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Anand Swaminathan

Roberto C. Goizueta Chair in Organization & Management

Atlanta, GA, UNITED STATES

404-727-2306 Anand.Swaminathan@emory.edu

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Biography

Anand Swaminathan joined Goizueta Business School in the fall of 2007. Prior to joining Goizueta he taught organizational theory and strategy at the University of California at Davis and before that he taught corporate strategy at the University of Michigan Business School.

His research touches a wide range of organizational issues, including industry evolution, strategies for niche/specialist firms, and applications of social network theory. His current research explores the structure and history of the American brewing and wine industries, the structure of open source software development communities, as well as career mobility among winery managers and NFL coaching staff.

Areas of Expertise

Organizational theory and strategyIndustry evolutionSmall-firm strategiesOrganizational change and its consequencesStrategic choices as a diffusion processInterorganizational and social networks

Education

University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D., Business Administration

1993

Indian Institute of Management , Calcutta

Master's PDGM, Marketing and Organizational Behavior

1984

National Institute of Technology , Warangal, India

Bachelor's BTech, Mechanical Engineering

1982

Media Appearances

The Rooney Rule appears to mask a larger racial problem in coaching

CBS Sports  online

2016-01-12

The loophole in the Rooney Rule is that it doesn’t apply to coordinators or position coach jobs, which is how coaches get on head-coach interview lists to begin with.

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Swaminathan to Head PhD Program

emorybusiness.com  online

2011-06-20

Anand Swaminathan, Goizueta Chair and Professor of Organization & Management, has been named Director and Associate Dean of Goizueta’s PhD Program. He takes over for Professor of Accounting Grace Pownall, who served as the program head for two terms that saw increasing success in placement and student achievement. Pownall remains on the school’s faculty while Swaminathan expands on an active role in the PhD Program. He also serves as coordinator for the Organization & Management academic area. Swaminathan joined Goizueta in Fall 2007. He previously held potions at the University of California at Davis and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His research touches a wide range of organizational issues including industry evolution, strategies for niche/specialist firms and applications of social network theory. In 2011, PhD students will join the faculty of Pittsburgh, BYU, Virginia Commonwealth, Washington University and Florida International.

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