Raji Kunapuli Kunapuli

Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Business Raji Kunapuli received a $4,000 grant through PREDOC to employ student research assistants in her scholarship. Kunapuli was selected during a nationwide application process for social science researchers in December 2021.

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Expertise

Strategy, Technology and Innovation

I received my Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2021. Currently, my research interests lie at the intersection of technology and innovation, new market emergence and cognition. Specifically, I study how external institutional actors shape the emergence of new technological firms.

I teach Business Strategy, Innovation Management and Leadership at Southwestern.

  • I received my Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2021. Currently, my research interests lie at the intersection of technology and innovation, new market emergence and cognition. Specifically, I study how external institutional actors shape the emergence of new technological firms.

    I teach Business Strategy, Innovation Management and Leadership at Southwestern.

    • Westphal, J., Zhu, D., & Kunapuli, R. (2021). Seeking Input when the Train has Left the Station: The Decoupling of Participative Strategic Decision-Making Processes and the Role of New Technology in Symbolic Management. Strategic Organization.
    • Kunapuli, R. (2022) Effect of Expertise on Cognitive Complexity: The Case of Security Analysts. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

    • Kunapuli, R., Awate, K. & Khanna, R. (2022) Search for Innovation: Past, Present and Future. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
    • Kunapuli, R., Westphal, J. D., & Zhu, D. H. (2021) Seeking input when the train has left the station: The symbolic management of participative strategic decision making. #STRongerTogether research symposium on emerging issues in corporate governance and strategic leadership
    • Kunapuli, R., Park, S.H., & Westphal, J.D. (2017). The diffusion and consequences of coordinated impression management support among minority leaders. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.