Rahul Kapoor, PhD

Rahul Kapoor

Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

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

About Rahul:

Rahul Kapoor is a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his research, Rahul focuses on the management of industry disruption and ecosystems related to new technologies and business models. He has published numerous articles on these topics in leading peer-reviewed and practitioner journals from a perspective of both established firms and start-ups. He is currently the chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management.

At Wharton, Rahul teaches undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD courses on technology and innovation strategy. He is also an active contributor to Wharton Executive Education, teaching in both the customized and open-enrollment programs. He has received several awards for his research and teaching including the inaugural Academy of Management (Technology and Innovation Management Division) Emerging Scholar Award. He has also advised and consulted for several firms with respect to launching new innovation initiatives. 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 start-ups, one of which he co-founded.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

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.

Strategy and Management for Competitive Advantage

Accurately assess your competition and enhance your ability to make tough tradeoffs while developing new strategies that connect more continuously with customers.