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Arun Kumaraswamy

Arun Kumaraswamy

Associate Professor
Department of Management & International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 441
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-3780
E: akumaras@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Management
    Leonard N. Stern School of Business| New York University, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging economies

Professional Activities

Dr. Arun Kumaraswamy’s research spans the fields of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. Specifically, he studies the management of innovation and growth, and technology catchup by firms in emerging economies.

Before joining FIU in Fall 2016, Arun had taught at Rutgers University (Camden), Singapore Management University, Temple University, and West Chester University of PA. In these universities, he had taught a variety of MBA courses in strategy (including specialized courses on managing growth, turnarounds, and M&A), innovation management, and international business. While serving as the Strategic Management department's Ph.D. program co-coordinator at Temple University, he had taught a Ph.D. seminar in organization theory, and a year-long proseminar in strategic management.

Arun has co-authored articles in top Management/Strategy, IB and MIS journals, and has co-edited the book Managing in the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks and Organizations. He was a guest editor of the Journal of World Business Special Issue on “Institutions, entrepreneurship and co-evolution in International Business”, and currently is a guest editor of the Journal of Management Studies Special Issue on “Managing in the age of disruptions”. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Management, and reviews ad hoc for a number of reputable journals in Management/Strategy, IB, and MIS.

Courses Taught

  • International Business Environment
  • International Business Policy
  • Managing Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Theories of Organization

Refereed Journal Articles

Ansari, S., Garud, R. & Kumaraswamy, A. (2016). The disruptor's dilemma: TiVo and the U.S. television ecosystem. Strategic Management Journal. 37, 1829-1853.

McGaughey, S., Kumaraswamy, A. & Liesch, P. (2016). Institutions, entrepreneurship and co-evolution in international business. Journal of World Business. 51 (6), 871-881.

Tuertscher, P., Garud, R. & Kumaraswamy, A. (2014). Justification and interlaced knowledge at ATLAS, CERN. Organization Science. 25 (6), 1579-1608.

Kumaraswamy, A., Mudambi, R., Saranga, H. & Tripathy, A. (2012). Catch-up strategies in the Indian auto components industry: Domestic firms' responses to market liberalization. Journal of International Business Studies. 43 (4), 368-395.

Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Kumaraswamy, A. (2011). Complexity arrangements for sustained innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation. Organization Studies. 32 (6), 737-767.

Garud, R., Kumaraswamy, A. & Karnoe, P. (2010). Path dependence or path creation?. Journal of Management Studies. 47 (4), 760-774.

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