Ravi Dharwadkar

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence & Professor of Management
Chair, Department of Management

(315) 443-3386
Room: 520

PhD (Management), University of Cincinnati

Ravi Dharwadkar is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Professor Dharwadkar is an outstanding researcher and teacher who has been the recipient of numerous awards including Whitman’s Thomas Finucane Award for Exceptional Scholarship, 2002, the inaugural Whitman Research Fellowship (2004-2006), the Teaching Recognition Award of the Meredith Professorship, 2003, the Whitman Teaching Fellowship (2006-2008), and Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, 2007, Syracuse University, among others.

Professor Dharwadkar received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India, his Master’s degree in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India, and his Ph.D. degree in Management from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Dharwadkar’s research interests include corporate governance, corporate strategy, and international business. His research articles appear in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Marketing, among other journals. Dr. Dharwadkar teaches courses in international business, organization theory, and strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Dharwadkar is serving his third term on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal. He served as a member of the Academy of Management Journal’s Best Article Award Committee in 2015. Prior to joining academia, Professor Dharwadkar worked for Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector company by revenue and profit, on Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest corporations.

Research Topics

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Business

 Dr. Dharwadkar teaches courses in international business, organization theory, and strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been deeply involved in teaching the undergraduate core international business course (SOM 354, Managing in a Global Setting) and the organization theory Ph.D. seminar (SHR 855, Organization Theory) over the last decade. As a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, he is currently working on Project ASIA to enrich Syracuse University’s efforts to expose students, administrators, educators and the Central New York community to a changing and resurgent Asia. The project’s initial focus is on the two most populous Asian countries—China and India, and is built on four pillars: Appreciate Asia (A), developing instructional materials on Asia for core and elective global business courses; Stay in Asia (S), developing a two-week immersion seminar and a possible semester-long program in India; Invest in Asia (I), introducing local businesses and entrepreneurs to opportunities in Asia; and Attract from Asia (A), recruiting qualified students from China and India to enhance the global diversity of SU's student body.

Dr. Dharwadkar has also enabled his doctoral students to publish articles in Strategic Management Journal (Hadani, corporate political activity and firm performance), Strategic Management Journal (Goranova, institutional ownership), Organization Science (Goranova, Khan, institutional ownership), Strategic Management Journal (Goranova, managerial ownership), Journal of Accounting and Economics (Duellman, board characteristics), Journal of Management Studies (Coombes, boards and entrepreneurship), Business and Society (Hadani, family ownership), Journal of Business Research (Hadani and Goranova, stock options repricing), Journal of Business Research (Khan, institutional ownership), Human Relations (Das: social identity)and Human Resource Management Review (Das: stock options) and received numerous awards for his co-authored research (Das: Best International Paper, OB, AOM 2007; Goranova: Distinguished Paper, BPS, AOM 2008; Mullins: Bill Nobles Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2011; Arora: Finalist, Outstanding Dissertation Award, BPS, AOM 2012, and Shi: Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association (MW), 2013).

Selected Publications

  • " I know something you don’t know!: The role of linking pin directors in monitoring and incentive alignment", Strategic Management Journal, 37: 964-981, 2016, (Brandes, P. and Suh, S.)
  • "To thine shareholders be true?: Linking large corporate ownership to firms’ use of commitment human resource systems", Human Resource Management, 55: 567-589, 2016, (Mullins, F. and Brandes, P.)
  • "Owners on both sides of the deal: Mergers and acquisitions and overlapping institutional ownership", Strategic Management Journal, 31: 1114-1135, 2010, (Goranova, M. & Brandes, P. )
  • "Institutional Ownership and Monitoring Effectiveness: It’s Not Only What You Own, It’s Also What Else You Own", Organization Science, 2008, (Goranova, M., Brandes, P., Khan, R.)
  • "Managerial Ownership and Corporate Diversification: A Longitudinal Examination", Strategic Management Journal, 28(3): 211-225, 2007, (Goranova, M., Alessandri, T., Brandes, P.)
  • "Japanese Career Progress Over the Long Haul: An Empirical Examination", Journal of International Business Studies, 37(1): 148-161, 2006, (Graen, G., Grewal, R., Wakabayashi, M.)
  • "Effective Stock Option Design: Reconciling Stakeholder, Strategic, and Motivational Factors", Academy of Management Executive, 17(1): 77-93, 2003, (Brandes, P. & Lemesis, G. V.)
  • "The Role of Institutional Environments in Marketing Channels", Journal of Marketing, 66(3): 82-97, 2002, (Grewal, R.)
  • "The Relationship of Internal and External Commitment Foci to Objective Job Performance Measures", Academy of Management Journal, 44(3): 570-579, 2001, (Siders, M. & George, G., )
  • "Privatization in Emerging Economies: An Agency Theory Perspective", Academy of Management Review, 25(3): 650-669, 2000, (George, G. & Brandes, P. )
  • "Organizational Cynicism", Academy of Management Review, , 23(2), 341-352, 1998, (Dean, J. W. & Brandes, P.)