Nandini Rajagopalan, Professor in the Marshall School of Business, earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. She also holds an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India; 1982). Her research in strategic management focuses on CEO succession and compensation systems, strategic change, corporate governance and global strategic alliances. Her publications on these topics have appeared in several scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Management, the British Journal of Management, and Advances in Strategic Management.
Her research, teaching and professional service contributions have been formally recognized in several awards including the Ascendant Scholar Award (Western Academy of Management, 1996), the Golden Apple Award for Best Teacher, MBA Elective (Marshall School of Business, 2000-2001), Excellence in Research Award (Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School, 2002) Top Gun Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service (Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School, 2001), and Excellence in Teaching Award (Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School, 2000). She serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Strategic Management Journal, is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and is listed in Who's Who in Executives and Professionals (National Register, 2002-2003) and Who's Who in the Management Sciences (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2000).
As a CET Faculty Fellow, she would like to contribute to mentoring initiatives and programs with particular emphasis on holistic professional development and work-life balance. She would also like to help faculty and doctoral students develop and improve their skills in teaching through the case method. Finally, she would like to share teaching techniques and methods that enable international students to overcome cultural and language barriers in order to become more engaged participants inside and outside the classroom and active contributors to the learning environment.