Gurneeta Singh
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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


  • Sustainability
  • New Industry Emergence
  • Technological Innovation
  • Inter-organizational alliances and networks
  • Institutional Theory
  • Knowledge-building

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. Her research resides at the intersection of strategy and organization theory and advances the idea that firms’ knowledge flows and innovation outcomes depend on dual considerations: managing cooperative arrangements that result in alliances and networks for knowledge flows, and devising strategies to cope with the institutional environment within which these knowledge exchanges and learning occurs. In this realm, in her recent work she has examined firms' technological alliance portfolios, network positions such as brokerage, participation in standard-setting organizations, as well as intra-organizational arrangements for knowledge-building. Gurneeta's research seeks to understand the drivers of innovation in emergent technologies such as fuel cells and mobile handsets, quality outcomes in the pharmaceutical industry, and the diffusion of corporate social responsibility by institutional investors. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science and Research Policy. Gurneeta serves on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal 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.

Current Activities

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Boards: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science

Honors and Awards

  • 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)

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

Research Grants

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

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

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