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Hayagreeva Rao

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Hayagreeva Rao

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology
Department of Sociology
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, XLRI, India, 1980
BA, Andhra University, India, 1978

About

Hayagreeva Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Professor of Sociology (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences, professor of sociology (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences, director of People, Culture, and Performance: Strategies from Silicon Valley, co-director of the Customer-Focused Innovation Executive Program, co-director of the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, and BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management for 2019-20.

Professor Rao has published widely in the fields of management and sociology and studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change. In his research, he studies three sub-processes of organizational change:
 
a) creation of new social structures
b) the transformation of existing social structures
c) the dissolution of existing social structures.
 
His recent work investigates the role of social movements as motors of organizational change in professional and organizational fields.
Research Interests: 
Social and Cultural Causes of Organizational Change, Role of Social Movements, Scaling Up Mobilization, Innovation and Talent