Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Director, The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Journal Publications (Peer Reviewed)

(Unless indicated otherwise with an *, all papers below represent equal contributions by all coauthors, regardless of the order in which they appear.)

[53] Charles Williams, Pao-Lien Chen and Rajshree Agarwal, Fresh Faces and Old Hands: The Value of Outside and Prior Top Management Experience in Strategic Renewal, Strategic Management Journal (conditionally accepted)

[52] Greenwood, Brad, Ritu Agarwal, Rajshree Agarwal and Anand Gopal, The When and Why of Abandonment: The Role of Organizational Differences in Medical Technology LifecyclesManagement Science (forthcoming)

[51] Moeen, Mahka and Rajshree Agarwal Incubation of an Industry:  Heterogeneous Knowledge Bases and Modes of Value Capture, Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)


[50] Shapiro, Debra, Peter Hom, Wei Shen and Rajshree Agarwal*  How Do Leader Departures Affect Subordinates’ Organizational Attachment? A 360-Degree Relational Perspective, Academy of Management Review  (forthcoming)

[49] Agarwal Rajshree, Ben Campbell, Martin Ganco and April Franco What Do I Take With Me?: The Mediating Effect of Spin-out Team Size and Tenure on the Founder-Firm Performance Relationship, Academy of Management Journal (forthcoming)

[48] Mindruta, Denisa, Mahka Moeen and Rajshree Agarwal  A Two-sided Matching Approach for Partner Selection and Assessing Complementarities in Inter-firm Alliances, 2016, Strategic Management Journal 37(1): 206-231

[47] Agarwal, Rajshree, Guido Buenstorf, Wes Cohen, and Franco Malerba, The legacy of Steven Klepper: Industry evolution, entrepreneurship, and geography,Industrial and Corporate Change 2015, 24(4): 739-753

[46] Agarwal, Rajshree and Serguey Braguinsky, Industry Evolution and Entrepreneurship:  Steven Klepper’s Contributions to Industrial Organization, Strategy, Technological Change and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2015, 9(4):380-397 

[45] Ganco, Martin, Rosemarie Ziedonis and Rajshree Agarwal, More Stars Stay, But the Brightest Ones Still Leave: Job Hopping in the Shadow of Patent EnforcementStrategic Management Journal 2015, 36(5): 659-685

[44] Agarwal, Rajshree and Sonali Shah, Knowledge Sources of Entrepreneurship: Firm Formation by Employees, Users and Academics  Research Policy  2014, 43(7): 1109–1133


[43] Agarwal, Rajshree, and Atsushi Ohyama Industry or Academia, Basic or Applied?: Career Choices and Trajectories of ScientistsManagement Science 2013, 59(4): 950-970

[42] Carnahan, Seth Rajshree Agarwal and Benjamin Campbell, The Effect of Firm Compensation Structures on Employee Mobility and Employee Entrepreneurship of Extreme PerformersStrategic Management Journal 2012, 33(12):1411-1430

[41] Agarwal, Rajshree, Jay Anand, Janet Bercovitz, and Rachel Croson Spillovers across Organizational Architectures:  The Role of Prior Formal and Informal Interaction in Post-Acquisition Integration Outcomes Strategic Management Journal 2012,33(6): 710-733.

[40] Qian, Lihong, Rajshree Agarwal and Glenn Hoetker Configuration of Value Chain Activities: The Effect of Pre-Entry Capabilities, Transactions Hazard and Industry Evolution on the Decision to Internalize, Organization Science 2012, 23:1330-1349.

[39] Chen, Pao-Lien, Charlie Williams and Rajshree Agarwal Growing Pains: The Effect of Pre-entry Experience on Impediments to Growth, Strategic Management Journal 2012 33:252-276  (Dingman Best Paper Award, 2011)

[38] Campbell, Benjamin, Martin Ganco, April Franco and Rajshree Agarwal Who Leaves, Where to, and Why Worry?  Employee Mobility, Employee Entrepreneurship and Effects on Source Firm Performance Strategic Management Journal 2012 33: 65-87 (Runner up, Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Meetings, 2009)

[37] Agarwal, Rajshree, David Audretsch and MB Sarkar, Knowledge Spillovers and Strategic Entrepreneurship, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2010, 4(4): 271-283


[36] Agarwal, Rajshree, Rachel Croson, and Joseph Mahoney The Role of Incentives and Communication in Strategic Alliances: An Experimental Investigation, Strategic Management Journal, 2010 31(4): 413-437 

[35] Franco, April, MB Sarkar, Raj Echambadi and Rajshree Agarwal Swift and Smart? The Moderating Effects of Technological Capabilities on the Market Pioneering - Firm Survival Relationship Management Science, 2009 55(11): 1842-1860

[34] Agarwal, Rajshree, Jay Barney, Nicolai Foss and Peter Klein Heterogenous Resources and the Financial Crisis: Implications of Strategic Management Theory Strategic Organization, 2009, 7(4): 467-484

