Suresh Kotha

Professor of Management
Olesen/Battelle Excellence Chair in Entrepreneurship 
Research Director, Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship


PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988
MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983
M Arch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
B Arch, University of Madras, 1980

Specialties
Competitive strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, ecommerce.

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1996

Visiting Professorships: 
National University of Singapore, Singapore (2010-2011)
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India (Fall 2004)
Gordon Institute of Business Sciences, University of Pretoria, SA (Summers 2001, 1999, 1998)
International University in Japan, GSIM (1993)

Assistant Professor, Stern School of Business, NYU (1988-1996)
Instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1987-1988)

Current Research
Emergence of trust in new ventures, knowledge-spillovers and entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, CVC investments and its impact on corporations.

Honors and Awards
Teacher of the Year Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington (2011-2012 Academic Year)

Teacher of the Quarter Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington (Winter 2012)

Teacher of the Year Award, Technology Management MBA program, Foster School of Business, University of Washington (2009-2010 Academic Year)

Dean's Best Faculty Case Award (2006)

Stevens Institute Best Paper award on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Babson Research Conference, (2005)

Dean’s Citizenship Award (2004)

Evert McCabe Faculty Fellowship Award (2003-2004)

International Research Award (2004)

UW Business School Neal Dempsey Research Fellowship Award, (2001, 2002, 2003)

UW Business School Lex N.Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the field of E-Commerce (2001)

Research funding from UW Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Herbert Jones Foundation (2000, 2001)

Research funding from UW CIBER Center (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Research funding from Columbia University’s Center for International Business Research, Columbia University Business School (1995)

NSF Grant Co-Recipient (NSF 94-27/July 15, 1994, Management of Technology Innovation)
National Science Foundation grant (1994)

Two Tenneco Fund Program Awards, Management Department, NYU (1991, 1994)

Research funding from the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Best Paper Awards, Operations Management Division, Academy of Management Meeting, (1991, 1992)

Fellowship Recipient, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, New York School of Architecture (1980-1982) and School of Management (1983-1988)

University Rank Holder, placed second in the final year B. Arch examinations, University of Madras, India

A. L. Mudaliar Award for Design Excellence in the final year B. Arch examinations. University of Madras, India

Academic Service
Field Editor, Journal of Business Venturing
Member of the editorial review board of Strategic Management Journal
Past editorial review board member of the Academy of Management Journal
Past Associate editor of Journal of Operations Management

Selected Publications
"Managing a Global Partnership Model: Lessons from Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' Program," with K. Srikanth, Global Strategy Journal, forthcoming.

"The Role of the Entrepreneur in Technology Entrepreneurship," with C. Beckman, K. Eisenhardt, A. Meyer and N. Rajagopalan, Strategy Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming.

"Technology Entrepreneurship," with C. Beckman, K. Eisenhardt, A. Meyer and N. Rajagopalan, Strategy Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, pp. 89-94.

"Towards Understanding Who Makes Venture Capital Investments and Why," with S. Basu and C. Phelps, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2011, pp. 153-171.

"Spillover, Spill-ins, and Strategic Entrepreneurship: America's First Commercial Jet Airplane and Boeing's Ascendancy in Commercial Aviation," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2010, pp. 284-306.

"The Passion and Preparedness in Entrepreneurs' Business Plan Presentations: A Persuasion Analysis of Venture Capital Funding Decisions," with X.P. Chen and X. Yao.  Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2009, pp. 199-124.

"Standing Out: How New Firms in Emerging Markets Build Media Reputation," with V. Rindova and A. Petkova," Strategic Organization, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007, pp. 31-70.

"Exploration and Knowledge Creation through External Venturing: Evidence from the Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturing Industry," with A. Wadhwa, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2006, pp. 819-835.

"Technological Sophistication versus Cultural Similarity: An Empirical Analysis of Country Factors Influencing Location Decision in The Internationalization of Internet Firms," with F. Rothaermel and H. K. Steensma, Journal of Management, Vol. 32, February 2006, pp 56-82.

