in particular the antecedents and consequences of various forms of corporate political activity. In my dissertation I examined how organizations and entrepreneurs manage institutional pluralism - spatial and temporal consistencies in the institutional prescriptions that guide organizational actions and nurture their identities. To study these issues, I used three rich archival datasets spanning over 50 years on the evolution of the Banking and News Paper industries in India. The first essay from my dissertation has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the second essay from it is being finalized for submission to American Journal of Sociology, a shorter version of it has appeared in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2011, and the third essay is forthcoming in Organization Science. I am also interested in the sociological foundations of organizational misconduct. One of my recent papers in this topic is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. I am also interested in organizational innovation in emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region. My papers in this topic has appeared in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Management and Organizational Dynamics.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Kozhikode, R. K. (2016). Dormancy as a strategic response to detrimental public policy. Organization Science, 27(1), 189-206. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2015.1027

Krishnan, R., & Kozhikode, R. K. (2015). Status and corporate illegality: Illegal loan recovery practices of commercial banks in India. Academy of Management Journal, 58(5), 1287-1312. http://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2012.0508

Kozhikode, R. K., & Li, J. (2012). Political pluralism, public policies, and organizational choices: Banking branch expansion in India, 1948-2003. Academy of Management Journal, 55(2), 339-359. http://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.0370

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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2011.04.009

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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2008.12.005

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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-007-9076-x