Rajshree Agarwal studies the evolution of industries, firms and individual careers, as fostered by the twin engines of innovation and enterprise. Her scholarship uses an interdisciplinary lens to provide insights on strategic innovation for new venture creation and for firm renewal. She routinely publishes in leading journals in strategy and entrepreneurship. An author of more than 60 studies, her research has been cited more than 10,000 times, received numerous best paper awards, and funded by grants from various foundations, including the Kauffman Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Science Foundation. She is currently the co-editor of the Strategic Management Journal and has previously served in co-editor and senior editor roles at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Organization Science respectively.
Agarwal has taught a wide range of courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, industrial organization and microeconomics. Her teaching and engagement in growth-oriented firms help professionals advance through personal leadership, develop win-win relationships, and create a virtuous spiral between their aspirations and abilities. She is a senior contributor at Forbes, providing insights on strategy, innovation and leading a purposeful life.