Rahul Kapoor, PhD
Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Innovation, technology management and strategy, industry evolution, firm boundaries, business ecosystems
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
Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Learn to accurately assess the competition, design a compelling strategy, leverage your firm’s capabilities to full advantage, and obtain necessary resources through alliances, acquisitions, and internal corporate ventures.
Driving Growth through Strategic Partnerships
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.
Innovation for Growth: Strategies for Creating Value
Create new business models, launch new products, improve customer experience, and open new markets. With an “Innovation Toolkit,” you can design a flexible innovation process that lets your company quickly adapt to, and profit from, changes in customers, competitors, or markets.