Pranav Garg (pgarg3)

Pranav Garg

Assistant Professor

School of Business


  • PhD (2012) Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (Business Administration; Specialization: Strategy)
  • MBA (2002) Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (Management)
  • BA (2000) Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi (Economics)

General Information

Pranav's research interests include human capital, micro-foundations of strategy, and organizational learning. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. He has taught strategy courses in BBA, MBA, and doctoral programs. Before pursuing his doctorate, he worked in the sales and marketing function at Unilever's Indian subsidiary.


School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA
Assistant Professor, 2018-Present

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
Assistant Professor, Strategy Area, 2013-2018

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Lecturer, Strategy Area, 2012-2013

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
Research Assistant, Strategy Area, 2005-2006

Hindustan Unilever Limited, India
Area Sales and Customer Manager, Kolkata, 2003-2005
Management Trainee, Mumbai, 2002-2003
Summer Intern, Bangalore, 2001

Institutional Service

  • BSB Curriculum Committee Member
  • Strategy Faculty Hiring Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Strategic Management Journal Editorial Board Member
  • Administrative Science Quarterly Reviewer
  • Strategic Management Society Reviewer
  • Organization Science Reviewer
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Reviewer
  • Production and Operations Management Reviewer
  • Academy of Management Reviewer
  • Journal of Management Reviewer
  • Management Science Reviewer

Honors and Awards

1. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management (STR) Division, AOM Annual Meeting, 2018
2. Winner, Best Conference Paper, Strategic Human Capital Group, SMS Annual Conference, 2016
3. Young Faculty Research Chair, IIM Bangalore, 2015-2016
4. Distinguished Paper Award, Strategic Management (STR) Division, AOM Annual Meeting, 2015
5. Class of ’86 Faculty Fellow, IIM Bangalore, 2013-2015

Professional Societies

  • AOM – Academy of Management Member
  • SMS – Strategic Management Society Member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

1. IIM Bangalore Research Challenge Grant, 2017
2. IIM Bangalore Research Seed Grants, 2016

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Garg, P. N.; Zhao, M. (2018). Knowledge sourcing by multidivisional firms. Strategic Management Journal (13 ed., vol. 39, pp. 3326-3354). Strategic Management Journal.
  2. Chen, J.; Garg, P. (2018). Dancing with the stars: Benefits of a star employee’s temporary absence for organizational performance. Strategic Management Journal (5 ed., vol. 39, pp. 1239-1267). Strategic Management Journal.
  3. Ethiraj, S.; Garg, P. (2012). The division of gains from complementarities in human-capital-intensive activity. Organization Science (3 ed., vol. 23, pp. 725-742). Organization Science.


At Stevens Institute of Technology: Introduction to Strategy (BT-301), Advanced Strategy (BT-401), Strategic Management (MGT-699)