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SANDEEP DEVANATHA PILLAI

SANDEEP DEVANATHA PILLAI
Assistant Professor
Department of Management and Technology
 

Courses a.y. 2019/2020

11866 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING
11868 EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR INNOVATION STRATEGIES
20335 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING
20568 EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR INNOVATION STRATEGIES
30450 FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

Biographical note

Ph.D. (Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship), University of Maryland, 2019

  • Dissertation Committee: B. Goldfarb (Co-Chair), D. Kirsch (Co-Chair), R. Agarwal, S. Braguinsky, D. Sicilia

Master of Business Administration, University of Toronto, 2014
Master of Engineering (Electric Power),University of Waterloo, 2011
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors Electrical Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2009

Industry Experience: Hydro One Networks Inc., Toronto, Canada, 2009-2014


Academic CV

Sandeep joined Bocconi in Fall 2019. Sandeep is interested in studying the determinants of firm performance in early-stage industries. Sandeep explores the challenges that entrepreneurs face during the early stages of an industry, and the capabilities they need to overcome those challenges. 


Research areas

Industry Evolution, Scaling, Experimentation, Early Stage Industry, Historical Methods in Strategy


Publications



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Pillai, S.D., Goldfarb, B., and Kirsch, D., (2019). The Origins of Firm Strategy: Learning by Economic Experimentation and Strategic Pivots in the Early Automobile Industry Strategic Management Journal

Goldfarb, B., Zavyalova, A., and Pillai, S.D., (2018). Did Victories in Certification Contests Affect the Survival of Organizations in the American Automobile Industry During 1895-1912, Strategic Management Journal