"The Role of Online Buying Experience as a Competitive Advantage: Evidence from Third-Party Ratings for E-Commerce Firms," with Shiva Rajgopal and Mohan Venkatachalam, Journal of Business, 77, 2, 2004, pp. S100-S134.

"Relevance of Web Traffic to Internet Stock Market Prices," with S. Rajgopal and M. Venkatachalam, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2003, pp. 135-163.

"Managerial Actions, Stock Returns and Earnings: The Case of Business-to-Business Internet Firms," with S. Rajgopal and M. Venkatachalam, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 40, No. 2, May 2002.

"Continuous Morphing: Competing through dynamic capabilities, form and function," with V. Rindova, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 6, 2001, pp. 1263-1280.

"Identifying firm specific factors in the internationalization of US Internet firm," with V. Rindova and F. Rothaermel, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2001, pp. 769-791.

"Does Group Membership Matter? Evidence from the Japanese Steel Industry," with A. Nair, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 22 No. 3, 2001, pp. 221-236.

"Exploiting Institutional and Cultural Constraints: The Case of Sanyo Electric in the United States," with R.L.M. Dunbar, Advances in International Comparative Management, Vol. 13, 2000, pp. 149-174.

"Strategy, AMT Adoption and Superior Performance: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing Firms," with P.M. Swamidass, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 18, 2000, pp. 257-277.

"Does Stakeholder Orientation Matter? An Empirical Examination of the Relationships Between Stakeholder Management Models and Firm Financial Performance," with S. Berman, A. Wicks, and T.M. Jones, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 42, No. 5, 1999, pp. 488-506.

"Competing on the Internet: How Amazon.com is rewriting the rules of competition in the Book Retailing Industry," Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 15, 1998, pp. 239-265.

"Technology Use, Size and Performance in U.S. Discrete Product Manufacturing Firms," with P.M. Swamidass, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 17, 1998, pp. 23-37.

"Mass Customization: Implementing the Emerging Paradigm for Competitive Advantage," Strategic Management Journal, Summer Special Issue, 1995.

"Strategy and Environment as Determinants of Performance: Evidence from the Japanese Machine Tool Industry," with A. Nair, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 16, 1995.

"Technological Discontinuities and Population Dynamics: Founding and Failure of Facsimile Service Organizations, 1969-1991," with J.A.C. and H.J. Korn, Social Science Research, Vol. 24, 1995, pp. 97-135.

"Strategic Action Generation: A Comparison of Emphasis Placed on Generic Competitive Methods by U. S. And Japanese Managers," with R.L.M. Dunbar and A. Bird, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1995, pp. 195-220.

"Assessing Generic Strategies: An Empirical Investigation of Two Typologies in Discrete Manufacturing Industries," with B. Vadlamani, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1995, pp. 75-83.

"Using The Brain as a Metaphor to Model Flexible Productive Units," with R. Garud, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1994, pp. 671-698.

"Advanced manufacturing technology, size, business strategy: An exploratory test of the relationships," with P.M. Swamidass, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1992, pp. 297-299. (This paper received the "best paper award" for the POM division of the Academy of Management during that year.)

"Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Manufacturing Structure and Business Strategies: a Proposed Framework," Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1991, pp. 293-297. (This paper received the "best paper award" for the POM division of the Academy of Management during that year.)

"Generic Manufacturing Strategies: A Conceptual Synthesis," with D.L. Orne, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 10, 1989, pp. 211-231.

Harvard Business School Publishing Cases

"Harley Davidson: Preparing for the Next Century," with R. Nolan, Harvard Business School Case, 9-960-410, May 2006.

"Boeing 787: the Dreamliner," with R. Nolan, Harvard Business School Case, 9-305-101, 2005.

Contact Information

Phone:206-543-4466
Fax:206-543-3968
Office:520 Paccar Hall
Email:skotha@u.washington.edu
Web:http://faculty.bschool.washington.edu/skotha

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"The Internet and the emerging digital economy will fundamentally alter how firms compete in the 21st century. In this digital economy, firm performance will no longer be measured by traditional measures such as market share and return on assets, but will include a measure of cybershare and other social media criteria."