Kathleen M. Eisenhardt

Professor of Strategy and Organization, School of Engineering, Stanford University


Ph.D., organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; M.S., computer systems, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Summary of Experience

Professor Eisenhardt's current research centers on collaboration and competition in the converging computing, telecommunications, and semiconductor industries, from the perspectives of complexity, evolutionary, and game theories. She is widely known for her work on strategy, strategic decision making, and innovation in rapidly changing and highly competitive markets. She is the coauthor (with Shona L. Brown) of the book Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, published by Harvard Business School Press. She has consulted for a number of major corporations on topics surrounding strategy and organization in rapidly changing markets with particular emphasis on strategy, strategic decision making, product innovation, creation of cross-business synergies, and top management team dynamics. Her clients have included Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, and SAP. Professor Eisenhardt is a fellow of the Academy of Management and president of the OMT Division of the Academy. She is a former senior editor of Organization Science, a coeditor of the special issue on complexity theory, and a member of the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal.

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