[33] Agarwal, Rajshree, Martin Ganco and Rosemarie Ziedonis Reputations for Toughness in IP Enforcement: Effects on Knowledge Spillovers through Employee Mobility, Strategic Management Journal, 2009 30(13): 1349-1374

[32] Agarwal, Rajshree, and Constance Helfat Strategic Renewal of Organizations, Organization Science, 2009 20: 281-293

[31] Ganco, Martin, and Rajshree Agarwal, Performance Differentials between Diversifying Entrants and Entrepreneurial Start-Ups over the Industry Life Cycle:  A Complexity Approach Academy of Management Review, 2009 34: 228-252

[30] Agarwal, Rajshree,, David Audretsch and MB Sarkar, The Process of Creative Construction: Knowledge Spillovers, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2007 1(2): 263–286

[29] Croson, Rachel, Jaideep Anand, and Rajshree Agarwal Using experiments in corporate strategy research European Management Review, 2007 4(3): 173-181 

[28] Bayus, Barry and Rajshree Agarwal,  The Role of Pre-Entry Experience, Entry Timing, and Product Technology Strategies in Explaining Firm Survival, Management Science, 2007, 53(12): 1887–1902

[27] Agarwal, Rajshree, and Glenn Hoetker,  A Faustian Bargain? The Growth of Management and its Relationship with Related Disciplines, Academy of Management Journal, 2007, 50(6): 1304–1322

[26] Hoetker, Glenn and Rajshree Agarwal, Death Hurts but it is Not Fatal: The Post Exit Diffusion of Knowledge Created by Innovative Companies, Academy of Management Journal, 2007, 50(2): 446-467

[25] Echambadi, Raj, Benjamin Campbell and Rajshree Agarwal Encouraging Best Practice in Quantitative Management Research: An Incomplete List of Opportunities, Journal of Management Studies, 2006, 43(8): 1801-1820 

[24] Bayus, Barry, Wooseong Kang and Rajshree Agarwal* Creating Growth in New Markets: A Simultaneous Model of Firm Entry and Price   Journal of Product and Innovation Management, 2007, 24:  139-155  JPIM Best Paper Finalist

 [23] Franco, April MB Sarkar, Rajshree Agarwal and  Raj Echambadi The Moderating Effects of Technological Capabilities on the Market Pioneering - Firm Survival Relationship, Academy of Management, Best Paper Proceedings, 2006

[22] Agarwal, Rajshree, Raj Echambadi, April Franco, and MB Sarkar, Reap Rewards:  Maximizing Benefits from Reviewer Comments, Academy of Management Journal 2006, v 49, no 2, p 191-196 


 [21] Sarkar, MB, Raj Echambadi, Rajshree Agarwal, and Bisakha Sen,  The Effect of the Innovative Environment on the Exit of Entrepreneurial FirmsStrategic Management Journal, 2006 27:519-539

[20] Hoetker, Glenn and Rajshree Agarwal,  Death Hurts but it is Not Fatal: The Post Exit Diffusion of Knowledge Created by Innovative Companies, Academy of Management, Best Paper Proceedings, 2005  Stephan Schrader Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Meetings, 2005

[19] Agarwal, Rajshree, Raj Echambadi, April Franco, and MB Sarkar, “Knowledge Transfer through Inheritance:  Spin-out Generation, Growth and Survival”, 2004, Academy of Management Journal 47(4): 501-522    AMJ 2004 Best Paper Award

[18] Agarwal, Rajshree and Barry Bayus “Creating and Surviving in New Industries”  Advances in Strategic Management, 2004,  in Business Strategy over the Industry Life Cycle: Advances in Strategic Management, 21. 

[17] Kim Sosin, Betty J. Blecha, Rajshree Agarwal, Robin L. Bartlett, and Joseph I. Daniel,  Efficiency in the Use of Technology in Economic Education: Some Preliminary ResultsAmerican Economic Review Vol. 94, No. 2, May 2004, 253-258

[16] Agarwal, Rajshree, MB Sarkar and Raj Echambadi, “The Conditioning Effect of Time on Firm Survival:  A Life Cycle Approach” Academy of Management Journal ,2002, v 45 n 8, p 971-994

[15] Agarwal, Rajshree and Barry Bayus, “The Market Evolution and Take-off of New Product Innovations”, Management Science 2002, v 48 n 8, p1024-1041

[14] Agarwal, Rajshree, Raj Echambadi, April Franco and MB Sarkar  “The Role Of Knowledge In Organizational Formation And Performance: Spin-Out Generation And Survival”, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings,  2002

[13] Agarwal, Rajshree and Michael Gort, “Products and Firm Life Cycles and Firm Survival”, American Economic Review 2002, v 92, n 2, p 184-190.

[12] Agarwal, Rajshree and Michael Gort, “First Mover Advantage and the Speed of Competitive Entry:  1887-1986”  Journal of Law and Economics , 2001, v44,n1, p 161-178

[11] Agarwal, Rajshree and Julie Elston “Bank-Firm Relationships, Financing and Firm Performance in Germany” Economics Letters  2001, v 72, n2, p 225-232 

[10] Agarwal, Rajshree and David Audretsch  “Does Start-up Size Matter?  The Impact of Technology and Product Life-cycle on Firm Survival” with David Audretsch, Journal of Industrial Economics, 2001, v 49, n1, p 21-44.

