Olga M. Khessina

Olga M. Khessina is assistant professor of management and organization at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. She is interested in the industrial evolution, corporate demography, and entrepreneurship. Khessina explores issues related to technological change and innovation, product demography, the emergence of new organizational forms, the role of regional identities in spatial arrangements of industries, the role of product and firm names in organizational performance, and the role of social and human capital in industry evolution. Her empirical research focuses on the worldwide optical disk drive industry and the optical library market, the U.S. corporate law firms, the U.S. biotechnology industry, the U.S. network TV show industry, and late Imperial Russia.

The author of several book chapters, she also has published papers in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and the Academy of Management Annals. Her teaching interests include strategy, organization theory, and the management of technology and innovation.

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