Aseem Kaul

Aseem Kaul

Associate Professor
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • PhD 2009
    Management Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA 2001
    Management Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • B.A. (Hons) 1999
    Economics Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Divestments
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Organizational Economics / Transaction Costs
  • Nonmarket Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Multinational Strategy

About Aseem

Aseem joined the Carlson School in 2009, having completed his PhD in Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Aseem's research focuses on the relationship between firm scope and capabilities, examining how new capabilities and technologies are best governed and organized, and how the organizational boundary choices firms make impact their subsequent innovation. More recently, Aseem has also been exploring the social and political strategies firms adopt to influence their business environment, focusing specifically on the consequences of such strategies for social welfare. Aseem's research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. Aseem serves as Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal, and sits on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategy Science, and Strategic Organization. His research has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice award from the Academy of Management's BPS Division, as well as multiple honorable mentions from the Strategic Management Society, and he is currently the Associate Program Chair for the Strategic Management Society's Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group. Prior to joining academia, Aseem worked as a consultant with McKinsey and Company's New Delhi office.

Selected Works & Activities.

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  • Editorial Appointments

    Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2017-

    Associate Editor, Journal of Organization Design, 2018-

    Editorial Boards: Academy of Management Review,  Organization Science, Strategy Science, Strategic Organization

  • Honors and Awards

    Distinguished Paper Award, Strategic Management (STR) Division, Academy of Management, 2018

    Outstanding Paper Award, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability conference, 2018

    Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow, 2017

    Best Conference Paper (Honorable Mention), Strategic Management Society, 2015 & 2017

    Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award, BPS Division Academy of Management, 2008

  • Scholarly Service

    Strategic Management Society

    • Associate Program Chair, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group, 2018
    • Rep-at-large, Cooperative Strategy Interest Group, 2018-19
    • Rep-at-large, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group, 2016-17

    Academy of Management

    • Member, Executive Committee, STR Division, 2018-2020
    • Co-chair, Doctoral Consortium, STR (formerly BPS) Division, 2017 & 2018
    • Co-organizer, Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, BPS Division, 2014 & 2015
    • Member, Research Committee, BPS Division, 2012-14
  • Administrative Appointments

    Member, UMN Social Concerns Committee, 2017-18

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