[9] Agarwal, Rajshree and A. Edward Day “Web-based Instruction Using the LBO Model” Journal of Economic Education, 2000, v 31, n2, p 207

[8] Agarwal, Rajshree and David Audretsch “The Two Views of Small Firms in Industry Dynamics: A Reconciliation”Economics Letters, 1999, v 62, p 245-251.

[7] Gallet, Craig and Rajshree Agarwal, "The Gradual Response of Cigarette Demand to Health Information"  Bulletin of Economic Research 1999, v 51, n 3, p 259 – 265.

[6] Agarwal, Rajshree “Small Firm Survival and Technological Activity”  Small Business Economics, November 1998, v11, n 3, p 215-224.

[5] Agarwal, Rajshree, “Evolutionary Trends of Industry Variables” International Journal of Industrial Organization,  July 1998, v 16, p 511-525.

[4] Agarwal, Rajshree and A. Edward Day “The Impact of the Internet on Economic Education”  Journal of Economic Education,  Spring 1998, v 29, n 2, p 99-110.

[3] Agarwal, Rajshree, “Survival of Firms over the Product Life Cycle”  Southern Economic Journal, January 1997, v 63, n 3, p 571-583.

[2]  Agarwal, Rajshree and Michael Gort, “The Evolution of Markets and Entry, Exit and Survival of Firms"  Review of Economics and Statistics, August 1996, v78, n 3, p 489-498.

[1] Agarwal, Rajshree. “Technological Activity and Survival of Firms”  Economics Letters, July 1996, v 52, n 1, p 101-108.

Invited Articles, Editorials and Book Chapters

Agarwal, Rajshree, Alfonso Gambardella, and Daniel M. Olson (2014) "Employee Mobility and Entrepreneurship A Virtual Special Issue [1]."Strategic Management Journal.

Agarwal, R. and S. Sonka (2010), “Different strokes for different folks: University programs that enable diverse career choices of young scientists,” in Libecap, G and M. Thursby (eds) Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth volume on “Spanning Boundaries and Disciplines:  University Technology Commercialization in the Idea Age”  Emerald Publishing, 2010

Rajshree Agarwal and Mary Tripsas 2007 Technology and Industry Evolution, in Handbook of Technology Management  (ed. Scott Shane) MA:  Blackwell Publishing

Agarwal, R., Anand, J. & Croson, R. (2006) Are there benefits from engaging in an alliance with a firm prior to its acquisition? in Strategic Alliances:  Governance and Contracts  (eds:  Africa Arino and Jeffrey Reuer)  NY:  Palgrave Macmillan Press

Alvarez, Sharon, Rajshree Agarwal, and Olav Sorenson (editors), Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research:  Disciplinary Perspectives International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, 2005, New York:  Springer Publications

Media Editorials and Commentaries 

Agarwal, Rajshree, Here’s why, ethically, you should stop bashing business, The Washington Post, March 18, 2015

Agarwal, Rajshree, If Google is ready to rebrand, maybe you should too. Here’s how. The Washington Post, September 9, 2015

Agarwal, Rajshree, Why it’s just all wrong to say ‘bah humbug’ about Facebook founder’s philanthropy pledge The Washington Post, December 11, 2015

Agarwal, Rajshree and Raj Echambadi, What went wrong at Netflix, The Baltimore Sun, November 3, 2011

Working Papers

Inertia or Adjustment?  Expertise and Physician Adoption of New Medical Information with Ritu Agarwal, Anand Gopal and Brad Greenwood

Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Impact of Firm Evolution on Employee Age Dispersion with Ben Campbell, Seth Carnahan, and April Franco, Winner, Best Paper Award, DRUID 2011

Non Golden Handcuffs? Immigration Status and Mobility of Scientists and Engineers with Shweta Gaonkar and Martin Ganco

Pre-Entry Knowledge and Variance in Startup Performance? with Seth Carnahan and Ben Campbell

Assessing Patent-based Employee Mobility Measures with Justin Frake

Specialization as Insurance: Specialization and Social Capital in the U.S. Lobbying Industry with Heejung Byun and Justin Frake

Works in Progress 

Selection, Spillovers or Spats?  Determinants of Spinout Generation with Raj Echambadi and Sonali Shah

Ties That Bind?  The Effect of Buyer Supplier Relationships on Entry into New Technological Regimes with Glenn Hoetker and Pao-Lien Chen


Textual Materials

“ADM in the 21st Century: Riding the Winds and the Waves of the Biofuels Industry”

“On-Line Study Materials for Principles of Microeconomics by G. Mankiw” Harcout Brace Publishers  

“Instructor’s Manual for Use of Web-site for Principles of Economics by G. Mankiw”, Harcout Brace Publishers