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Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh

Associate Professor
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship


  • Ph.D. 2005
    Business Administration George Washington University
  • M.Sc. 1996
    Applied Operations Research Delhi University
  • B.Sc. 1994
    Mathematical Statistics Delhi University


  • Cooperative Strategies
  • Technological Innovation
  • Knowledge-Building
  • New Industry Emergence
  • Platforms and Innovation Ecosystems


Gurneeta Vasudeva joined the Carlson School of Management in 2007, prior to which she worked at the Indian School of Business for two years. Her doctoral thesis on how national institutions shape firms' approaches to technological innovation and knowledge transfers won the best dissertation awards from the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. Gurneeta's research is primarily concerned with how firms create value through their collaboration and innovation strategies in global contexts. In particular, she has studied the role of alliances and networks for knowledge-building in emergent technology and platform industries such as fuel cells and mobile handsets, as well as in addressing societal grand challenges such as antimicrobial resistance. Her research incorporates the role of public entities such as governments and cross-national variations in social institutions within which firms develop their innovation capabilities and strategies. Gurneeta's research has also examined intra-organizational arrangements that facilitate knowledge flows and enhance performance outcomes for specific types of organizational units in a high technology sector such as the pharmaceutical industry. More recently, Gurneeta has investigated how firms cooperate in the face of conflict in repeated interaction settings such as standard development organizations, as well as cooperation and coordination hazards that might arise in public-private collaboration for antimicrobial drug development tasks. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategy Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science and Research Policy. Gurneeta served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal, and as a Guest Editor for the Strategic Management Journal's Special Issue on Strategies for Platform Ecosystems. She also serves on the editorial review boards for Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science and Global Strategy Journal, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for other management journals. She is a recipient of the Dean's annual award for research at the Carlson School, and has received multiple research grants including one from the National Science Foundation to work as a visiting researcher at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, and two Grant-in-Aid awards from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the academia, Gurneeta worked as an international development specialist and energy policy analyst in Washington D.C., U.S.A. and New Delhi, India. In this role she has worked with the National Academies, World Bank, USAID, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and other government organizations in Germany, Canada and Japan. She currently serves on the U.S. National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and as Vice Chair of the Organization Design Community.

Selected Works & Activities

  • 2004 Young Scientists Fellowship from the U.S. National Science Foundation

  • 2006 Richard N. Farmer Best Dissertation Award in International Business (Awarded by the Academy of International Business)

  • 2006 Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award in International Management (Awarded by the Academy of Management)

  • 2008-2009, 2013-2015 Grants-In-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship from the Graduate School, University of Minnesota

  • Carlson School of Management Dean's Faculty Research Award 2012

  • Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal (2020-2022)

    Guest Editor, Strategic Management Journal (2018-2020)

    Editorial Boards: Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science, Strategy Science

  • Fellow of the National Center for the Middle Market, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

  • Member, U.S. National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

  • Vice Chair, Organization Design Community


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