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Riitta Katila
Associate Professor
Management Science and Engineering

Office: Huang 336 | Phone: 650-725-1632 | Fax: 650-723-1614
Email: rkatila @


Recent Articles

Katila, R., Chen, E., and Piezunka, H. 2012. All the right moves: How entrepreneurial firms compete effectively. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, in press.

Li, Q., Smith, K., Maggitti, P, Katila, R., and Tesluk, P. 2012 Top management search for innovation: The role of search terrain and process. Academy of Management Journal. in press.

Maggitti, P., Smith, K., and Katila, R. 2012. The complex search process of invention. Research Policy, in press.

Chen, E., Katila, R., McDonald, R., & Eisenhardt, K. 2010. Life in the Fast Lane: Origins of Competitive Interaction in New vs. Established Markets. Strategic Management Journal, 31: 1527-1547.

Katila, R., & Chen, E. 2009. Effects of Search Timing on Product Innovation: The Value of Not Being In Sync.Administrative Science Quarterly, 53: 593-625.

Katila, R., Rosenberger, J. & Eisenhardt, K. 2008. Swimming with Sharks: Technology Ventures, Defense Mechanisms, and Corporate Relationships. Administrative Science Quarterly, 53(2): 295-332.

Chen, E., & Katila, R. 2008. Rival Interpretations of Balancing Exploration and Exploitation: Simultaneous or Sequential? Blackwell Handbook on Technology and Innovation Management: 197-214.

Katila, R., & Chen, E. 2006. Never Too Early, Never Too Late: Effects of Search Timing on Product Innovation. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, OMT: O1-O6. Atlanta: Academy of Management.

Katila, R., & Shane, S. 2005. When Does Lack of Resources Make New Firms Innovative? Academy of Management Journal, 48(5): 814-829.

Ahuja, G., & Katila, R. 2004. Where Do Resources Come From? The Role of Idiosyncratic Situations. Strategic Management Journal, 25(8-9): 887-907.

Katila, R., & Mang, P. 2003. Exploiting Technological Opportunities: The Timing of Collaborations. Research Policy, 32(2):317-332.

Katila, R., & Ahuja, G. 2002. Something Old, Something New: A Longitudinal Study of Search Behavior and New Product Introductions. Academy of Management Journal, 45(6): 1183-1194.

Katila, R. 2002. New Product Search Over Time: Past Ideas in their Prime? Academy of Management Journal, 45(5): 995-1010.

Ahuja, G., & Katila, R. 2001. Technological Acquisitions and the Innovation Performance of Acquiring Firms: A Longitudinal Study. Strategic Management Journal, 22(3): 197-220.


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