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Rajat Khanna

Assistant Professor

Office 504-314-7570
Phone 504-314-7570


Research Interests: Strategy, Learning, Failures, Complexity, Knowledge Structures, and Technology & Innovation


  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Strategy


  • Khanna, R., Guler, I. and Nerkar, A., 2016. Fail often, fail big, and fail fast? Learning from small failures and R&D performance in the pharmaceutical industry. Academy of Management Journal, 59(2), pp.436-459.
  • Khanna, R., Guler, I. and Nerkar, A., 2018. Entangled decisions: Knowledge interdependencies and terminations of patented inventions in the pharmaceutical industry. Strategic Management Journal, 39(9), pp.2439-2465.
  • Khanna, R., 2020. Aftermath of a tragedy: A star's death and coauthors' subsequent productivity. Research Policy, p.104159.

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Masters and Bachelor of Technology in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi.