KATHLEEN M. EISENHARDT is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She is also a visiting faculty member within INSEAD's Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area.
Professor Eisenhardt's work centers on strategy and organization, especially in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries. She has worked extensively with a variety of firms, ranging from telecommunications, software, computing, biotech, and semiconductor to agribusiness and solar power. She is a co-author of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos (Harvard Business School Press), winner of the George R. Terry award for outstanding contribution to management thinking and named one of the top 10 business and investing books by Amazon.com. Professor Eisenhardt also has published in a variety of academic and management journals. She was the first author featured in Harvard Business Review's OnPoint collections.
Professor Eisenhardt's research focus is on strategy and organization in uncertain, high-velocity markets with emphasis on complexity and power theories. She is currently studying the use of heuristics in strategies, creation of synergies in multi-business corporations, building alliance portfolios by entrepreneurial firms, and strategic interaction.
She has received the career Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management as well as from the Organization and Management Theory division. She has also received numerous awards including the Irwin Award for her contributions in strategy, the ASQ Scholarly Contribution award for the most influential paper five years after publication, and Strategic Management Society's Schendel Best Paper prize. She was recently noted as most cited research author in the domain of strategy and organization studies in the past 25 years. Professor Eisenhardt also consults at senior levels on strategy and organization for a variety of global corporations.
Professor Eisenhardt is a member of Strategic Management Society and INFORMS, and has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. She has served on the editorial boards of ASQ, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. She has also served as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum (Davos) and Clinton Global Initiative, as a member of General Motors' Science Advisory Committee, and a board member of MWH Global, an international engineering design and construction firm. Eisenhardt received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Brown University, cum laude and with honors). She holds an M.S. in computer science. Her Ph.D. is from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. She also holds several honorary degrees.
MS&E 180: Organizations: Theory and Management
MS&E 270: Strategy in Technology-Based Companies
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|Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos||Brown, Shona L.; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt||01-1998|
|Time Pacing: Competing in Markets that Won't Stand Still||Eisenhardt, Kathleen M.; Brown, Shona L.||Harvard Business Review||01-1998|
|The Art of Continuous Change: Linking Complexity Theory and Time-paced Evolution in Relentlessly Shifting Organizations||Brown, Shona L.; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt||Administrative Science Quarterly||01-1997|
|How Teams Have a Good Fight||Eisenhardt, Kathleen M.; Jean L. Kahwajy; L.J. Bourgeois III||Harvard Business Review||01-1997|
|The Evolution of Intracorporate Domains: Losing Divisional Charters in High Technology, Multidivisional Corporations||Galunic, D. Charles; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt||Organization Science||01-1996|
|Resource-based View of Strategic Alliance Formation: Strategic and Social Explanations in Entrepreneurial Firms||Eisenhardt, Kathleen M.; Claudia B. Schoonhoven||Organization Science||01-1996|
|Accelerating Adaptive Processes: Product Innovation in the Global Computer Industry||Eisenhardt, Kathleen M.; Behnam N. Tabrizi||Administrative Science Quarterly||01-1995|
|Failure IS an Option: Institutional Barriers to Failure and New Firm Performance||Eberhart, R. N.; Eesley, C. E.; Eisenhardt, K.|
|Network or Science Parks?: How Ventures Acquire Government Resources to Innovate in Emerging Economies||Armanios, D.; Eesley, C. E.; Li, J.; Eisenhardt, K.|
- Fellow, Strategic Management Society
- Fellow, Academy of Management
- C.L. Dexter Award for Best International Paper, 2006
- Richard Irwin Outstanding Strategy Educator Award, 2007
- Schendel Best Paper Award, 2007