Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management
Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan, Ph.D.
(619) 260-2386
Office Location
Olin Hall 219
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Management
  • M.S. San Jose State University, Psychology
  • B.S. University of Bombay, Accounting & Finance
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Strategic marketing through HR interventions: A case study of Indian Oil Corporation., In E. Flamholtz & Y. Randle (Eds.), Leading strategic change: Bridging theory and practice
  • The role of effective organizational culture in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship., The creative enterprise: Managing innovative organizations and people
  • Examining the Leadership Molecule: An Empirical Study of Key Leadership Roles in Rapidly Growing Entrepreneurial Businesses, International Review of Entrepreneurship
  • Growing pains: A barrier to successful corporate entrepreneurship., Silicon Valley Review of Global Entrepreneurship Research
  • Differential impact of cultural elements on financial performance: An empirical analysis., European Management Journal


Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan-Narasimhan is an Assistant Professor of Management at University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration where she teaches strategic management and new product development. Her primary research focuses on the areas of innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. Specifically, she is interested in the influence of organizational contexts on how individuals manage their innovation efforts. Her secondary research interests are in the area of leader integrity and trust. She has published in Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, European Management Journal, International Review of Entrepreneurship and in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management conference. Priya earned her Ph.D. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.