Some companies have created enormous value for their consumers as well as for their employees, shareholders and governments over long periods of time. Many others have not been as successful, and one or more of their stakeholders have suffered. Prof. Balasubramanian's research agenda is to understand what drives this tremendous variation in value creation among businesses. To this end, he studies firm growth and produtivity growth and focuses on three key phenomena: innovation, learning, and entrepreneurship, all of which directly involve value creation.
- "Measuring Value Creation and Appropriation in Firms: Application of the VCA Model", Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming, (Garcia, R., Balasubramanian N. and Lieberman M.)
- "New Plant Venture Performance Differences Among Incumbent, Diversifying, and Entrepreneurial Firms: The Impact of Industry Learning Intensity", Management Science, 57(3): 549-565, 2011, (Balasubramanian N.)
- "Learning-by-Doing and Market Structure", Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming
- "What Happens When Firms Patent? New Evidence from U.S. Economic Census Data", Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming
- "Industry Learning Environments and the Heterogeneity of Firm Performance", Strategic Management Journal, 31(4): 390-412, 2010, (Balasubramanian N and Lieberman, M.)
- "Capital Resalability, Productivity Dispersion and Market Structure", Review of Economics and Statistics, 91 (3): 547-557, 2009, (Balasubramanian N and Sivadasan, J.)