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Sanjay Jain

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(818) 677-4582
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Sanjay Jain holds a PhD in Management from New York University, as well as a Post-graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University.  Prior to CSUN, he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, San Francisco State University and Santa Clara University. He currently teaches courses in Strategy at the Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

His research interests include technology entrepreneurship, industry emergence, market construction, innovation processes in emerging economies and qualitative methods. Professor Jain has published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change and Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. He recently co-edited the Routledge Companion of Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship Division) and the Western Academy of Management. His non-academic work experience includes stints with Lintas Advertising and Wipro-GE Medical Systems.


 Key Publications:


Mir, R. & Jain, S. 2018. Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. New York, NY: Routledge 

Refereed Journal Articles

Prabhu, J.C. & Jain, S. 2015. “Innovation and entrepreneurship in India: Understanding Jugaad” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32(4): 843-868. 

Petkova, A., Wadhwa, A., Yao, E. & Jain, S. 2014. “Reputation and decision making under ambiguity: A study of U.S. venture capital investments in the emerging clean energy sector.” Academy of Management Journal, 57(2): 422-448. 

Jain, S. & Sharma, D. 2013. “Institutional logic migration and industry evolution in emerging economies: The case of telephony in India.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7: 252-271. 

Jain, S. 2012. “Pragmatic agency in technology standard setting: The case of Ethernet.” Research Policy, 41, 1643-1654. 

Jain, S., George, G., & Maltarich, M.A. 2009. “Academics or entrepreneurs? Investigating role identity modification of university scientists involved in commercialization activity.” Research Policy, 38(6), 922-935.

Garud, R., Jain, S., & Tuertscher, P. 2008. “Incomplete by design and designing for incompleteness.” Organization Studies, 29(3), 351-371. 

Jain, S., & George, G. 2007. “Technology transfer offices as institutional entrepreneurs: The case of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and human embryonic stem cells.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 16(4), 535-568. 

Garud, R., Jain, S., & Kumaraswamy, A. 2002. “Institutional entrepreneurship in the sponsorship of common technology standards: The case of Sun Microsystems and Java.” Academy of Management Journal, 45(1), 196-214.