Rahul Kapoor, PhD

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Innovation, technology management and strategy, industry evolution, firm boundaries, business ecosystems

About Rahul:

Rahul Kapoor is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his research, Rahul explores the strategies pursued by established and emerging firms in technology-based industries. He focuses on how firms organize for innovation and manage technological and industry-level changes. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Organization Science, Research Policy and Strategic Management Journal. He is a member of the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science. In 2011, Rahul was awarded the inaugural Academy of Management (TIM Division) Emerging Scholar Award.

At Wharton, Rahul teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses on competitive strategy and technology strategy. He also teaches in several open-enrollment and customized executive education programs focusing on strategy and innovation. Prior to joining academia, he spent over seven years in the high-tech industry where he worked for Texas Instruments and was involved with two startups, one of which he co-founded.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Building and Sustaining Growth through Strategic Alliances
Build mastery in formulating, negotiating, managing, and evaluating alliances. Adopt practical tools for establishing a global strategic position, even with limited time and resources, and for overcoming many of the obstacles inherent in new market expansion and new product development.