Faculty Profiles

Hayagreeva Rao

Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Director of the Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage Executive Program; Codirector of the Customer-Focused Innovation Executive Program

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Academic Degrees

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1989. Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, XLRI, India, 1980. BA Andhra University, India, 1978.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2005.

Richard L.Thomas Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2002-2005; Charles Howard Candler Professor of Management, Goizueta Business School, 2002 April - 2002 June; Professor of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, 2000-2002; Associate Professor of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, 1995-2000; Assistant Professor of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, 1989-1994.

Selected Publications

The Winds of Change: Progressvisim and the Bureaucratization of Thrift: American Sociological Review, 2007 
Vox Populi: Resource Partitioning, Organizational Proliferation, and the Cultural Impact of the Insurgent Micro-Radio Movement: American Journal of Sociology, 2006 
Border Crossing: Bricolage and the Erosion of Culinary Categories in French Gastronomy: American Sociological Review, 2005 
Store Wars: The Enactment and Repeal of Anti-Chain Store Legislation in America: American Journal of Sociology, 2004 
Institutional Change in Toque Ville: Nouvelle Cuisine as an Identity Movement in French Gastronomy: American Journal of Sociology, 2003 

Selected Cases

WaMu: An Old Bank that Grew Very Fast 
UPS Supply Chain Solutions 
HR27: Rite Solutions: Unleashing the Maverick Genius of Employees 
1972: No Barrique, No Berlusconi: Collective Identity, Contention, and Authenticity in the Making of Barolo and Barbaresco Wines 

Awards and Honors

W. Richard Scott Distinguished Award for Scholarly Contributions, 2005, American Sociological Association 
Fellow of Sociological Research Association, 2007, American Sociological Association 
Sidney Levy Award For Teaching, 2004, Kellogg School of Management 
Fellow, 2008, Academy of Management 

Courses Taught

HRMGT 280 Human Resource Management 
OB 343 Scaling up Excellence in Organizations 
OB 672 Organization and Environment 
STRAMGT 315 From Launch to Liquidity 


Center for Leadership Development and Research
Customer-Focused Innovation
Executive Program for Growing Companies
Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders
Executive Program in Strategy and Organization


Editor: Administrative Science Quarterly (2008 - present) 
Member: Macro-Organizational Behavior Society (1997 - present) 
Consulting Editor: American Journal of Sociology (2001 - 2003) 
Member: Organization and Innovation Panel, National Science Foundation (2000 - 2002) 
Senior Editor: Organization Science (2000 - 2002) 

In the News

04/2006 The Dangers of Mixing Foie Gras and Arugula 
05/2006 Keep Main Street Safe for Local Opinions 

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