Ravi Dharwadkar

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence & Professor of Management, Chair, Department of Management
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Ravi Dharwadkar is the Whitman Advisory Council Professor of Management and the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He also serves as the chair of the Management Department. Professor Dharwadkar is a recipient of numerous awards including Whitman’s Thomas Finucane Award for Exceptional Scholarship, 2002, the inaugural Whitman Research Fellowship (2004-2006), the Teaching Recognition Award of the Meredith Professorship, 2003, the Whitman Teaching Fellowship (2006-2008), Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, 2007, Syracuse University, Poets and Quants 2017 Top 40 Undergraduate Professors, and XLRI (Jamshedpur, India) Distinguished Alumni Award, among others. Professor Dharwadkar received his B.Sc.(Mathematics) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India, his MBA in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India, and his Ph.D. degree in Management from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Dharwadkar’s research interests include corporate governance, corporate strategy, and international business. His research articles appear in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Review of Accounting Studies, among other journals. Dr. Dharwadkar teaches courses in international business, organization theory, and strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Dharwadkar has served on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal for four terms and is an editor at Corporate Governance: An International Review. He recently served as a co-chairperson of SU’s Internationalization Council and SU’s Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Gender Pay Equity. He has also been a member of SU’s Faculty Salary Pay Review Committee, Sesquicentennial Celebration Steering Committee (2017-2019), and University Lecture Series Committee (2019). Prior to joining academia, Professor Dharwadkar worked for Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector company.
Ph.D., Management, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Dharwadkar teaches courses in international business, organization theory, and strategy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was recently recognized as a Top 40 Undergraduate Professor in the U.S. by Poets and Quants. He has been deeply involved in teaching the undergraduate core international business course (SOM 354, Managing in a Global Setting) and the organization theory Ph.D. seminar (SHR 855, Organization Theory) over the last decade. Dr. Dharwadkar has also enabled his doctoral students to publish articles in Strategic Management Journal (Hadani, corporate political activity and firm performance), Strategic Management Journal (Goranova, institutional ownership), Organization Science (Goranova, Khan, institutional ownership), Strategic Management Journal (Goranova, managerial ownership), Journal of Accounting and Economics (Duellman, board characteristics), Review of Accounting Studies (Linna Shi), Journal of Management Studies (Coombes, boards and entrepreneurship), Business and Society (Hadani, family ownership), Journal of Business Research (Hadani and Goranova, stock options repricing), Journal of Business Research (Khan, institutional ownership), Human Relations (Das: social identity)and Human Resource Management Review (Das: stock options) and received numerous awards for his co-authored research (Das: Best International Paper, OB, AOM 2007; Goranova: Distinguished Paper, BPS, AOM 2008; Mullins: Bill Nobles Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2011; Arora: Finalist, Outstanding Dissertation Award, BPS, AOM 2012, and Shi: Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association (MW), 2013).
Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy, International Business

Research Impact (1/30/20234)

Web of Science: 2,185citations, 2,167without self-citations
Scopus: 2,508
Google Scholar:7,592


  • Firm Growth and Governance: Running to Stand Still?

    Balasubramanian, N.


  • The role of audit committee interlocks in the dissemination and contagion of accrual-based and real earnings management

    2024 Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance,1-34, Dharwadkar, R., Shi, L., Zhou, N.

  • Financial reporting choices, governance structures, and strategic assets: A transaction cost perspective

    2022 Academy of Management Review,47,4,579-599, David, P., Duru, A.

  • Time is of the essence!: Retired independent directors' contributions to board effectiveness

    2022 Journal of Business Ethics,199,3,767-793, Brandes, P., Linna, S., Ross, J.

  • Corporate social irresponsibility and boards: The implications of legal expertise

    2021 Journal of Business Research,125,143-154, Guo, J., Shi, L., Yang, R.

  • The initiation of audit committee interlocks and the contagion of accounting policy choices: Evidence from special items

    2020 Review of Accounting Studies,20,120-158, Harris, D., Shi, L., Zhou, N.

  • The governance transfer of block holders: Evidence from block acquisitions and earnings management around the world

    2017 Journal of Corporate Finance,45,586-607, Dai, L., Shi, L., Zhang, B.

  • I know something you don’t know!: The role of linking pin directors in monitoring and incentive alignment

    2016 Strategic Management Journal,37,5,964-981, Brandes, P., Suh, S.

  • To thine shareholders be true? Linking large corporate ownership to firms' use of commitment human resource practices

