Rajat Khanna

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Rajat Khanna

  • Associate Professor
Office Address
GWBC 644


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.
  • Khanna R. 2021. Peeking inside the black box: Inventor turnover and patent termination. Journal of Management 48(4): 936-972
  • Khanna R, Guler I. 2022. Degree Assortativity in Collaboration Networks and Invention Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 1-29
  • Khanna, R. 2023. Passing the torch of knowledge: Star death, collaborative ties, and knowledge creation. Research Policy, 52(1), 104649.

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Chapel Hill
  • B.Tech., IIT Delhi.
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