About Me

I am an Associate Professor with the Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Department of the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. My primary research interest lies at the intersection of corporate and technology strategy, specifically in examining the impact of innovation and technological change on choices of firm scope, as well as the impact of these scope choices on subsequent innovation. I am also increasingly interested in nonmarket strategy, especially in examining the welfare impact of corporate social responsibility, i.e., in understanding the conditions under which for-profit businesses may or may not be efficient or effective in solving social problems. More details about my research agenda, as well as links to published papers and details about current projects, can be found on my Research page.

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. My work has received several honors, including a Mary and Jim Lawrence fellowship from the Carlson School, the Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award from the BPS Division of the Academy of Management, as well as a Distinguished Paper award from the same division, and multiple honorable mentions from the Strategic Management Society, among others. I am an Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal, and serve on a number of editorial boards, and in various leadership positions, as detailed on my Service page.

In addition to my academic career, I am also a published writer and poet. My poems and short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals, and a book of my short fiction, titled ├ętudes, was published in 2009. More information about my literary work can be found on my Creative Writing page.

Finally, the Teaching page details the various courses I have taught or am currently teaching at Carlson, the Biographical Information page summarizes my education and work experience, and the Elsewhere page provides links to other places on the Web that you can learn more about me. For any other information, please feel free to contact me at akaul@umn.edu