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Arun Kumaraswamy

Arun Kumaraswamy

Doctoral Director, Department of International Business

Associate Professor
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

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

(305) 348-3780


  • 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.

Arun has co-authored articles in reputable 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 (2016), and the Journal of Management Studies Special Issue on Managing in the age of disruptions (2018). He serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management and Journal of World Business.

Before joining FIU in Fall 2016, Arun had taught at Rutgers University (Camden), Singapore Management University, Temple University, and West Chester University of PA.

Courses Taught

  • Dissertation Prep
  • Doc Res In Bus Admin
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Strategy and Business Models
  • Managing Innovation
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Theories of Organization

Refereed Journal Articles

Parente, R. C., Melo, M., Andrews, D., Kumaraswamy, A., & Vasconcelos, F. (2021). Public sector organizations and agricultural catch-up dilemma in emerging markets: The orchestrating role of Embrapa in Brazil. Journal of International Business Studies, 52(4). View Article

Garud, R., Kumaraswamy, A., Roberts, A., & Xu, L. (2020). Liminal movement by digital platform-based sharing economy ventures: The case of Uber Technologies. Strategic Management Journal. (Accepted) View Article

Kumaraswamy, A., Garud, R., & Ansari, S. (2018). Perspectives on disruptive innovation. Journal of Management Studies, 55(7). View Article

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

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

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

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). View Article

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

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

Garud, R., Kumaraswamy, A., & Sambamurthy, V. (2006). Emergent by design: Performance and transformation at Infosys Technologies. Organization Science, 17(2). View Article

Garud, R., & Kumaraswamy, A. (2005). Vicious and virtuous circles in the management of knowledge: The case of Infosys Technologies. MIS Quarterly, 29(1). View Article

Sambharya, R., Kumaraswamy, A., & Banerjee, S. (2005). Information technologies and the future of the multinational enterprise. Journal of International Management, 11(2). View Article

Garud, R., Jain, S., & Kumaraswamy, A. (2002). Institutional entrepreneurship in the sponsorship of common technological standards: The case of Sun Microsystems and Java. Academy of Management Journal, 45(1). View Article

Garud, R., & Kumaraswamy, A. (1995). Technological and organizational designs for realizing economies of substitution. Strategic Management Journal, 16(S1). View Article

Garud, R., & Kumaraswamy, A. (1993). Changing competitive dynamics in network industries: An exploration of sun microsystems' open systems strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 14(5). View Article

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