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Rajshree Agarwal
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.A. Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994, 1990
M.A., Economics, Bombay University, India, 1988
B.A., Economics, Bombay University, India, 1986

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 2001. Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, 1995-2001. Faculty Fellow, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Central Florida, 1998-2000. Post Doctoral Research Fellow, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994-1995.

Recent Publications

Sosin, K., Blecha, B., Agarwal, R., Bartlett, R., & Daniel, J. The efficiency of technology use in education. American Economic Review, forthcoming.

Agarwal, R., & Bayus, B. Creating and surviving in new industries. In J.A.C. Baum & A.M. McGahan (Eds.), Business strategy over the industry life cycle: Advances in strategic management, v. 21. Oxford UK: JAI/Elsevier, forthcoming.

Agarwal, R. Echambadi, R., Franco, A., & Sarkar, M. B. Knowledge transfer through inheritance spinout generation, development and survival. Academy of Management Journal, forthcoming.

Agarwal, R., & Gort, M. 2002. Products and firm life cycles and the determinants of firm survival. American Economic Review, forthcoming.

Agarwal, R., Echambadi, R., & Sarkar, M. 2002. The conditioning effect of time on firm survival: A life cycle approach. Academy of Management Journal, 45: 971-994.

Agarwal, R., & Audretsch, D. 2001. Does start-up size matter? The impact of technology and product life-cycle on firm survival. Journal of Industrial Economics, 49: 21-44.

Agarwal, R., & Elston, J. 2001. Bank-Firm relationships, financing and firm performance in Germany. Economics Letters, 72: 225-232.

Agarwal, R., & Gort, M. 2001. First mover advantage and the speed of competitive entry: 1887-1986. Journal of Law and Economics, 44: 161-178.

Agarwal, R., & Day, A. E. 2000. Web-based instruction using the LBO model. Journal of Economic Education, 31: 207.

Honors and Awards

Grant, Small Business Development Center, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 2004; Mellon Foundation Grant, 2001; Grant, Marketing Science Institute, 2000. Galloway Award for Research, University of Central Florida, 1999, 1998. Excellence in Graduate Teaching, College of Business, University of Central Florida, 1999-2000.

Academic Service

Editorial board, Small Business Economics.

Teaching and Research

Research interests include innovation and technological change. Recent projects focus on knowledge transfer through employee entrepreneurship, experience based advantages in new product markets and influence of dynamic knowledge based capabilities on firm performance. Teaches business policy and strategy.

Contact Information:
112 David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 265-5513

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