Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan

Associate Professor of Management
Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan
(619) 260-2386
Office Location
Olin Hall 219
  • PhD University of California, Los Angeles, Management
  • MS San Jose State University, Psychology
  • BS 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
  • Beyond the intangible
  • Co-creation Mantra
  • Constraints: Not always bad news


Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan-Narasimhan is an associate professor of management at the University of San Diego School of Business 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 papers accepted in FT 50 journals, such as Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and in top field journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management. She has also published in the Best Paper Proceedings and has also won recognition for organizing showcase symposiums at the Academy of Management conference. Kannan-Narasimhan earned her PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.


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