    2016 Human Resource Management,55,4,567-589, Mullins, F., Brandes, P.

  • Virtual interfirm relationships: Examining heterogeneity in the effects of dependence structures on relational outcomes

    2015 Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science,

  • Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR): The moderating roles of attainment discrepancy and organization slack

    2011 Corporate Governance: An International Review,19,2,136-152, Arora, P.

  • Owners on both sides of the deal: Mergers and acquisitions and overlapping institutional ownership

    2010 Strategic Management Journal,31,1114-1135, Goranova, M., Brandes, P.

  • The importance of being ‘Indian’: Identity centrality and work outcomesin an off-shored call center in India

    2008 HUMAN RELATIONS,61,11,1499-1530, Das, D., Brandes, P.

  • Institutional ownership and monitoring effectiveness: It’s not just how much but what else you own

    2008 Organization Science,19,3,419-440, Goranova, M., Brandes, P., Khan, R.

  • Managerial ownership and corporate diversification: A longitudinal view

    2007 Strategic Management Journal,28,3,211-225, Goranova, M., Alessandri, T., Brandes, P.

  • Information systems outsourcing: Linking transaction cost and institutional theories

    2007 Communications of the Association for Information Systems,20,346-370, Vitharana, P.

  • Japanese career progress: An empirical examination

    2006 Journal of International Business Studies,37,1,148-161, Graen, G., Grewal, R., Wakabayashi, M.

  • Institutional ownership and CEO compensation: a longitudinal examination

    2005 Journal of Business Research,58,8,1078-1088, Khan, R., Brandes, P.

  • Understanding the rise and fall of stock options compensation: Taking principal–agent conflicts to the institutional (battle)field

    2005 Human Resource Management Review,15,2,97-118, Brandes, P., Das, D.

  • Social exchanges within organizations and work outcomes - The importance of local and global relationships

    2004 GROUP & ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT,29,3,276-301, Brandes, P., Wheatley, K.

  • Effective stock option design: Reconciling stakeholder, strategic, and motivational factors

    2003 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES,17,1,77-93, Brandes, P., Lemesis, G.

  • The role of the institutional environment in marketing channels

    2002 Journal of Marketing,66,82-97, Grewal, R.

  • The relationship of internal and external commitment foci to objective job performance measures

    2001 Academy of Management Journal,44,3,570-579, George, G., Siders, M.

  • Privatization in emerging economies: An agency theory perspective

    2000 Academy of Management Review,25,3,650-669, George, G., Brandes, P.

  • Organizational cynicism

    1998 Academy of Management Review,23,2,341-352, Brandes, P., Dean, J.

  • Dec 10, 2022

    Received - Distinguished Alumni Award

    XLRI, Jamshedpur, India
  • Dec 01, 2022

    Received - Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2021

    Received - Whitman Advisory Council Professor

    Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2020

    Received - 4th Term Membership of ERB of Academy of Management Journal

    Academy of Management
  • Dec 17, 2018

    Received - Invited Panelist for Showcase Governance Panel

    Strategic Management Society
  • Dec 01, 2018

    Received - Highly Cited Papers

    Academy of Management
  • Sep 18, 2017

    Received - Poets and Quants Top Forty Undergraduate Professor 2017

    Poets and Quants
  • Jan 01, 2017

    Received - Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence

    Syracuse University
  • Feb 01, 2016

    Nominated - Sheth Foundation Best Paper Award

    Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
  • Mar 15, 2015

    Received - Academy of Management Journal, Best Paper Selection Committee, 2015

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2013

    Received - Best Paper Award

    American Accounting Association, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meetings
  • Jan 01, 2008

    Received - Whitman Teaching Fellow

    Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2008

    Nominated - Distinguished Paper Award and Nominee for the Glueck Best Paper Award

    Academy of Management
  • Aug 01, 2007

    Received - Best International Paper & Nominee for the Dexter Award

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2007

    Received - Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award

    Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2004

    Received - Whitman Research Fellow

    Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2003

    Received - 2002-2003 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award

    Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2002

    Received - Thomas Finucane Award for Exceptional Scholarship

    Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 1999

    Received - Outstanding Empirical Paper Award

    Eastern Academy of Management
  • Viscerally Aware

    April 17, 2019 Daily Orange
  • Syracuse University women faculty generally earn less than men faculty, report shows

    January 18, 2018 Daily Orange
  • Five Top Professors, Five Cool Summer Vacations

    October 11, 2017 Poets and Quants for Undergraduates